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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 “Facebook Research” V...

Facebook will pay you to let it spy on you

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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 requir...
20:48 2019-06-12

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...
03:24 2019-06-19

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 featur...
18:24 2019-06-12

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 2019-06-12

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 com...
17:12 2019-05-21

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 ...
02:48 2019-06-08

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....
01:12 2019-06-14

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 20...
14:00 2019-06-18

Facebook reveals new Libra cryptocurrency Facebook has finally taken the wraps off its long-awaited cryptocurrency.The social media giant has revealed that it will be launching the new Libra cryptocurrency as part of its blockchain-powered Ca...
13:00 2019-06-18

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, 10...
21:24 2019-06-12

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 Britis...
07:48 2019-06-01

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....
21:36 2019-06-19

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 platfo...
23:36 2019-06-18

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, ...
18:12 2019-06-19

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 2019-06-03

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 f...
16:12 2019-06-02

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 gea...
20:48 2019-06-03

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...
02:36 2019-06-12

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....
15:00 2019-05-28

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......
00:12 2019-06-08

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...
20:12 2019-06-07

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, citi...
21:36 2019-06-12

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...
20:24 2019-06-06

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...
19:48 2019-06-11

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....
00:48 2019-06-04

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....
01:48 2019-06-12

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 s...
02:24 2019-06-06

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....
05:12 2019-06-14

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 scr...
09:36 2019-05-29

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....
18:12 2019-05-31

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 lim...
19:12 2019-05-21

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 bl...
20:36 2019-06-13

Facebook's Avatars are a belated answer to Bitmoji Facebook is hoping to shake up its emoji with something that will seem remarkably familiar. The company has introduced its long-expected Avatars, or personalized cartoon stickers that you can use in ...
20:12 2019-06-03

Ecuador frees man wanted in US over Facebook scheme Ecuador releases 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...
23:12 2019-06-11

Facebook announces plan to create its own currency SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to...
17:36 2019-06-18

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 t...
21:00 2019-06-18

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....
15:24 2019-06-18

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....
07:12 2019-05-25

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 st...
22:24 2019-05-24

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....
04:36 2019-06-12

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 Commi...
01:00 2019-05-25

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 bei...
15:12 2019-05-26

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 fiel...
19:24 2019-06-18

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....
19:24 2019-06-03

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....
19:12 2019-06-03

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 mor...
13:24 2019-05-30

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 ...
06:24 2019-06-13

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 ...
19:24 2019-05-29

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,...
04:48 2019-05-31

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....
08:36 2019-06-13

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...
02:24 2019-05-31

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....
09:00 2019-06-15

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....
04:48 2019-05-30

| 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....
03:00 2019-05-29

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 individua...
22:00 2019-05-28

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 w...
09:36 2019-06-01

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....
14:12 2019-06-18

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...
21:24 2019-05-28

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...
14:36 2019-06-12

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 th...
15:48 2019-06-12

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 f...
18:24 2019-05-28

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....
13:36 2019-06-18

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 We...
17:36 2019-06-12

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 pla...
17:48 2019-06-18

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.     ...
23:12 2019-06-13

Scammers are using Facebook to run a ‘terrorist donation’ scheme Scammers are using Facebook Messenger and other apps to trick Americans into thinking they gave money to terrorist groups like ISIS and al Qaeda. According to a new warning from the Department of Home...
22:00 2019-05-21

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....
15:48 2019-06-19

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 boomin...
17:00 2019-06-07

Facebook and Instagram may have to remove like buttons for UK children The like function on Facebook and Instagram could be removed and privacy settings set to max for UK children under new proposed social media guidelines...
16:24 2019-05-21

Facebook Ends Commissions for Political Ad Sales Facebook 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....
11:48 2019-05-23

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 ...
16:12 2019-06-07

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....
14:48 2019-06-07

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 ...
14:24 2019-06-11

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 res...
15:48 2019-05-23

Fugitive offers to surrender if he gets 15K ‘likes’ on Facebook This criminal just wants to be liked. A social media-obsessed fugitive has bartered a deal with a Connecticut police department, agreeing to surrender if the force’s Facebook post featuring his wanted...
02:24 2019-05-23

States Add to Scrutiny on Google, Facebook, Other Big Tech State attorneys general are preparing for their own investigations into big tech platforms including Google and Facebook, based on concerns that largely mirror those driving federal probes....
17:24 2019-06-07

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 cryptocurren...
23:36 2019-06-08

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 ro...
01:00 2019-06-20

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, ...
21:48 2019-06-08

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....
01:24 2019-06-06

Facebook COO: 'We Understand' Concerns About Big Tech Companies Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said the company failed to anticipate foreign interference aimed at disrupting the 2016 U.S. election....
20:48 2019-06-19

Far-Right Propaganda Floods Facebook Ahead of EU Elections Fake accounts spread white-nationalist messages and amassed larger followings than actual far-right parties before being taken down, according to a new report....
07:36 2019-05-22

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 ma...
18:24 2019-05-29

CBOE and C2 to List Options on Facebook (FB) on Tuesday, May 29 CHICAGO, May 25, 2012 - The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange (C2) today announced they will list options on Facebook (FB) beginning Tuesday, May 29. Susquehanna Securities...
14:24 2019-05-22

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 result...
02:24 2019-06-20

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....
17:48 2019-05-23

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 pu...
10:24 2019-06-07

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....
19:12 2019-06-11

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...
16:24 2019-06-20

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...
12:12 2019-06-11

How Facebook is changing its political ad-buying policies Mark Zuckerberg just can’t quit political ads. Facebook executives considered banning political ads after it was revealed that Russia used the social network to influence the 2016 presidential electio...
05:12 2019-05-24

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....
23:12 2019-06-18

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 curren...
23:12 2019-06-18

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 ...
20:12 2019-05-23

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...
13:12 2019-06-04

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 wor...
03:48 2019-05-24

Facebook, Twitter and the Digital Disinformation Mess The kind of disinformation now known as fake news has tainted public discourse for centuries, even millennia. But it’s been amplified in our digital age as a weapon of fearmongers, mob-baiters and ele...
19:48 2019-05-23

Facebook removes 3B fake accounts, but how many missed? SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months. What Facebook’s new report Thursday doesn’t...
19:24 2019-05-23

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...
20:00 2019-06-11

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 devi...
17:36 2019-06-11

Facebook has taken down over 2 billion fake accounts in 2019 Facebook took down 2.19 billion fake accounts during the first quarter of 2019, the company has announced. In addition to that, Facebook said it disabled 1.2 billion fake accounts in Q4 2018. These nu...
21:00 2019-05-23

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....
22:12 2019-06-18

Facebook Remolds Defense Team as Scrutiny Intensifies Facebook has been revamping the leadership of its defense teams in the face of what is potentially the most serious antitrust threat to the company in its 15-year history....
23:48 2019-06-06

Zuckerberg May Have Known Of Facebook's Suspect Privacy Practices: Report 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,......
01:48 2019-06-13

Facebook’s COO Sandberg goes silent over Zuckerberg privacy concerns MENLO PARK, Calif. — Sheryl Sandberg isn’t worried about the elephant in the room. Facebook’s No. 2 exec made a show of meeting with journalists at the company’s sprawling campus here on Wednesday — b...
05:01 2019-06-13

Facebook will no longer preinstall its apps on Huawei phones Facebook will no longer pre-install its apps on Huawei phones, the latest blow for the Chinese firm as it struggles in the wake of a U.S. trade ban.Read More...
10:49 2019-06-07

Facebook's cryptocurrency-based payments system gets big backers -WSJ Facebook Inc has enlisted more than a dozen companies including Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc , PayPal Holdings Inc and Uber Technologies Inc to back its new cryptocurrency, the Wall Street Journal reporte...
03:12 2019-06-14

New details about Facebook’s cryptocurrency make it sound even worse Given its history of managing our data, it shouldn’t take much to convince you that Facebook managing our money is probably a terrible idea. That said, it seems the social media giant is actually awar...
12:12 2019-06-06

Facebook to buy stake in Indian e-commerce start-up Meesho Facebook is buying a stake in Indian e-commerce start-up Meesho, the head of the U.S. tech giant's Indian business said on Thursday, looking to deepen its reach in one of the world's biggest internet ...
16:48 2019-06-13

Exclusive: Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phones Facebook Inc 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 it...
09:00 2019-06-07

People are spending less time on Facebook, more on Instagram: report Are Americans spending less time on Facebook? Although active user counts continue to rise on CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s popular platform, a new eMarketer report shows that average time spent on the ...
20:12 2019-05-30

Facebook bans Huawei from pre-installing its apps, but does it matter? Another company joined the long list of organizations that’s cut ties with Huawei. According to a report by Reuters, Facebook has banned the Chinese tech company from pre-installing its apps – Faceboo...
15:24 2019-06-07

Facebook isn’t deleting the fake Pelosi video. Should it? An altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began circulating online last week, but Facebook and Twitter have not taken it down.        ...
17:00 2019-05-30

Minutes Before Oath, PM Changes Twitter, Facebook Display Pictures As Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a fresh term in office after a grand oath ceremony in Delhi today, his official social media accounts also saw a change. His Twitter and Facebook handles were......
23:24 2019-05-30

Facebook's cryptocurrency-based payments system gets big backers: WSJ Facebook Inc has enlisted more than a dozen companies including Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc, PayPal Holdings Inc and Uber Technologies Inc to back its new cryptocurrency, the Wall Street Journal reported...
05:24 2019-06-14

Instagram Not To Take Down Deepfake Video Of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Instagram will not take down an ultra-realistic "deepfake video" posted on Tuesday of Facebook's chief executive bragging about controlling billions of people's "stolen" personal data....
06:48 2019-06-13

Facebook reportedly prohibits Huawei from pre-installing its apps Future Huawei phones will no longer come pre-installed with Facebook's apps, according to Reuters. The social network has reportedly prohibited the Chinese manufacturer from loading its main app,...
18:48 2019-06-07

Facebook says its YouTube competitor is growing, but advertisers want more details The company said Wednesday that Watch now has more than 720 million people monthly and 140 million people who spend at least one minute on the service per day. By way of comparison, YouTube says more ...
22:24 2019-06-12

UPDATE 1-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....
19:12 2019-06-03

