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Facebook and Instagram were down for many users
Oct 12, 2017 8:36 AM
Facebook confirmed Wednesday that several of its users were having trouble accessing the social network and its sister network, Instagram.
Russian Facebook ads showed black woman firing rifle, amid efforts to stoke racial strife
By Adam Entous, Craig Timberg and Elizabeth Dwoskin
Oct 2, 2017 1:57 PM
One of the Russian-bought advertisements that Facebook shared with congressional investigators on Monday featured photographs of an armed black woman "dry firing" a rifle - pulling the trigger of the weapon without a bullet in the chamber, according to people familiar with the investigation.
The week in fake news: The real facts behind these widely shared stories
Sep 22, 2017 3:48 PM
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:
Equifax asks consumers for personal info, even after massive data breach
By Hamza Shaban and Hayley Tsukayama
Sep 8, 2017 6:53 AM
The website created by Equifax to help consumers after a massive data breach leaves people with more questions than answers.
Making sense of Facebook Watch
Aug 12, 2017 7:20 AM
Facebook Watch, the social network's new video site, started rolling out Thursday. Watch is the social network's first attempt to showcase videos made specifically for Facebook -- and change the way we watch video in the process. Or perhaps more accurately, it's mashing up the many ways we watch and communicate around video into a way that best suits Facebook.
David Letterman, Netflix working on new show
Aug 8, 2017 10:42 AM
David Letterman, who said goodbye to his long-running talk show two years ago, will say hello to TV again with a new show for Netflix.
R.I.P. Gchat -- You let us pretend we were working
Jul 1, 2017 7:18 AM
This week Gchat went with the wind. Born in that interlude between the launch of Facebook (2004) and the release of the iPhone (2007), it has now been replaced by something called "Google Hangouts."
Aspiring YouTube star shoots, kills boyfriend in stunt gone wrong
By Katie Mettler
Jun 29, 2017 9:26 AM
Before Monday, before the 911 call and police investigation, Pedro Ruiz III, an aspiring YouTube star in rural Minnesota, spent considerable time convincing his girlfriend to shoot a gun at his chest.
Feder: Robin Amer to launch investigative podcast series
Daily Herald staff report
Jun 20, 2017 2:03 PM
Robin Amer, a stellar investigative journalist and former deputy editor of the Chicago Reader, has joined Gannett's USA Today Network to launch "The City," an ambitious podcast series examining how cities really work.
Burger King's 'OK, Google,' ad is a Whopper of a problem for fast-food chain
Apr 13, 2017 1:13 PM
While commercials -- often those about home hubs -- have accidentally triggered voice assistants in people's homes before, Burger King's "OK, Google" commercial seems to be the first time an ad has tried to do it intentionally. Based on comments on the ad's YouTube page, many consumers did not appreciate having their devices hijacked.
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