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Shareholders slam Facebook over 'incongruent' PAC contributions on gay rights, online piracy

Contributions have gone to politicians who have opposed gay rights issues, shareholders say

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Twitter’s radical redesign looks a lot like Facebook

The social network needs to jump-start its growth, and hopes a familiar look will help.

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Oculus VR's John Carmack takes to the Internet, defends deal with Facebook

Was it only a matter of time before a large company scooped up Oculus VR? According to the company's CTO, the answer is yes.

Wearables, projectables, Office for iPad, and Oculus

Office comes to iPad, but does it matter? Also, the future of wearables and projectables, and Facebook buys a nice pair of VR glasses.

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Internet via lasers, drones: How Zuckerberg will bring the 'Net to all

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg introduces the Connectivity Lab, which will develop the tech to bring the Internet (and Facebook) to the rest of the world.

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What Facebook's Oculus Rift buy means for PC gamers

Oculus Rift's $2 billion sellout could mean some very good things for PC gaming, or very bad things for VR aficionados.

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Why Facebook thinks Oculus is worth $2 billion

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg sees virtual reality as the next major computing platform.

Facebook’s Oculus buy is a bet on the future of computing

Why would a social network buy a virtual reality headset manufacturer? Because VR is the next big platform.

on techhive.com

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Rapid Reaction: Facebook buys Oculus

Jason Snell and Philip Michaels react to Facebook's $2B purchase of VR-headset maker Oculus.

French consumer group: Google, Facebook privacy policies are too hard to read

In a civil action, UFC-Que Choisir is asking the three social networks to make their user agreements clearer and fairer

Facebook buys Oculus VR for $2 billion

Facebook plans to expand Oculus’ technology beyond gaming and into new areas, like communications, media and entertainment, and education.

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End-to-end encryption needs to be easier for users before Facebook embraces it

Facebook cites third-party services for users seeking end-to-end encryption