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Facebook will pay you to let it spy on you

After coming under fire earlier this year for quietly paying users between the ages of 13 and 35 up to $20 a month in most cases for permission to install a “Facebo...

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Facebook Has Been Paying Contractors to Transcribe Users’ Facebook Messenger Voice Chats (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work. The work has rattled the contract employees, who are not told w...
05:17, 08/14/2019

Facebook Cites Mass Shooting Streamed Live on Facebook as Proof Platform Has 'Gotten Better' Questioned over Facebook’s efforts to stop the spread of false information in the aftermath of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, a senior Facebook official called to testify before the House Committee on Homeland Security on Wednesday said the company has...
10:34, 06/27/2019

Facebook’s Libra currency spawns a wave of fakes, including on Facebook itself The accounts purporting to sell or represent the not-yet-available digital currency could undermine efforts to inspire confidence and satisfy regulators scrutinizing Libra....
02:17, 07/23/2019

Facebook Co-Founder Makes a Hell of a Compelling Case for Breaking Up Facebook If you’ve ever argued that Facebook has become the Ma Bell or, worse, the Standard Oil of our generation, you’re going to love what Chris Hughes has to say. The Facebook co-founder just published a lengthy and extremely convincing argument for breaki...
18:00, 05/09/2019

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes reportedly working with FTC on Facebook breakup Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is reportedly in talks with the US government about breaking up the social networking company.       ...
18:00, 07/26/2019

Facebook warns about iPhone privacy change that could unsettle Facebook users The blog post appears to be a way to get out in front of software changes made by Apple and Google that could unsettle Facebook users given the company's poor reputation for privacy....
01:17, 09/10/2019

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues for a breakup of Facebook, but easier said than done Facebook could be a monopolist, but it's not a slam dunk the courts would see it that way. A Facebook breakup is interesting but the details are messy....
19:34, 05/09/2019

Calling all Facebook singles, you can now find a match with Facebook Dating Facebook Dating might be new to America, but it's a service that is already available in 19 other countries.       ...
20:34, 09/05/2019

Zuckerberg Promises 'the Future Is Private,' but Facebook Will Still Be Facebook To open the decade, Mark Zuckerberg defiantly announced that the age of privacy was over. Now, as we approach the decade’s end, the Facebook founder and CEO says he’s rebuilding the world’s biggest social network around privacy first.Read more......
03:00, 05/01/2019

Facebook wants to let you share your WhatsApp status to Facebook and Instagram What’s the first thing you can think of when you hear that Facebook is considering allowing WhatsApp users to share their status updates to Facebook, Instagram, and other apps? If you said “Cool,” that’s understandable —...
02:34, 06/28/2019

How Facebook Fought Fake News About Facebook Stormchaser is a tool was designed to track hoaxes and "memes" about Facebook on the social network and other company-owned services including WhatsApp....
07:34, 07/09/2019

Facebook’s co-founder: ‘It’s time to break up Facebook’ In an op-ed in the New York Times, Chris Hughes voiced concern about the threat of the social media giant’s unchecked power and that of founder Mark Zuckerberg....
01:00, 05/10/2019

Facebook Argues Against Breaking Up Facebook On Thursday, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes penned an editorial in the New York Times calling for the company to be broken up, its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp spun off, and future acquisitions banned for several years. Hughes argued that Fa...
04:00, 05/12/2019

Facebook Is Rebranding Instagram As ‘Instagram From Facebook’ in a Surprising and Controversial Move Facebook plans to attach its name to Instagram and WhatsApp, branding them “Instagram from Facebook” and “WhatsApp from Facebook.” The move is controversial because both of the apps were born outside of Facebook, have very dif...
18:51, 08/03/2019

Facebook Knows More About You Than the CIA Facebook hired Yael Eisenstat, a CIA veteran, to help it address election meddling. Now she's deeply worried about the company's sway over our lives....
17:51, 07/24/2019

Facebook Might Know When You Last Had Sex Some period tracking apps have been sending data to Facebook, BuzzFeed reports, including when you had sex, if you logged that using the apps. They also share other information you’ve logged, from detailed medical data to your mood to the fact that y...
07:52, 09/10/2019

Break up Facebook? Facebook co-founder calls for government intervention for social network, the talk of the week. Google announces new phones and speaker branding.        ...
02:34, 05/12/2019

Facebook wants your data so bad it'll pay you for it If you've been uncertain about whether Facebook is studying your every move, and what it knows about you, there's a new way to be sure – by telling Facebook everything, and getting some sweet, sweet cash in exchange.Facebook Study is...
17:34, 06/12/2019

Facebook Wants Your Blood Donating blood is a selfless act, and as with many altruistic behaviors, it’s not always easy to convince people to take a couple of hours out of their day to do it. Yet it is desperately required: every day, patients in the U.S. need about 30,...
10:00, 06/13/2019

|Facebook,Instagramhavingconnectivityissuesforsomeusers Facebook said its applications, including the main social-media service and Instagram photo-sharing app, were experiencing connectivity issues on Wednesday....
22:00, 07/03/2019

The Morning After: Facebook's new look Welcome back. Facebook's big annual event kicked off yesterday with a lengthy keynote and lots of talk of privacy, features to find your secret crush (no, really) and a new-look social network. F8 runs for a few more days, so expect more stories...
13:51, 05/01/2019

Facebook will ban ads that tell people in U.S. not to vote Facebook Inc will ban ads that discourage people from voting ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, according to its second annual Civil Rights Audit published on Sunday....
01:34, 07/01/2019

Here's Why Facebook's FTC Settlement Is a Joke After some rumor-milling and informed reportage attributable to anonymous sources, Facebook has finally made public the contours of its deal with the Federal Trade Commission to end a probe into its handling of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. From w...
04:51, 07/25/2019

Facebook Wants to Know Which Friends You Want to Fuck Remember back in ye olde days when you would poke that cute friend of yours on Facebook? Well, at its yearly F8 conference today, Facebook announced it’s bringing that weird fuck-y energy back to the platform with a new feature called Secret Crush. R...
22:51, 04/30/2019

Facebook, Google and others come together to set benchmarks for AI A consortium of 40 tech companies, including the likes of Facebook and Google, have come together to release a set of evaluation benchmarks for AI. By measuring AI products against these benchmarks, companies in the field will be able to identify opt...
17:00, 06/26/2019

How you can see which companies found you on Facebook Facebook's new ad-transparency features can give valuable context into how companies find you, but it’s not likely to stop a tracking industry.       ...
16:34, 07/13/2019

Is Facebook really the corporate monster everyone wants it to be? The ethics of Facebook, as a corporation, have come into question lately. Though criticisms of the platform have stretched back to its inception, the incident that inspired the most recent waves of ire seems to be the Cambridge Analytica data scandal...
08:51, 06/29/2019

How Fox News conquered Facebook The channel attracts an ageing, angry crowd on its page, resulting in a high number of reactions, comments and shares – and that’s good for TrumpDonald Trump’s backing from the Fox News channel is well-documented, and pretty much guaranteed. But as t...
10:53, 07/06/2019

Facebook is making changes to its mobile app Besides unveiling a new quicker and lighter Messenger app with end-to-end encryption, and new features for Instagram and WhatsApp, Facebook announced today some changes that are being made to its flagship app. The new focus of the Facebook app will b...
13:34, 05/02/2019

Facebook's local alerts will be available across the US Facebook's local government alerts could soon be an everyday reality for American users. The social network is expanding access to all eligible Pages in the US by the end of 2019, giving authorities across the country a way to spread urgent inf...
18:51, 08/27/2019

Everything Facebook announced at F8 2019 A comprehensive compendium of everything Facebook announced at its F8 2019 developer conference in San Jose, from Messenger to virtual reality.Read More...
16:51, 05/02/2019

Your Facebook App Looks Very Different Today. Here’s How to Use the New Design As Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference kicked off Tuesday, executives outlined a litany of changes coming to the company, new features on the way to its social network, and how it’s working to address privacy and security. But Faceb...
18:34, 05/01/2019

Facebook Knows a Lot About You. So Does Your Internet Provider. Internet-service providers are deciding whether to use data about their customers’ web-use habits to sell ads. AT&T taps into viewing data from TV set-top boxes....
12:17, 06/27/2019

Facebook and Instagram Can't Seem to Keep Their Shit Together Well, folks, Facebook and its “family of apps” has experienced yet another crash. A nice respite moving into the long holiday weekend if you ask me.Read more......
20:51, 07/03/2019

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went down (again) Facebook still can't avoid widespread outages, it seems. Numerous reports have surfaced of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp being unavailable to various degrees on the morning of August 4th. The failure doesn't appear to have been as dram...
20:51, 08/04/2019

A closer look at the redesigned Facebook app Out of all the announcements Facebook made at its F8 2019 developers conference, one of the most important was the redesign of its core smartphone app. The new application, which has been updated with what Facebook is calling the "FB5" version, is no...
05:34, 05/01/2019

Facebook announced a lot at F8: here's what's set to change In an age where a small number of tech giants own huge swathes of social media and digital services (Google, Apple, Facebook, and the like), even a single conference event from one such company can have wide repercussions for the way we consume media...
13:51, 05/01/2019

Facebook says it needs more regulation, not a breakup Facebook wasn't content offering a brief statement rejecting co-founder Chris Hughes' call to break up the social network. Global Affairs and Communications VP Nick Clegg has published an opinion piece in the New York Times criticizing Hug...
07:00, 05/12/2019

Facebook will offer more info on the ads you see There's a good chance some strange ads have popped up in your Facebook News Feed. Now, the company wants to give users more clarity about why they're seeing specific ads. In the past, users could click "Why am I seeing this ad?" But the ans...
12:34, 07/12/2019

Facebook will now stop following you around the web (sort of) Facebook has introduced a tool that lets you see which third-party websites and apps are sending it your browsing history, and stop them doing so in future.The feature, which is currently available in Ireland, Spain and South Korea, is found in the m...
17:34, 08/21/2019

Facebook tries a new look as Zuckerberg proclaims a new era Facebook Inc. rolled out a substantial redesign of its website and mobile app, as Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg seeks to address criticism of the social-media giant’s influence by nudging users toward different types of engagement and more private ...
16:00, 05/01/2019

Facebook Gets New Look as Zuckerberg Declares New Era A redesign of Facebook’s website and mobile app is geared partly toward steering users to participate in more group conversations as Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg addresses criticism of the company’s influence....
00:34, 05/01/2019

Facebook Gets a New Look: Less Blue, More Groups A redesign of Facebook’s website and mobile app is geared partly toward steering users to participate in more group conversations as the company strives to reduce abusive content and the scrutiny resulting from it....
21:51, 04/30/2019

Facebook Patents Shadowbanning Within the past 24 hours, Facebook was granted a patent for “Moderating content in an online forum,” which it first applied for in February of 2015. Unfortunately, the most accurate term to describe what it covers is shadowbanning. Read more......
00:00, 07/17/2019

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency Gets Big Backers Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week....
00:17, 06/14/2019

Takeaways from F8 and Facebook’s next phase Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Josh Constine and Frederic Lardinois discuss major announcements that came out of Facebo...
21:00, 05/02/2019

Facebook Live is now available in the Lite app Facebook Live is now available in the social network's Lite app, giving creators a way to reach new audiences that don't have access to pricier phones or strong mobile networks. That's just one of the things the company announced at th...
18:18, 09/16/2019

Facebook wants your actual blood Facebook isn’t happy just hoarding your data for its own good, so now it wants your actual blood. But it’s all for a good cause, as the site’s new Blood Donation notifications feature could help lives. Soon, Facebook users in severa...
02:17, 06/13/2019

FTC Fine Alone Won't Get Facebook Out of Crosshairs Facebook is moving closer to settling a privacy probe by its main U.S. regulator, but the large fine it has prepared to pay is unlikely to get the social-media giant out of the political hot seat in Washington....
01:34, 07/14/2019

New Facebook app will pay users for their data Facebook is launching a new app called Study which will pay users for their data following a series of scandals about the way the company acquires and handles users' data....
12:00, 06/12/2019

|Facebook’sZuckerbergbuildshiswifeaglowing‘sleepbox’ Mark Zuckerberg says he built a glowing wooden box to help his wife Priscilla sleep better through the night without having to check her phone to see if it’s time to look over their children....
05:34, 04/29/2019

Facebook's Libra Could Aid Law Enforcement Facebook executive David Marcus told Congress this month that the proposed cryptocurrency could be a valuable tool, partly because of the vast amounts of information that will be generated about its users....
11:51, 07/30/2019

Facebook dating is now available in the US. Here’s how it works Enlarge (credit: Facebook) Facebook has long been the place where everyone from college students to divorcées scope out their romantic interests. Now Facebook users in the United States can officially use the social network as a dating service—comp...
04:51, 09/08/2019

Why is Facebook doing robotics research? It’s a bit strange to hear that the world’s leading social network is pursuing research in robotics rather than, say, making search useful, but Facebook is a big organization with many competing priorities. And while these robots arenR...
17:51, 05/21/2019

