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Facebook decapitation video forces U-turn over graphic violence

Facebook decapitation video forces U-turn over graphic violence

Facebook has removed a graphically violent video that had been circulating around the social network, reviewing its policies on sharing in the process so as to reduce the amount of controversial content that is posted without any warning or consideration of audience. The company prompted raised eyebrows when it surprisingly permitted the sharing of a video showing a graphic decapitation earlier this week, with complaints both from regular users, police forces, and politicians.

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Facebook resumes allowing beheadings as double-standards row reignites

Facebook resumes allowing beheadings as double-standards row reignites

Facebook has confirmed that it will resume allowing depictions of graphic violence, such as photos and videos of beheadings, to be posted on Timelines and Pages. It outright banned decapitation media from the site in May of this year when the Family Online Safety Institute made a formal complaint to the social networking giant, which lets children aged 13 years and older use the service. Facebook's rationale for this reversal is that it allows people "to condemn" violence. Meanwhile, women's breasts are still banned.

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Facebook down for wall posts, status, and payments, it’s not just you

Facebook down for wall posts, status, and payments, it’s not just you

This morning the folks responsible for keeping an eye on uptime for Facebook components of all kinds up and running have reported downtime for their Payments system specifically, while reports of downtime for statuses and wall posts have also appeared across the USA. The status updates on the Payments system for Facebook can be found at the official Facebook developers live status webpage, currently reporting "Payments is down" since 7:41 AM today. It would appear that the Payments system was also having trouble back on the 4th of October as well as the 11th, both time having resolved statuses day-of.

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Facebook for iOS app update brings photo commenting, additional editing options

Facebook for iOS app update brings photo commenting, additional editing options

Facebook has updated its social networking app for iOS to version 6.6, bringing with it some additional functionality that desktop users have enjoyed, improving the overall process. After updating, users will be able to add photos to comments they leave on statuses, something that has been available for a little while now on the Web, as well as some other changes.

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Facebook invisibility axed: here’s what you can do

Facebook invisibility axed: here’s what you can do

All the way back in 2012, the folks at Facebook began cutting out a privacy measure - this week they're completing the job. This measure went by the name of "Who can look up your Timeline by name?" and it included the ability to block your name from search results of the public. This was never an all-encompassing privacy tool - people could still find you if they tried hard enough - but now it'll be gone from Facebook options for real, and forever.

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Facebook wrapping up removal of feature that blocked searches by name

Facebook wrapping up removal of feature that blocked searches by name

In 2012, Facebook announced that users who never took advantage of the "Who can look up your Timeline by name?" feature would lose access to that search setting option, which had been around for a while and was swapped out with different options. Those who were using the setting could continue to do so, however, something that will change soon as the social network finalizes the removal for everyone.

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