Facebook, other tech giants beef up industry body to fight extremist content | AFP

World leaders pose for a family photo with Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg ahead of a meeting at the UN aimed at ramping up an industry body to weed out extremist content online. IMAGES

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US swimmer criss-crosses English Channel in 54-hour feat | AFP

An American breast cancer survivor became the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop in a 54-hour feat of endurance. Sarah Thomas, 37, an open water marathon swimmer from the US state of Colorado, can be seen in a video posted to Facebook arriving at Dover on the southern English coast with a group of supporters cheering her on.

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Facebook releases new tool to block data gathering

Soon you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet, or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. (Aug. 21)

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Facebook releases new tool to block data gathering

Soon you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. (Aug. 20)

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Skepticism over Facebook $5B privacy violations fine

Facebook users and critics expressed skepticism and disappointment over the Federal Trade Commission’s settlement with the company, which includes a $5 billion fine for privacy violations and new oversight and restrictions on its business. (July 24)

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