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New Facebook Feature May Help Users Prevent Suicides

Facebook rolled out a new feature designed to help prevent suicides by allowing users to quickly alert someone if a friend appears to be thinking of harming themselves.

02/25/2015

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Facebook Expands Empire, Buys 21 New Buildings In Menlo Park

Facebook is collecting a bunch of new buildings and transforming the Silicon Valley tech campus.

02/24/2015

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Facebook Shuttle Bus Drivers Approve Union Contract With Health Care, Wages At $21-$28.50 An Hour

Shuttle drivers who take Facebook employees to and from work have reportedly approved a union contract offering higher pay and more benefits, a victory in organized labor’s effort to unionize workers in Silicon Valley.

02/23/2015

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French Minister Visits Twitter, Google, Facebook; Asks For Help Removing Terrorist Propaganda

The French interior minister said he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove terrorist propaganda when authorities alert them to it.

02/21/2015

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Who Will Inherit Your Facebook Account When You Die?

You can now decide what happens to your Facebook account when you die.

02/12/2015

Jan Koum, the 38-year-old founder of the messaging company WhatsApp, donated $556 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation putting him at No. 4 on the list. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Bay Area Tech Leaders Under 40 Among 2014’s Top Philanthropic Givers

Out of the top 10 most generous American philanthropists in 2014, four hail from Bay Area tech companies, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual Philanthropy 50 list.

02/10/2015

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Facebook Accidentally Blocks Native Americans For Using ‘Fake’ Names

Native Americans say Facebook is locking them out of their accounts because the social media giant thinks their names are fake, according to Colorlines.

02/10/2015

Amy Quick snapped this photo of a rainbow in the South Bay Sunday. (Courtesy: Amy Quick)

Rainbows Pop Up Over Bay Area During Brief Break In The Rain

A brief break in the rain provided Bay Area residents with spectacular rainbows Sunday.

02/08/2015

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President Obama Surprises Bay Area Teen Battling Stage 4 Cancer With A Tweet From Air Force One

Camille Chabot has been spreading the word about her battle with cancer for months. The 19-year-old was shocked to see President Obama posing on Air Force One donning a t-shirt bearing the #CamilleStrong hashtag.

02/07/2015

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., and his wife Priscilla Chan attend the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 10, 2014 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Many of the world's wealthiest and most powerful businessmen from media, finance, and technology attend the annual week-long conference which is in its 32nd year. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

San Francisco General Hospital To Be Named For Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Priscilla Chan After Giving $75 Million

San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center will get new equipment and technology and pay for the conversion of part of its current acute care center with Friday’s announcement of a $75 million gift to the hospital’s foundation.

02/06/2015

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