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Mark Zuckerberg Finally Weighed in on Facebook’s “Real Name” Problem

The fervor over the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision is starting to wane across social media, and the rainbow avatars are starting to fade. As such, it’s easy to forget about Facebook’s problem with how it treats some LGBT users. Today, Mark Zuckerberg made his first public statement on the issue, but he didn’t… » 6/30/15 6:35pm 6/30/15 6:35pm

WTF, People Are Combating Facebook's Rainbow Avatars With American Flags

If your Facebook friend suddenly debuts an especially patriotic avatar this week, it might not be because they’re extra excited about the 4th of July. To combat all that gay in their timelines, some conservatives are calling for true Americans cover their profile photos with American flags instead. » 6/30/15 2:15pm 6/30/15 2:15pm

Facebook Is Probably Tracking All Those Rainbow Profile Pictures

Friday’s Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage was a historic moment for civil rights in America, and for the first time ever, Facebook released a tool that encouraged people express solidarity with a rainbow profile picture. Naturally, Facebook is also keeping track of who’s using it. [Update: Facebook… » 6/29/15 6:05pm 6/29/15 6:05pm

My Name Is Only Real Enough to Work at Facebook, Not to Use on the Site

I always knew this day would come. The day that Facebook decided my name was not real enough and summarily cut me off from my friends, family and peers and left me with the stark choice between using my legal name or using a name people would know me by. With spectacular timing, it happened while I was at trans pride… » 6/29/15 12:06am 6/29/15 12:06am

Facebook Says It Can Now Recognize You from the Back of Your Head

Well, this is scary. The head of artificial intelligence at Facebook now says the social network’s experimental facial recognition technology is so advanced that it can read other clues in photos to recognize individuals. In other words, Facebook’s technology no longer needs to see your face to know you’re you. » 6/22/15 6:06pm 6/22/15 6:06pm