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Facebook Gives Priority to Friends in News Feed Change

This Friday, May 18, 2012, file photo shows Facebook's headquarters behind flowers in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook is stepping up its efforts to fight Ebola by adding a button designed to make it easier for its users to donate to charities battling the disease. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
This Friday, May 18, 2012, file photo shows Facebook’s headquarters behind flowers in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

 

(Computer World) – Over the next few weeks, Facebook users may see a dramatic difference in what they see in their News Feeds.

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it is changing the algorithm that handles what posts, photos and videos users are shown on their News Feeds.

It’s not all positive, however: Security issues and problems with some existing products leave room for

The change is, in large part, geared to giving users more information from their favorite friends.

The concern is that Facebook is deciding for users who those best friends are, which may be a problem for some users.

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