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook's Upcoming Cryptocurrency In case you hadn’t heard, Facebook’s working on a cryptocurrency. There have been plenty of rumors floating around on the secretive project, codenamed Libra, for a while now, but this week we saw the floodgates open with reports of a likely official ...
03:00, 06/08/2019

Facebook Says It Is Under Antitrust Investigation by the FTC (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook says it is under antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The company made the announcement just hours after the agency slapped it with a record $5 billion fine and new oversight on its privacy practic...
00:17, 07/25/2019

Watch Facebook's F8 keynote at 1PM ET Facebook's annual F8 developer conference keynote is upon us at 1PM Eastern, and that means a lot of news whether or not you're a coder. This year, the company is not only outlining the future of social networking and technologies like VR ...
15:51, 04/30/2019

Facebook's Considering Ditching the Like Count Soon it may get harder to size yourself up while scrolling through your feed. At least, on Facebook that is. There are still plenty of other social media platforms out there to make you feel inadequate. Read more......
00:34, 09/03/2019

The FTC Wants More Privacy, Less Zuckerberg, at Facebook As part of a $5 billion settlement, Facebook agreed to potentially sweeping changes in how it manages privacy. But some doubt they'll alter the company's culture....
03:51, 07/25/2019

Facebook to Users: Get Fucked Facebook—a company that knows everything about you—is a dating platform now. Seemingly it’s deeply invested in getting you to fuck your friends! You can start screaming now, or in unison with me as I read through their announcement post. Read more......
20:34, 09/05/2019

Facebook gives first look at its promised overhaul Facebook Inc on Tuesday debuted an overhaul of its core social network and introduced new business-focused tools, the first concrete steps in its plan to refashion itself into a private messaging and e-commerce company....
19:51, 04/30/2019

Why Facebook Is Minting a Coin and How You Can Use It Facebook Inc. -- along with 27 partners -- is wading into the world of cryptocurrencies with Libra, a digital token that’s projected to be used in everything from commerce to money transfers. Here are the details:...
07:17, 06/19/2019

What is Libra? All you need to know about Facebook's new cryptocurrency Facebook claims it wants to reach people without access to a bank account, and that Libra is the best wayOn Tuesday, Facebook announced a digital currency called Libra that will roll out for use in 2020 and allow the platform’s billions of users acro...
17:00, 06/18/2019

SEC Weighs Whether to Regulate Facebook's Libra U.S. securities regulators are examining whether Facebook Inc.’s planned cryptocurrency should fall under their oversight, a development that could further complicate the project....
14:34, 07/13/2019

Facebook Libra scams already on the rise Ahead of the launch of Facebook Libra, a new investigation by The Washington Post has discovered a dozen accounts, pages and groups on both Facebook and Instagram that claim to be official hubs of the social networking giant's new cryptocurrency...
21:00, 07/23/2019

How To Delete Your Data From Facebook Forever Facebook has agreed to pay a record $5 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into privacy violations, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Wednesday. The company will also create an “independent privacy committee” to ensu...
00:51, 07/25/2019

Facebook now provides more info about targeted ads – and tools so you can opt out In March this year, Facebook released a tool called “Why am I seeing this?”, which allowed users to take a deeper look at the ads they were being shown and the reason they were being targeted.The service was created in response to the p...
13:00, 07/12/2019

Facebook is working on 'entirely new' apps and 'experiences' Today, Facebook announced a New Product Experimentation (NPE) Team that will be responsible for developing new apps. The goal is to give people "entirely new experiences for building community" and to do so outside of Facebook's existing platfor...
21:51, 07/09/2019

Facebook getting serious about cryptocurrency as new business model Facebook could integrate cryptocurrency payments into its social network, rewarding users with micropayments for viewing advertisements or allowing people to send payments through messaging apps....
17:34, 05/03/2019

Facebook Agrees to Pay $5 Billion in FTC Settlement Facebook agreed to pay a record $5 billion fine and better police its data-privacy practices to settle a long-running federal investigation that has damaged the company’s standing with consumers and clouded its future....
15:34, 07/24/2019

Report: Facebook considering its own bitcoin for payments SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans a cryptocurrency-based payment system that it could launch for billions of users worldwide. The system would use a digital coin similar to bitcoin, but different in that Faceboo...
04:00, 05/03/2019

Apple co-founder thinks you should get off Facebook Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has some advice for most Facebook users: Delete your account. The millionaire, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, recently said that a lack of privacy is his main concern regarding the Menlo Park, Calif., company and...
22:17, 07/09/2019

Facebook and CMU's poker AI beat five pros at once Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University have built another artificial intelligence bot that beat some top poker pros. While AI bots have been to best professional players in one-on-one competition, Facebook claims it's the first time a bot has b...
12:34, 07/12/2019

Facebook considering its own bitcoin for payments, report says Facebook's system would use a digital coin like bitcoin but would aim to keep the coin's value stable, averting crypto's wild fluctuations.        ...
15:34, 05/03/2019

Facebook lifts some restrictions on blockchain ads Facebook is further loosening its limitations on blockchain ads... if only somewhat. As of May 8th, the social network will no longer require pre-approval for ads tied to blockchain tech, news, education or events linked to cryptocurrency. While ma...
02:17, 05/09/2019

FTC approves roughly $5 bln Facebook settlement - WSJ The United States Federal Trade Commission voted this week to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc over a long-running investigation into the company's privacy missteps, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday....
22:17, 07/12/2019

|Facebook’sbigLibralaunch'onlyfannedtheflames'forcritics Congress holding hearings on Facebook’s plan for a possible digital coin suggests that the high-profile debut for Libra was likely a public relations effort gone bad....
21:17, 07/15/2019

Facebook's VR Dream May Never Take Off, Oculus Co-Founder Says Oculus may not be profitable as Facebook is struggling to bring VR to the mainstream consumer market, says Jack McCauley, one of the co-founders of Oculus....
21:00, 07/15/2019

US regulators under scrutiny as they look to punish Facebook WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged user-privacy violations. Eyes are on the Federal Trade Commission as it also considers a rare ...
11:17, 05/08/2019

Facebook Dodged a Bullet From the F.T.C. It Faces Many More. The social network may have escaped restrictions and financial bruising with the F.T.C.’s settlement, but its pain is just beginning around the world....
18:51, 07/13/2019

U.S. SEC chief says he has not met with Facebook since Libra announcement A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project....
22:17, 07/16/2019

U.S. SEC chief says he has not discussed Libra with Facebook A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project....
21:34, 07/16/2019

Why (Almost) Everybody Hates Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra Facebook Inc. says its mission is to “bring the world closer together.” Its plans to launch a digital currency called Libra have succeeded in uniting central bankers and financial regulators from around the globe, along with U.S. President Donald Tru...
10:51, 07/16/2019

Is Facebook Launching a TikTok Competitor? With Facebook roping in former Google employee Jason Toff for a key portfolio, speculation is rife about the social networking giant preparing the launch of a serious competitor to the TikTok....
09:00, 07/17/2019

Facebook Now Shows You Where Advertisers Get Your Data—Here's How to See It The next time you see Facebook ads for, say, erectile dysfunction pills or egg freezing, you can check to see why you were targeted by those brands and where the companies got your data.Read more......
22:51, 07/12/2019

Facebook and Google can see what porn you’re watching Web masterminds can see what helps you masturbate. Facebook, Google and Oracle cloud are secretly tracking the porn you watch, according to a new joint study from Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers investigate...
21:17, 07/18/2019

As the controversy mounts, Facebook still seems to click The social media giant is set to unveil its second-best results this week, despite a privacy ruling and fears over LibraFacebook is expected to report its second most profitable quarter ever on Wednesday, even in the wake of a $5bn (£4bn) fine and an...
08:51, 07/21/2019

Is Facebook doing enough to combat fake news? The social media giant has stepped up efforts at combating disinformation on its platform that could manipulate the outcome of the European Parliament elections. But is it doing enough?...
20:51, 05/05/2019

WSJ: Facebook reaches $5 billion FTC settlement The inevitable has happened for Facebook. After weeks of reports that the company was working to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its privacy practices, the two parties have finally come to an agreement. The Wall Street Journal rep...
22:34, 07/12/2019

UK MP on Libra: Facebook’s almost trying to turn itself into its own country Facebook‘s ‘cryptocurrency‘ Libra is ruffling feathers among UK politicians amid concerns that the technology giant’s entry into the world of finance would give it too much power. Similarly to their US counterparts, which questioned Facebook‘s blockc...
17:00, 07/22/2019

Facebook is already awash with fraudulent ads about its own cryptocurrency Facebook revealed its cryptocurrency plans just a month ago, and already it's the subject of a wave of fraudulent ads. As The Washington Post reports, around a dozen fake accounts, pages and groups have appeared on Facebook and Instagram, presen...
19:00, 07/23/2019

F.T.C. Wants to Punish Facebook, but the Divided Agency May Go Only So Far The chairman appears to have the votes to approve a settlement with a big fine. One of the biggest issues has been whether to hold Mark Zuckerberg liable for future violations....
18:00, 05/04/2019

Facebook set for grilling on Libra cryptocurrency Facebook is set to face further scrutiny on its ambitions to launch a cryptocurrency after "very serious concerns" were raised by senior US government members.The company is set to be questioned by the US Senate Banking Committee over its Libra crypt...
18:34, 07/16/2019

Facebook is ripe for exploitation - again - in 2020 Facebook claims to have cleaned up its act. But the platform remains vulnerable to the same sorts of divisive propagandaWe won’t need Russia in 2020. We will hijack our democracy ourselves. And Facebook is sure to be a major factor in that hijacking ...
09:34, 07/09/2019

Facebook Ditches Commissions, Not Dollars Facebook is finally getting smart about public relations by making important-sounding changes to its business that do virtually nothing to affect its bottom line....
16:34, 05/28/2019

Facebook tries another pay-for-data market research app Facebook is launching a new market research app to gather data from users' phones. The company wants to know which apps users have installed, the amount of time they spend on those apps and users' device and network types. In exchange, user...
21:00, 06/11/2019

Facebook to pay users to monitor their cellphone use Facebook announced Tuesday it's launching a new optional program to pay users if they allow the social media company to monitor how they use their cellphone....
22:17, 06/11/2019

Facebook launches app that will pay users for their data New app comes months after Apple cracked down on Facebook for similar apps that paid users for extensive data on phone usageA new Facebook app will allow users to sell the company data on how they use competitors’ apps.Facebook announced Tuesday that...
04:00, 06/12/2019

Facebook CEO may have known of questionable privacy practices: WSJ Facebook Inc emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's involvement in discussions about its much criticized privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter....
20:34, 06/12/2019

Facebook to create 500 new UK tech jobs Facebook is expanding its presence in the UK with a new engineering center and the social network has announced that it will create 500 new tech jobs in London by the end of 2019.Of these new jobs, 100 will be dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI...
23:00, 06/12/2019

Here’s why your Facebook groups went secret overnight Over the last day, you may have noticed that several of your Facebook groups have switched their settings to “Secret,” for no apparent reason. That may have been to avoid the attentions of a particular virulent group inserting itself into other commu...
07:00, 05/17/2019

How to Sign Up as a Blood Donor With Facebook When hospitals are running low on blood, there’s no way to just order more—blood banks have to get the word out to volunteers like you and me who might want to donate. Facebook is now rolling out a blood donation feature to several US cities that can...
22:34, 06/13/2019

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency, Libra, Gets Big Backers Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week....
06:17, 06/14/2019

Facebook brings ticketing for events The social network looks to make it easier for small businesses and creators to organize events and get people to show up, via tickets.        ...
15:34, 05/16/2019

Facebook To Cut Off Huawei To Comply With US Sanctions Facebook said Friday it would cut off Huawei from its popular social networking apps to comply with US sanctions, further isolating the Chinese tech giant considered a national security threat by......
06:00, 06/08/2019

ProBeat: YouTube is no better than Facebook or Twitter YouTube is not a social network, but when it comes to its rules and recommendation algorithms, the Google company is just like Facebook and Twitter.Read More...
04:51, 06/08/2019

Facebook could announce its own cryptocurrency next month Public interest in cryptocurrency could be set for a rebound as social media giant Facebook is planning to announce its own digital coin later this month according to a new report from The Information.Last year, the company appointed former PayPal ex...
00:51, 06/07/2019

Go chat yourself with Facebook’s new Portal companion app Ignoring calls that it’s creepy, Facebook is forging onward with its Portal smart display. Today Facebook quietly launched iOS and Android Portal apps that let owners show off photos on the screen without sharing them to the social network, an...
08:34, 05/29/2019

Facebook’s Notifications Are Out of Control. Here’s How to Tame Them. Facebook already has you hooked, but now it wants to keep you engaged with dozens of notifications each day. Here’s how to get a little peace and quiet....
17:17, 05/31/2019

