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Facebook rolls out a new feature which gives users a full voter guide

Facebook rolls out a new feature which gives users a full voter guide

Social network Facebook has revealed in a recent announcement that it is rolling out a new vote planning feature, in order to make it easier for its users to cast their vote in the US presidential election next month. The new feature essentially familiarizes Facebook with who and what will be on their ballot.

Facebook launches new standalone app --- ‘Events’ discovery and calendar app

Facebook launches new standalone app --- ‘Events’ discovery and calendar app

In a Friday announcement, social network Facebook said that it is launching a new standalone app --- the 'Events from Facebook' discovery and calendar app.

The new 'Events' app harnesses some capabilities of Facebook's Events feature, to give users the ability to browse and search for ongoing events. Moreover, since the app is also capable of pulling calendars from the users' phones, all the plans of the users show up in one place; thereby enabling the users to know when they are free.

EPIC: WhatsApp’s new terms of service violate FTC consent order

EPIC: WhatsApp’s new terms of service violate FTC consent order

In opposition of Facebook-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp's recent announcement related to a change in its terms of service, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) privacy group has said that the move violates a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consent order.

Facebook launches new standalone app for sharing photos/videos

Facebook launches new standalone app for sharing photos/videos

In a move which will apparently enable Facebook to win over young users, the social network is rolling out a standalone iOS app - called 'Lifestage' - for sharing photos and videos.

The new Lifestage app is basically aimed at Facebook users aged 21 years and younger. The app allows the users to post photos and videos, and also to express their likes/dislikes, emotions, and friendships. The app opens directly to a camera screen, which is a clear indication of its focus on photos and videos.

Facebook has Still Not Responded to Repeated IRS Tax Summons

Facebook has Still Not Responded to Repeated IRS Tax Summons

In July, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a petition in order to pressurize Facebook Inc. to hand over information to the Internal Revenue Service regarding transfer of assets to social networking companies Ireland based holding company.

The U.S. Government Proposes Screening Facebook and Twitter Accounts of Non Citizen Travelers

The U.S. Government Proposes Screening Facebook and Twitter Accounts of Non Citi

The rise of social media is no doubt bringing the world closer but many believe it's also making easy for the terrorist to recruit and spread messages and influence others using the platforms.

The U.S government is also planning to snoop around the Facebook profiles of non-citizens travelers entering country, using it as a means to control terrorism.

Customers opting social networks for complaints

Customers opting social networks for complaints

Customers in the digital age are increasing option for social media platforms to register their complaints against companies.

Trends showed that customers used social networks like Facebook feed or Twitter timeline to express dissatisfaction or anger over products or services purchased by them. Some are also increasing opting for the sites to simply ask questions from the company directly. It is not uncommon to find someone on social media posting comments to express dissatisfaction over a product or a service purchased recently.

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