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# Social Network

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# Social Network
Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked
Sylvia O’Mahoney claims her constitutional right to privacy and GDPR rights have been breached.
# career opportunities
LinkedIn announces 800 new jobs as part of expansion of Irish operation
The move will see the company’s Irish workforce expand by two thirds.
# building and property
Take a guided tour of... LinkedIn's purpose-built Dublin office after months under wraps
The professional networking firm opens the doors to its new European HQ this week.
# Facebook
Did Pope Francis really endorse Trump? Pressure grows on Facebook and Google to reduce fake news
A group of Princeton undergrads were able to build a “fake news” classifier that they say Facebook should replicate.
# Targeting you
Facebook will get access to WhatsApp phone numbers to hit people with more targeted ads
The newly shared data is likely to prove a valuable commodity for the world’s largest social network.
# Social Network
From dorm room to global domination: The story of Facebook in pictures
It’s come a long way from Harvard.
# like
Here's how much you could earn working for Facebook
The social networking behemoth isn’t too shabby a place to ply your trade.
# Tyrone
Teen took his own life after being tricked into posting images online
Police in Northern Ireland have issued advice to young people about their online activity following the boy’s death.
# feeling fine
You can no longer 'feel fat' on Facebook thanks to online petition
They argued that fat is not an emotion.
# temporary shutdown
ISIS supporters set up a social network to show they 'don't live in caves'
It didn’t last very long.
# Five Second rule
Here's what happens every five seconds on the internet
That’s a lot of pressure on the internet tubes.
# friend or foe
Man robs woman, then adds her on Facebook
SO not sound.
# Cash Money
Dizzying figures alert!: In 2014 Apple have sold 43.7 million iPhones and made $10.2bn profit
CEO Tim Cook also hinted that new products are on the way.
# Tweet Tweet
Turkey has blocked people from using Twitter after threat by PM
The social network was highlighting corruption allegations against the Prime Minister’s inner circle.
# Social Network
Updating your friends - while in a coma
For one Kerry-born woman, it was just a case of having the right friend.
# Stats
Here's the most popular employer on LinkedIn in Ireland
LinkedIn has hit one million Irish users and to mark the occasion, the social network has released some interesting nuggets about its users…
# beheadings
Poll: Should Facebook allow graphically violent videos?
Facebook says users can post videos showing beheadings as long as they condemn the acts. Do you think this is the right decision?
# removed
Facebook removes controversial beheading video following controversy
However, Facebook was adamant last night that it did not reverse or change any policies as a result of the controversy.
# graphic content
Facebook criticised for 'irresponsibility' after decision to allow decapitation videos
Such clips were banned back in May, but the firm says it’s now altered it policy again and that people are sharing violent videos “to condemn” them.
# Facebook
Massive Facebook study reveals what your status updates say about you
The research found that participants with the most emotional stability refer to sports much more in their updates.
# mrpimpgoodgame
This is the best account on Instagram
Hold that pose.
# Transparency
The government asked Facebook for details of 40 users so far this year
In its first ever transparency report, Facebook said it received more than 25,000 requests from governments around the world about users’ information.
# Dislike
The more you use Facebook, the more miserable you become
It’s science.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Chromecast, a peek into the future and a social network with a difference
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# twitterati
Irish woman with some great quotes surpasses 2m Twitter followers
Sinead Duffy set up the @GreatestQuotes Twitter page and tweets positive quotes and uplifting messages.
# over sharing
Facebook to remove ads from pages with sex and violence after complaints
Advertisers including Marks and Spencer and BSkyB pulled ads from Facebook after they appeared alongside pages showing pictures of teenage boys.
# listen up
Twitter Music is out! Here's what you need to know
Will it change your musical life? Well… perhaps.
Column: Get 'white smoked' for the top job
Trying to move up the corporate ladder is always a competitive process – use professional social networking to help yourself stand out, writes Robert Mac Giolla Phadrig.
# Facebook
Facebook network hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack
The social networking giant said it found no evidence any user data was compromised.
# Kuwait
Kuwait detains Twitter users for 'insulting emir'
Four Twitter users were ordered to be detained for 10 days for allegedly insulting the country’s ruler.
# The Social Network
Remember MySpace? It's got a new face
The Justin Timberlake-owned site has a new look as it tries to pull itself out of the doldrums.
# idle tweets
Time not ripe for Twitter IPO
CEO Dick Costolo ruled out an imminent initial public offering or sale of the social networking site.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Sunday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Hoax
Twitter agrees to block fake Indian PM accounts
The government asked Twitter to take down the accounts because they risked increasing ethnic and religious tension.
Column: The Twitter joke trial shows freedom of speech has to include comedy
It doesn’t matter if comedy is offensive or upsetting – free speech must allow for all speech, writes Simon Carty.
# Facebook
Facebook posts $157m loss in first results since IPO launch
The loss stemmed from accounting rules requiring Facebook to set aside reserves from restricted stock units before 2011.
# Twitter
Can Twitter identify psychopaths?
Do your tweets show a side to you that’s a little scary? A new study suggests that Twitter may be able to identify psychopaths…
# Little Monsters
Gaga gets her own
Where she is known as Mother Monster.
# Facebook
Is Facebook testing out a new 'Want' button?
A developer has uncovered Facebook code which produces a new button alongside the ‘Like’ feature.
# Yammer
Microsoft agrees $1.2 billion deal for Yammer acquisition
The social networking company Yammer was founded four years ago and has over 5 million users.