U.S. judge waves through D.C. case against Facebook A U.S. judge on Friday denied Facebook Inc.'s request to dismiss a lawsuit by the Washington, D.C. attorney general over the social media giant's improper sharing of 87 million users' data with British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica....
08:51, 06/01/2019

Facebook and Twitter are growing into the mainstream The row over a fake Nancy Pelosi video shows platforms are no longer disruptors, but incumbents, gatekeepers and publishersIn the first three months of 2019, Facebook removed about 2bn fake accounts from its servers. This is roughly equivalent to all...
16:00, 06/02/2019

FTC Gets Jurisdiction for Possible Facebook Antitrust Probe The Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into Facebook under an arrangement that gives the Justice Department chief oversight of Alphabet’s Google, as the U.S. government gears up for scrutiny of the country’s major tech com...
19:00, 06/03/2019

FTC wins right for competition probe at Facebook: WSJ The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has secured the right to examine how Facebook Inc's practices affect its digital competition, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday....
20:51, 06/03/2019

When Police Officers Vent on Facebook Emily Baker-White’s systemic look at officers on social media found thousands of racist, Islamophobic or otherwise offensive posts. Here’s how (and why) she did it....
00:00, 06/04/2019

Use 'View As' to See What You're Sharing Publicly on Facebook It’s back—sort-of. Facebook has officially resurrected its “View As” feature, a way to see what your profile looks like for people-who-aren’t-you. It’s a great privacy tool with some new, annoying limitations....
20:34, 05/21/2019

Facebook's cryptocurrency may debut this month Facebook's long-rumored cryptocurrency may be on the cusp of launching, and with a few twists to boot. The Information sources say the digital money is expected to premiere later in June. The social network is reportedly planning a big push th...
01:51, 06/06/2019

Facebook to launch cryptocurrency for FB users Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency for its 2 billion-plus users worldwide. The currency, called Libra, could drive more e-commerce and boost ads on its platforms, but also raise privacy concerns. (June 18) &...
23:51, 06/18/2019

The Morning After: Facebook is launching its own cryptocurrency Happy Wednesday to you. If you're a Firefox user, update your browser. We'll wait. If you're into crypto, read up on Facebook's own take on digital currency (and explain it to me if you could). If you're into Quidditch and hi...
14:51, 06/19/2019

Facebook's New Libra Coin: How Does It Work, and Should You Buy It? On Tuesday Facebook announced Libra, a cryptocurrency that it will launch (along with 27 other partners) in 2020. A little like Bitcoin and a little like PayPal, Libra will be a new digital currency, one available to people without bank accounts or c...
16:34, 06/19/2019

Chris Hughes was almost right about breaking up Facebook So on my Thursday morning commute, when I was finished reading The Post, I opened to the op-ed page in the New York Times that a friend pointed out to me. Boy, one piece sure sounded similar to something I wrote last November. It was the one by Chris...
10:17, 05/12/2019

Here’s how to delete or deactivate your Facebook account Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Social platforms like Facebook walk a fine line between being handy and consuming your whole life. Whether your ...
13:51, 06/25/2019

Facebook to ban ads dissuading Americans from voting Facebook issued an update on its Civil Rights Audit today and notes that the platform now bans messages that praise, support or represent white nationalism and white separatism. The report adds that Facebook posts should be banned even if those exact...
04:51, 07/01/2019

It's not you, it's Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp; all four are currently down Having trouble using Facebook, Facebook Messenger Instagram or WhatsApp this morning? That's no surprise to those who view DownDetector on a regular basis. The site shows that all four Facebook-owned apps are currently experiencing issues. The outage...
19:17, 07/03/2019

Break Up Facebook, Says Company's Co-Founder One of the co-founders of Facebook called on Thursday for the social media behemoth to be broken up, warning that the company's head, Mark Zuckerberg, had become far too powerful....
23:51, 05/09/2019

EXPLAINER-What would it take for U.S. regulators to break up Facebook? Facebook Inc co-founder and Mark Zuckerberg's former college roommate Chris Hughes urged U.S. regulators to break up the social media company in a New York Times opinion piece on Thursday....
22:17, 05/09/2019

Facebook relaxes blockchain ad rules A year after banning all blockchain-related ads, Facebook has decided to relax its rules and allow ads for “blockchain technology, industry news, education or events related to cryptocurrency” without the need for pre-approval by the so...
21:34, 05/09/2019

Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra has nothing to do with Bitcoin Facebook's Libra is not a cryptocurrency and won't offer the kinds of protections that Bitcoin does. It's a way for Facebook to track what you buy.Read More...
02:00, 07/05/2019

Explainer: What would it take for U.S. regulators to break up Facebook? Facebook Inc co-founder and Mark Zuckerberg's former college roommate Chris Hughes urged U.S. regulators to break up the social media company in a New York Times opinion piece on Thursday....
20:34, 05/09/2019

Kamala Harris Says 'We Have to Seriously Take a Look At' Breaking Up Facebook California Senator Kamala Harris, one of the (innumerable) Democrats eyeing the White House in a 2020 presidential bid, has joined Massachusetts senator and fellow candidate Elizabeth Warren in calling for antitrust authorities to look at a possible ...
01:00, 05/13/2019

Is Facebook listening to me? Why those ads appear after you talk about things Facebook denies it monitors your conversations to serve you ads on your News Feed. So what does it really do? And why are there so many coincidences?       ...
11:51, 06/27/2019

Senators Want Facebook to Put a Price on Your Data. Is That Possible? A bill introduced by senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley would require big tech companies to disclose the data they collect and value it for each user....
18:34, 06/26/2019

Facebook Restricts Live Streaming Facebook will stop users who have recently posted terrorist propaganda from broadcasting live video, the most concrete response to pressure after the feature was used in the deadly New Zealand mosque attack....
14:17, 05/15/2019

Libras unhappy with name for new Facebook cryptocurrency Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency won't be seen until next year, but an unusual chorus of criticism is already being heard -- specifically, from persons born between Sept. 23 and Oct. 23....
00:17, 06/20/2019

Facebook's Libra Needs Scrutiny, BOE's Carney Says Facebook’s Libra project should be carefully vetted by regulators, Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney is expected to say Thursday, offering an early insight into how the U.K. central bank will approach the new cryptocurrency....
07:51, 06/21/2019

Facebook Still Working On the Whole Genocide Thing In a blog post yesterday evening, social media giant Facebook announced several changes meant to mitigate the effects of misinformation and hate speech causing real-world violence, including the formation of a Strategic Response team meant to stop a ...
20:17, 06/21/2019

|Facebook'sLibracryptocoin:5thingsweknow,and5wedon't Facebook unveiled plans for a new cryptocurrency called Libra this week. After a week of analysis, here’s what Bloomberg reporters and editors know about Libra, along with key unknowns that remain....
09:34, 06/23/2019

Big bad Libra: Do we really need (or want) Facebook to reinvent money? Facebook's cryptocurrency scheme will undoubtedly generate value and a following. But if the hairs on the back of your neck start to raise up, you're not alone....
19:51, 06/24/2019

Facebook's lawsuit against an app developer is quite ironic Kettle, meet pot. Or perhaps we should say, man bites dog. Either way, it symbolizes news announced on Friday by Facebook (via Ars Technica). The company, which faces an FTC fine of $3 billion to $5 billion for allegedly using members' personal data ...
10:17, 05/14/2019

Facebook's Pricey Ad Spend May Not Impress Facebook plans to spend big to revamp its image with users. But while the social media giant has made its fortune selling other companies’ ads, its own brand investments may not pay off....
13:34, 06/25/2019

Joe Biden says he’s open to breaking up Facebook HAMPTON, N.H. — Joe Biden said he would be open to breaking up Facebook, a sign of the deep skepticism among many Democratic presidential contenders about the power of massive technology firms. In an interview on Monday with The Associated Press, the...
00:34, 05/14/2019

Facebook co-founder says web giant should be broken up Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has declared Mark Zuckerberg's "power is unprecedented and un-American" and has called for the social media giant to be broken up....
20:00, 05/09/2019

Knives being sold via Facebook without any age check Recent UK law bans online sellers sending knives to homes unless buyer verified as 18+Knives can be purchased on Facebook Marketplace without age verification despite a recent law requiring checks, the Guardian can reveal. In May, the UK government m...
23:00, 08/09/2019

|YouTube,Facebook,InstagramandonTV-here'showyoucanwatchtheMissSApageanttonight If you're not one of the lucky few to watch the show live at the Sun Arena in Pretoria there's no need to stress, you can still catch the competition on the go or from the comfort of your own home....
07:00, 08/10/2019

The Winklevoss twins may work with Facebook again Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have long been known for their legal battle with Mark Zuckerberg over who invented Facebook. That was over a decade ago. Today they have made names for themselves as entrepreneurs in cryptocurrency with a company called G...
03:51, 08/20/2019

Facebook will use humans to curate its News Tab When Facebook trots out its News Tab, it won't just rely on algorithms to decide what you see. The social network has revealed that a "small team of journalists" (yes, real humans) will help curate the dedicated section, with job listings going...
18:01, 08/20/2019

UPDATE 1-Facebook gives first look at its promised overhaul Facebook Inc on Tuesday debuted an overhaul of its core social network and introduced new business-focused tools, the first concrete steps in its plan to refashion itself into a private messaging and e-commerce company....
20:17, 04/30/2019

Facebook Is Getting Its Biggest Redesign in Years. Here’s What to Know (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. unveiled updates to the Groups feature of its main social network, doubling down on a successful but controversial part of the big blue app — and another sign that Facebook is moving toward more private, intima...
21:17, 04/30/2019

Here's how Facebook is changing completely in 2019 After a brutal 2018, Mark Zuckerberg has big plans for the Facebook platform in 2019. Facebook is being redesigned with a focus on community and privacy.Zuckerberg made the announcements during Facebook's F8 event that was held today near the co...
21:51, 04/30/2019

These apps might have told Facebook about the last time you had sex A new report finds that some period-tracking apps, including Maya and MIA Fem, shared intimate information with the social media site. In some cases, that data included when the user reported last having sex....
14:34, 09/10/2019

Facebook just launched its Dating service Facebook Dating is finally here. The social network launched the feature today in the US and 19 other countries, after announcing it last year at its F8 developer conference. The feature will be available to users above the age of 18 and, for those e...
18:01, 09/05/2019

These apps may have told Facebook about the last time you had sex A new report found that some period-tracking apps shared intimate information with Facebook. In some cases, that data included when the user reported last having sex....
14:34, 09/10/2019

Maybe Don't Let Facebook Track Your Location in iOS 13 and Android 10 With the arrival of iOS 13 and Android 10, Facebook is preemptively warning users that location settings are about to change and it’s surely just trying to help you out.Read more......
01:34, 09/11/2019

MPs write to Facebook over contradictory evidence MPs have written to Facebook after a legal filing by the US government suggested the company may have misled parliament about the Cambridge Analytica scandal....
20:17, 08/01/2019

France: We can't allow Facebook's Libra in Europe Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency cannot be allowed to operate in Europe while concerns persist about sovereignty, systemic financial risks and the risk of abuses by a dominant market player, France's finance minister said on Thursday....
19:34, 09/12/2019

Facebook and Google antitrust investigations: all you need to know State attorneys general are opening the latest inquiries into the companies’ practices as government scrutiny growsAttorneys general in a number of US states are opening antitrust investigations into Facebook, New York’s attorney general, Letitia Jam...
10:18, 09/07/2019

U.S. FTC probes Facebook's acquisition practices - WSJ The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Facebook Inc acquisitions were aimed at buying up potential rivals before they could become a threat to the social media company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people f...
14:17, 08/02/2019

Facebook plans to put its name on Instagram, WhatsApp As antitrust scrutiny on Big Tech intensifies, one adjustment on the way from Facebook appears to be.... rebranding. The Information reports that employees have been notified the company will add its name to Instagram and WhatsApp. The popular servic...
02:17, 08/03/2019

Facebook Did the Sneaky Listening Thing, Too Facebook has paid hundreds of contractors around the world to transcribe some of its users Messenger messages, according to a new Bloomberg report. The social network stopped doing the transcriptions a week ago, following public outrage after journal...
03:51, 08/14/2019

Here’s what Facebook announced at its F8 developer keynote As Facebook continues to weather a string of legal battles and harsh criticism for its never-ending privacy disasters and a generally lackadaisical attitude towards consumer data, the social networking site kicked off its annual F8 annual developer c...
20:51, 05/01/2019

How to Stop Facebook From Identifying Your Face If you’ve been on Facebook lately, you might have noticed a new notification in your feed explaining how the company uses its facial recognition technology and manages the accompanying data. As part of this, Facebook has rebranded the setting you’ll ...
09:34, 09/06/2019

