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Facebook -- see a happy post, write a happy post?

A study from Cornell, UC San Francisco, and Facebook says the social network spreads happiness. Of a kind.

By Jun. 17, 2014

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Facebook's Sandberg: We 'really regret' our secret-test misfire

The social network's second-ranking exec issues a fresh mea culpa after the disclosure of secret psychological testing Facebook carried out on nearly 700,000 users in 2012.

By Jul. 2, 2014

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Facebook faces UK scrutiny over mood manipulation study

The UK data protection watchdog wants to know whether any UK laws were violated by the social network's manipulation of users' news feeds.

By Jul. 1, 2014

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Uh-oh, this computer virus can spread via Wi-Fi

Researchers at England's University of Liverpool have created Chameleon, a virus that can proliferate via Wi-Fi as efficiently as the common cold infects humans.

By Feb. 27, 2014

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Senator asks FTC to investigate Facebook's mood study

After the social network altered the news feeds of nearly 700,000 users without telling them, Sen. Mark R. Warner wants to know if there should be oversight on these types of experiments.

By Jul. 9, 2014

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Facebook's emotion manipulation study faces added scrutiny

It appears the social network's Data Use Policy has changed since the criticized study was conducted. Still, the company maintains the research was done to improve services.

By Jun. 30, 2014

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How Facebook conducts experiments on your emotions

Some 689,003 lucky Facebook users were unwittingly part of an experiment in which their news feed was altered to make it more or less positive. Was this ethical?

By Jun. 29, 2014

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DNSChanger: not a bang, but a whimper

The FBI shut down DNSChanger servers overnight; but, far from the expected mass outage, the event was quietly anticlimactic.

By Jul. 9, 2012

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Trend Micro VP: Everyone helped avert DNSChanger disaster

The exec says the threat wasn't hyped, and credits police, ISPs and others with efforts that preserved Internet access for millions after the FBI took down malware-associated servers.

By Jul. 9, 2012