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Facebook releases new search tools for news organizations

Facebook releases new search tools for news organizations

Facebook is set to launch a couple of new search tools aimed at helping these organizations to figure out what Facebook users are talking about. The search tools will undoubtedly be used by marketers as well looking for topics they can target to sell products and services. The tools are focused on helping people gain insight into conversations going on in real time centered on things such as television shows, news topics, and sporting events.

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Nissan Nismo Concept Watch unveiled, monitors your health and social networks

Nissan Nismo Concept Watch unveiled, monitors your health and social networks

Following the rising popularity of wearable devices, Nissan has just launched its own Nismo Concept Watch ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show this month. But rather than doing the normal things you think a smartwatch would do, the Nisma Concept's features focuses on keeping tabs on both the car and driver's status in order to improve the performance of Nissan motorsports athletes.

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Facebook’s facial recognition policy changes draw attention from German data commissioner

Facebook’s facial recognition policy changes draw attention from German data commissioner

Facebook kicked off a new series of proposed policy changes on August 29, and among them has been the addition of facial recognition in its data protection policy for its European users. Such has drawn the attention of the Hamburg data protection commissioner, which had dropped legal proceedings against the social network late last year after it deactivated facial recognition in the EU and promised to delete its templates.

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Facebook “Trending” box in testing as Twitter-aping continues

Facebook “Trending” box in testing as Twitter-aping continues

Facebook is trialling a new "Trending" topics section pulling together current hot topics on the social network, in a move that is unlikely to do anything to dismiss accusations that the site is copying Twitter. The new section shows around five currently topical subjects in the upper right corner of the Facebook news feed, though is "only available to a small percentage of US users" at present, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed.

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Facebook rolls out shared photo albums

Facebook rolls out shared photo albums

Facebook has allowed users to create personal albums for quite some time, with the albums having different setting options based on how the user plans to share the content. Given the nature of the social network, however, it isn't surprising that Facebook has taken this a step further, rolling out a shared photo albums feature.

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Facebook Sponsored Stories privacy settlement approved by judge

Facebook Sponsored Stories privacy settlement approved by judge

Facebook found itself the center of a class action lawsuit back in 2011 concerning what some said were privacy violations, a topic that has been ever present for the social network. Five plaintiffs are involved in the suit, and Facebook is set to pay $20 million under the settlement terms. After years of back and forth, a judge has passed the final "okay" for agreement to proceed.

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