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Researchers link compulsive Facebook checking to lack of sleep
If you find yourself toggling over to look at Facebook several dozen times a day, it's not necessarily because the experience of being on social media is so wonderful. It may be a sign that you're not getting enough sleep.
[Science daily]

How Facebook changed our friendships
Facebook has built its business around our relationships – but as the site turns 12, are we just too busy for the emotional labor of ‘real’ friends? When I was a little girl, everyone at summer camp was going to be best friends forever. A few weeks away can feel like a lifetime to an adolescent, (...)
[The Guardian]

Former Yahoo employee accuses company of gender bias – against men
The lawsuit revolves around the company’s use of quarterly performance reviews, used to determine promotions, demotions and terminations There’s nothing particularly surprising about allegations of gender discrimination at a Silicon Valley tech firm. Over the past year, Twitter, Facebook and (...)
[The Guardian]

Chromebook Pixel: everything is so much better now
When we talk about laptops still being popular and important, we tend to talk about things like the precision of the mouse and the power and flexibility of a desktop operating system. We talk about all the things they can do better than a phone or a tablet. We talk about more. But it's worth (...)

Turing Phone drops Android for Sailfish OS
The Turing Phone, a fancy Android phone promising to be extra secure and which sports an unusual casing and design, has just announced that it's switching from Android... To Sailfish OS. Many of you have asked numerous times through our Facebook fan page as well as emailed us about our OS (...)

E-books versus paperbacks in schools
How e-books are making a difference to children
[BBC News UK]

Facebook bans private gun adverts
Private individuals will no longer be allowed to advertise guns on Facebook and Instagram after the sites announced rule changes.
[BBC News]

Facebook, Instagram banning private gun sales on their sites
Read full story for latest details.
[CNN Money]

Nayu OS: introducing Chromebooks without Google
NayuOS is an ongoing project at Nexedi: We are mainly using Chromebooks for our daily development work and wanted to have more customizable, secure and privacy-compliant devices - not running any proprietary software, because we love Free Software. A few experiments later NayuOS - our free (...)

Facebook decision angers developers
Facebook's decision to close its mobile app developer platform Parse sparks anger in the tech community.
[BBC News]

Will you like Facebook's new Reactions?
Facebook is about to offer all its users alternatives to "likes" - it could prove a boon to marketers.
[BBC News]

Tinder users are sharing what they really look like
In a self-mocking stand against perfectly posed Tinder pictures, some users are showing their actual physical appearance when looking at Tinder Valentine’s Day looms, the true Halloween for singletons. Cut to snacking on cereal in the kitchen at 4am, stroking a circa 2006 Facebook picture of (...)
[The Guardian]

Mark Zuckerberg is back from paternity leave
Mark Zuckerberg is back from paternity leave after taking two months off -- just in time for Facebook's earnings report on Wednesday.
[CNN Money]

Facebook can be used to fight terror says Sheryl Sandberg – video
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday, Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, says terror groups can have the weapon of free speech used against them. She says connectivity and data can be used to improve people’s livesFacebook’s Sheryl Sandberg: ‘likes’ can help (...)
[The Guardian]

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: 'likes' can help stop Isis recruiters
Speaking at Davos, Facebook’s COO said the company believes ‘counterspeech’ by the online community is the best way to combat propaganda Silicon Valley is now an open combatant in the war against Islamic extremism. In increasingly brash tones, tech executives are discussing publicly how their (...)
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