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A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Tightens Research Guidelines After Controversial Study Tweaking Users’ News Feeds

Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users’ feeds to see if their moods could be changed.

10/02/2014

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Consumer Group Files Complaint With FTC Over Facebook Mood Manipulation Study

A consumer privacy group has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission accusing Facebook of breaking the law when it performed a psychological experiment of its users without their knowledge or consent.

07/04/2014

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Facebook Officer Says Mood Manipulation Study Was ‘Poorly Communicated’

Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg did not apologize for the company’s psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 users, but instead said the move was “poorly communicated.”

07/03/2014

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Larry Magid: Google Acquires Mood-Based Streaming Music Service, Songza

Google is acquiring a mood-based digital streaming music service called Songza, the company announced Tuesday.

07/01/2014

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Facebook Tried To Alter Mood Of Nearly 700,000 By Tweaking News Feeds

Facebook is getting a face-full of outrage Monday from privacy advocates after it was revealed that the social network conducted a psychological experiment on unwitting users.

06/30/2014

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