Hashtag Trending: Facebook might lose 1m European users; Oculus co-founder leaving Facebook; Uninstalled apps can track you

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Facebook could lose as many as 1 million users in Europe, former Oculus co-founder leaving Facebook after internal shake-ups, and uninstalled apps can still track you.

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