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Facebook opens public vote on privacy changes

Facebook has agreed to hold a public vote on its proposed new privacy policy, following pressure from activists on the social networking site.The Facebook Site Governance Vote, as its being called, is now open for one week only and gives users the option of adopting the changes to its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and its Data Use Policy.The Facebook vs Europe group wants huge changes to both, and is encouraging users to shoot down these slight revisions, saying it wants Facebook to do more.If enough people vote either way, the changes will come into effect or be scrapped. If not they’ll go under advisory.

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Facebook has agreed to hold a public vote on its proposed new privacy policy, following pressure from activists on the social networking site.The Facebook Site Governance Vote, as its being called, is now open for one week only and gives users the option of adopting the changes to its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and its Data Use Policy.

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The Facebook vs Europe group wants huge changes to both, and is encouraging users to shoot down these slight revisions, saying it wants Facebook to do more.If enough people vote either way, the changes will come into effect or be scrapped. If not they’ll go under advisory.

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Facebook unplugs Thai military propaganda

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Facebook said it deleted accounts intended for targeted audiences in the southern provinces of Thailand, where Muslim insurgent groups fight with the Thai military.

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Retail in the age of social media

E-commerce is becoming easier and faster, making it increasingly popular. Recently, Instagram introduced a shopping feature that allows users to purchase products within the app.

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Social media is transforming retail and expanding the e-commerce world. It goes without saying that the presence of social media in any retail store is critical to its marketing and sales reach.

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Burma: Facebook blamed for its role in the Rohingya genocide

It took Facebook a year to take concrete measures to rein in the appalling online hate machine that contributed to the systematic of massacre of Rohingyas initiated by Myanmar’s armed forces on 25 August 2017.

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Welcoming Facebook’s announcement that it has finally closed the accounts of senior military officers in Myanmar who had been blamed for the ethnic cleansing of the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the social networking giant to act transparently in future. (more…)

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