Nab yourself a nice Russian bot with Facebook Dating After destabilizing entire nations, radicalizing the elderly, and alienating no shortage of once-happy families, Facebook’s getting into the dating game. As The Verge reports, the feature, which you’ll find as a new tab within the mobile app, launche...
11:34, 09/06/2019

Facebook's Antitrust Problems Just Got Worse New York Attorney General Letitia James launched a multi-state antitrust investigation into Facebook on Friday, applying a new layer of pesky regulatory scrutiny to the scandal-ridden social network.Read more......
18:51, 09/06/2019

Facebook wants to combat deepfakes by making its own With algorithmically-generated fabricated videos, otherwise called deepfakes, on the rise, Facebook is teaming up with Microsoft and seven academic institutions in the US for a Deepfake Detection Challenge. The contest — meant to develop technology f...
18:51, 09/06/2019

Facebook's Future As a Digital Graveyard It’s not a wild notion for Facebook adoption to dramatically slow down over time. And while a certain board member may be hellbent on cheating death, our own mortality is even more inevitable than Facebook’s decline. Researchers are now looking at th...
21:34, 04/29/2019

Facebook Rolls Out Dating Feature in U.S. Facebook is bringing its dating service to the U.S. after launching it in roughly 20 countries since last year. The matchmaking service is expected to compete with established online-dating platforms such as Tinder, OkCupid and Match.com....
01:34, 09/06/2019

Facebook still flooded with fake reviews, says Which? Users exposed to unsafe products bolstered by misleading reviews, says studyFacebook has been accused of failing to stop the sale of fake reviews through its website, more than a month after it was told to crack down on the issue by a UK regulator.An...
10:17, 08/06/2019

Facebook Plans to Add Its Name to Instagram, WhatsApp Facebook started adding its name to some screens on its Instagram photo-sharing platform this week, one of the first links it has given users to its ownership of the popular platform....
23:51, 08/03/2019

Get Information on Facebook Advertisers With These Tools We hear a lot about the problem of Facebook ads—whether it’s about user information being tracked for targeted ads, or fishy groups using ads to spread misinformation. Just look at the effects on our political landscape: we have voters and politician...
20:17, 04/29/2019

Facebook confirms 'news tab' being launched in US Facebook has confirmed it will be launching a "news tab" in the US following reports it has begun to contact media companies to license their stories, but the company remains a competitor to most of them....
19:34, 08/09/2019

Facebook Messenger is getting end-to-end encryption and a desktop app Facebook Messenger is getting a number of long- and oft-requested features, the company unveiled in a (now-removed) blog post ahead of its annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, California. Facebook claims that 2019 will be a "transition year" f...
13:34, 05/02/2019

Facebook is changing the name of Instagram and WhatsApp Facebook confirmed that it's changing the name of its two most popular apps, Instagram and WhatsApp, to better disclose its ownership of the apps. Soon, Instagram will be known as “Instagram from Facebook” while WhatsApp will becom...
03:51, 08/03/2019

Patel warns Facebook about end-to-end encryption New Home Secretary Priti Patel has reignited a debate about privacy and the government's ability to surveil communications as she criticised Facebook's plans to use end-to-end encryption....
20:51, 07/31/2019

Regulators Around the World Are Circling Facebook Facebook revealed that it expected a record fine from the F.T.C. That could be one of many moves against the company by governments on four continents....
19:00, 04/28/2019

All the important stuff from Facebook’s F8 keynote Facebook hosted the opening keynote for its annual developer's conference today and announced several updates to its main social network as well as Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger. Privacy seems to be the name of the game this year, as Faceboo...
05:34, 05/01/2019

Facebook defends tracking your every move — even if the app isn't on New software updates from Apple and Google alert users to when they're being tracked by apps. Facebook takes to a blog post to explain its reasoning.       ...
09:00, 09/17/2019

Facebook's Libra will be disruptive, says ECB's Coeure Digital currencies such as Facebook's Libra will disrupt the financial system, either by forcing central banks to innovate or by grabbing a global role that could challenge the dominance of the dollar, ECB board member Benoit Coeure said on Tuesday....
08:51, 09/18/2019

Facebook’s New Privacy Feature Comes With a Loophole "Off-Facebook Activity" will give users more control over their data, but Facebook needs up to 48 hours to aggregate your information into a format it can share with advertisers....
03:34, 08/21/2019

How Facebook can win the global currency battle Regulators, politicians, competition authorities and central bankers have all been outlining objections to the Libra project from the first day Facebook announced plans to let its 2.4 billion users exchange payments in a new virtual currency. Don’t b...
23:51, 08/29/2019

How the Facebook-FTC Agreement Will Affect You and Your Data The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) have been taking Facebook to task regarding its recent privacy blunders, including the company’s failure to comply with a 2012 FTC ruling over how Facebook handles its users’ data....
23:34, 07/25/2019

Facebook Portal will be available outside the US this fall (updated) Facebook's Portal video chat devices are about to become much easier to find, not to mention more useful. The company has announced that it will make both Portal and Portal+ available outside of the US, starting with Canada this June and followi...
22:17, 04/30/2019

How to control and limit the ads Facebook shows you It's not possible to turn off Facebook ads entirely, but if you want to keep Facebook from being creepy, customizing Facebook ad preferences might be for you....
01:17, 07/28/2019

Support for a deal can be won or lost on Facebook The narrative on many union issues is now shaped on Facebook and Twitter, where dissident views can snowball into rejection of the labor agreements that negotiators have been working to reach....
09:34, 09/16/2019

Facebook Adding Its Name to Instagram, WhatsApp Facebook is attaching its name to Instagram and WhatsApp in a rebranding decision aimed at further unifying the company’s apps that had been cultivated as separate consumer services....
05:51, 08/03/2019

Facebook will let users see what companies track you Facebook plans to roll out a feature to allow users to see what companies track them — and to control which of that data gets shared with Facebook. More than a year after the plan was first announced by Mark Zuckerberg at the F8 developer conference ...
23:00, 08/20/2019

Facebook not worried about $5 billion FTC fine Facebook’s eye-popping $5 billion FTC fine may have set a record, but it’s a drop in the bucket for owner Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg, who has a net worth of $79.8 billion according to Bloomberg, could pay the fine out-of-pocket and still remain comf...
07:51, 07/25/2019

Facebook Said It Aced Brazil Elections. But There Were Doubts. An internal analysis showed that Facebook fell short in its battle against suspicious behavior and misinformation on its site in the run-up to Brazil’s presidential election last year....
12:51, 08/30/2019

Facebook is considering hiding 'Like' counts as part of new test Facebook-owned Instagram made waves earlier this year when it began a test that removed 'Like' counts on users posts — after all, what good is social media for if it doesn't stroke your ego? According to a recent leak, though, th...
23:34, 09/02/2019

Facebook announces plan to create its own currency SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoi...
16:17, 06/18/2019

Facebook takes aim at e-commerce with Libra cryptocurrency Facebook plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra next year as part of its wider efforts to expand beyond social networking into e-commerce and global payments....
18:00, 06/18/2019

France says G7 focused on containing risks of Facebook's Libra Group of Seven finance ministers meeting in France this week will make it one of their priorities to contain the risks posed by new currencies such as Facebook's Libra, the meeting's host, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, said....
11:51, 07/17/2019

Facebook Fires Back at Apple's Cook A senior Facebook executive, Nick Clegg, took a veiled shot at Apple, continuing the sniping between the tech giants as their business models are under increasing scrutiny from global regulators....
12:17, 06/25/2019

Facebook teams up with Microsoft and MIT to fight deepfakes With deepfakes expected to pose a major challenge in the upcoming 2020 election and beyond, Facebook detailed one way in which it plans to take on the problem. As part of a new partnership that involves, among others, Microsoft, MIT and the Universit...
22:34, 09/05/2019

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is launching a new digital currency to make e-commerce accessible to more people around the world. The social media giant is announcing Libra, a cryptocurrency it is creating with more than two dozen partners including U...
13:00, 06/18/2019

Regulators Have Doubts About Facebook Cryptocurrency. So Do Its Partners. The social media company said it had signed 27 partners to its Libra project. But executives at some of those companies said they were approaching it warily....
06:34, 06/26/2019

Facebook admits red dot notifications are annoying, may soon let you disable them Facebook is rumored to be working on reducing the number of red dot notifications in the Facebook mobile app. The company is testing tools that allow users to customize what types of in-app notifications they see – i.e. for the Watch, Profile, and Gr...
14:34, 06/26/2019

Ecuador frees man wanted in US over Facebook scheme QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador has released a New York man and turned down an extradition request from the United States, where he was arrested after falsely claiming he was owed half-ownership of Facebook. A lawyer for Paul Ceglia on Tuesday tweeted ...
23:51, 06/11/2019

Facebook's cryptocurrency plan is taking shape The world's biggest social network has indicated that it wants to move into the payments industry by launching its own cryptocurrency next year. DW looks at what's behind Facebook's not-so-cryptic plan....
15:00, 06/18/2019

Alphabet is worth 50% more if broken up, but not Facebook, analyst says Given growth deceleration in FAANG stocks and heightened regulatory scrutiny on big technology companies, Alphabet is better positioned than Facebook, Needham said Monday....
00:17, 06/18/2019

Facebook might soon let you turn off those nagging red notification dots It's one of Facebook's techniques for grabbing your attention and keeping you glued to its mobile app – red notification alerts that appear over the Friends, Groups and Marketplace tabs. They can be deeply annoying, especially when t...
13:17, 06/26/2019

Facebook can now alert users of active shooters Facebook is rolling out a new tool to help alert you and your neighbors of unsafe conditions like active shooters in your area.       ...
20:17, 08/27/2019

Facebook May Let You Turn Off Pesky Notification Dots Facebook is testing a toggle to turn off the red-coloured in-app notification dots on its home screen which until now had to be manually checked to get ridden off....
12:51, 06/26/2019

Facebook 'testing new messaging app' with automatic updates Facebook is developing a new messaging app that will allow users to constantly share on-the-fly details such as location, speed and battery life with friends, according to a report....
18:17, 08/27/2019

The Latest: Facebook plans its own crypto currency NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook’s new digital currency. (all times local): ___ 8:40 a.m. Facebook is unveiling plans to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce on its services...
15:34, 06/18/2019

Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency in Bid to Reshape Finance Facebook formally announced plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, promising a secure blockchain-based payment system backed by hard assets and designed for mainstream users....
20:51, 06/18/2019

Facebook returns to center of British politics Boris Johnson's most senior adviser played a key role in the Brexit referendum, campaigning for Vote Leave. With a general election looming, are Dominic Cummings' notorious digital tactics making a comeback?...
20:00, 09/03/2019

Bank of England welcomes Facebook currency Mark Carney has issued an unexpectedly warm welcome to Facebook’s new global currency, saying tech companies and non-banks could soon be given access to the Bank of England’s balance sheet, according them the same privileges as the big ba...
19:00, 06/20/2019

Facebook COO: 'We Understand' Concerns About Big Tech Companies Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said that the social-media company failed to anticipate foreign interference aimed at disrupting the 2016 U.S. presidential election....
18:34, 06/19/2019

Facebook to test removing the ‘like’ counter from posts Facebook is finally testing a much-needed change to its social network – hiding Like counts on posts. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong posted this development with screenshots on Twitter. Wong’s post suggests the social network is testing this featur...
20:34, 09/03/2019

Facebook's Crypto Plan Borrows From China The Chinese precedents suggest the social-media giant needs to focus less on crypto engineering and more on improving the use case for its new currency....
18:34, 06/19/2019

How Your Facebook Posts Might Reveal Your Medical Status Researchers were able to correctly guess some people’s medical conditions by analyzing their Facebook posts, according to a new study. The people involved had consented to the research, and the results are private, but let this be a warning: You’re p...
20:51, 06/19/2019

Facebook co-founder warns against Libra cryptocurrency Chris Hughes says firms involved such as Paypal and Mastercard will wield too much powerOne of Facebook’s co-founders has warned the social network’s plans for a digital currency called Libra could allow corporations involved in the scheme to wield p...
18:00, 06/21/2019

Facebook stops scanning faces by default Facebook is directly tackling complaints about its facial recognition practices for photo tagging. It's expanding access to its Face Recognition privacy setting (introduced in 2017) to all users, and will stop scanning faces by default. Those ...
13:00, 09/04/2019

Facebook's Libra falls into "big gap" in EU rules -regulator Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency falls into a "big gap" in European Union financial regulation at a time when the bloc's ability to tackle money laundering is already stretched, a top EU regulator said on Thursday....
16:00, 09/05/2019

Facebook launches robotics framework PyRobot Researchers from Facebook's Pittsburgh office and Carnegie Mellon University collaborated to make PyRobot, a robotics framework that works with ROS.Read More...
20:17, 06/20/2019

Why Facebook Chose Stablecoins as Its Path to Crypto When Facebook Inc. developed Libra, its planned digital currency, it decided to focus on one version of the crypto world known as stablecoins. They’re not the biggest or best-known players in the field pioneered by Bitcoin. But to the broad range of ...
07:17, 06/19/2019

