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Zuckerberg vows work to prevent next ‘Facebook killer’

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday vowed to work to keep the world’s leading social network from being used to propagate grisly acts like the murder of an elderly man on Easter Sunday. Zuckerberg’s comment came during the opening of Facebook’s annual developers conference in the heart of Silicon Valley, where he focused on technology tools intended to promote stronger …

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Menlo Park: Official opposed to Facebook paying for new cops

A Menlo Park councilman said the city is going about a plan to fund a new police unit the wrong way. The police chief brought a proposal to the council in February that would see Facebook funding a unit made up of five officers and one sergeant for the first five years, at an estimated cost of $9.1 million. The new unit …

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Facebook team working on brain-powered technology

Facebook says it is working on technology to allow us to control computers directly with our brains. It is developing “silent speech” software to allow people to type at a rate of 100 words per minute, it says. The project, in its early stages, will require new technology to detect brainwaves without needing invasive surgery. “We are not talking about …

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Fashion icons light up NY’s Empire State Building

Projections are seen on the Empire State Building, celebrating Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s 150th anniversary on April 19, 2017 in New York.<br />KENA BETANCUR / AFP New York’s famed Empire State Building lit up with sky-high iconic fashion photographs after nightfall on Wednesday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of style magazine Harper’s Bazaar. Beginning at 8:30pm (0030 GMT Thursday) and slated …

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Facebook Messenger aims to make it easier to chat with businesses through bots

SAN JOSE — When Facebook Messenger’s head of product Stan Chudnovsky thinks about building new features for the tech firm’s messaging app, the competition from WeChat, Line and other similar services isn’t part of the equation. Instead, he focuses on understanding what people want to do in the app. “The competition question will sort of answer itself and the strategy is …

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlines vision for augmented reality at F8

SAN JOSE — Looking to blend digital and physical worlds, Facebook is betting big on augmented reality. “We’re going to make the camera the first augmented reality platform,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday during the tech firm’s developer conference at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Augmented reality allows users to overlay computer-generated images in the real world. People can …

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Suspected ‘Facebook killer’ found dead

var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]); The man Cleveland police say killed a  a 74-year-old grandfather on Sunday and then put up a video of the murder on Facebook has been found dead apparently of a gunshot wound and planned an afternoon press conference to release more details. Related Articles Herhold: Facebook’s duty after Cleveland Who is the Facebook …

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Suspected Facebook killer found dead

The man Cleveland police say killed a  a 74-year-old grandfather on Sunday and then put up a video of the murder on Facebook has been found dead apparently of a gunshot wound and planned an afternoon press conference to release more details. Steve Stephens, the so-called “Facebook killer” who sparked a multi-state manhunt after he brazenly gunned down a Cleveland …

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