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Facebook Inc (FB): Brazilian school files lawsuit over Sponsored Stories

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is being sued over Sponsored Stories, which is service that used personal information from users in advertisements. Sponsored Stories no longer exists today. But the The Brazilian Institute of Computer Law (IBDI) is suing Facebook for $33 million. The IBDI alleges that Facebook violated user privacy.

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Facebook Inc (FB) launches programming tool called ‘Hack’

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has launched a new programming language called
Hack. Hack is an open-source language for programmers that was used internally over the past year. It will help developers program faster and find errors at a faster pace. Hack was developed for the HHVM platform and is friendly with PHP. 

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Facebook Inc (FB): 375M people play a Facebook-connected game per month

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At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) announced that around 375 million people play at least one Facebook-connected game per month. Around 735 million game referrals are sent out per day, which ends up bringing new users to the games that send them. Facebook conducted a study in November to determine how many social network users are gamers.

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WhatsApp CEO: Facebook will not affect privacy stance

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WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum wrote a blog post titled “Setting the record straight” that reports the acquisition by Facebook will not cause a negative impact on its privacy policy.

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Facebook launches Messenger for Android beta program

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Following the success of the Facebook for Android beta program, Facebook has launched the Messenger for Android beta program, which will receive automatic updates scheduled for every week. The Facebook for Android beta program launched in June 2013 and over 1 million testers from over 150 countries joined to help fix bugs before the official app launched.

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Mark Zuckerberg called Obama to say he was mad at the NSA

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Mark Zuckerberg wrote a note on Facebook saying that he called President Obama to express that he was upset about the Internet spying policies conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA). Here is the note that Zuckerberg wrote:

Microsoft also considered WhatsApp acquisition

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was recently interviewed by Rolling Stone where he revealed that his company was also interested in acquiring WhatsApp before Facebook stepped in. Here is what Gates said in the interview about the WhatsApp acquisition.

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Facebook Inc (FB) launches 15 second video ads

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has announced it has introduced 15-second premium video ads that play automatically without sound. It will stop if you scroll past the ads. If you want to hear the audio, you simply have to tap on the video and it will go into full-screen. Facebook said that users will start seeing the new ads over the next few months.
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