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Facebook tells users they can't hide from searches

Changes to privacy settings will make Graph Search - Facebook's 'semantic search engine' - more powerful

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The protest was first announced in mid-September, before the beginning of the ongoing government shutdown

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Lostprophets announce split after 'year of heartache'

Welsh band Lostprophets, whose frontman Ian Watkins is standing trial for sex offences, have announced their split.

Ysbyty Glan Clwyd Hospital in north Wales

Regulator cautions nurse who voiced concerns on Facebook about his hospital

'He did not escalate his concerns through the proper and appropriate channels', panel told

The Northampton clown spotted with some balloons

Northampton Clown sells merchandise to fund travel around the UK

Anonymous performer teams up with London printmakers to create branded T shirts and bags

Find yourself amongst the 1.26bn Facebook users on one webpage

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Former Boris Johnson deputy Richard Barnes blames hackers for naked selfies posted onto Facebook account

A former deputy London mayor has claimed his Facebook account was hacked when naked pictures taken on a mobile phone were posted onto his personal account.

Facebook maps 1.11 billion friendships to show off social network's global reach

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More sightings of the false widow spider, as Britain's 'most venomous arachnid', with orange legs and white skull markings spotted in Essex

Further sightings of the false widow spider, Britain’s most venomous arachnid, are raising fears following reports that the spider is heading north.

Over 1m Facebook 'likes' for Oxford University

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