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Improving Enforcement and Promoting Diversity: Updates to Ethnic Affinity Marketing

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Recently, policymakers and civil rights leaders have expressed concerns that advertisers could misuse some aspects of our affinity marketing segments. Specifically, they’ve raised the possibility that some advertisers might use these segments to run ads that discriminate against people, particularly in areas where certain groups have historically faced discrimination — housing, employment and the extension of credit. We take these issues seriously. Discriminatory advertising has no place on Facebook. We are constantly trying to find ways ... Read More »

Samsung SERIF TV Selected as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2016

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Oprah recognized the Samsung SERIF TV this year for its unique design that blends harmoniously in the home, either on top of a credenza or via attachable legs that transform the TV into a piece of furniture. With 4K UHD resolution, the Samsung SERIF TV offers the best picture quality available in a 40” TV*, making it just as beautiful to watch as it is to experience. Additionally, the SERIF TV features the exclusive Curtain Mode interface that veils content on the screen to give an abstract impression of what is happening in the background, shu... Read More »

Input from Community and Partners on our Community Standards

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Observing global standards for our community is complex. Whether an image is newsworthy or historically significant is highly subjective. Images of nudity or violence that are acceptable in one part of the world may be offensive — or even illegal — in another. Respecting local norms and upholding global practices often come into conflict. And people often disagree about what standards should be in place to ensure a community that is both safe and open to expression. In the weeks ahead, we’re going to begin allowing more items that people fin... Read More »

More Seamless, More Ways to Share, More Ways to Buy, More Context: Introducing Messenger Platform v1.2

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Developers and businesses have built over 30,000 bots for Messenger, we’ve onboarded over 34,000 developers, and we’ve just recently updated our Platform Policy to improve engagement and retention for interactions between people and businesses on Messenger. It’s still early days but we have had great feedback from the developer community about the success of many of the experiences they’ve launched. We believe the potential for the Messenger Platform is huge, and we continue to invest in making it better for developers to build and create. B... Read More »

Experience British political history with Google Arts and Culture

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Walk through historic rooms and hallways and get up-close looks at more than 50 photographs and works of art. Take a peek into the cabinet room, where the Prime Minister has held weekly cabinet meetings since 1735, or look around Margaret Thatcher’s office. Stroll down the grand main staircase, stopping to study the carefully ordered portraits of the house’s previous residents. Once you’re ready for some fresh air, you can wander through the gardens, where Winston Churchill liked to nap. There are also two brand new online exhibits. The fi... Read More »

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next International Space Station Crew

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NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, along with cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will launch at 2:16 p.m. from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (12:16 a.m. Sept. 24, Baikonur time). The Expedition 49/50 crew will spend approximately five months together aboard the orbital complex before returning to Earth in late February. Between launch and docking to the space station, the trio will spend two days in the Soyuz MS-02 testing upgrades to the spacecraft’s various systems. The team will doc... Read More »

Capture and share VR photos with Cardboard Camera, now on iOS

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VR photos taken with Cardboard Camera are three-dimensional panoramas that can transport you right back to the moment. Near things look near and far things look far. You can look around to explore the image in all directions, and even hear sound recorded while you took the photo to hear the moment exactly as it happened. To capture a VR photo, hold your phone vertically, tap record, then turn around as though you’re taking a panorama. Bugaboo Spire in B.C., Canada captured by Googler Adam Dickinson Starting today, you can also share your VR p... Read More »

Refreshing our Transparency Report for copyright removals

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The report hasn’t changed much since 2012 and was getting a little rusty. So today, we’re releasing a new version of the report that makes it easier for you to understand the data: Examples of removal requests, similar to the annotations we added togovernment requests to remove content last year. These illustrate the range of things we’re asked to remove and the decisions we make in response. A new Explore the Data page, which lets you search the database of removal requests and see a more detailed list of reporting organizations, domains... Read More »

Bring Your Messenger Conversations to Life with Instant Video

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We know that every message is unique and personal to you and the person you’re chatting with — so today, we’re excited to launch Instant Video, letting you to put a smile on the faces of those people who matter most in your life. Video calling is still relatively new, and until recently, reserved for special occasions like celebrating “in person” with Grandma on her birthday or seeing Dad on a business trip. Now that we all seem to have a video camera and internet connection in our pocket, video is a regular part of everyday life — whether w... Read More »

OnHub turns one today

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Apart from Philips Hue, here are 10 awesome things OnHub lets you do: 1. Be the host with the most (Wi-Fi). The OnHub guest network is a place just for guests. And since you may not want to make all of the devices on your primary network available for guests to access, you can pick and choose which gadgets you share (like your printer or TV). 2. Pinpoint what’s slowing you down. OnHub's Network Check feature measures both the speed of your Wi-Fi router and the speed of the service you're getting from your ISP. This lets you pinpoint if th... Read More »

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