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Facebook earnings rise on mobile ads
Facebook and Instagram ban private gun adverts

year 2016 Top ^

  San Francisco Bay Area: Private individuals will no longer be allowed to advertise guns on Facebook and Instagram, the photo-sharing service owned by Facebook

year 2014 Top ^

  San Francisco Bay Area: Social networking giant Facebook has reported profits of $642m (383m) during the first quarter of 2014, beating analyst expectations

  Turkey has moved to block access to YouTube, a day after a court ordered the suspension of a ban on Twitter, which PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan backed
Mar.20 Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey
  Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country. PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to 'wipe out Twitter'
Feb.13 Facebook widens gender options  San Francisco Bay Area: Facebook has announced that it will allow users to customise their gender, after consulting on the subject with gay and transgender advocacy groups Jan.29 Facebook revenue surges 63%  San Francisco Bay Area: Social networking giant Facebook has reported profits of $523m and a 63% increase in revenue for the fourth quarter, beating expectations

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.9 Tech firms seek US surveillance reform
  San Francisco Bay Area: Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and Yahoo, have formed an alliance called Reform Government Surveillance group Sep.12 Twitter plans stock market listing  San Francisco Bay Area: Twitter has announced it has filed paperwork with US regulators ahead of a planned stock market flotation Aug.27 Government requests to Facebook outlined in report  San Francisco Bay Area: Governments around the world requested information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first six months of 2013 Facebook pays $20m for privacy flaw  San Francisco Bay Area: Approximately 614,000 Facebook users whose personal details appeared in ads on the site without their permission will each receive a $15 payout Jun.24 Millions exposed by Facebook error  San Francisco Bay Area: Personal details of about six million people have been inadvertently exposed by a bug in Facebook's data archive Jun.14 Facebook reveals US data requests  San Francisco Bay Area: Facebook received 9,000-10,000 requests for user data from US government entities in the second half of 2012 Jun.12 Facebook adds support for hashtags  San Francisco Bay Area: Facebook is adding support for hashtags to help its members keep track of popular topics being discussed on the social network May.24 Faltering Facebook phone is delayed  European Union: The European launch of the 'Facebook phone' has been delayed following disappointing US sales and negative feedback Apr.24 Judge orders Facebook memorial page removed   Brazil: A Brazilian judge has ordered Facebook to delete the profile of Juliana Ribeiro Campos, a 24-year-old journalist, who died in May last year Jan.15 Facebook unveils social search tools  San Francisco Bay Area: Facebook has announced a major addition to its social network - a smart search engine it has called graph search

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.18 Instagram seeks right to sell photos  San Francisco Bay Area: Facebook's photo-sharing site Instagram has updated its privacy policy giving it the right to sell users' photos to advertisers without noti... Oct.4 Facebook passes one billion users  San Francisco Bay Area: The passing of the milestone was announced by founder Mark Zuckerberg on US television on Thursday Aug.30 Twitter ads become more targeted  San Francisco Bay Area: Twitter will allow marketers to chose from 350 different types of interest to help target the most relevant audience Jun.1 Facebook users cut off from site  San Francisco Bay Area: Facebook has suffered a series of service disruptions which left many people unable to use the social network May.22 Concerns grow over Facebook deal
  San Francisco Bay Area: Facebook's flotation has run into more controversy amid reports of concerns about the way advisers disclosed information to investors
Jan.11 Changes to Google anger Twitter  San Francisco Bay Area: Twitter has complained about changes made by Google to integrate its social network Google+ into search results

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.6 Twitter reveals 2011 hot topics  San Francisco Bay Area: The most popular hashtags of 2011 have been revealed, illustrating how Twitter spans diverse topics from politics to celebrity gossip Jun.28 Google+ challenges Facebook. San Francisco Bay Area Apr.20 Obama visits Facebook. San Francisco Bay Area

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