A Fake Zuckerberg Video Challenges Facebook’s Rules Last month, the social media company would not remove a doctored video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Facebook said the video of Mr. Zuckerberg will get the same treatment....
01:24 2019-06-12

Facebook will launch even more Portal smart speakers this year In spite of all the privacy and user data abuse scandals that it had to face last year, Facebook still started selling its own smart speakers. Called Portal, the Facebook home devices target similar p...
17:24 2019-06-11

Facebook says EU court opinion undermines freedom of speech Facebook on Tuesday said an EU court opinion calling for it to seek out content deemed illegal by a local court on its platform undermined free speech across borders....
13:48 2019-06-04

Facebook's Study program pays for information about the apps you use Facebook announced today that it has launched a new app for Android users called Study from Facebook. The app will be used to help the company conduct market research and all participants will be paid...
08:00 2019-06-12

Facebook revives its mobile data gathering program with a new app Remember when it was revealed in January that Facebook used to pay teens and gather mobile app usage data from them through an app? Well, the company shut that program down after a huge backlash, but ...
08:00 2019-06-12

Facebook Keeps 3-Yearly 'Say on Pay' Vote, Amid Outside Investor Doubts Facebook investors will only get to vote on the pay of Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg every three years, rather than annually as most outside shareholders would prefer....
11:48 2019-06-04

Facebook is building a massive solar farm in Texas ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that’s believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant’s first direct investment in ...
19:36 2019-06-11

Facebook AI researchers’ MelNet AI sounds like Bill Gates A pair of Facebook AI researchers used TED Talks and other data to make AI that closely mimics music and the voices of famous people, including Bill Gates.Read More...
23:36 2019-06-11

Apple touts privacy in web sign-on war with Facebook, Google Apple Inc on Monday launched a "Sign In With Apple" function to rival Facebook and Google web login accounts, drawing a contrast with rivals by stressing protection of users' information....
02:01 2019-06-04

Facebook to create 500 jobs in new London engineering center Facebook will create 500 new tech jobs in London by the end of 2019, including 100 roles in artificial intelligence, with many working on systems to detect and remove malicious content, fake accounts ...
11:36 2019-06-12

Facebook shareholders call for Zuckerberg’s ouster as chairman Even Facebook’s investors are fed up with Mark Zuckerberg. Pension funds on Tuesday called for the 35-year-old tech tycoon to be replaced as chairman of the social network by an independent director, ...
02:12 2019-06-05

Google, Facebook potential subjects of fed probes, oversight…again Google and Facebook are in the crosshairs of potential US antitrust probes that could disrupt their businesses or even break them apart — but it’s not the first time they have faced heat from the feds...
04:12 2019-06-05

Russia Targets Tinder as a Warning to Facebook and Twitter Tinder last week agreed to store data in Russia and comply with government information requests. Analysts say the regime was sending a message to other online players....
18:48 2019-06-12

Facebook is financing a massive solar farm in Texas Facebook is investing heavily in a massive solar farm in Texas as it rumbles towards its goal of running entirely on renewable energy by the end of next year. Renewables company Longroad Energy has st...
03:36 2019-06-01

Snapchat working to bring Facebook-like functionality to users Facebook has been guilty for copying many features from competitors, but that doesn't mean it can't go the other way around in some instances. Snapchat is reportedly working on a brand new feature tha...
23:36 2019-06-08

Facebook has unfairly become the 'boogeyman on privacy,' says ex-general counsel Facebook's first General Counsel Chris Kelly says it'll be hard to prove an antitrust case against big technology companies, like Facebook or Google....
17:12 2019-06-10

Police look to Facebook, bank records in quadruple slaying Police are turning to Facebook and bank records to try to identify a motive for why four people were killed at a North Dakota business two months ago....
00:24 2019-06-11

Facebook won’t take down sinister Mark Zuckerberg ‘deepfake’ video Facebook will not remove a fake video of boss Mark Zuckerberg from Instagram that falsely portrays him boasting he can “control the future” thanks to stolen data. The doctored clip was upl...
17:24 2019-06-12

Facebook launches PyTorch Hub for reproducing AI model results Facebook launched PyTorch Hub today for AI research reproducibility. PyTorch Hub publishes pretrained models by adding a file to a GitHub repository.Read More...
03:24 2019-06-11

New Facebook Portal devices will start listening to your conversations very soon Despite skepticism around the first generation of Facebook Portal devices, which are designed to allow video chat between you and your online pals, the social media behemoth is already planning a seco...
14:00 2019-06-11

Facebook to create 500 jobs in new London engineering centre Facebook will create 500 new tech jobs in London by the end of 2019, including 100 roles in artificial intelligence, with many working on systems to detect and remove malicious content, fake accounts ...
13:12 2019-06-12

Protesters Strip Outside Facebook Office Against Nudity Censorship About a 100 people stripped naked in front of Facebook's New York headquarters as part of a protest against what they view as censorship regarding Facebook and Instagram's policies around artistic......
15:12 2019-06-03

Facebook keeps three-yearly 'say on pay' vote, amid outside investor doubts Facebook Inc investors will only get to vote on the pay of Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg every three years, rather than annually as most outside shareholders would prefer, according to a vote tally ...
04:00 2019-06-04

Bitcoin Fans Spy Opportunity in Facebook Libra Launch Bitcoin’s backers are adamant that Facebook’s coming digital currency, Libra, won’t spell the demise of other cryptocurrencies. To the contrary, many believe the launch of Libra spells opportunity....
15:12 2019-06-18

No sign of fugitive who sought Facebook likes to surrender Police in Connecticut say a fugitive has so far failed to honor an agreement to surrender once enough people responded positively to his wanted poster on social media....
19:12 2019-05-24

Facebook Said to Be Coming For Your Wallet With Its 'GlobalCoin' Cryptocurrency in 2020 Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg is a man with a cryptocurrency plan. According to a BBC News report, Facebook plans to launch its highly anticipated cryptocurrency in about a dozen countries as early as Q...
18:24 2019-05-24

Facebook plans to launch 'GlobalCoin' cryptocurrency in 2020 Mark Zuckerberg met governor of Bank of England last month to discuss decisionFacebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency in early 2020, allowing users to make digital payments in a dozen co...
10:36 2019-05-24

Facebook Portal now has its own Android app to manage photos and videos If you feel that you don't have enough Facebook in your life, you're free to buy the company's new smart display – Portal. Unlike Amazon and Google, Facebook had developed Portal with video calling in...
02:12 2019-05-29

In 6 Months, Facebook Removes Over 3 Billion Fake Accounts (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday. Nearly all of them were caught be...
02:24 2019-05-24

Facebook removed 3 billion fake accounts in just 6 months Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday. Nearly all of them were caught before they had a chance t...
00:36 2019-05-24

U.S. lawmaker calls for Facebook to pause cryptocurrency project A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about wha...
00:24 2019-06-19

House chairwoman wants Facebook to pause work on its cryptocurrency You knew Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency would come under scrutiny as soon as it became official, and the US government isn't wasting any time. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman...
01:24 2019-06-19

Facebook reportedly courting help from Winklevoss twins for its cryptocurrency As Facebook continues to poke around at the possibility of creating its own digital currency, it's created the possibility for the unlikeliest of reunions. According to the Financial Times, the s...
20:36 2019-05-24

Facebook removes 3 billion fake accounts over six months Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts over a six-month span, far outpacing previous efforts by the company in striking fraudulent accounts from the platform, the tech giant said Thursday....
22:00 2019-05-24

Report: FTC’s political wrangling delays Facebook settlement SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may have to wait longer before resolving a U.S. government investigation into the company’s mishandling of personal information. The Wall Street Journal is reportin...
23:24 2019-05-24

Facebook still can’t control the far-right political propaganda monster it built The week leading up to the European Union Parliamentary elections reinforced the image of Facebook as a company unable to control its platform.Read More...
11:36 2019-05-27

Facebook reveals its new digital currency called Libra As expected, Facebook announced a brand new cryptocurrency coming in 2020 – Libra. Described as a new digital wallet for new digital currency, the new financial service will allow consumers to keep th...
18:00 2019-06-18

Facebook defends not pulling controversial video of Pelosi Facebook released a statement on Friday amid concerns about its decision not to remove an altered video that went viral and appeared to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., slurring her words....
01:12 2019-05-26

Facebook will reportedly launch cryptocurrency 'GlobalCoin' in 2020 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Facebook is reportedly developing a digital payments system that will be rolled out in several countries by the first quarter of 2020. The BBC reported the company has be...
00:36 2019-05-26

BoE's Carney says keeping open mind on Facebook's Libra Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said he is keeping an 'open mind' on the potential utility of Facebook's planned cryptocurrency, but warned it may face strict regulation if it takes off....
18:36 2019-06-18

At Collision conference, Facebook and the rest of tech gets taken to task once again Facebook gets more heat as conference speakers take it to task for its vast influence and inability to address such persistent problems as fake users.        ...
05:48 2019-05-25

Scientists can predict medical conditions off your Facebook posts In a world of digital addicts, oversharing on social media is often seen as a character flaw — but a new study reveals it might actually be good for your health. Researchers from Penn Medicine and Sto...
19:36 2019-06-18

The Latest: New Facebook currency anonymous at basic layer NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook’s new digital currency (all times local): noon Facebook has surprised cryptocurrency experts in announcing a digital currency that shares fundamental priva...
19:36 2019-06-18

Is Facebook’s new Libra currency a play to become the world’s banker? The social-media giant says it wants to provide financial services to billions of people around the world, including those who lack access to banking....
03:24 2019-06-19

Fugitive Says He’ll Surrender If Enough People ‘Like’ His Wanted Poster On Facebook HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police department has reached a deal with a fugitive that would have him surrender if enough people respond to a wanted poster on social media, an agreement that a...
13:12 2019-05-23

Facebook’s Libra coin isn’t even out yet, but it’s already facing opposition in Europe Facebook on Tuesday announced the Bitcoin rival it has been developing for the better part of a year: Libra. From the start, Facebook insisted on how secure Libra would be, and on the fact that a subs...
08:12 2019-06-19

GOP senator wants to give users power to say no to Google and Facebook In his latest salvo aimed at big tech, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said Monday he will introduce legislation that would give consumers greater power to prevent companies from harvesting their data. His b...
17:12 2019-05-21

