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Mobile Minutes: Nepal and Facebook; Nokia’s phone manufacturing; Social media and UK election; Location data

April 28, 2015

safety check 185Nepal earthquake: Facebook ‘Safety Check’ helps families locate loved ones
As Nepal grapples with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, a recently introduced application on Facebook may be helping some families and acquaintances breathe a sigh of relief.
Read more on NBC News

Nokia denies return to phone manufacturing
Finland’s Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones.
Read more on Reuters

How social media is defining the UK election
Now social media is being used like never before in a U.K. election, and only time will tell just how effective it was in the tightly-contested May 7 vote.
Read more on CNBC

Location is your most critical data, and everyone’s watching
Your location has become one of the best things about your phone, your smartwatch, and every other connected device you carry.
Read more on Wired

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