Facebook's Libra falls into 'big gap' in EU rules: regulator Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency falls into a "big gap" in European Union financial regulation at a time when the bloc's ability to tackle money laundering is already stretched, a top EU regulator said on Thursday....
20:01, 09/05/2019

Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency next year Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday officially announced it will launch its own cryptocurrency, in a move some analysts believe could bring others like bitcoin more in the mainstream....
21:51, 06/18/2019

Facebook faces privacy hurdles in cryptocurrency Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency. One technology expert believes they must first 'convince people to trust' them with their personal information in order for it to succeed. (June 18)   ...
23:17, 06/18/2019

Facebook WordPress plug-ins found to have zero-day flaw Zero-day flaws which impact two of Facebook's official WordPress plugins have been disclosed by a US-based cybersecurity firm including proof-of-concept (PoC) code that could be used by hackers to exploit the flaws and launch attacks against Wor...
22:00, 06/18/2019

Facebook's Cryptocurrency "Libra" Will Be Launched In 2020 Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments....
22:34, 06/18/2019

Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency Despite Privacy Concerns As it continues to explore new business models that may work in a world focused on privacy rather than broadly sharing data online, Facebook on Tuesday revealed plans for its own global digital currency, Libra, which aims to allow users to make purch...
23:17, 06/18/2019

Recommended Reading: Facebook moderator PTSD Bodies in seats Casey Newton, The Verge The job of moderating toxic content on social media is a daunting task. It also takes a massive psychological toll on those doing it. The Verge has first-hand accounts from the worst-performing Facebook mode....
18:00, 06/23/2019

Fed, Congress Promise Scrutiny of Facebook Cryptocurrency The social network began to learn how Washington will check its push into digital currencies, with leaders of the Federal Reserve and an influential Senate committee saying they will scrutinize its rollout....
06:34, 06/20/2019

Facebook's Libra Is a License to Print Money A bunch of big companies have agreed to pony up $10 million each to take part, and it is easy to see why: On some reasonable-sounding assumptions about its take-up, it could be insanely profitable in real money, too....
18:00, 06/23/2019

Has an Australian judge just broken Facebook for publishers? Landmark ruling set to change the way media companies engage with the social media giantA landmark ruling in the New South Wales supreme court has again raised concerns about defamation law in Australia, and has the potential to significantly affect ...
17:17, 06/25/2019

Hard to Read Facebook's Libra Fortune Facebook’s cryptocurrency unveiling was widely anticipated, but bets on Libra catching on and generating meaningful revenue remain highly speculative....
01:51, 06/19/2019

Australia: Cryptocurrency unlikely for retail payments, Facebook or not The world is still processing the specifics of Facebook‘s Libra digital currency, but even the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has realized it’s set to rub cryptocurrency purists the wrong way. In a whopping 5,800-word paper published earlier today, ...
13:17, 06/20/2019

Ex-Facebook exec recommends Zuckerberg step down as CEO SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook’s former security chief is disagreeing with calls to break up the social network. Instead, Alex Stamos believes the way to fix problems is for Mark Zuckerberg to step aside as CEO. Facebook co-found...
21:51, 05/24/2019

Signing on with Apple could be safer than Facebook or Google Alternative to Facebook and Google sign-ins promise less data monitoring and better privacy controls. The feature will be available in updated apps       ...
13:34, 09/17/2019

D.C. case against Facebook over Cambridge Analytica will proceed Early Friday, a judge sided with Facebook shareholders who demanded the company hand over emails and records related to its handling of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Later in the day, the company was denied again in court, as Reuters reports that....
23:17, 06/01/2019

FTC to examine how Facebook's practices affect competition: WSJ The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has secured the right to examine how Facebook Inc's practices affect digital competition, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday....
18:34, 06/03/2019

Regulators to question Facebook over new Libra cryptocurrency BoE among 26 global banks due to meet with Libra amid fears over risk to state sovereigntyGlobal regulators will question Facebook on Monday about its Libra cryptocurrency amid concerns from EU governments over the threat the digital currency poses t...
21:34, 09/16/2019

Report: FTC to lead possible Facebook antitrust probe SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into Facebook as part of an arrangement that would give the Justice Department oversight of Google. The FTC and the Just...
19:51, 06/03/2019

UPDATE 2-FTC wins right for competition probe at Facebook -WSJ The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has secured the right to examine how Facebook Inc's practices affect its digital competition, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday....
21:00, 06/03/2019

Facebook Watch gets more NFL highlights, news and analysis The National Football League isn't done teaming up with tech companies. Today, the NFL announced it is extending its partnership with Facebook, a deal that began back in 2017, which will continue to bring highlights of all 256 regular season gam...
23:51, 09/12/2019

Facebook May Be Tough Beast for Regulators to Tame Facebook shares have been pummeled by negative news over the last 15 months, but investors enticed by its continued growth in the face of these challenges have regularly bought on the ensuing dips. In the near-term at least, that is unlikely to chang...
13:00, 06/04/2019

Facebook met with Dutch regulators over ad fraud - lawyer Facebook is in talks with Dutch regulators about how to stop criminals who place advertisements for scam products on the internet company's platform, a lawyer said on Wednesday....
19:00, 06/05/2019

Facebook met with Dutch regulators over ad fraud: lawyer Facebook is in talks with Dutch regulators about how to stop criminals who place advertisements for scam products on the internet company's platform, a lawyer said on Wednesday....
19:00, 06/05/2019

Mukesh Ambani Said "Data Is The New Oil". Facebook Disagrees Countering Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani's remark that "data is the new oil", Facebook on Thursday said countries like India should allow free flow of data across borders instead of......
16:51, 09/12/2019

Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phones Facebook is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, the latest blow for the Chinese tech giant as it struggles to keep its business afloat in the face of a U.S. ban on its purchase of American parts and software....
09:00, 06/07/2019

Facebook's Crackdown on Vaccine Misinformation Plods Along Ten weeks after Facebook pledged to fight vaccine misinformation, such content remains widely available across its platforms as the social-media giant grapples with how to combat hoaxes and deceptions....
05:34, 05/31/2019

Facebook board votes yay on Zuck, nay on Conservatives A mutiny attempt today by a coalition of anti-Zuckerberg Facebook shareholder groups resulted in a resounding defeat as the social network voted to retain its founder as CEO. In a separate smack-down, a right-wing advocacy group found its demand for ...
04:00, 05/31/2019

Facebook isn’t deleting the fake Pelosi video. Should it? SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook has chosen to leave up a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in which she appeared to slur her words. That has outraged people who believe Facebook should do more to clamp down on misinformation. But Facebook ha...
11:17, 05/30/2019

Quitting the five tech giants: Could you really flee Facebook? Facebook. These days, all you ever see is bad news. But even though Facebook is almost as much societal disease as social network, could you let go? Today, we find out....
23:00, 05/24/2019

Facebook Privacy Settlement Delayed by FTC Split A long-awaited multibillion-dollar settlement between Facebook and federal regulators over privacy missteps has been bogged down by a split between Republicans and Democrats on the Federal Trade Commission....
00:34, 05/25/2019

Facebook ‘gives global platform to illegal dogfighting’ Social media giant breaks its own rules on violence and animal trading, say campaignersFacebook has been accused of giving a global platform to dogfighting after an investigation found the site is being used by fight organisers and unscrupulous puppy...
16:51, 05/26/2019

Facebook may be creating AR glasses with Ray-Ban's owner (updated) Apple might not be the only big tech company working on an augmented reality headset. CNBC sources maintain that Facebook is partnering with Luxottica (owner of Ray-Ban, Oakley and other brands) on AR glasses nicknamed Orion. The eyewear would be a f...
06:36, 09/18/2019

Newscoop: A Facebook for news with a Wikipedia twist The Amsterdam-based startup aims to democratize news by leveraging a global network of citizen journalists. The platform is harnessing blockchain technology to verify its content and keep a check on fake news....
17:00, 05/28/2019

| Facebook use eroding in US as social media under pressure Facebook's efforts to crack down on misinformation and sensational content have reduced the time spent at the leading social network eroding, researchers say....
21:34, 05/28/2019

Facebook takes down more fake accounts from Iran Today, Facebook removed 51 accounts, 36 Pages, seven groups and three Instagram accounts that were involved in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" based in Iran. According to the company, the individuals responsible pretended to be located in the US a...
00:17, 05/29/2019

Average User Still Spending 38 More Minutes On Facebook Per Day Than They Should Facebook, a company so heinous that it was cited by the United Nations as being complicit in genocide, is still the most popular social network in the world. But people are at least spending less time on the site these days.Read more......
04:51, 05/29/2019

Facebook blocks Netanyahu chatbot on election day Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Facebook on Tuesday after the social network blocked a "chatbot" from his right-wing Likud party's account for violating election day rules....
16:34, 09/17/2019

Facebook game developers get more options for monetization Facebook game players will soon encounter more advertising tied to in-game rewards. The social media platform will be giving publishers more options to monetize their mobile games. Developers can now display in-app "rewarded video" ads and advertise....
17:00, 05/29/2019

Fact Check Any Abortion News You See on Facebook With more and more states signing abortion bans into law, it’s no surprise that Facebook is crawling with abortion-related misinformation. This time, though, it’s more than a handful of viral links making the rounds; it’s the overwhelming majority of...
23:17, 05/29/2019

Pelosi Slams Facebook Over Altered Video House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced Facebook for its refusal to take down a doctored video of her, saying the decision demonstrates the social-media platform’s disregard for the truth....
09:17, 05/30/2019

New Huawei Phones Won't Come With Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp Facebook will no longer allow its apps to come pre-installed on mobile devices made by Huawei Technologies following the U.S. blacklisting of the Chinese tech giant, dealing another blow to its booming smartphone business....
13:51, 06/07/2019

Facebook to Rethink Policies Around Artistic Nudity Facebook has agreed to rethink its stance of artistic nudity after an outcry of people protesting naked in front of the social networking giant's New York headquarters....
14:17, 06/07/2019

US States Announce Antitrust Probe Of Facebook A coalition of US states announced Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook to determine if the social media giant has hindered competition and put users at risk....
22:51, 09/06/2019

Facebook hit by US antitrust probe from eight attorneys general Facebook is being put under the microscope for possible antitrust violations. Letita James, attorney general for New York state, announced today that she will be leading a bipartisan investigation into the company. The exact scope of their work, howe...
22:17, 09/06/2019

Facebook's blood donation feature is now live in the US Facebook says its blood donation feature in India, Bangladesh, Brazil and Pakistan has been doing so well, over 35 million users have signed up to be donors. In India and Brazil, over 20 percent of the people who go to blood banks say their decision....
17:34, 06/12/2019

ProSieben streaming JV to go live, partners with Facebook German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media will launch its streaming joint venture with Discovery Inc, on June 18, with a premium version planned to go live in the coming winter, CEO Max Conze said on Wednesday....
18:51, 06/12/2019

‘Limetown’ trailer shows Facebook’s take on the hit podcast The first trailer for the Facebook Watch mystery series Limetown is now available. The 10-episode series is based on the popular podcast by the same name. The show stars and was executive produced by Jessica Biel, and it premieres at the Toronto Inte...
22:17, 09/06/2019

No, You Still Shouldn't Let Facebook Pay You to Track Your Phone Habits Facebook wants to know as much about you as possible—if you let it. This week, the social giant launched a new app-based market research program called Study from Facebook. If you participate, you’ll get paid to run an app on their your phone that tr...
23:34, 06/12/2019

Facebook CEO May Have Known of Questionable Privacy Practices: Report Facebook emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's involvement in discussions about its much-criticized privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported....
07:51, 06/13/2019

Facebook COO Sandberg Promises to Weed Out Bad Content A quarterly transparency report from next year and content regulations are some of the steps listed by Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg to deal with major content concerns and privacy issues....
12:00, 06/13/2019

Facebook Says CEO Did Not Ignore Personal Data Issues Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not knowingly violate an agreement with the regulator supervising the company's management of users' personal data, the social media giant said....
12:00, 06/13/2019

How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook's New Dating Service Gone are the days of poking people on Facebook that you wanted to poke in real life. Facebook officially debuted its new dating service in the U.S. yesterday, and that very sentence should cause privacy advocates a bit of alarm—especially since it wa...
18:17, 09/06/2019

Facebook wants to help connect you with blood donation centers Donating blood is a selfless act, and as with many altruistic behaviors, it’s not always easy to convince people to take a couple of hours out of their day to do it.       ...
00:00, 06/14/2019

Facebook Will Remove Messages Mocking Deaths "I am so glad she's dead" or "That's what she gets" will no longer be up on your Facebook page as the social network giant will now remove such scurrilous comments...
15:00, 06/14/2019

Facebook won’t remove Zuck’s Instagram deepfake — yet The internet’s often a big bad place, but every once in a while it’ll make you chuckle. In a hilarious prank, two creators have uploaded a deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg on Instagram talking about stolen data. The video starts off with Zuckerberg saying...
11:51, 06/12/2019