Senate panel schedules a hearing on Facebook's cryptocurrency It didn't even take 48 hours after Facebook announced its cryptocurrency scheme for the government to raise an eyebrow. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters called for Face...
10:24 2019-06-20

Facebook's 20% Stock Implosion Signaled By Insider Selling, But Is It A Buy Now? After Facebook’s stock sank 20% after an earnings miss this past week that caused tremors on Wall Street, does the collapse - for the biggest one-day wipe-out in U.S. stockmarket history equating to a...
15:48 2019-05-21

Facebook Restricts Live Streaming After New Zealand Shooting When 51 people were killed in New Zealand, the suspect broadcast it live on Facebook. The massacre led to a global call to combat the spread of violent content....
15:00 2019-05-21

Facebook data privacy scandal: A cheat sheet Read about the saga of Facebook's failures in ensuring privacy for user data, including how it relates to Cambridge Analytica, the GDPR, the Brexit campaign, and the 2016 US presidential election....
14:48 2019-05-21

How Facebook is capturing the hearts and minds of gamers and streamers Facebook was out in force with a big presence at E3, and the company made a lot of effort to gather eyeballs about games and to draw attention to streamers.Read More...
16:24 2019-06-20

| Facebook poised to fight disclosure of US privacy assessments Facebook will seek to block disclosures from years’ worth of privacy reports it submitted to the US Federal Trade Commission, according to filings in a lawsuit seeking the release of information in th...
14:39 2019-05-21

| Facebook says first-person Christchurch video foiled AI system Facebook said it struggled to identify the video of the New Zealand mosque shootings because of the use of a head-mounted camera by the gunman, which made it harder for its systems to automatically de...
14:39 2019-05-21

Facebook Called Before US Senate Panel Over Libra Coin Facebook's plans to create a global cryptocurrency will face scrutiny from the US Senate Banking Committee on July 16, the latest sign that policymakers around the globe are casting a wary eye on......
08:36 2019-06-20

Facebook, Google, Twitter to testify on election security Elections officials and leaders at tech companies Facebook, Google and Twitter are set to testify later this week at a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on election security, lawmakers a...
21:48 2019-05-21

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords unprotected Company admits to mistake and says it has no evidence of abuse – but the risk was hugeFacebook mistakenly stored “hundreds of millions” of passwords in plaintext, unprotected by any encryption, the co...
22:24 2019-05-21

Facebook Unveils Plans For Global Cryptocurrency 'Libra' Facebook and some two dozen partners on Tuesday released a prototype of a cryptocurrency called Libra, whose rollout as global digital money is expected next year....
13:00 2019-06-19

CBOE Launches iPhone Application and Facebook Fan Page CHICAGO, January 13, 2011 -The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has announced two new initiatives in the social media space - "CBOE Mobile," its iPhone application, and a Facebook fan page. In re...
22:36 2019-05-22

How to delete your Facebook account and bring your photos and other info with you Facebook has given us plenty of reasons to quit, including a new report that talks about the disgusting working conditions of a company it uses to employ contractors, named Cognizant. Here's how ...
18:01 2019-06-19

Facebook cryptocurrency: dawn of the corporation-government | Ethan Lou If it gets the green light from regulators, Facebook is on its way to creating its own currency – a prospect that should alarm usFacebook’s cryptocurrency, officially unveiled on Tuesday, heralds the ...
18:12 2019-06-19

Make Microsoft President Facebook's New CEO, Former Security Chief Says Facebook must hire Microsoft President Brad Smith as its new CEO as it is right time for Mark Zuckerberg to step down, a former Facebook security chief has stressed....
14:24 2019-05-22

The Life of a Facebook Moderator Sounds Even Worse Than You Imagined For years, reports have emerged detailing the toll moderating online content takes on those tasked with cleaning up the websites of the most powerful tech companies. Facebook announced in May that it ...
20:12 2019-06-19

How to Disable Facebook's Automatic Face Recognition Setting (If You Can) For all its posturing that privacy is a major concern, Facebook sure does keep undermining itself. The latest gaffe: Some users are reporting that the automatic facial recognition setting is conspicuo...
00:48 2019-05-22

Inside Facebook's war room: the battle to protect EU elections The social media firm is deleting billions of fake accounts as it takes on a torrent of fake news, disinformation and hate speechLess than three years ago, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg,...
22:24 2019-05-21

Despite Facebook's struggles, one important contingent remains loyal The number of small businesses who buy Facebook ads remains unchanged, meaning the company's struggles and the threat of government regulation has not hurt Main Street's ad spend, the second...
14:39 2019-05-21

Canada says Microsoft and Facebook will do more to help ensure security of election Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc have agreed to help boost the security of Canada's October election by removing fake accounts and cracking down on bots, a top government official said on Monday....
22:24 2019-05-27

Facebook will rank comments to make conversations more meaningful Facebook wants to make conversations on public posts more meaningful. Today, it will start ranking comments to promote those that are most relevant to users. It will give priority to comments that hav...
21:12 2019-06-14

Canadian lawmakers blast Facebook’s execs for snub OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian lawmakers have voted to serve a summons on Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg that would compel them to appear before them the next time either vis...
22:24 2019-05-28

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, with lofty goals 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....
13:00 2019-06-18

Facebook Unveils Libra, Cryptocurrency Rival to Bitcoin 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....
12:36 2019-06-18

Facebook researchers are building virtual spaces to improve AI and AR Will virtual assistants be able to tell the difference between your living room and your kitchen? Or even help you find a missing book or set of keys? With embodied AI -- which relies on data from phy...
21:12 2019-06-14

Pelosi slams Facebook for not removing altered video SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is slamming Facebook for not removing a doctored video that has spread widely on the social network in which she appears to slur her words. The altered ...
01:36 2019-05-30

I quit Facebook — but it's getting harder to resist the pull back in I quit social media a few years ago to make my life better and easier, which it has. But Facebook has also completely reshaped community organization and interaction and it's getting harder to re...
02:36 2019-05-29

Nancy Pelosi says Facebook is lying about Russian manipulation After Facebook refused to take down a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi that made her appear drunk, the House Speaker went on the attack. She said that the social media network's willingness to leav...
14:12 2019-05-30

The Guardian view on Facebook: power without responsibility | Editorial Social media cannot ensure they only publish truths. But what about deliberate falsehoods designed to damage?Are social media companies responsible for the lies their users tell? Both the obvious answ...
04:00 2019-05-29

Crypto is coming: get ready to spend Facebook’s money The social network is likely to release details of its cryptocurrency this week: and it won’t be much like BitcoinFirst it had your friends, then it had your pictures, then it had your diary. Now, in ...
09:12 2019-06-16

Facebook's Calibra cryptocurrency wallet launches in 2020 After months of rumors and speculation, Facebook is finally making its cryptocurrency efforts official. This is Calibra, a digital wallet that will use a new cryptocurrency called Libra. Calibra, whic...
11:48 2019-06-18

Unless Facebook can gain our trust, we’re not interested in its Bitcoin rival Facebook on Tuesday is widely expected to release a white paper that explains how its upcoming Bitcoin rival, tentatively called Libra, will work. Libra won’t actually be available for users unt...
10:36 2019-06-18

Far-right Facebook groups 'spreading hate to millions in Europe' Avaaz uncovers 500 accounts using fake news to spread white supremacy messageA web of far-right Facebook accounts spreading fake news and hate speech to millions of people across Europe has been uncov...
08:36 2019-05-22

Facebook's Libra launch will extend its global domination Cryptocurrency could wipe out many businesses and further concentrate corporate powerEvery week, dozens of people walk into the Sunshine convenience store in Charlottesville, Virginia, to send money t...
13:36 2019-06-18

Facebook tried to censor our independence celebration. Now, I'm suing them in Poland In November 2016, some time before most Americans became alarmed at censorship in social media, I sued Facebook. If you haven’t heard about this landmark case, that is understandable, because I sued i...
16:48 2019-06-17

Facebook just announced its Bitcoin rival, but is it really safe and secure? Just as expected, Facebook on Tuesday announced its Bitcoin rival called Libra, a cryptocurrency created by a Facebook subsidiary called Calibra that will be managed by an oversight body called the Li...
14:36 2019-06-18

Facebook’s Zuckerberg, Sandberg will not appear at Ottawa hearing despite summons Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and executive Sheryl Sandberg will not appear at a hearing in Ottawa this week despite receiving summonses from Parliament....
03:12 2019-05-28

Himachal BJP Lawmaker Files Complaint Over Facebook Id Used To Defame Him A Himachal Pradesh BJP MLA Monday lodged a police complaint that he is being "defamed" through a fake facebook account and alleged the Congress was engineering it as the party leaders were "furious".....
04:24 2019-05-28

Ramadan in Mideast is for fasting and Facebook, data shows DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Technology is reshaping the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with its long days of fasting and prayer meant to draw worshippers closer to God and away from worldly dist...
08:12 2019-05-28

When Rohingya Refugees Fled to India, Hate on Facebook Followed After posts on the social network contributed to Myanmar’s genocide of Rohingya Muslims, Facebook vowed to fix the problem. Then the vitriol moved to India....
09:24 2019-06-14

Facebook is so insanely big, it had to design a brand new DHCP server You can tell a lot about the direction of a company by looking at its tech stack. A great example of this comes from Facebook, which today announced the creation of a brand new open-source DHCP server...
19:48 2019-05-28

Facebook, Google and Twitter need to do more to tackle fake news, EU says In a report published Friday, the EU found evidence of "coordinated inauthentic behavior" on online platforms ahead of the European Parliament elections last month....
14:12 2019-06-14

WSJ: Facebook's cryptocurrency finds backing from PayPal and Uber Facebook has secured some pretty big backers for Project Libra, according to The Wall Street Journal. PayPal, Uber, Visa and Mastercard are reportedly investing around $10 million each in the social n...
16:00 2019-06-14

Facebook Use Eroding in US as Social Media Under Pressure: eMarketer Facebook's efforts to crack down on misinformation and sensational content have reduced the time spent at the leading social network eroding, researchers said Tuesday....
16:36 2019-05-28

Speaker Pelosi slams Facebook over altered video House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is slamming Facebook for not removing a doctored video that has spread widely on the social network in which she appears to slur her words. (May 29)     ...
10:48 2019-05-30

