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    1. Facebook's ascent has investors betting on more gains

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsJul 28 11:19 AM

      Investors in social media shares have zeroed-in on Facebook Inc , piling into stock options to add bullish bets on the company in the days ahead of its Wednesday earnings. Facebook escaped a rout in social media stocks after last quarter's results and its shares are up about 20 percent this year. “ Facebook is definitely the standout leader in the group,” said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of ...

    2. Facebook, like most of its Silicon Valley peers, is working to diversify its overwhelmingly white and male workforce.

    3. Facebook Shares Its Internal Diversity Training

      The Wall Street JournalJul 28 10:54 AM

      Facebook is sharing best practices from its diversity training - though its employment of women and minorities has barely budged.

    4. German regulator orders Facebook to allow pseudonyms

      Reuters via Yahoo! SportsJul 28 08:31 AM

      By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook may not prevent its users from using fake names, a German privacy watchdog said on Tuesday, in the latest privacy setback for the U.S. company in Europe. The Hamburg data protection authority, which is responsible for policing Facebook in Germany, said the social network firm could not unilaterally change users' chosen usernames to their real names...

    5. Facebook's Use of Facial-Recognition Tool Draws Privacy Concerns

      Bloomberg via Yahoo! FinanceJul 28 02:00 AM

      When you are identified in a picture on Facebook, biometric software remembers your face so it can be “tagged” in other photographs. Facebook Inc. says this enhances the user experience. As commercial use of facial recognition technology grows to replace password log-ins, find people in photos and someday even customize displays for shoppers as they browse in stores, it’s raised privacy questions.

    6. BRUSSELS — Facebook may not prevent its users from using fake names, a German privacy watchdog said on Tuesday, in the latest privacy setback for the US company in Europe. The...

    7. Facebook Capitalizes on New Autoplay Video Ad Feature

      Market Realist via Yahoo! FinanceJul 28 08:06 AM

      Facebook has introduced a new section on its website called Suggested Videos. The videos are interspersed with autoplay advertisements.

    8. As the tech industry eyes ways to improve its diversity, the social network publishes an internal training course on "managing unconscious bias."

    9. Facebook Stock Likely to Rise with New Instagram Ads

      Market Realist via Yahoo! FinanceJul 28 06:06 AM

      According to a survey of 7,500 US teenagers conducted by Piper Jaffray last year, Instagram, Twitter (TWTR) and Facebook are the three most popular social networks among teenagers.

    10. Facebook is inviting additional mobile operators to take part in Internet.org, its project to bring Internet access to poorly connected parts of the world. Internet.org turns one year old this week, and Facebook says it’s ready to scale the project to reach more people. The company is making it easier for more mobile operators to join the project by launching an online portal where they’ll find...

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