Google, Facebook targeted by US antitrust authorities US tech giants Google and Facebook face growing scrutiny as authorities question how users' data is leveraged to display ads. New probes will investigate if the tech companies' outsized market share stifles competition....
01:51, 09/07/2019

Facebook Finds Itself on Receiving End of Fake Video An altered video of CEO Mark Zuckerberg has surfaced on the social-media company’s Instagram app, where he appears to question his company’s data practices....
05:17, 06/12/2019

Facebook apps won't come pre-installed on new Huawei devices Huawei devices will no longer ship with Facebook applications pre-installed in the latest blow for the beleaguered Chinese smartphone vendor.Reuters says the development affects not only Facebook’s core social networking app, but also other se...
16:17, 06/07/2019

Facebook to launch its Bitcoin rival as soon as this month Facebook has been working on its own cryptocurrency for quite a while now, and it looks like the company is seeking to unveil its product as soon as its month. Libra, the Facebook-made Bitcoin rival, will not actually be similar to Bitcoin, just in c...
03:51, 06/08/2019

Singapore amongst currencies Facebook wants tied to Libra Social media giant has reportedly informed US government officials that the Singapore dollar, Japanese yen, and euro are amongst an initial bundle of global currencies that likely will be included in a reserve fund backing its cryptocurrency....
09:34, 09/10/2019

States Are Turning Up the Heat on Google and Facebook State attorneys general revealed investigations into possible anticompetitive behavior by tech giants, adding to probes by Congress and federal agencies....
01:18, 09/10/2019

Facebook reportedly launching new cryptocurrency in June Facebook is expected to announce its digital currency at some point this month, as the social network company has found outside backers that will help strengthen the trust in its upcoming cryptocurrency, The Information reports.The report mentions t...
20:51, 06/08/2019

Facebook promises new Portal devices this fall Facebook's Portal division has plans to introduce multiple new devices this fall, VP of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth said today at the Code conference.Read More...
07:17, 06/11/2019

Facebook will launch new Portal models this fall Facebook has apparently been busy designing new variants of its Portal video chatting devices. According to the company's Vice President of AR/VR, Andrew "Boz" Bosworth, Facebook plans to unveil new Portal models this fall. Bosworth has made the...
10:17, 06/11/2019

New Facebook Portal devices are launching this year New versions of Facebook's Portal home smart speakers are coming out this year, while the first-gen models that launched in November 2018 will be making their way outside of the US. The Portal product lineup is the social network's attempt to grab a ...
12:51, 06/11/2019

Facebook will once again pay users to install an app that tracks their app usage Facebook on Tuesday announced a new app is called Study that is designed to give Facebook data on what apps participants install, how much time they spend on those apps and more....
19:17, 06/11/2019

How to edit Facebook’s list of your presumed interests Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Last week we showed you how to see what kinds of ads Instagram was likely to serve you, based on data it gathere...
15:00, 09/07/2019

8 states, D.C. to investigate Facebook over antitrust concerns New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Friday she's leading a coalition of several states that will investigate social media giant Facebook for possible antitrust violations....
02:17, 09/07/2019

Facebook says new Portal devices launching in the fall Facebook's Vice President of AR and VR, Andrew Bosworth, has said that the social network will be bringing out new versions of Facebook Portal this fall, adding to the ever-growing range of smart devices out there....
04:51, 06/12/2019

Facebook to Boost Ad Spending as It Tries to Restore Reputation Facebook may more than double its global advertising spending as it aims to rebuild trust after a series of privacy missteps and other controversies dented the social-networking giant’s reputation....
21:17, 06/14/2019

Facebook, stop trying to make Libra happen Just when we thought Facebook’s Libra couldn’t be subject to any more scrutiny, it turns out that data protection bosses from all over the world have banded together to share concerns about the ‘cryptocurrency’s’ potential privacy risks. Data officer...
14:17, 08/06/2019

Another Victim in Facebook Romance Scams: A U.S. Congressman After battling social media impostors for years, Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois wants to force Facebook to do more to combat fake accounts....
05:51, 08/02/2019

Senators criticize FTC's reported Facebook settlement Three U.S. senators who have been frequent critics of U.S. tech giants wrote a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday to criticize its reported settlement with Facebook Inc....
19:51, 07/16/2019

UPDATE 2-U.S. SEC chief says he has not met with Facebook since Libra announcement A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project....
21:34, 07/16/2019

FTC Antitrust Probe of Facebook Scrutinizes Its Acquisitions The Federal Trade Commission is examining the tech giant’s acquisitions as part of its antitrust investigation, seeking to determine if they were part of a campaign to snap up potential rivals to head off competitive threats....
04:51, 08/02/2019

Facebook wants Quill to be a one-stop shop for VR animators Facebook's Quill is a tool that helps artists create virtual reality illustrations and animations, and the latest version will offer them more ways to realize their visions. Quill 2.0 has additional features allowing animators to make their crea...
00:51, 08/02/2019

UPDATE 3-U.S. FTC probes Facebook's acquisition practices -WSJ The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Facebook Inc acquisitions were aimed at buying up potential rivals before they could become a threat to the social media company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people f...
23:17, 08/01/2019

Bitcoin takes hit as lawmakers rip Facebook’s cryptocurrency The price of bitcoin plunged 10 percent on Tuesday after Facebook’s own digital currency project faced another drubbing — this time by lawmakers. A Facebook executive in charge of the planned digital coin, known as Libra, received a harsh reception T...
04:51, 07/17/2019

Another Victim of Facebook Romance Scams: A U.S. Congressman After battling social media impostors for years, Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois wants to force Facebook to do more to combat fake accounts....
23:17, 08/01/2019

Facebook to face more scrutiny from Congress on Libra Facebook Inc will face more questioning on Wednesday by U.S. lawmakers over its planned cryptocurrency after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
13:51, 07/17/2019

Facebook Close to Launching WhatsApp Pay in India Facebook is moving a step closer to launching its long-delayed WhatsApp payments service in India after wrapping up an audit of related data practices, according to people familiar with the matter....
14:34, 07/17/2019

Congressman to Facebook: Your Digital Currency Could Be Worse Than 9-11 Facebook’s new digital currency, Libra, has the potential to be worse than the September 11th attacks. At least that’s what Democratic Congressman Dril (sorry, Congressman Brad Sherman) of California said today at a House Committee on Financial Servi...
20:17, 07/17/2019

IMF says regulators must address possible risks from Facebook's Libra Facebook Inc's planned cryptocurrency, Libra, could help boost financial inclusion, but also raises concerns about consumer protection, data privacy, and potential "backdoor dollarization," the IMF's chief economist said on Wednesday....
00:00, 07/18/2019

G7 nations to act against Facebook's 'Libra' cryptocurrency plan Facebook's plan to introduce its own cryptocurrency has come under sharp criticism from many countries. The social media giant announced in June that it would roll out a new digital currency, called Libra, from 2020....
00:00, 07/18/2019

CBP investigating Facebook posts of 70 current, former employees U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it is investigating 62 current and eight former employees connected to posts on Facebook involving derogatory, sexual and racial content....
16:51, 07/16/2019

Facebook introduces a scam ad reporting tool in the UK Facebook has launched a new reporting tool designed to tackle scam ads. The feature lets UK Facebook users flag online ads that link to dubious get-rich-quick schemes or questionable cryptocurrency sales, which will then be reviewed by a dedicated an...
14:00, 07/16/2019

Facebook Will Attach Its Name to Instagram and WhatsApp, for Some Reason Incredible. Despite a seemingly endless wave of ongoing public relations crises for Facebook, the social media giant appears prepared to foist its baggage onto two of its considerably less troubled subsidiaries—WhatsApp and Instagram—by attaching its...
10:17, 08/03/2019

Facebook shares rise on report of $5B settlement with FTC The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly slapped Facebook with a record-setting $5 billion fine over its privacy lapses, including a massive data leak to political research firm Cambridge Analytica. The staggering penalty, which was approved on a ...
23:51, 07/12/2019

Facebook’s Getting Slapped With a $5 Billion FTC Privacy Settlement The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a record privacy settlement against Facebook requiring the social media company to pay about $5 billion to resolve an investigation stemming from the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The FTC’s settlem...
00:00, 07/13/2019

| Is a $5bn fine the least painful part of Facebook's settlement? US regulators are expected to unveil a settlement with Facebook - a reported $5bn fine that might be the least painful part of the agreement for the social network....
06:17, 07/25/2019

Facebook begins adding its name to some screens on Instagram Facebook Inc started adding its name to some screens on its Instagram photo-sharing platform this week, one of the first links it has given users to its ownership of the popular platform....
03:51, 08/03/2019

FTC may be investigating Facebook's deals for Instagram and WhatsApp The Federal Trade Commission is said to be looking into Facebook's purchases of other companies like Instagram and WhatsApp as part of an antitrust investigation. The agency is looking to find out whether Facebook was trying to snuff out potenti...
02:17, 08/03/2019

Facebook will never break through with Oculus, says one of the VR company's co-founders Jack McCauley was one of the six Oculus co-founders, but he's also one of its biggest bears, telling CNBC he doesn't think there's a market for virtual reality video gaming....
15:17, 07/14/2019

Facebook won't make Libra available until regulators are happy Facebook is determined to reassure officials that its Libra cryptocurrency is above-board. As part of prepared testimony for a July 16th Senate hearing, Calibra head David Marcus has stressed that the social network won't offer the virtual mone...
20:17, 07/15/2019

Facebook's real goal with Libra is to become even more of a utility David Marcus, the head of Facebook's digital currency project, said the company expects Libra will drive more advertising revenue for the company....
21:51, 07/15/2019

US: Facebook currency plan ripe for illicit use Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration has concerns that the new digital currency planned by Facebook could be used for illicit activity such as money laundering, human trafficking and financing terrorism. (July 15)  &#...
23:34, 07/15/2019

Mnuchin joins chorus against Facebook cryptocurrency Facebook’s cryptocurrency plan has finally found a place where it isn’t controversial — because everybody in Washington seems to hate it. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday became the latest to blast “Libra,” the digital currency the social ...
04:17, 07/16/2019

Facebook's Acquisition Practices Being Probed by US FTC: Report The US FTC is investigating whether Facebook acquisitions were aimed at buying up potential rivals before they could become a threat to the social media company, a report claims....
10:51, 08/02/2019

Facebook’s new currency plan under scrutiny in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers. It’s already being shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary ...
12:00, 07/16/2019

Facebook needs to drop Libra and buy Square, Jim Cramer says "It's clearly doing more harm than good," the "Mad Money" host says. Instead Facebook should buy Square for $70 billion and expand the payments network worldwide....
04:17, 07/18/2019

Facebook Pressed on Protections for Cryptocurrency Users House lawmakers questioned Facebook about how its cryptocurrency should be regulated and its plans to protect users, underscoring the political hurdles facing the company as it seeks to issue the digital cash called Libra....
08:51, 07/18/2019

Why Jesse Eisenberg Quit Facebook After 10 Minutes The star of ’The Art of Self-Defense’ and ‘The Social Network’ on fighting bicycle thieves and why he shuns social media even though he headlined the definitive movie about it....
20:17, 07/19/2019

F.T.C. Orders Facebook to Add Oversight of Data Practices The F.T.C. placed new conditions on Facebook for privacy violations, but did not restrict the social network’s ability to gather and use people’s personal information....
15:00, 07/24/2019

US fines Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations The US Federal Trade Commissions has said it would also place new oversight and restrictions on Facebook. It is the largest fine that the FTC has ever imposed on a technology company....
15:17, 07/24/2019

Facebook to pay record £4bn fine to end US privacy probe Facebook has been told to restructure its privacy policies and relax founder Mark Zuckerberg's control over them as part of a regulatory settlement that will see it pay a record $5bn (£4bn) fine....
16:17, 07/27/2019

Facebook to pay record $5bn fine to end US privacy probe Facebook has been told to restructure its privacy policies and relax founder Mark Zuckerberg's control over them as part of a regulatory settlement that will see it pay a record $5bn (£4bn) fine....
16:17, 07/24/2019

Facebook's Instant Games are leaving Messenger Facebook's Instant Games, casual games that you can play with friends, have never quite found a home since they were introduced in 2016. While serious gamers tend to overlook them, free-to-play Instant Games are surprisingly popular with some es...
16:00, 07/26/2019

Australia considers more regulation of Google and Facebook The Australian government has released a report that recommends more regulation on the market power of multinational digital platforms including Google and Facebook...
07:34, 07/26/2019

Facebook’s Broken Ad Archive Is Working as Intended Facebook’s cash cow is its ad business, and in the unconstrained pursuit of making that business as valuable as possible, the company has been accused of allowing advertisers to explicitly target white nationalists, or exclude immigrants and people o...
03:34, 07/26/2019