Change UK spends most on Facebook adverts ahead of EU elections Change UK's failure in the European elections was not only embarrassing, but also expensive, as the party spent over £200,000 on Facebook advertising in the lead-up to the vote, Sky News can reve...
18:36 2019-05-28

Beto O'Rourke isn't spending much on Facebook ads – and that could be a sign of fundraising woes Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke cuts back in 2020 Facebook ad spending since nail biting senate run. Democratic strategists say its a sign that he's changing tactics after struggling to ride...
22:12 2019-06-14

Ecuador president blocks extradition of man accused of Facebook fraud Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno has blocked the extradition to the United States of a New York man charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg, a document obtained by Reuters ...
06:48 2019-06-08

Stressed out Facebook monitors forced to toil in filth: report The contract workers tasked with keeping Facebook free of disturbing content — including beheadings and child pornography — are often forced to toil in unsafe, filthy working conditions, a new report ...
00:24 2019-06-20

Hotel manager's Facebook offer: Need an abortion? Come to Michigan. After several states passed new abortion laws, Shelley O’Brien offered any woman struggling with access a free place to stay and a ride to the clinic.        ...
00:36 2019-06-08

Facebook called before Senate panel over digital currency project Facebook Inc's plans to create a global cryptocurrency will face scrutiny from the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on July 16, the latest sign that policymakers around the globe are casting a wary eye o...
02:00 2019-06-20

Alarming and unnecessary: Facebook’s new cryptocurrency must be resisted | Charles Arthur The tech giant has big ambitions for its digital currency Libra. Privacy and regulation are just the start of the problemsHave you heard about Facebook’s new “cryptocurrency”, called Libra? Its basic ...
14:12 2019-06-20

Pak Minister Accidentally Shown With Cat Ears On Facebook Live Streaming In a comedy of errors, a person streaming live on Facebook a conference by a Pakistani minister accidentally activated the cat filter, according to a media report said today....
16:36 2019-06-15

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp will no longer be pre-loaded on Huawei phones While Huawei continues to see a road ahead for its US government-threatened smartphone division, the exodus of major business partners, key components suppliers, and allies is far from over, posing ne...
10:36 2019-06-07

Facebook Called Before US Senate Panel Over Digital Currency Project Facebook's plans to create a global cryptocurrency will face scrutiny from the US Senate Banking Committee on July 16, the latest sign that policymakers around the globe are casting a wary eye on the....
04:12 2019-06-20

Facebook enhances Level Up program for emerging game streamers Facebook announced its Level Up Program for emerging game creators, or livestreamers, just in time for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Read More...
10:24 2019-06-07

Visa, Uber, and PayPal Are Reportedly Backing Facebook's Cryptocurrency After months of rumors, it appears a Facebook cryptocurrency is imminent. Reports last week said its planned launch is slated for June 18, and now it appears that the cryptocurrency, Libra, has some l...
20:48 2019-06-14

Facebook Says Mark Zuckerberg 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 Wednesday as it......
06:48 2019-06-13

Factbox: Facebook's new cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra Facebook Inc revealed plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra on Tuesday. It will be run by an association comprised of other corporate investors and non-profit members, with an expected laun...
13:00 2019-06-18

Libra: Facebook launches cryptocurrency in bid to shake up global finance Digital currency will let billions of users make transactions but is raising privacy concerns•Facebook’s Libra launch will extend its global domination•All you need to know about Facebook’s new crypto...
13:24 2019-06-18

Would you trust Facebook with your money? What Libra cryptocurrency means for users Facebook revealed it will launch a digital currency similar to Bitcoin, called Libra. Here's what that move might means for its users.       ...
21:36 2019-06-18

UPDATE 3-Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, with lofty goals * Consumer privacy concerns and regulatory questions remain (Adds comments from French Finance Minister, U.S. Senator Mark Warner, graphic link; updates shares)...
18:48 2019-06-18

Explainer: 'Stablecoins' in the spotlight as Facebook unveils Libra cryptocurrency The original cryptocurrency accounts for over half of the $285 billion global coin trading market. But that dominance is under threat, with a host of alternative digital coins emerging as developers r...
19:48 2019-06-18

Facebook says its Watch videos reach 720 million viewers a month Facebook is still holding onto its dreams of Watch as a place where people can connect "more deeply" over videos. According to the company, 720 million people tune into Watch monthly, and 140 million ...
15:48 2019-06-12

Facebook expands Watch service as user numbers grow Facebook Inc said on Wednesday monthly users to its Watch video service had doubled since December while announcing more partnerships with international broadcasters and publishers in its bid to take ...
14:48 2019-06-12

Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency and Calibra digital wallet Facebook has announced its cryptocurrency Libra and a global association of organizations that will govern it. The company also announced Calibra, a new subsidiary that will build a digital wallet for...
14:00 2019-06-18

Doctored clip shows Facebook CEO championing 'stolen data' Artists are challenging Facebook's policy of refusing to take down videos which have been manipulated to misrepresent their subjects by creating one about Mark Zuckerberg....
13:12 2019-06-12

Facebook Is Betting People Are Still Hungry For Another Heaping Ladle of Portal Facebook isn’t done with its spiffy new Portal video phones. You know, the ones which got largely favorable reviews, but are virtually impossible to fully trust, given they came out after months (year...
17:36 2019-06-11

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, sparking new privacy concerns Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns....
00:24 2019-06-19

Backpacker escaped horrific kidnapping by posting cries for help on Facebook A backpacker has revealed she managed to escape by sending Facebook messages after being kidnapped by a farmer and raped in a pigsty. Davine Arckens, 24, was chained and assaulted over two days after ...
18:48 2019-06-17

Facebook bans health and conspiracy site Natural News Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Facebook on Sunday removed the prominent health and conspiracy site Natural News from its platform and banned its incendiary founder from posting content. Though Faceb...
23:48 2019-06-10

Facebook stock sees a pop as investors anticipate its cryptocurrency announcement Facebook is expected to announce a new cryptocurrency called Libra this week. Analysts anticipate it will open up new revenue streams outside advertising....
22:36 2019-06-17

Facebook COO Sandberg downplays calls for a breakup, ignores WSJ bombshell Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg ignored a negative bombshell and brushed off calls to break up the tech giant during a Q&A session with reporters from around the world Wednesday at the company’s Menlo Pa...
23:48 2019-06-12

Facebook asked by lawmakers to pause Libra cryptocurrency project Congresswoman Maxine Waters asked Facebook to halt movement of its Libra project until hearings can be held to examine concerns, while French Finance Minister has called for tighter cryptocurrency reg...
10:12 2019-06-19

Facebook Plans Global Financial System Based on Cryptocurrency Despite skepticism and concern about Facebook’s reach, the company envisions an alternative financial system based on a new cryptocurrency called Libra....
11:24 2019-06-18

Facebook’s Libra currency gets backing from MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and more Today, Facebook finally announced its long-rumored cryptocurrency platform, Calibra. Some speculated that the company would rely on outside firms and existing cryptocurrency exchanges, like the Winkle...
11:48 2019-06-18

How 'Sign in With Apple' Improves on Google, Facebook, and Twitter's Options Amongst the reveals we saw at WWDC 2019 was a new technology for apps and the web: “Sign in with Apple.” It’s supposedly a more private way to sign into apps and services, according to the company. Bu...
17:36 2019-06-11

Facebook is tweaking how it ranks public comments so the worst ones get hidden Facebook is taking more steps to try and limit negative comments and abuse on its platform, introducing an improved ranking system for comments on public profiles that will hopefully lead to more "mea...
20:24 2019-06-16

Crypto Twitter responds to the reality of Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Following months of speculation, Facebook finally confirmed the release of Libra next year. The tech giant also unveiled details about Calibra, its corresponding custodial digital wallet, but failed t...
17:36 2019-06-18

Naked protesters condemn nipple censorship at Facebook headquarters Demonstrators cover bodies with stickers to ensure nipples on display are ‘male’, in line with Facebook policySome were hairy. Some were pointy. Some were dark brown, some a pale pink. But the hundred...
21:48 2019-06-03

Fugitive promises to surrender because his wanted poster got 15,000 Facebook ‘likes’ A Connecticut police lieutenant made headlines today after successfully negotiating the terms under which a fugitive has agreed to surrender himself into custody. Twenty-nine-year-old Jose Simms, who ...
06:36 2019-05-23

Facebook’s rewarded video and playable ads are taking off for game publishers Facebook said that game publishers and developers are increasingly monetizing their mobile games with Facebook Audience Network, which grew 50% last year.Read More...
21:12 2019-05-29

Facebook lawyer says ‘there is no privacy,’ hinting at the challenges of Zuckerberg’s pivot _____ A lawyer for Facebook argued on Wednesday that its users had no expectation of privacy when using the social network, pushing for a judge to throw out a class-action lawsuit related to the Cambr...
19:24 2019-06-02

The Latest: Police defend Facebook likes deal with fugitive TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the Facebook fugitive (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Torrington police are defending the agreement they struck with a fugitive who was supposed to turn himself in ...
22:24 2019-05-24

D.C. attorney general’s lawsuit against Facebook can proceed, judge rules Facebook suffered an early defeat in a D.C. court this week, after a judge ruled against the social-networking giant's attempts to quash a case brought by the D.C. attorney general challenging the com...
19:24 2019-06-01

Dave Rubin: Americans should 'think about' their relationships with Facebook, other social media Americans need to think critically about their relationships with social media companies and how they affect their privacy, talk show host Dave Rubin said Tuesday night....
05:36 2019-06-05

Facebook to Start Testing 'GlobalCoin' Cryptocurrency This Year: Report The company plans to setup a digital payment system in more than 12 countries by the first quarter of 2020, and it looks to start testing in the later part of 2019....
21:24 2019-05-24

Nasdaq confirms correction as Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon drag The Nasdaq tumbled 1.6% on Monday, confirming a correction as it was dragged down by Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon.com on fears the companies are the targets of U.S. government antitrust regulators....
23:12 2019-06-03

Judge to rule if racist Facebook page can be trial evidence UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A judge must decide if prosecutors can present evidence that a white man charged with fatally stabbing a black student on the University of Maryland’s campus belonged ...
07:24 2019-06-05

Facebook increased Vietnam content restrictions by 500% during 2018 - report Facebook increased the amount of content it restricted access to in Vietnam by over 500% in the last half of 2018, the U.S. social media giant said in a report released on Friday, as the Southeast Asi...
12:00 2019-05-24

