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    Facebook to Expand Use of Safety Check

    It could’ve been a PR disaster. The tech giant launched Safety Check in 2011 for use during natural disasters, allowing residents in affected areas to check in and reassure loved ones. When the feature was activated for Parisians during Friday’s attacks — the first time it’s been used for a human disaster — many wondered why it hadn’t been available for the Beirut bombings a day earlier. “We care about all people equally,” Mark Zuckerberg said, vowing to enable the system in “as many of these situations as we can.”

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