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# Social Network

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Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked
Sylvia O’Mahoney claims her constitutional right to privacy and GDPR rights have been breached.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From dorm room to global domination: The story of Facebook in pictures
It’s come a long way from Harvard.
Here's how much you could earn working for Facebook
The social networking behemoth isn’t too shabby a place to ply your trade.
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.
You can no longer 'feel fat' on Facebook thanks to online petition
They argued that fat is not an emotion.
ISIS supporters set up a social network to show they 'don't live in caves'
It didn’t last very long.
Here's what happens every five seconds on the internet
That’s a lot of pressure on the internet tubes.
Man robs woman, then adds her on Facebook
SO not sound.
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.
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.
Updating your friends - while in a coma
For one Kerry-born woman, it was just a case of having the right friend.
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…
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?
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.
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.
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.
This is the best account on Instagram
Hold that pose.
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.
The more you use Facebook, the more miserable you become
It’s science.
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.
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.
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.
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 network hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack
The social networking giant said it found no evidence any user data was compromised.
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.
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.
Time not ripe for Twitter IPO
CEO Dick Costolo ruled out an imminent initial public offering or sale of the social networking site.
The Evening Fix: Sunday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
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 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.
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…
Gaga gets her own
Where she is known as Mother Monster.
Is Facebook testing out a new 'Want' button?
A developer has uncovered Facebook code which produces a new button alongside the ‘Like’ feature.
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.