Facebook hit with $5bn fine over user privacy fears Facebook has been hit with a record $5bn fine by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to settle privacy concerns over the Cambridge Analytica data-stealing scandal.The social network will also be required to establish an independent privacy committe...
20:51, 07/24/2019

Australia to set out proposals to rein in Facebook, Google Australia will publish on Friday recommendations to limit the power of Facebook Inc and Google, potentially setting a precedent for global lawmakers grappling with the U.S. technology giants' dominance of online news and advertising....
03:00, 07/26/2019

Facebook CEO again calls for greater regulations following settlement with FTC On day of $5-billion settlement with FTC, Facebook announces $16.9-billion revenue quarter, up 8% from prior year, with $2 billion included in release.       ...
01:00, 07/25/2019

Facebook continues to grow like crazy, despite FTC fines Facebook's $5 billion FTC fine is historic, but everybody knew it was coming. Three months ago, during its last quarterly earnings report, the social network estimated that it would be fined between $3 billion and $5 billion over the Cambridge A...
02:34, 07/25/2019

Today was Facebook's worst day ever, and it won’t make a difference Facebook has had a lot of bad days since the Cambridge Analytica data scandal first erupted in March 2018. But today might be the worst: The FTC formally announced its $5 billion fine as well as a 20-year settlement order that dictates a new manageme...
02:34, 07/25/2019

Facebook won't let you sell your granddad's whiskey collection Facebook and Instagram are cracking down hard on alcohol and tobacco, preventing private sales and imposing limits on brands on their respective platforms.Both platforms are banning individual users from selling, trading or giving away any products, ...
16:00, 07/25/2019

Facebook releases AI-powered tools to map the world Facebook today released a bunch of machine learning-powered tools to help create maps of the world. The company’s tools, called Map with AI, will help the community-based OpenStreetMap organization to create crowd-sourced maps easily. The social netw...
11:00, 07/24/2019

Vietnam's 'Homespun Facebook' Swamped After Launch A homegrown Vietnamese social media app was overloaded with users hours after launching as the one-party state tries to boost its own web platforms while tightening its grip on internet freedoms....
10:00, 07/24/2019

Facebook prototypes haptic feedback wristbands for AR/VR If you've dreamed of interacting with VR or AR content without needing to hold controllers in your hands, Facebook's wristbands could make that a reality.Read More...
22:00, 07/19/2019

Lawmakers ask CBP for documents on 'secret' Facebook group The House oversight committee asked for documents Wednesday connected to a scandal involving U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, over a Facebook group where some agents made insensitive comments about lawmakers and migrants....
06:51, 08/01/2019

Facebook is getting closer to letting you type with just your thoughts During its developer conference in 2017, Facebook announced its plans to develop a brain-computer interface (BCI) that would let you type just by thinking. Now, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) working under this pr...
12:51, 07/31/2019

FTC Set to Unveil Terms of $5 Billion Facebook Settlement The Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce a settlement with the tech giant over its privacy practices as soon as this week. As part of the deal, Facebook plans to form a board committee for privacy oversight....
22:17, 07/22/2019

EU says sites using Facebook's Like button are responsible for your data The highest court in the EU has issued a ruling that affects websites using Facebook's Like button plugin. It determined sites should obtain the consent of visitors before the plugin captures and sends their data to Facebook, whether or not you ...
23:51, 07/29/2019

Louisiana cop fired for Facebook post saying AOC ‘needs a round’ The Louisiana police officer who wrote on Facebook that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “needs a round” has been fired, officials said Monday. Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson told reporters that Charles Rispoli, a 14-year veteran...
02:34, 07/23/2019

Facebook's $5 Billion US FTC Settlement Said to Be Announced This Week The US FTC expected to announce a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook as early as this week, two sources briefed on the matter said on Monday....
16:00, 07/23/2019

Facebook pairs its Map With AI service OpenStreetMap project Facebook's effort, aside from also benefiting from mapping data, is designed to work with the open source community to map millions of miles that haven't been mapped....
17:34, 07/23/2019

Facebook opens up its AI tool to OpenStreetMap users Plugging a new address into your smartphone's map app can show you where to go in seconds. But in places like rural Bangladesh and Indonesia, there are millions of miles of roads that are still uncharted territory. Facebook now hopes its AI tech...
19:00, 07/23/2019

Facebook Watch Draws More Advertisers---Gradually Advertisers are beginning to direct more money toward Facebook Watch, but the video-viewing platform remains far behind YouTube in revenue and audience....
16:17, 07/29/2019

How to Respond to Facebook's 'Messenger Kids' Mess Facebook’s Messenger Kids app—the kind of app you put on your child’s device to ensure they can only talk to approved contacts—had a not-so-helpful bug that allowed strangers to interact with kids....
19:34, 07/23/2019

Why Facebook Users Are Tweeting To Vent Frustration Many Facebook users have taken to Twitter to describe the concerns they have with the Mark Zuckerberg led social media platform with #AndThatsWhyIHateFacebook....
20:51, 07/27/2019

Facebook researchers propose an AI assistant for Minecraft Facebook researchers propose in a paper building an intelligent assistant for Minecraft, which they argue is an ideal training ground for NLU agents.Read More...
04:51, 07/24/2019

For Facebook’s Zuckerberg, FTC settlement could bring a new era of accountability Mark Zuckerberg’s power within Facebook is virtually unchallenged as the co-founder, CEO and largest stockholder. A deal that requires him to personally attest to the firm’s privacy practices may bring an end to that....
02:51, 07/25/2019

Facebook's Zuckerberg Backs Privacy Legislation Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive and co-founder of Facebook, endorsed federal privacy legislation and greater regulation of political advertising, even as he cast governments as too slow to address many of the internet’s thorniest problems....
02:51, 06/27/2019

Who's tracking you? Facebook users to get more control over data Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was tweaking its policies to allow users to see and control the data that the social network gathers from their browsing habits on other websites and apps....
01:00, 08/21/2019

Greed Is to Blame for the Radicalization of YouTube and Facebook Opinion: Social media has become the modern-day version of conspiracy-theorizing supermarket tabloids. When will these platforms be held accountable?...
14:34, 06/30/2019

Facebook to make jobs, credit ads searchable BOSTON (AP) — Facebook says it plans to make advertisements for U.S. jobs and loans and credit card offers searchable for all users. That’s in addition to how the social media giant currently delivers ads — customized for individuals based on d...
00:17, 07/01/2019

Facebook is giving users a way to wipe their web history The move comes as Facebook continues to grapple with its privacy practices and lawmakers' scrutiny over how it uses personal data to display ads....
23:34, 08/20/2019

Facebook ban on white nationalism too narrow, say auditors Company policy prohibits praise or support for specific term ‘white nationalism’Facebook’s new policy banning white nationalism from its site has been undercut by the company’s decision to ignore content that does not use the term “white nationalism”...
20:17, 07/01/2019

Deadly poison suspected at Facebook facility Local fire department shut Facebook mailing facility, which uses machines to sort mail & detect substances. Facebook has several buildings in area.       ...
23:17, 07/01/2019

Facebook evacuates four buildings after possible sarin exposure Facebook Inc evacuated four buildings and two people were being evaluated for possible exposure to the nerve agent sarin on Monday after a package at the social media company's Silicon Valley mail facility tested positive for the toxic compound....
00:34, 07/02/2019

Facebook workers 'possibly exposed to sarin gas' at US HQ Two Facebook workers have possibly been exposed to sarin gas at a mailing warehouse at the social media giant's HQ in California, fire officials say....
02:00, 07/02/2019

Facebook headquarters evacuated over sarin gas scare An emergency hazmat crew investigated the facility and at least two workers were monitored for possible exposure, but neither showed symptoms, fire officials told the outlet....
02:34, 07/02/2019

Google and Facebook Are Draining Brains From Europe It wouldn't be the first time that Europe's smartest and most promising tech startups have been gobbled up by the behemoths of Silicon Valley and Seattle....
10:17, 07/02/2019

California Facebook mail facility quarantined A Facebook mail facility near company headquarters was evacuated Monday after a routine check found mail possibly containing the nerve agent sarin. Authorities put the site under quarantine as they conducted additional testing. (July 2)   ...
15:00, 07/02/2019

Germany fines Facebook for under-reporting complaints German authorities have fined Facebook 2 million euros ($2.3 million) for under-reporting complaints about illegal content on its social media platform in breach of the country's law on internet transparency....
16:00, 07/02/2019

Facebook campus given all-clear after sarin scare Facebook Inc's Silicon Valley campus received the all-clear on Tuesday after fears that a package at its mail facility contained the nerve agent sarin....
19:17, 07/02/2019

Facebook to Hire Banking Expert to Run 'Libra' David Marcus, Facebook's vice president of messaging products and a key figure behind 'Libra' digital currency project, made the statement in an interview....
20:51, 06/29/2019

Facebook Hiring Journalists To Curate Its New News Tab Facebook on Tuesday confirmed plans for a News Tab that will be edited by seasoned journalists, in a departure from its longstanding practice of letting algorithms dictate a user's experience....
02:00, 08/21/2019

Facebook in Talks for Offices at Hudson Yards Social media giant Facebook is in talks to lease 1 million square feet of office space in a skyscraper under construction in Manhattan’s newest neighborhood on the far West Side....
03:00, 06/27/2019

Facebook says it can't handle election misinformation crisis alone Speaking at Aspen Ideas Festival, Mark Zuckerberg says private companies shouldn’t have ‘final word’ on such decisionsMark Zuckerberg has said Facebook cannot be expected to manage the crisis around election misinformation campaigns on its own.The Fa...
03:00, 06/27/2019

Facebook's Instagram Expands Ads to Explore Feeds Instagram said Wednesday it planned to launch advertising on its Explore page, expanding marketing opportunities on the Facebook-owned, visual-focused social network....
10:34, 06/27/2019

Facebook preparing new app to maintain pressure on Snapchat Threads app will encourage ‘frictionless’ data sharing with selected Instagram followersFacebook is reportedly preparing to take on Snapchat yet again, with a new app built on top of Instagram to facilitate ever more intimate sharing of information b...
18:17, 08/27/2019

Inside Facebook’s underground meat market Where’s the beef? Facebook, apparently. People have been using the social media site to “gamble” on high-end food items — including A5 Wagyu, stone crabs and in one case, a whole Spanish octopus. The online meat market was pro...
11:17, 08/27/2019

Facebook's Libra Bets It Can Bank the Unbanked Facebook has an ambitious goal for its proposed cryptocurrency, Libra: to bring financial services to the hundreds of millions of people world-wide who don’t use banks or other traditional institutions. The cryptocurrency sector has for years tried t...
13:34, 08/22/2019

Facebook is hiring journalists to curate its news tab Facebook on Tuesday confirmed it’s hiring a team of veteran journalists to help curate news stories in its soon-to-launch news tab. The company confirmed the plans after The New York Times on Tuesday reported that Facebook is bringing human curators ...
14:34, 08/21/2019

Facebook outlines ideas for oversight board Facebook Inc on Thursday released the findings from its consultations with outside experts into its content review process, providing a glimpse into how its plans for a proposed "external oversight board" might take shape....
16:51, 06/27/2019

Facebook to Let Users Control Their Data From Other Companies Facebook will start letting users control the data it receives about them from other apps and websites off the platform, a step toward a pledge of enhanced privacy CEO Mark Zuckerberg made last year....
10:34, 08/21/2019

Facebook and Google likely to face new regulators for news and ads ACCC report argues for an authority to monitor ads to ensure tech giants do not break anti-competition lawsFacebook and Google are likely to face a strong push for new regulators in Australia to oversee news and advertising on their platforms followi...
09:17, 06/28/2019

Italy Pokes Facebook With $1.1 Million Fine, and Man, I Bet They're Sorry Now Italy’s privacy watchdog announced on Friday its decision to fine world-swallowing social platform Facebook €1 million (about $1.13 million) for the catastrophic mishandling of data associated with now-defunct Cambridge Analytica. Does that seem like...
21:00, 06/28/2019

Gun Sellers Sneak Onto Facebook's Online Marketplace Facebook forbids the private sale of firearms on its Marketplace platform. But sellers are getting around that with a simple ruse: They list gun cases or boxes at inflated prices....
09:34, 08/21/2019

Facebook's Libra coin likely to run a regulatory gauntlet Facebook Inc will face unprecedented regulatory scrutiny over a new digital currency that the social media company hopes will become globally recognized legal tender within a year....
03:17, 06/29/2019

How Facebook Handles Speech in 'Secret' Groups Facebook enforces complex guidelines against hate speech, abuse and other categories when it comes to users' posts to their friends or to the public....
15:17, 07/03/2019

Facebook says some users facing outage on its platforms Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it is working to resolve issues faced by some users while sending media files on its social media platforms including WhatsApp and Instagram....
18:00, 07/03/2019

