Germans create a single personal data base
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Getting in before Facebook

German finance, auto and publishing firms are about to form a European company to store personal data securely so customers can make purchases online from different outlets without punching in their details each time.

Oculus shuts VR content production studio
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Not a good sign


Facebook virtual reality content production unit, Oculus' Story Studio, is shutting.

Facebook more likely to reject code made by women
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Being a Facebook engineer is a Handmaiden's tale 

According to The Wall Street Journal, female engineers who work at Facebook may face gender bias that prevents their code from being accepted at the same rate as male counterparts.

Facebook steps up fake news monitoring
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More than 30,000 fake accounts linked to the French election

Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country's presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation.

Facebook use is a good depression indicator
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New study

An NIH study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has found a link between Facebook use and poor mental health.

Facebook imitates Snapchat
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All Facebook’s apps and acquisitions now have Stories feature

Today Facebook completed the launch of a feature named Stories that allows people to share videos and photographs at the top of their newsfeeds for 24 hours. After this period, Stories will disappear.

Oculus boss sues ZeniMax
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Owes him $22.5 million


While ZeniMax Media might have won a trademark dispute against Facebook-owned Oculus, it seems that the court battles are far from over.

Social media makes you lonely
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Hit the anti-depressives 

Social notworking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are causing more people to feel alone.

Robot lawyer helps refugees
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DoNotPay has become the Internet’s Robin Hood


A chat bot that overturned 160,000 parking tickets is now giving free legal aid to asylum-seeking refugees through Facebook.

Oculus knocks $100 off its price
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Gotta move this gear

Troubled virtual reality outfit Oculus has slashed $100 for the price of its gear.