Facebook opened its first office in the Arab sector of the Middle East, in Dubai, with the hopes of stoking advertising opportunities to target its 45 million users in the Middle East and North Africa.
Those who erroneously blamed Facebook for causing political upheaval in the Middle East, now hear this: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a chat on his Facebook page in Arabic.
The seemingly never-ending conflict between Israel and its Mideast neighbors has spread to Facebook, as an Israeli hacker who goes by the name of Hannibal posted the email addresses and passwords of 85,000 users of the social network from Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Facebook and Libya have come full-circle, from late dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s warning against the social network’s use in February, to the social network being used to announce the end of NATO operations in the country Friday.
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The U.S. State Department is honoring 37 women from the Middle East and North Africa for their participation in TechWomen, a Silicon Valley initiative that includes Facebook.
Activists in parts of the world that don’t approve of Facebook now have a resource on how to keep themselves safe while using the social network.
The U.S. military wants to use Facebook to dissuade jihadists and other enemy types from planning acts of war and terrorism.
The Arab news network Al Jazeera plans to launch an English-language talk show that will take cues from viewers’ posts on Facebook and Twitter.
Zachary Chesser of Virginia was sentenced Thursday to life prison after threatening the lives of Facebook users who wanted to draw imagery of Prophet Mohammed.