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Austrian student's privacy battle against Facebook suffers setback

VIENNA - An Austrian student's legal battle against Facebook, accusing it of helping the U.S. security service collect personal data, suffered a setback after a Vienna court rejected his case on procedural grounds, both sides said on Wednesday.

Tennis-Wimbledon top grand slam for social media - survey

LONDON, July 1 - Wimbledon is the top grand slam championship for attracting social media-savvy tennis fans, with more followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram than any of the other three, a survey released on Wednesday said.

Little-known group claims attack targeting Egypt public prosecutor

CAIRO - A little-known group calling itself the "Giza Popular Resistance" claimed responsibility for an attack on Monday that wounded Egypt's public prosecutor, according to a statement on its Facebook page.

World, Egypt 29 Jun 2015

Facebook staff diversity little changed over past year

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc released new diversity data Friday that showed the number of women and minorities has remained little changed over the past year.

Tech, 26 Jun 2015

UPDATE 1-Dutch court: Facebook must turn over user data in sex video case

AMSTERDAM, June 25 - Facebook must turn over any information it possesses that could help a young woman find out who published a sex video of her without her consent, a Dutch court ruled on Thursday.

Yahoo's Alex Stamos says to join Facebook as chief security officer

- Yahoo Inc's Alex Stamos will join Facebook Inc as chief security officer from Monday, he said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

Tech, 25 Jun 2015

Dutch court: Facebook must turn over user data in sex video case

AMSTERDAM, June 25 - Facebook must turn over any information it possesses that could help a young woman find out who published a sex video of her without her consent, a Dutch court ruled on Thursday.

Facebook allows users to sign up for Messenger without account

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc has enabled users without an account to sign up for its Messenger app with a phone number, the social media company said on Wednesday, in another move to broaden the app's reach and make it a standalone platform. | Video

Tech, 24 Jun 2015

HBO offers premiere episodes of two series on Facebook

- Television network HBO said it would offer the premiere episodes of two new comedy series on Facebook, underlining the growing popularity of the social networking site as a video platform. | Video

Entertainment, Tech, Television, 24 Jun 2015

Airbnb poaches Brazilian Facebook executive in Olympic push

SAO PAULO - Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc hired Facebook Inc's most senior executive in Brazil to lead its expansion in the country as an official provider of accommodations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Tech, 22 Jun 2015