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Facebook Messenger adds group voice calls

Now you and 49 of your closest friends can have a free, voice call on Facebook Messenger.

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Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft pursue strong security, but differing notions of privacy

Giant corporations are now swinging their power in favor of users, but each approach doesn't yield the same outcome.

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Facebook may add news sections to its app, just like Facebook Paper

The social network wants you to get your news from Facebook instead of Twitter.

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Facebook's Terragraph project aims to replace fiber with fast, low-cost Wi-Fi

The company will pilot its program in San Jose later this year.


Watch out: Facebook has a VR selfie stick

If there are two hot new tech trends that make users look colossally dumb, it's virtual reality and selfie sticks. At its F8 developer conference today, Facebook showed how the two can be brought together in an unholy marriage.

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Facebook sees its future built on artificial intelligence

According to one Facebook executive, if you think you're drowning in a flood of information now, you ain't seen nothin' yet.


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Facebook levels up its live streaming service with new video tab and developer tools

Facebook is doubling down on its investment in video with a new tool that will help hardware makers build devices to stream live to the social networking service.

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Chatbots come to Facebook Messenger

The new bots will use artificial intelligence to make it appear customers are really talking to company representatives.

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Facebook kills the password, in favor of new login tools in Account Kit

Facebook is giving developers a whole host of new tools that are designed to help them better access and engage with users, including improved analytics and new ways to let users log in to an app.

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Facebook takes on Pinterest and Pocket with a new Save to Facebook button

Facebook is expanding its developer platform to help users save content and share quotes through new services that it announced at its F8 developer conference in San Francisco Tuesday.

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Facebook Messenger snags Dropbox integration for in-chat file sharing

Dropbox just made it easier to share videos, images, and files inside Facebook Messenger.

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You'll be able to get tickets from Ticketmaster and Eventbrite directly on Facebook

Facebook has partnered with Ticketmaster and Eventbrite to become a one-stop shop for events.


The week in Apple news: FBI hacks iPhone 5c, iPad Pro teardown, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending April 8, 2016.

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Facebook adds reactions, events support, and filters to live video broadcasts

Facebook Live video broadcasts are getting reactions, filters, groups and events support, and more.

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Twitter adds a Message button so you can quickly share Tweets privately

Twitter amps up its Direct Messaging appeal by making it easier to send a Tweet in a private convo.

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Facebook takes a guess at what's in pictures to help visually impaired

With images an ever-growing proportion of what we share on social networks, Facebook fears that users with visual impairments may be missing out.