Facebook tells U.S. judge it takes terroristic threats seriously

File photo of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a town hall at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, CaliforniaBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawyers for Facebook Inc on Tuesday sought to assure a U.S. judge overseeing lawsuits by victims of militant attacks in the Middle East that it took a “zero tolerance” approach to any communications that may promote terrorist threats or activity. The comments came after U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn on Thursday accused Facebook's law firm of insulting the court by sending just a junior attorney to address him in lawsuits implicating violent attacks on Israelis. The judge on Tuesday apologized to the extent his comments may have sounded like criticism of the first-year associate, but said he was concerned about whether Facebook's lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis LLP were taking the matter seriously.

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eSports powerhouse Team Liquid picked up by new investor group

While 2016 has been a great year for eSports exposure — several championships have gotten screen time on ESPN networks — it's also been a great year for money. Not only is it estimated to grow to a $500 million industry this annum, but tr…

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Facebook is coming for your office next

Facebook has done a depressingly good job of getting an entire generation addicted to its platform. But your typical human spends eight hours a day at work: eight hours when they’re not supposed to be updating statuses, posting memes or sending stickers. Just think of the lost engagement. Some kind of “Facebook For Work” product has been rumored for years, but according to reports from The Information   and  TechCrunch , the Facebookpocalypse is nearly upon us. DON’T MISS:  You have to go download this iMessage app right now Facebook @ Work, as it’s called because who needs real words, sounds like an all-in-one company organization and communication tool. You get a “Work Feed” for exchanging ideas and collaborating, all of Facebook’s existing text and video calling tools, plus Events and Live features. It doesn’t sound radically different to the regular old consumer Facebook, but the assumption is that the company will have much better granular control over its employees’ networks, and the employees won’t have to use personal Facebook accounts (with all the associated privacy and distraction problems) for work. Of course, it probably won’t be free.  TechCrunch  reports that company will pay on a per-user basis, much like existing group collaboration tools like Yammer and Slack. Facebook @ Work will also tie in with existing corporate software services, so that your IT people don’t have a total fit. Moving into the enterprise software world is an appropriately boring move for Facebook, which is now old enough to start focusing on grown-up things like making money. But since Facebook has spent a decade cementing its reputation as the ultimate tool for procrastination, I can’t help but wonder if trying to become the next LinkedIn is a particularly smart move.

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BlackBerry’s next rumored Android phone, the DTEK60, passed through the FCC

BlackBerry’s next rumored Android phone, the DTEK60, passed through the FCCBlackBerry released its DTEK50 last month (pictured above) as a its second Android phone following the Priv. This might be true given that a new Android phone, the DTEK60, just passed through the FCC. BlackBerry reportedly leaked the phone’s specs on its own website earlier this week.

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FBI investigating potential hack of Democrat officials’ cells

Reuters reports that the FBI is actively investigating whether several high ranking Democrat officials' cellphones have been hacked. The Bureau believes that this attack, should it be confirmed, could be tied to the earlier DNC hacks and that of form…

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