Palmer Luckey: I left Facebook enraged, but Zuckerberg is VR’s top backer Oculus's founder says he had hate and rage in his heart after leaving Facebook, yet continues to back the company because of its strong support for VR.Read More...
23:24 2019-05-23

Some Facebook content reviewers will focus solely on hate speech Facebook isn't just interested in cracking down on fake accounts. While discussing the firm's latest Community Standards Enforcement Report, company VP Justin Osofsky revealed during a call...
21:00 2019-05-23

Facebook acknowledges Pelosi video is faked but declines to delete it Despite determinations that a Nancy Pelosi video circulating widely on social media is a fake, Facebook has determined not to remove it, saying its policies don't require that postings be true....
02:36 2019-05-25

Facebook, Twitter delete fake accounts originating in Iran Several fake social media accounts spreading messages in support of Iran have been removed from Facebook and Twitter. The deletion of the accounts came after an investigation by internet security firm...
11:24 2019-05-29

Facebook deletes fake accounts used in pro-Iranian influence campaign A pro-Iranian influence campaign created fake Facebook and Twitter accounts to push Tehran's viewpoint in the US and succeeded in having a number of American newspapers publish their letters, accordin...
07:24 2019-05-29

Apple challenges Google, Facebook for web login, touts privacy  Apple Inc on Monday launched a "Sign In With Apple" function to rival Facebook and Google web login accounts, drawing a contrast with rivals by stressing protection of users' information....
22:36 2019-06-03

Facebook in talks with U.S. derivatives regulator over digital currency plans -FT Facebook Inc is in talks with the U.S. derivatives regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), over the social media company's plans for a digital currency, the Financial Times reporte...
03:36 2019-06-03

Canadian lawmakers fume after Facebook's Zuckerberg snubs invitation Canadian lawmakers fumed on Monday when Facebook Inc founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg snubbed an invitation to Ottawa to testify on privacy and democracy before an international panel, slap...
20:48 2019-05-28

Facebook to Help Tame Internet Ahead of Canada's Election: Official Microsoft and Facebook have agreed to help boost the security of Canada's October election by removing fake accounts and cracking down on bots, a top government official said....
15:12 2019-05-28

UPDATE 1-Canada says Microsoft and Facebook will do more to help ensure security of election Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc have agreed to help boost the security of Canada's October election by removing fake accounts and cracking down on bots, a top government official said on Monday....
01:12 2019-05-28

UPDATE 4-Apple touts privacy in web sign-on war with Facebook, Google Apple Inc on Monday launched a "Sign In With Apple" function to rival Facebook and Google web login accounts, drawing a contrast with rivals by stressing protection of users' information....
02:48 2019-06-04

CrossFit quits Facebook, calls company ‘utopian socialists’ CrossFit, the branded workout regimen, accused Facebook of being “utopian socialists” and left the platform after the social network deleted a group dedicated to a diet. The move to quit both Facebook...
19:12 2019-05-27

Court Tells Facebook to Open Its Records on Data Privacy A Delaware court has ordered Facebook to hand over records to shareholders investigating the data privacy breach that fed information to now-defunct data miner Cambridge Analytica....
01:48 2019-06-03

Facebook launches new Avatar feature for News Feed and Messenger Facebook is desperately trying to keep up with the competition by launching alternatives to some of the nifty features that other social network giants offer to their users. Facebook Avatar is such a ...
07:36 2019-06-04

Facebook makes reporting bugs as easy as shaking your phone Facebook wants to make reporting bugs as easy as shaking your phone. In fact, that's all you'll have to do. Thanks to a new feature, when you encounter a bug, you can simply shake your phone...
22:00 2019-05-28

EU court advisor: Facebook can be ordered to seek out illegal comments An advisor to the EU's top court said on Tuesday that Facebook could be ordered to seek out all content on its platform identical to that found to be illegal by a court injunction....
12:00 2019-06-04

Facebook in talks with U.S. derivatives regulator over digital currency plans: FT Facebook Inc is in talks with the U.S. derivatives regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), over the social media company's plans for a digital currency, the Financial Times reporte...
23:12 2019-06-02

Forget Mueller: Our pants are still down on election security, and Facebook can't save us Blaming Facebook, focusing on the Mueller-Barr feud, impeachment talk and debating obstruction of justice and impeachment mean we're still not talking about election security. Look out, 2020....
22:00 2019-05-29

Facebook removed 3 billion fake accounts over a six-month period Facebook said it had removed more than 3 billion fake accounts over the past two quarters, a spike in inauthentic activity that the tech giant attributed to “unsophisticated” bad actors that are caugh...
19:48 2019-05-23

Facebook Sued by Dutch Big Brother Creator Over Fake Bitcoin Ads Dutch billionaire John de Mol filed a lawsuit against Facebook on Wednesday for allowing fake ads on its platform which used his name and image to perpetrate Bitcoin-related fraud....
12:24 2019-06-06

Nancy Pelosi condemns Facebook as 'willing enablers of Russian interference' House speaker says ‘I can take it’ after site keeps doctored video up, but criticizes their role in spread of false informationHouse speaker Nancy Pelosi has strongly criticised Facebook for failing t...
16:24 2019-05-30

Political Ad Spend Hits Rs 27.7 Crore On Facebook As Lok Sabha Polls End Led by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), political parties in India spent a total of Rs 27.73 crore on Facebook for posting political ads on the platform as the seven-phase general election......
18:36 2019-05-21

Naked protestors redress Facebook’s prude nudity policy Yesterday, the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) announced that Facebook will reconsider its nudity guidelines, which currently bans photographic nudity, and more controversially, “female n...
16:12 2019-06-06

More State Treasurers Back Split of Facebook's CEO and Chairman Roles Seven state treasurers are backing a shareholder proposal that would oust Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from his dual role as chairman of the social-media company....
21:00 2019-05-30

Facebook protesters share their dislike of company at shareholder meeting Eight proposals are up for vote, including plans for an independent board chair and to reform the company’s share structureA specter is haunting Facebook’s shareholder meeting – the specter of a giant...
21:00 2019-05-30

Russia to decide on Twitter, Facebook compliance with data law in Jan: TASS Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor hopes to make a decision in January on how to force Twitter and Facebook to move its Russian user data onto servers inside the country, the TASS news agen...
20:24 2019-06-06

Judge orders Facebook to turn over records on data privacy DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is ordering Facebook to turn over internal records regarding data privacy and access to user data. Thursday’s ruling involves an investor lawsuit seeking comp...
02:24 2019-05-31

Facebook’s A.I. Whiz Now Faces the Task of Cleaning It Up. Sometimes That Brings Him to Tears. Facebook has heralded artificial intelligence as a solution to its toxic content problems. Mike Schroepfer, its chief technology officer, says it won’t solve everything....
14:39 2019-05-21

New Apple Sign-In Option Could Keep More Personal Data Away From Facebook, Google Apple’s plan to enable anonymous sign-ins on mobile apps threatens to choke off access to data for companies including Facebook and Google, which use the information to track users and sell ads....
21:12 2019-06-06

Man played a secretly recorded sex tape on Facebook Live, charges say A man faces charges after authorities say he posted a sex video on Facebook Live without the consent of his former partner.        ...
22:48 2019-06-06

Inflatable Angry Emoji Looms Over Facebook's Annual Meeting Protesters carrying an inflatable angry emoji greeted Facebook shareholders as they gathered for the company's annual meeting, the latest sign of its struggle to shake off privacy scandals and rein in...
08:36 2019-05-31

Facebook's former security chief says Mark Zuckerberg has too much power and needs to step down as CEO (FB) Getty Alex Stamos, Facebook's former security chief, suggested Tuesday that Mark Zuckerberg should hire someone to replace him as the company's CEO, according to CNBC. The move would allow Zuckerberg...
22:36 2019-05-21

Vietnam jails another Facebook user over 'anti-state' posts A court in Vietnam sentenced a Facebook user to six years in prison on Thursday for a series of posts he made on the social media platform which the Southeast Asian country's government said were "ant...
11:48 2019-06-06

Nancy Pelosi Criticizes Facebook for Handling of Altered Videos Ms. Pelosi said the company’s decision to leave up manipulated videos of her demonstrated how the social network contributed to Russian manipulation of the 2016 election....
23:36 2019-05-29

Judge demands Facebook hand over data privacy records Facebook will have to hand over emails and records related to how it handled the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In September, shareholders sued the company in order to obtain information pertaining to t...
03:36 2019-06-01

Perfect selfies are all over Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. They're killing us Selfies posted on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram have gone from duck lips to deadly as front-facing cameras on iPhone and Android have improved.        ...
14:24 2019-05-22

Nancy Pelosi blasts Facebook for keeping up doctored video House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted Facebook Wednesday for keeping up a phony video on the social media website that appeared to show her drunk. “I think they have proven — by not taking down something...
15:12 2019-05-30

Facebook ordered by U.S. judge to turn over data privacy records A U.S. judge ordered Facebook Inc to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data for 87 million users was accessed by the Britis...
20:36 2019-05-31

Facebook Worried About Mark Zuckerberg's Old Emails in FTC Privacy Probe Employees within Facebook have dug up “emails that appear to connect Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to potentially problematic privacy practices” in the course of responding to a Federal Trade Commis...
11:12 2019-06-13

Dutch 'Big Brother' creator sues Facebook over fake Bitcoin ads Dutch billionaire businessman John de Mol filed a lawsuit against Facebook in an Amsterdam court on Wednesday, saying the social media giant had allowed fake ads on its platform using his name and ima...
16:00 2019-06-05

"11 Times, For 70 Hours": Robert Vadra's Facebook Post Before Questioning Businessman Robert Vadra, husband of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, said he will comply with all summons by government agencies. He has been asked to appear before the Enforcement Directorate....
08:48 2019-05-30

Report: Hundreds of Police Officers Belong to Racist Facebook Groups Investigative journalists have discovered hundreds of law enforcement officers around the country who are active in members-only Facebook groups that are based on racism, hate and ... well, it would b...
18:00 2019-06-15

Facebook Removes a Fresh Batch of Iran-Linked Fake Accounts Outside researchers tipped Facebook off that a social media network was pushing Iranian interests, posing as journalists, and even impersonating politicians....
23:48 2019-05-28