Gun Sellers Are Sneaking Onto Facebook's Secondhand Marketplace Facebook forbids the private sale of firearms on its Marketplace platform. But sellers are getting around that with a simple ruse: They list gun cases or boxes at inflated prices....
19:00, 08/20/2019

Ohio man busted for writing AOC ‘should be shot’ on Facebook An Ohio fugitive has been busted for writing on social media that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “should be shot” and for illegally having ammunition, officials said Friday. Timothy Ireland Jr., 41, of Toledo was charged in the Northern District Court...
02:00, 08/10/2019

Facebook gives creators more ways to make money As VidCon gets ready to take place between July 10th and 13th in Anaheim, California, Facebook has news to share with its creator community. The company has announced that it is introducing more ways for them to earn money on its site, starting by gi...
18:34, 07/09/2019

Facebook Pledges to Move Dumb and Eat Shit Slipping-on-a-banana-peel-into-a-pile-of-rakes firm Facebook, a name which is now synonymous with massive, irreparable fuckups, has recommitted itself to mistakes, failures, and harebrained flights of fancy. We know this because they said so, and the...
03:51, 07/10/2019

Egypt detains man behind pro-Mubarak Facebook page Egyptian authorities have arrested the founder of a Facebook page with millions of followers that praises ousted President Hosni Mubarak, a judicial source said on Thursday....
21:00, 07/11/2019

Facebook’s AI beats human poker champions Facebook AI and Carnegie Mellon University made an AI named Pluribus that beat more than a dozen human Texas Hold'em million-dollar champions.Read More...
21:51, 07/11/2019

Fed's Powell Says Facebook's Libra Raises 'Serious Concerns' Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and legislators in both parties expressed broad concern about Facebook’s plan to create a cryptocurrency-based payment network....
02:17, 07/12/2019

Facebook now tells you where brands are getting your ad targeting data Facebook will now begin to show you more information about the ads you see on the social network. The tech giant has announced a series of updates to its “Why am I seeing this ad?” and Ad Preferences tools with an aim to bring users greater transpare...
10:17, 07/12/2019

Donald Trump is 'not a fan' of cryptocurrency, Facebook Libra Just hours after a "social media summit," the president's Twitter account posted a thread aimed at, of all things, cryptocurrency. After starting off by claiming he's "not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, an...
12:34, 07/12/2019

Facebook Said to Be in Talks With Publishers on News Effort The social network is pitching an initiative to license articles from some of the largest American news publishers for its mobile app, according to people with knowledge of the discussions....
02:17, 08/09/2019

Facebook sues two app developers for click fraud Facebook has filed a lawsuit today against two Android app developers for infecting their users with malware that faked clicks on ads. Both the Hong Kong-based JediMobi and the Singapore-based LionMobi were a part of the social media giant's Aud...
09:51, 08/07/2019

Thwart Facebook spoofers by following these tips to protect yourself Learn how to protect yourself from scammers who clone Facebook profiles and send duplicate friend requests. Start by updating your settings.       ...
06:51, 08/07/2019

Facebook’s Digital Money Could Mean Fabulous Wealth. Or Not. The social network is planning a new cryptocurrency, potentially inserting the company into yet another part of our lives. Our reporter wonders: What’s in it for me?...
14:00, 07/12/2019

Facebook denies being a social network after it got sued (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) This week, Facebook responded to a lawsuit relating to the Cambridge Analytica scandal by claiming it isn't a social network and not somewhere you can make friends....
16:00, 07/12/2019

Scammers posing as Facebook friends online TUCSON – Noris Montalban thought this was the answer she had been looking for. A friend on Facebook told her about a new grant program that could help her with living expenses. It wasn’t until later that Montalban realized the friend, was...
06:51, 07/09/2019

EU Nears Decisions in Facebook Privacy Cases The EU could begin to hit Facebook with decisions under the bloc’s new privacy law by the end of the year, raising the specter of billions of euros in fines and orders to change business practices....
18:34, 08/12/2019

It’s not just you: Facebook confirms its site is having problems for many users If you logged into Facebook today, you may have noticed that the site is acting a bit wonky. Pages are slow to load and many images on individual profiles aren’t showing up. The issues above aren’t just exclusive to Facebook, however. Use...
20:00, 07/03/2019

Facebook to let users stop app and website tracking Facebook has launched a tool that lets users stop apps and businesses sharing their data to the social network in the latest move to improve its privacy....
18:34, 08/20/2019

Facebook pivots privacy failings into pop-up cafes Facebook is fighting back against the perception that it doesn't care about protecting user data, confirming that it will open a number of pop-up cafes where visitors can get privacy check-ups....
20:51, 08/16/2019

Glitches on Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram resolved On Wednesday, more than 14,000 users reported issues with Instagram, while more than 7,500 and 1,600 users complained about Facebook and WhatsApp, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com....
04:51, 07/04/2019

Facebook Marketplace: The Wild West of E-Commerce Facebook says one in three people uses its Marketplace. But does the online flea market, which gives the names, profile photos and general locations of buyers and sellers, create a false sense of security?...
13:17, 08/16/2019

The Morning After: Facebook and Instagram's image outage Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. As many in the US celebrate Independence Day, we're probably catching you right before or after a Stranger Things 3 binge session -- and either way is the perfect time to read our review. In other news, Fac...
14:00, 07/04/2019

Facebook simplifies its Group privacy settings Facebook wants to make it easier to understand its Group privacy settings. It's doing away with public, closed or secret settings. Instead, Groups will be "private" or "public." Facebook claims this will simplify who can find a Group and see its...
23:51, 08/14/2019

Facebook contractors have been eavesdropping on your voice messages Facebook, much like Amazon, Google and Apple, has been paying contractors to transcribe snippets of its users' speech. According to Time, a source closely involved in the work claimed that they had been given sound file to work on, but not ...
12:51, 08/14/2019

How Facebook's Libra could lead you to clean out your wallet Facebook's upcoming cryptocurrency Libra has some experts concerned about security issues. A possible bigger problem: out-of-control spending by consumers....
19:00, 07/05/2019

Facebook Not to Buy Houseparty Over Antitrust Concerns: Report Talks reportedly ended after Facebook realised that acquiring another big social networking player will invite anti-trust probe risk from the US FTC....
14:18, 08/13/2019

Facebook for Android is getting a dark mode makeover Facebook is working on a dark mode for its Android app, giving you a choice of interface styles for the first time ever.Researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who frequently combs through code in search of new features, did some digging into the Android app, ...
11:51, 08/13/2019

Facebook built a tool to track misinformation about itself Facebook isn't just concerned with the fake news, conspiracy theories and malicious content spread on its platforms. It's also worried about the rumors spread about its platform. According to Bloomberg, the company has a special software pr...
18:00, 07/08/2019

India isn’t keen on Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Facebook’s new digital currency Libra has received an early jolt from the Indian government. The authorities in Asia’s third-largest economy are no more keen on the social media giant’s project than any cryptocurrency that came before it. “Design of ...
19:34, 07/08/2019

FTC Approves Roughly $5 Billion Facebook Settlement The Federal Trade Commission voted this week to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook over a long-running probe into the tech giant’s privacy missteps, according to a person familiar with the matter....
22:00, 07/12/2019

Facebook reports big rise in fake accounts Facebook says it has removed billions of fake accounts before they were active. In a new report, Facebook said there was a "steep" rise in such activity from October 2018 to March 2019, even as it worked to boost detection of bogus accounts. (May 23)...
03:00, 05/24/2019

Facebook deletes more accounts linked to Russia Facebook Inc said on Monday it had removed multiple pages, groups and accounts linked mostly to Russia that were used to spread misleading information on the social network and its Instagram service....
21:17, 05/06/2019

Facebook Portal is coming to Europe and Canada The Facebook Portal was launched back in 2018, in the wake of a host of privacy scandals rocking the company. It seemed a curious time to ask consumers to invite Facebook's smart displays into their living room, with a focus on video calls ...
11:34, 05/01/2019

Potential Facebook Settlement With FTC Likely to Include WhatsApp Facebook potential settlement with federal regulators over breaches of consumer data privacy is nearing completion and will likely cover related services such as its WhatsApp messaging function....
01:17, 05/03/2019

Zuckerberg Rejects Call to Break Up Facebook Zuckerberg has rejected the call for breaking up his company, saying the size of Facebook was actually a benefit to its users and for the security of the democratic process....
14:17, 05/13/2019

Facebook could be fined up to $5 billion by the FTC due to privacy violations Facebook has been dealing with one privacy-related scandal after another for more than a year now, a reality that’s about to present the social networking company with a seriously heavy financial penalty. The company shared its first quarter re...
12:51, 05/02/2019

Facebook, YouTube most widely used platforms for US adults Looking at data from an annual telephone poll conducted by Pew Research Center and quantified in tables here by our partners at Statista, it's easy to see that YouTube and Facebook far outpace the rest of the competition when it comes to daily use on...
20:00, 05/23/2019

Facebook could have more dead users than live ones by 2070 Researchers at the University of Oxford have been making some macabre calculations, and have concluded that the number of dead Facebook users will outnumber the living sometime between 2070 and 2100.In one scenario, the team from Oxford Internet Inst...
11:34, 05/01/2019

Facebook’s new ‘Secret Crush’ isn’t cute — it’s creepy Facebook kicked off its F8 2019 event on Tuesday, announcing various new features for its social networks and chat apps. Facebook users were promised a significant redesign, Messenger is getting new desktop apps on top of a few handy features, and In...
15:00, 05/02/2019

A huge Facebook redesign is coming - but it's far more than a new website After a brutal 2018 that forced the brand to admit it hasn't got the best reputation when it comes to privacy, Mark Zuckerberg has big plans for the Facebook platform in 2019: Facebook is being redesigned.Zuckerberg made the announcements during...
11:34, 05/01/2019

Facebook’s cryptocurrency might work like loyalty points Enlarge / Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg checks his phone during the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) If Facebook's pivot from town square to private living room wa...
21:00, 05/05/2019

| Facebook says users' passwords were visible to employees Facebook has disclosed a flaw on its social network that made passwords of hundreds of millions of users visible to employees and said the issue has now been fixed....
20:00, 04/28/2019

| Zuckerberg to explain how Facebook gets 'privacy focused' Facebook is kicking off its annual conference for developers with a keynote from CEO Mark Zuckerberg expected to share more details about his new, "privacy-focused" vision for the social network....
22:00, 04/30/2019

This former Facebook employee is livestreaming couples on their first dates UpDating is a new interactive dating show in New York that puts strangers on blind dates in front of live and online audiences, who can weigh in via Instagram polls, comments and direct messages....
21:51, 05/06/2019

FTC has trouble reaching a consensus over how much to fine Facebook Last month, we told you that Facebook had taken a charge of $3 billion against its first-quarter income. The company made this bookkeeping entry in anticipation of receiving a $3 billion to $5 billion fine by the FTC related to the Cambridge Analyti...
03:34, 05/05/2019

$5 billion fine is a 'bargain' for Facebook, top US senators say A bipartisan letter published Monday puts additional pressure on the FTC as it weighs steps to punish Facebook for mishandling users' personal information....
11:17, 05/07/2019

Facebook is too powerful and needs to break up, co-founder argues "Mark [Zuckerberg] is a good, kind person. But I'm angry that his focus on growth led him to sacrifice security and civility for clicks," Chris Hughes said in a New York Times opinion piece....
19:17, 05/09/2019

Facebook has a three-part plan for making AI more 'inclusive' Facebook kicked off the second day of F8 2019, its annual developers conference, with a keynote about the technologies it uses to combat abuse on its platform. As the company detailed last year, artificial intelligence is key to keeping its apps and....
01:51, 05/02/2019

Facebook co-founder urges FTC to break up the company Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has joined the chorus of prominent voices calling for regulators to break up the social networking colossus. In a New York Times op-ed, he wrote that his college roommate and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had "unchecke...
19:51, 05/09/2019

Facebook reinvents birthday e-cards for the Stories age Ever sent a Facebook friend a greeting through Stories? Facebook is making that much easier to do with a new feature that levels up its birthday reminders and poses a challenge to the greeting card industry. Birthday Stories takes you to an interface...
19:51, 05/09/2019

Fugitive gets his 15K Facebook ‘likes’ — but still hasn’t turned himself in Maybe he likes his freedom after all. A social media-addicted fugitive who promised a Connecticut police department that he would turn himself in if the force’s Facebook post of his wanted poster got 15,000 “likes” has surpassed his goal by thousands...
20:34, 05/23/2019

Facebook backs away from the hard sell on political ads Facebook Inc. said it stopped paying commissions to employees who sell political ads, as the tech giant overhauls how it engages with campaigns ahead of elections in 2020....
20:00, 05/23/2019

Facebook's potential settlement with FTC will likely include WhatsApp - WSJ Facebook Inc's potential settlement with federal regulators over breaches of consumer data privacy is nearing completion, and will likely cover related services like its WhatsApp messenger, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people ...
00:51, 05/03/2019