“I should go on a weekend trip,” you think to yourself. “I'll go to the mountains!” And then the weekend comes and all the hotels are booked and you're tired and the mountains are far and hey look, Netflix! Wing It is a Facebook Messenger bot that tries to get you out of that rut.

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After suspending Cambridge Analytica - a data analytics firm that worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign who claim to change audience behaviour - for violating its data privacy policy, Facebook has made some (pretty uncharacteristic) errors.

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Due to the face recognition technology, users will have the power to see every single image of themselves that anyone uploads to the social network.

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Facebook's augmented reality camera is evolving beyond selfie masks and randomly placed 3D objects to using location markers in the real world that trigger AR experiences in a precise location. Spotted today, Facebook confirms to TechCrunch that its testing the feature in closed beta with promotions.

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Facebook has made it easier to start group calls in Messenger by now letting users turn their one-to-one chats into group chats without the need to hang up and create a new message.

Facebook has released a new type of timeline post that allows users to create and publish personal lists. Lists can be about anything— to-do lists, top 10 lists, bucket lists, lists of dream travel destinations, and so on. This feature was first spotted last month.

Another blow for Facebook in Europe: Judges in Belgium have once again ruled the company broke privacy laws by deploying technology such as cookies and social plug-ins to track Internet users across the web. Facebook uses data it collects in this way to sell targeted advertising.

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Facebook has a new yet very old solution to fighting Russian manipulation attempts during future US elections: conventional mail. Global policy program director Katie Harbath has revealed that the social network will send postcards to verify the identities and locations of anyone hoping to buy ads regarding elections.

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It was backed by an annual budget of millions of dollars, employed hundreds of people and boasted several departments dedicated to specific projects, like search-engine optimization and graphics. Even those who have demanded Facebook do more acknowledged on Friday it could do only so much.

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If you missed it last week, Facebook announced big news for social entrepreneurs and community leaders at the Facebook Communities Summit in London on February 9th. The global tech giant revealed that it would invest $10 million to fund opportunities for community leaders, with some awards.

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