Stocks to Watch: Fiat Chrysler, Boeing, Total System, Facebook Fiat Chrysler, Boeing, Total System Services, Facebook, Anaplan, Centene and Novartis are some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively Tuesday....
23:24 2019-05-28

How Salesforce got its developer conference right, while Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Google lost their way Salesforce made developers and admins the stars at TrailheaDX 2019. Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Facebook failed to do the same at their developer conferences....
04:24 2019-06-17

Irish Supreme Court rejects Facebook bid to block ECJ data case Ireland's Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a bid by Facebook to block a landmark privacy case, regarding the transfer of EU users' data to the United States, being referred to Europe's top court....
11:48 2019-05-31

Facebook Allowed a Fake Video to Spread and Now Nancy Pelosi Is PISSED Last week, a video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that had been slowed down and edited so she appeared drunk spread like wildfire across the internet, where it was inevitably found and posted by Presid...
07:00 2019-05-30

Facebook removes Iran-linked accounts as analysts tie some to disinformation campaign Facebook on Tuesday removed 51 user accounts, 36 pages and seven groups and three Instagram accounts that originated in Iran and engaged in "inauthentic behavior" on social media....
01:36 2019-05-29

Facebook signs major partners for its cryptocurrency network and it still sounds terrible Facebook has begun assembling a who’s who of big tech companies to back its soon to be unveiled cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin. The likes of Mastercard, Visa, Uber, and PayPal are all backing the social m...
12:48 2019-06-14

Inflatable angry emoji looms over Facebook annual board meeting Protesters carrying an inflatable angry emoji plan to greet shareholders of Facebook Inc as they gather for the company's annual meeting on Thursday, the latest sign of its struggle to shake off user ...
15:24 2019-05-30

UPDATE 2-Canadian lawmakers fume after Facebook's Zuckerberg snubs invitation Canadian lawmakers fumed on Tuesday when Facebook Inc founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg snubbed an invitation to Ottawa to testify on privacy and democracy before an international panel, sla...
02:36 2019-05-29

US briefing: 1,000 US troops to Middle East, Facebook crypto and Morsi death Tuesday’s top story: US sends additional troops to Middle East after ‘hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups’. Plus, Facebook launches its own cryptocurrency amid privacy fearsSubsc...
13:24 2019-06-18

Facebook Curbs Incentives to Sell Political Ads Ahead of 2020 Election Facebook said it stopped paying commissions to employees who sell political ads, as it overhauls how it engages with campaigns ahead of elections in 2020. Once seen as a growth area, political ads are...
19:12 2019-05-23

Huawei promises 100% refunds if Google and Facebook apps stop working Huawei is resorting to drastic measures to counteract the effects of its inclusion on a US blacklist, which has resulted in several key US companies cutting ties with the Chinese electronics giant. Th...
04:24 2019-06-19

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces privacy concerns and political backlash Facebook announced a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns.Read More...
05:48 2019-06-19

Mexican president pitches universal internet in chat with Facebook's Zuckerberg Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke with Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, inviting the social media tycoon to partner with him in a bid to promote universal internet ...
05:48 2019-06-19

Google and Facebook are gonna hate Apple’s new privacy-preserving online ads Apple has outlined a new plan to make online ads private. A new Safari feature, called Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, aims to stop ads from tracking you across the web. The company says the ...
12:12 2019-05-23

Oculus founder says he 'got fired' from Facebook, suggesting a pro-Trump donation was to blame Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus and a former Facebook employee, admits he was fired from the social networking giant a few years ago, saying it was for "no reason at all."...
02:24 2019-05-23

Watch Sheryl Sandberg speak after Facebook earnings crush estimates Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, speaks to CNBC's Julia Boorstin on Wednesday after the social media giant's fourth-quarter earnings easily topped Wall Street expect...
03:00 2019-05-22

'Facebook is already too big and too powerful': Senate to dig into Libra, the tech giant's new crypto project (FB) The US Senate Banking Committee plans to hold a hearing on Facebook's newly-announced Libra cryptocurrency project on July 16th, Reuters reports. On Tuesday, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the ranking...
04:48 2019-06-20

Facebook Tightens Live-Stream Rules in Response to the Christchurch Massacre Facebook is tightening restrictions on its live-streaming feature in the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, as world leaders prepare to meet for a summit aimed at curbing...
17:00 2019-05-21

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency could raise regulatory issues - BoE deputy governor Plans by Facebook Inc to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra could raise regulatory issues, Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods said on Thursday....
10:48 2019-06-20

Hungary: the crucible for faulty efforts by Facebook to banish fake news Efforts to tackle abuse have brought the platform into collision with the governmentThe denunciation filled the front page of one of Hungary’s main newspapers. “Facebook has become a political actor,”...
15:48 2019-05-21

Facebook and Amazon back search engine for female movie and ad directors Facebook and Amazon Studios are among the backers of a new website that will help businesses and producers find female photographers, ad and movie directors and editors in an effort to balance up male...
17:24 2019-06-20

Facebook's cryptocurrency ambitions face privacy concerns, political backlash Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns....
01:48 2019-06-19

Rep. Maxine Waters asks Facebook to pause work on cryptocurrency Libra Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday requested that Facebook pause its development of Libra, an upcoming cryptocurrency that the company plans to release in 2020....
01:00 2019-06-19

Senior U.S. lawmaker says Facebook should halt cryptocurrency project pending review U.S. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters said Tuesday that Facebook Inc should halt development of its announced cryptocurrency until Congress and regulators conduct a review....
00:24 2019-06-19

UPDATE 1-Canadian lawmakers fume after Facebook's Zuckerberg snubs invitation Canadian lawmakers fumed on Monday when Facebook Inc founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg snubbed an invitation to Ottawa to testify on privacy and democracy before an international panel, slap...
21:24 2019-05-28

Facebook created a 'gateway drug' to introduce billions to cryptocurrency, experts say Long-time blockchain technologists say Facebook's Libra digital currency will introduce billions to cryptocurrencies, but the company's problems with trust and privacy remain an obstacle....
21:48 2019-06-18

Microsoft, Facebook to help tame internet ahead of Canada's election, official says Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc have agreed to help boost the security of Canada's October election by removing fake accounts and cracking down on bots, a top government official said on Monday....
01:48 2019-05-28

Facebook Defends Decision to Leave Fake Nancy Pelosi Video Up, Because of Course They Do By now, everyone who has seen or heard of the widely circulated video that made House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) seem intoxicated is fake. YouTube took down uploads of the video, a call which see...
09:12 2019-05-27

Here's How a Facebook Exec Defended Leaving Up That Fake Nancy Pelosi Video Doctored videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that make her appear as if she is slurring or intoxicated and went viral toward the end of last week—one was shared by President Donald Trump on Thursday—...
06:12 2019-05-27

Ben Watson explains on his Facebook page that he's facing a four-game suspension Ben Watson, who recently signed with the New England Patriots, announced on Facebook that he will serve a four-game suspension this season.        ...
01:48 2019-05-27

Tech news roundup: Microsoft Office 365, Facebook scandal, and AI adoption This week's TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include a security warning from Microsoft, a rundown of the Facebook privacy scandal, and a look at the highest paying internships for 2019....
14:33 2019-05-21

Recommended Reading: Undercover moms battle autism 'cure' on Facebook Parents are poisoning their children with bleach to 'cure' autism. These moms are trying to stop it. Brandy Zadrozny, NBC News Don't believe everything you read on the internet, espec...
19:12 2019-05-25

Facebook is fact checking the 'drunk Nancy Pelosi' video, but won't remove it Facebook won't remove a viral video that purports to show Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nacy Pelosi slurring her words. Instead, according to a Gizmodo report, the social ...
02:24 2019-05-25

Facebook Scrambles for a Middle Ground on Misleading Video of Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi, the 79-year-old speaker of the House of Representatives, has been a frequent target for President Donald Trump and his political allies. This week, she became the subject of an unusual v...
23:36 2019-05-24

Facebook's cryptocoin Libra could become a worldwide currency, says CEO of fintech startup Tally "It literally threatens the governments that issue currency, the banks that store it and the actual transmission network," Tally's Jason Brown says....
20:36 2019-06-18

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says breaking up social network wouldn't help Saying "we have a responsibility to keep people safe on Facebook," Mark Zuckerberg gave a status update on how social network is keeping users safe.        ...
20:12 2019-05-23

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency could raise regulatory issues: BoE deputy governor Plans by Facebook Inc to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra could raise regulatory issues, Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods said on Thursday....
17:24 2019-06-20

Irish Top Court Rejects Facebook Appeal Over Transfer of User Data to US European Court of Justice will hear a landmark privacy case regarding the transfer of EU citizens' data to the US in July, after Facebook's bid to stop its referral was blocked by Ireland's Supreme......
15:36 2019-05-31

Facebook to unveil new versions of Portal video chat devices this autumn Facebook Inc plans to release new versions of its Portal video chatting devices this autumn, the company's vice president of AR/VR, Andrew Bosworth, said during an interview at the Code Conference in ...
06:12 2019-06-11

Facebook Investors Seek Independent Chair, Citing Vote Tally Public pension fund leaders on Tuesday called for separating the chairman and chief executive officer positions at Facebook, both held by co-founder Mark Zuckerberg....
10:00 2019-06-05

Political-News Sites Forge Ad Group to Compete With Facebook, Google News sites from across the political spectrum hope the Digital News Alliance will help them compete better with Facebook and Google as the 2020 election cycle heats up....
17:24 2019-06-20

Tech Giants Google, Facebook and Amazon Intensify Antitrust Debate The backlash against Silicon Valley comes amid a broader movement to rethink antitrust in general and marks the scrambling of the old left-right divide over government intervention in the market....
08:24 2019-06-08

Dutch billionaire and Big Brother creator sues Facebook over fraudulent Bitcoin ads The creator of the Big Brother reality television format is suing Facebook for allowing advertisements to fraudulently feature his name and image, Reuters reports. Dutch billionaire John de Mol, one o...
20:36 2019-06-05

Google, Facebook have tight grip on growing U.S. online ad market: report The U.S. internet advertising industry is projected to hit $160 billion by 2023 from $107 billion last year, led by fast-growing categories like mobile video with Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook In...
15:36 2019-06-05

Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple Could Face Antitrust Investigations. How Do Those Work? Four of Silicon Valley’s biggest tech firms — Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple — could face antitrust investigations from the Trump Administration and Congress. After unusual negot...
19:36 2019-06-05

Apple forces developers to place its login button above Google, Facebook Apple Inc will require developers to position a new "Sign on with Apple" button in iPhone and iPad apps above rival buttons from Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc, according to developer guidelin...
04:36 2019-06-05

REFILE-Canadian lawmakers fume after Facebook's Zuckerberg snubs invitation Canadian lawmakers fumed on Tuesday when Facebook Inc founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg snubbed an invitation to Ottawa to testify on privacy and democracy before an international panel, sla...
02:36 2019-05-29

Judge Denies Facebook's Bid to Dismiss Suit Over Cambridge Analytica Breach A US judge denied Facebook'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 Cambridge Analytica....
15:48 2019-06-01

Apple introduces web login, stresses privacy in challenge to Google, Facebook Apple Inc on Monday launched a "Sign In With Apple" function to rival Facebook and Google web login accounts, drawing a contrast with rivals by stressing protection of users' private information....
21:00 2019-06-03

Facebook to unveil new versions of Portal video chat devices this fall Facebook Inc plans to release new versions of its Portal video chatting devices this fall, the company's vice president of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth said during an interview at Code Conference in Scottsda...
03:12 2019-06-11

Nude models gather in NYC to protest Facebook and Instagram's female nipple ban An artist commissioned a nude protest in New York City on Sunday which sought to highlight Instagram and Facebook's ban on photos showing female nipples....
02:36 2019-06-03

ProSieben signs cooperation with Facebook to share clips on video platform ProSiebenSat.1 Media said on Wednesday it had signed a cooperation agreement with arch-rival Facebook to post program clips on video platform Facebook Watch as the German broadcaster seeks to reach a ...
14:48 2019-06-12

Apple asks developers to place its login button above Google, Facebook Apple Inc will ask developers to position a new "Sign on with Apple" button in iPhone and iPad apps above rival buttons from Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc, according to design guidelines rele...
05:36 2019-06-05

McNamee: Facebook and Google, like China, use data to manipulate behavior and it must stop "They are essentially gathering data about everybody, creating these data voodoo dolls and using that to manipulate the choices available to people," warns early Facebook and Google investor Roger McN...
23:00 2019-06-10

Mamata Banerjee Updates Facebook, Twitter Profile Pic Amid Slogan Row West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday changed her profile picture on Twitter and Facebook to 'Jai Hind, Jai Bangla' amid war of words with the BJP, which she has accused of......
09:48 2019-06-03

G-20 agrees to wrap up digital tax rules on tech companies like Facebook by 2020 Group of 20 finance ministers agreed on Sunday to compile common rules to close loopholes used by global tech giants such as Facebook to reduce their corporate taxes, a final communique issued by the ...
13:00 2019-06-10

Fintech start-ups are vying for partnership deals with the likes of Apple and Facebook At the Money20/20 Europe conference in Amsterdam Monday, fintech firms positioned themselves as attractive partners, and possible takeover targets, for industry giants vying for a slice of the trillio...
18:36 2019-06-03

WWE legend Marty Jannetty’s frightening Facebook rant: ‘Drinking and f–king’ WWE legend Marty Jannetty has claimed he bedded his sex addiction counselor and has been on a 60-day bender in an online “cry for help.” The 59-year-old, who was one of half of the iconic Rockers tag-...
22:12 2019-06-07

UPDATE 1-Dutch "Big Brother" creator sues Facebook over fake Bitcoin ads Dutch billionaire John de Mol filed a lawsuit against Facebook on Wednesday for allowing fake ads on its platform which used his name and image to perpetrate Bitcoin-related fraud....
20:48 2019-06-05

Phoenix cops’ offensive Facebook posts lead to misconduct investigation PHOENIX (KPNX) — Declaring her “shock” at Phoenix police officers’  inflammatory posts on Facebook, Police Chief Jeri Williams said Tuesday she was assigning an undisclosed number of...
14:48 2019-06-06

Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg splits from billionaire beau: report Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg’s next book may be titled “Lean Out.” The company’s 49-year-old chief operating officer has split from her partner of three years, billionaire Bobby Kotick, accordin...
14:36 2019-06-07

Doctored video of sinister Mark Zuckerberg puts Facebook to the test Last month Facebook declined to remove a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi even after it was viewed millions of timesA doctored video of Mark Zuckerberg delivering a foreboding speech has been posted ...
05:36 2019-06-12

Facebook finally faces GDPR lawsuit after getting shot down in Austrian court A GDPR case against Facebook, launched by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems, has been deemed legal under EU law after the Austrian Supreme Court’s ruling, ComputerWeekly reports. Why is this a big...
23:00 2019-06-12

EU calls for release of Vietnamese Facebook user over 'anti-state' posts European Union called for the immediately release of a Vietnamese Facebook user sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday for posts he made on the social media platform, saying the case marked a "w...
20:36 2019-06-06

Here are the executives leading Facebook's cryptocurrency project, reportedly coming this month There are now more than 100 people working on Facebook's blockchain project, and the company has job listings for more than 40 additional positions....
21:12 2019-06-06

Vietnam throws Facebook user in jail over ‘anti-state’ posts HANOI — A court in Vietnam sentenced a Facebook user to six years in prison Thursday for a series of posts he made on the social media platform that the Southeast Asian country’s government said were ...
23:12 2019-06-06

Facebook Screws Up a Critical Piece of Its Anti-Revenge Porn Tech At the end of 2017, Facebook announced a pilot program that lets users send the company their intimate photos and videos that they don’t want to be shared on its main platform as well as Instagram. Fa...
16:24 2019-05-31

Pelosi slams Facebook as 'willing enabler' of Russia despite owning up to $1M in company's stock House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Facebook for being a “willing enabler of Russian interference in our election” despite owning shares worth up to $1 million of the social media giant....
15:48 2019-05-31

Mark Zuckerberg to remain Facebook chairman after failed bid by shareholders to oust him Mark Zuckerberg will remain as chairman of Facebook after an attempt to strip him of the position put forward by a group of shareholders was rejected....
18:36 2019-05-31

Vaping companies reprimanded for violating tobacco ad rules on Facebook, Instagram The FDA and FTC issued warning letters to four e-cigarette companies for allegedly used influencers to advertise their products on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter who failed to include required warnin...
20:12 2019-06-07

FTC Claims Potential Facebook Antitrust Probe as DOJ Snags the Right to Ruin Apple's Day In a flurry of headlines late last week, U.S. government bodies were reported to be looking into antitrust cases against tech giants. The Department of Justice planted its flag in Google on Friday, ac...
01:48 2019-06-04

UPDATE 1-Facebook ordered by U.S. judge to turn over data privacy records A U.S. judge ordered Facebook Inc to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data for 87 million users was accessed by the Britis...
22:24 2019-05-31

Mayor deletes Facebook account after posting hate-filled rant The mayor of a small Alabama town deleted his Facebook account amid public outrage over a hate-filled post where he suggested society should deal with “homosexuals” and “baby killers” by “killing them...
04:24 2019-06-05

New Huawei phones won't have Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram pre-installed, report says Facebook has stopped letting its apps come pre-installed on Huawei smartphones in order to comply with government restrictions.        ...
18:48 2019-06-07

Facebook Fact-Checks Fake Viral Video Of "Drunk" Nancy Pelosi Facebook has decided to show fact-check results of a viral tampered video, instead of removing it,slowed down intentionally to show US Speaker Nancy Pelosi talk in a slurred tongue....
01:36 2019-05-26

Facebook refuses to delete fake Pelosi video spread by Trump supporters Footage of House speaker deliberately slowed down to make her appear drunk or illFacebook says it will continue to host a video of Nancy Pelosi that has been edited to give the impression that the Dem...
18:36 2019-05-24

Huawei receives another blow: No Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp apps on Android devices Huawei has had a bad few weeks, as US companies responded to the Trump ban one after another. Whether it’s hardware such as chips from Intel or ARM, or whether it’s software like Google&rs...
13:24 2019-06-07

Facebook Says Natural News Got Banned For Spam, Not For Spreading Health Misinformation and Hate Natural News was banned by Facebook over the weekend, causing founder Mike Adams to call for President Donald Trump to use military action against the tech companies. But we didn’t actually know what ...
15:00 2019-06-11

UPDATE 1-Facebook to unveil new versions of Portal video chat devices this autumn Facebook Inc plans to release new versions of its Portal video chatting devices this autumn, the company's vice president of AR/VR, Andrew Bosworth, said during an interview at the Code Conference in ...
08:36 2019-06-11

Facebook may be ordered to remove duplicates of illegal posts worldwide: EU court adviser Facebook may be ordered to track down all posts duplicating content it has been told to remove by an EU court, an adviser to the European Union's top court said on Tuesday....
17:48 2019-06-04

Mark Zuckerberg claims Facebook security efforts will suffer if company is broken up (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Mark Zuckerberg is countering calls to break up Facebook, saying that doing so would only diminish his company's billion-dollar attempts to fix the social network....
20:24 2019-05-24

Navjot Sidhu vs Captain Gets Bigger, Facebook Live Enters Feud: 10 Points Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, in the middle of a raging feud with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, skipped a cabinet meeting on Thursday and instead addressed a press meet beamed on Facebook......
14:00 2019-06-06

Scammers Are Using Facebook to Trick People Into Thinking They Accidentally Donated Money to ISIS Scammers are using Facebook Messenger and other apps in an attempt to convince Americans that they accidentally gave money to terrorist groups like ISIS, according to a new warning from the Department...
18:48 2019-05-21

Senate Banking Committee Schedules Hearing on Facebook's Massive Cryptocurrency Project The U.S. Senate Banking Committee is set to scrutinize Facebook’s cryptocurrency ambitions at a hearing set for July 16, Reuters reported on Wednesday, in yet another sign that legislators are extreme...
04:00 2019-06-20

Sean Parker, a Facebook and Napster Pioneer, to Start Cancer Immunotherapy Effort Mr. Parker’s institute will try to spur collaboration among six academic centers in developing ways to unleash patients’ immune systems to fight cancer....
20:36 2019-05-21

