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Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games

HTML5 almost ruined Facebook when baking in the mobile web standard to speed up development slowed down the performance of the social network’s main iOS and Android apps. For a brief moment in 2011, Facebook even tried to build an HTML5 gaming platform codenamed Sparta to escape the taxes of Apple and Google’s mobile operating systems. But at the time, ...

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Facebook Groups can now launch up to 250-person chat rooms

If you miss the old AOL chat rooms, you’ll love Facebook’s plan to combine Groups and Messenger without spamming you to death. Starting today, Facebook will gradually roll out the ability for members of Facebook Groups to launch group chats about specific sub-topics that up to 250 members can join. They can also start audio or video calls with up ...

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‘Certain groups will do anything to win’: Steven Seagal scoffs at alleged Trump-Russia collusion

Action star Steven Seagal dismissed alleged collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia as fiction, warning that “certain groups” will do or say anything to push through their political agendas. “There is a tremendous amount of propaganda against Russia, and in my opinion, most of the things that are being said is fabricated and untrue,” Seagal told Fox News ...

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Swedish court outrages pro-Jewish groups by nixing deportation of Palestinian arsonist

Sweden’s court decision to overturn the expulsion of a Palestinian convicted of firebombing a local Synagogue has provoked a fierce reaction from Israel and pro-Jewish groups that called it a legitimization of anti-Semitism. The Court of Appeals for Western Sweden has overruled another court’s decision concerning a deportation of a Palestinian man, who was earlier convicted of staging an arson ...

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Spain to ‘honor’ sale of 400 bombs to Saudi Arabia despite halting it over rights groups outcry

Just about a week after halting a bombs’ sale to Riyadh following a widespread indignation over Saudi Arabia’s indiscriminate bombing in Yemen, the Spanish government said it would still go ahead with the deal. “The decision is that these bombs will be delivered to honor a contract that comes from 2015, and was made by the previous government,” the Spanish ...

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Two thirds of Russians believe secret groups conspiring to rewrite history & harm nation

About two thirds of Russians think there are certain groups seeking to rewrite the history of their country in a bid to undermine traditional values and promote tolerance to “non-traditional” sexual relations. Russian state-run public opinion research center VTSIOM reported on Monday that a recent poll had shown that 66 percent of the country’s population believe in the existence of ...

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Right, left-wing groups face each other in fiery public confrontations in Boston, Seattle

The right and the left have faced off in Boston and Seattle, the latest of vitriolic protests between the opposing groups. The showdown comes a week after thousands rallied in the US capital to oppose a white supremacist protest. Seattle Hundreds of opposing demonstrators gathered in Seattle’s downtown area with police separating the raging crowds with metal barriers. The right-wing ...

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LinkedIn to relaunch Groups in the flagship app as it looks to reverse ‘ghost town’ image

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social networking platform for the working world with over 500 million users, is making a significant change as it continues to look for ways to make its platform more useful (and used). The company is relaunching Groups by rolling it into its main app by the end of the month after quietly pulling the standalone app earlier ...

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Facebook launches Mentorships, matching people within Groups to help them guide each other

Facebook — under fire for the role it has played in helping spread misinformation through its social media platform — has been turning its attention to more positive applications of its tools, such as strengthening communities, fundraising for good causes, and maybe even finding The One. Today comes the latest in that list: the company today announced the official launch of Mentorships, ...

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