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Mexican boy arrested for murder-for-hire via Facebook
Crime
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Crime
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Mexican boy arrested for murder-for-hire via Facebook

AFP - October 14, 2015

TIJUANA, Mexico -- A 14-year-old boy was arrested in Mexico for killing a man after he was allegedly contacted on Facebook and offered $1,900 to commit the crime, authorities…

Will we finally be able to dislike something on Facebook?
Facebook
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Facebook
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Will we finally be able to dislike something on Facebook?

Sarah Frier | Bloomberg - September 16, 2015

How many times have you wanted to dislike something on Facebook, only to reluctantly "like" it for lack of other options. Well, Facebook Inc. is working on…

More than 26 million people have changed their Facebook picture to a rainbow flag
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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More than 26 million people have changed their Facebook picture to a rainbow flag

Caitlin Dewey | The Washington Post - June 30, 2015

In the wake of a landmark Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriage a right nationwide in the United States, a whopping 26 million people slapped a…

Facebook wants to increase free Internet access in Latin America
Business
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Business
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Facebook wants to increase free Internet access in Latin America

Marco Sibaja/AFP - April 11, 2015

PANAMA CITY, Panama — Facebook was at the VII Summit of the Americas this week looking for partners to increase free Internet access in Latin America, a region…

Instagram is now bigger than Twitter, will launch verified accounts
Business
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Instagram is now bigger than Twitter, will launch verified accounts

Hayley Tsukayama | The Washington Post - December 10, 2014

It really is the age of the selfie. Instagram announced Tuesday that 300 million people log into its site every month. That puts the photo-sharing site ahead…

Business
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Under Spain’s ‘Google Fee’ law, news aggregators must pay publishers

Mariana Marcaletti | The Washington Post - July 27, 2014

[caption id="attachment_43633" align="alignright" width="300"] (Screenshot)[/caption] Spain was where the "right to be forgotten" began, with the European Commission recently ruling that individuals can demand that Google remove…

Court throws out ex-President Chinchilla’s social media defamation lawsuit
Crime
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Crime
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Court throws out ex-President Chinchilla’s social media defamation lawsuit

Zach Dyer - July 21, 2014

A three-judge criminal court in San José on Monday tossed out a defamation lawsuit brought by ex-President Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014) against a hotel owner who accused her…

Business
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Explainer: Why is Costa Rica’s former President Laura Chinchilla suing a hotelier over a Facebook post?

Zach Dyer - July 14, 2014

https://twitter.com/monumentalcr/status/488687667253501952 “President Laura Chinchilla arrives at the Criminal Court for complaint against businessman for defamation. Her parents accompanied her.” From Radio Monumental. Former President Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014)…

Costa Rica constitutional court rules in favor of state-run company’s right to block Facebook users
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica constitutional court rules in favor of state-run company’s right to block Facebook users

L. Arias - June 17, 2014

A ruling issued last month by Costa Rica's Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, could set a precedent by allowing companies to block from…

Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson launches Facebook campaign asking Costa Rica’s Solís to drop extradition request
Crime
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Crime
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Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson launches Facebook campaign asking Costa Rica’s Solís to drop extradition request

David Boddiger - June 2, 2014

Ocean conservationist and Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson, 63, started a social media campaign Monday asking followers to write to Costa Rica's new president, Luis Guillermo Solís,…

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