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Why You Should Stop Using Your Facebook Messenger App

[Forbes, Getty Images] If you’re one of the billion-plus people using Facebook Messenger, then you’d be well-advised to switch to an alternative. Unlike its Facebook stablemate WhatsApp, Messenger is missing the critical security required to protect your content from prying eyes. Everything you send on Messenger passes through Facebook servers to which it has access. […]

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Illinois Facebook users can apply for up to $400 settlement as part of privacy lawsuit

[Chicago Sun-Times] The deadline to apply is Nov. 23. Earlier this year, Facebook agreed to pay out $650 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the company of violating an Illinois privacy law.By  Facebook users in Illinois have two months to file a claim for up to $400 as part of a lawsuit settlement […]

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Kim Kardashian West joins Facebook and Instagram boycott

[BBC NEWS, REUTERS] Kim Kardashian West and dozens of other celebrities have announced they will freeze their social media accounts to protest against the spread of “hate, propaganda and misinformation”. “Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact,” Kardashian West wrote in a statement on Tuesday. The move is part of the #StopHateforProfit campaign […]

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3 Top U.S. Stocks to Buy in August

[The Motley Fool, Getty Images] Investors who can see past the market volatility and coronavirus dust cloud will find some still-solid local names. The U.S. stock market may have been roaring higher at the beginning of last month, but July ended on a low note. Forward progress has stopped altogether. Stocks may be nearing a […]

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The real threat to Facebook and Twitter isn’t a pandemic or a president

[Business Insider] This week: The biggest threat to Facebook and Twitter  It feels like ages ago, when the coronavirus lockdowns began in March, that skepticism about social media screentime and digital health were summarily cast aside. Who’s got time to worry about those kinds of things when you need a crucial lifeline to the outside […]

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Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook Shops, making it easier for businesses to list products for sale

[CNBC] KEY POINTS Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook Shops, a new e-commerce feature that allows businesses to easily list their products on Facebook and Instagram. Using Facebook Shops allows businesses to list their products on their Facebook Page, Instagram profile, Stories or in ads.In the future, Facebook Shops will also allow businesses to sell products […]

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