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Facebook: NYC prosecutors got data on 381 users

Prosecutors building a sweeping disabilities-benefit fraud case got a trove of data from the Facebook accounts of more than 380 people, the social media giant said this week as it disclosed a nearly yearlong legal fight over the largest set of search warrants it has ever received.

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Facebook faces opposition to privacy settlement

Facebook may have considered the matter settled, but a group of consumer and children's advocates are renewing their legal battle over teenagers' privacy on the world's largest online social network.

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FTC looking into proposed Facebook changes

The Federal Trade Commission is looking into a set of policy changes that Facebook proposed in late August, though the agency says it’s part of a routine monitoring of the company’s privacy practices.

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Facebook to test mobile payments service

Facebook plans to test a mobile payments service that lets users make purchases inside mobile applications using payment information they have added to their account on the social network.

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Teachers protest social media crackdown

As they prepare lesson plans for fall, teachers across Missouri have an extra chore before the new school year begins: purging their Facebook friend lists to comply with a new state law that limits their contact with students on social networks.

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US to use Facebook, Twitter to issue alerts

Terror alerts from the government will soon have just two levels of warnings — elevated and imminent — and those will be relayed to the public only under certain circumstances.

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New Facebook status options applauded by gay users

It may not be a life-altering change. After all, you can call yourself anything you want on a social network. And Facebook is merely that.

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Facebook to let advertisers re-publish user posts

Facebook users who check in to a store or "like" a brand may soon find those actions re-transmitted on their friends' pages as a "Sponsored Story" paid for by advertisers.

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