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Europe Versus Facebook Files Prism Complaints

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Student group Europe Versus Facebook has tangled with the social network before, in case you couldn’t tell by its name, filing numerous complaints related to Facebook’s privacy policies starting in 2011. Now, EVF is taking on Facebook again over its alleged role in the U.S. National Security Agency’s Prism initiative, and the group is also taking on Apple, Microsoft, Skype, and Yahoo.

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Mark Zuckerberg Continues To Deny Involvement In Prism; Facebook, Google Ask Attorney General To Allow Them To Disclose Number Of Secret Data Requests

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Facebook continued to take steps to deny any involvement in the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative, in which the government agency allegedly obtained direct access to its servers, with Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reiterating his denial of last Friday during his talk at the social network’s annual meeting Tuesday, and the company asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to allow it to fully disclose the total number of secret requests it receives to surrender user data.

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Facebook Restores Access To Tumblr Page Obama Is Checking Your Email, Blames Automated Response

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With the uproar over the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative, in which the NSA allegedly obtained direct access to the servers of Internet companies including Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, PalTalk, Skype, and AOL, those companies are likely facing heightened scrutiny, despite firm denials by Facebook and by its co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, of any knowledge of or participation in Prism. A few eyebrows were likely raised over the weekend, when access to Tumblr page Obama Is Checking Your Email was being blocked by the social network, but the situation has been rectified.

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Facebook Director Of Corporate Communications Larry Yu Announces Departure

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Facebook Director of Corporate Communications Larry Yu announced in a post on his Facebook page that he is leaving the social network to join communications consultancy The Pramana Collective, teaming up with friends Brandee Barker, former Facebook head of public relations; Brian O’Shaughnessy, former head of global communications at Skype; and Sean Garrett, former head of communications at Twitter.

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Facebook Apps Among The Most Popular On Android, IOS

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Facebook is growing as a mobile company, with roughly 618 million people checking Facebook from their phones and tablets. According to new figures released Thursday by App Annie, Facebook Messenger is the No. 1 iOS social networking application, in terms of monthly downloads. The Facebook native app is No. 3. Both Messenger and Facebook are also quite popular on Android, as well.

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