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Facebook adds Find Friends Nearby using GPS

Facebook has integrated a new feature into its mobile apps and website, which allows users to spot nearby pals, or easily make friends with people they’ve just met.The Find Friends Nearby page uses GPS coordinates and shows other people currently visiting that ‘meeting room,’ whether you’re already friends with them or not. Non-friends will be listed in an ‘Others’ section.Of course there’s the immediate assumption that the tool could be used for people to stalk random revellers in bars, but anyone on the Find Friends Nearby page is looking to be found anyway.The feature has not been officially launched yet, but TechCrunch reports that it’s available to use for those seeking it out.

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Facebook has integrated a new feature into its mobile apps and website, which allows users to spot nearby pals, or easily make friends with people they’ve just met.The Find Friends Nearby page uses GPS coordinates and shows other people currently visiting that ‘meeting room,’ whether you’re already friends with them or not. Non-friends will be listed in an ‘Others’ section.

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Of course there’s the immediate assumption that the tool could be used for people to stalk random revellers in bars, but anyone on the Find Friends Nearby page is looking to be found anyway.The feature has not been officially launched yet, but TechCrunch reports that it’s available to use for those seeking it out. Staying in contactAfter publishing the story, TechCrunch received comments from the Facebook developer who built the project, Ryan Patterson

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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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