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2010-07-27 09:15:00

Social networking giant Facebook, long the target of criticism over their user protection and safety policies, have unveiled a new page devoted solely to the safety issue. The new Facebook Safety Page was announced by Joe Sullivan, the company's senior counsel, in a blog post on Monday. By the end of the day, the page had over 2 million "fans", according to the AFP. "Today, we launched a new Facebook Safety Page, where we'll regularly post dynamic content to complement the resources in the...

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2010-07-12 12:40:00

Facebook has partnered with the UK's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) to create a "panic button" application for the popular social networking hub, officials announced on Monday morning. The "panic button" will appear on a user's profile page when it is added or bookmarked, and is designed to allow users between the ages of 13 and 18 to notify Facebook officials if they encounter "suspicious or inappropriate behavior," according to a report by Reuters' Kylie MacLellan....