Trump Reportedly Spent Tons of Money on Facebook Ads Wishing Himself a Happy Birthday Just like the rest of us, Donald Trump is having a birthday this year. Unlike the rest of us, he is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to remind his Facebook-happy base about it, according to a...
22:24 2019-05-21

UPDATE 1-Mexican president pitches universal internet in chat with Facebook's Zuckerberg Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke with Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, inviting the social media tycoon to partner with him in a bid to promote universal internet ...
07:24 2019-06-19

Facebook AI study: Major object recognition systems favor people with more money Facebook AI researchers found object recognition systems for major companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM work better for people with more money.Read More...
06:12 2019-06-08

| Mother posts tragic message on Facebook before plunging to her death with 2-year-old daughter The bodies of German national Tanja Ludwig and her daughter were found at the base of a cliff below a tourist hotspot in Wollongong, south of Sydney in Australia....
19:12 2019-05-23

Facebook says it removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous 6 months SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous 6 months. The post Facebook says it removed more than 3 billion fak...
19:24 2019-05-23

CORRECTED-Apple asks developers to place its login button above Google, Facebook Apple Inc will ask developers to position a new "Sign on with Apple" button in iPhone and iPad apps above rival buttons from Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc, according to design guidelines rele...
08:24 2019-06-05

Facebook launching political ad transparency tools ahead of Canadian federal vote The roster of additional tools will include ad authorization functionalities to verify advertisers on the platform and an ad library, which will provide users additional information about the reach an...
11:24 2019-06-10

UPDATE 1-Apple asks developers to place its login button above Google, Facebook Apple Inc will ask developers to position a new "Sign on with Apple" button in iPhone and iPad apps above rival buttons from Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc, according to design guidelines rele...
08:24 2019-06-05

| Researchers find Facebook 'hosted' cybercriminal groups selling stolen info Facebook has housed dozens of cybercriminal groups that set up shop on the platform as online marketplaces to sell a variety of illegal services, such as stolen credit card information, account theft ...
14:39 2019-05-21

Tech monopoly? Congress increases antitrust scrutiny on Facebook, Google, Amazon House judiciary committee launches investigation into whether current laws and enforcement are enough to address competition issuesCongress is launching a bipartisan investigation into digital markets...
06:00 2019-06-04

Facebook worries emails could show Zuckerberg knew of questionable privacy practices Facebook Inc. uncovered emails that appear to show Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s connection to potentially problematic privacy practices at the company, according to people familiar with the matte...
18:48 2019-06-12

Facebook Pilots Anti-Hate Speech Moderation Team Because, Y'know, All the Nazis and Stuff Four million. That’s the number of pieces of content on Facebook that the platform claims it took action against for containing hate speech from January to March this year, according to its most recen...
00:36 2019-05-24

Facebook emails seem to show Zuckerberg knew of privacy issues, report claims Facebook has uncovered emails that appear to show chief executive officer’s connection to potentially problematic practices, WSJ reportsFacebook has uncovered emails that appear to show chief executiv...
22:12 2019-06-12

Report reveals desperate working conditions of Facebook moderators — including death In a report published by the Verge, working conditions of a Tampa, Florida Facebook moderation site were revealed to be shockingly poor. The site, one of several moderation sites located throughout No...
01:36 2019-06-20

Bridesmaid posts picture of bride's dress to Facebook and tags her fiance: 'I am so gutted' In a post that is sure to make every bride-to-be shudder with horror, one woman has revealed how her bridesmaid committed the ultimate faux pas by posting an image of her wedding dress on Facebook....
00:12 2019-06-18

Facebook Watch almost doubles its viewership in 6 months, hits 140 million daily users The tech giant's YouTube rival boasts more than 720 million monthly users, almost doubling since December.       ...
17:36 2019-06-12

Hundreds of Current and Former Law Enforcement Officers Reportedly Found in Extremist Facebook Groups Hundreds of current and former police officers and other law enforcement personnel are members of “Confederate, anti-Islam, misogynistic or anti-government militia groups” on Facebook, according to an...
21:12 2019-06-15

Nancy Pelosi Links Facebook's Refusal To Remove Video To Russian Meddling U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that Facebook Inc's refusal to remove a heavily edited video that attempted to make her look incoherent had convinced her the company knowingly......
11:12 2019-05-30

‘Crypto Twitter’ anxiously awaits white paper for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency Tomorrow, Facebook is expected to release full details of its new “cryptocurrency” project Libra — as always, Twitter has lots to say. Few concrete facts about Facebook‘s Libra (formally known as Glob...
18:24 2019-06-17

Instagram won't remove deepfake video of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, report says A deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg recently appeared on Instagram and Facebook. The social networking site says it's leaving the video up.       ...
17:36 2019-06-12

US tech stocks slide as Google, Facebook and Apple fear antitrust investigations US government reportedly considering separate investigations into whether tech giants are engaged in anti-competitive practicesUS tech stocks were dragged down Monday on fears that a US justice depart...
21:48 2019-06-03

Facebook says Zuckerberg and Sandberg will defy Canadian subpoena, risking contempt vote A senior Canadian politician is warning that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg could be held in contempt of Parliament if they fail to attend a hearing in Ottawa this week....
22:00 2019-05-28

UPDATE 2-Microsoft, Facebook to help tame internet ahead of Canada's election, official says Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc have agreed to help boost the security of Canada's October election by removing fake accounts and cracking down on bots, a top government official said on Monday....
01:12 2019-05-28

Facebook Portal smart displays with Alexa score $70 discounts ahead of Father's Day Facebook's first smart displays (and first-ever in-house hardware products) are designed to be used by the entire family, including both mothers and fathers, so it's certainly not surprising to see bi...
17:48 2019-05-31

‘Sign In With Apple’ Promises a Solution to Google and Facebook's Sleazy Tracking Practices Apple’s privacy push continued on Monday when the company announced “Sign in with Apple,” a login service meant to block all the tracking that comes with social logins like Facebook and Google’s login...
01:48 2019-06-04

Facebook falls following report that Zuckerberg emails link him to controversial privacy practices Facebook stock dropped on a Wall Street Journal report that the company uncovered emails linking CEO Mark Zuckerberg to the social media giant's controversial privacy practices....
18:24 2019-06-12

Leaked Facebook emails might prove Zuckerberg knew about questionable privacy practices Facebook is under investigation due to policies related to user privacy. Shocking, right? And this time around, things aren’t looking very good for the company, which is already willing to settl...
19:24 2019-06-13

Inside Facebook: Social network under fire but staffers show no signs of pressure Facebook is under fire from all corners of the globe but anyone who attended the tech giant’s International Press Day would have no idea, as things appear just fine inside Mark Zuckerberg’s sprawling ...
22:24 2019-06-13

Facebook, Google and other tech giants to face antitrust investigation by House lawmakers The probe announced Monday by the House Judiciary Committee's competition-minded panel, led by Rep. David Cicilline (R.I.), is expected to be far-reaching, covering the extent to which a company like ...
00:00 2019-06-04

Pelosi: Fake video shows Facebook were 'willing enablers' of Russian election interference House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Facebook were "willing enablers of the Russian interference" in 2016 election after the social network declined to take down a doctored video that appeared to show her ...
23:00 2019-05-29

Fugitive tells Connecticut police he’ll surrender if 15,000 people 'like' his wanted poster on Facebook: officers A Connecticut fugitive told police he will surrender if 15,000 people respond to an online wanted poster on Facebook, according to the Torrington Police Department.  ...
02:24 2019-05-23

Small-business owners: Don't give Facebook, Amazon remote control of your customers Online platforms help you build your small business, but if you let them control all of your contacts, they could also control all of your business.        ...
20:24 2019-05-22

Small business owners: Don't give Facebook, Amazon remote control of your customers Online platforms help you build your small business, but if you let them control all of your contacts, they could also control all of your business.        ...
15:36 2019-05-22

Google, Facebook, Amazon dominate the tech industry. Now, a House panel is putting them on trial The House Judiciary Committee is launching its investigation into the market dominance of tech giants such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon.       ...
23:24 2019-06-11

Facebook open-sources deep learning framework Pythia for image and language models Facebook's Pythia deep learning framework, which is now available in open source, is designed to benchmark natural language processing and vision AI models.Read More...
04:24 2019-05-22

Accused Terrorist Shocks New Zealand Courtroom With Not Guilty Plea For 51 Murders Livestreamed on Facebook The white supremacist accused of killing 51 people and livestreaming the carnage on Facebook has pleaded not guilty in a Christchurch, New Zealand court today. The courtroom was filled with friends an...
11:24 2019-06-14

Sheryl Sandberg defends Facebook data-collecting app: Users 'knew they were involved and consented' "The important thing is that the people involved in that research project knew they were involved and consented," Sandberg tells CNBC's Julia Boorstin after an earnings report that smashed expect...
03:00 2019-05-22

Pelosi says altered videos show Facebook leaders were ‘willing enablers’ of Russian election interference House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that Facebook’s refusal to take down an altered video of her shows that the company’s leaders were active contributors to online disinforrmation an...
23:12 2019-05-29

Nancy Pelosi Says Facebook's Policy Toward Faked Video Shows It Is Complicit in Political Meddling Last week, a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi went viral, slowed down so the House Speaker’s words were slurred, giving off an appearance of intoxication. Facebook left the video up, albeit alongside...
22:48 2019-05-30

Inflatable angry emoji looms over Facebook annual meeting as users vent frustrations Protesters carrying an inflatable angry emoji greeted Facebook Inc shareholders as they gathered for the company's annual meeting on Thursday, the latest sign of its struggle to shake off privacy scan...
23:48 2019-05-30

Western Union shares drop on fear new Facebook cryptocurrency will take money transfer business Shares of Western Union fell on excitement around the potential of sending money internationally without fees with Facebook's new cryptocurrency....
19:36 2019-06-18

Senator proposes bill that would blow up business models for Facebook, YouTube, other tech giants Sen. Josh Hawley, a well-known tech critic, is introducing legislation that would remove the liability immunity big technology companies receive for user-posted content under Section 230 of the Commun...
08:48 2019-06-19

Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple shares drop as Congress launches antitrust investigation Shares of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple dropped Monday as Congress launched its first Big Tech antitrust probe.        ...
16:48 2019-06-04

Feds prepare investigations of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook for anti-competitive activities The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are preparing to crack down on any anti-competitive activities by tech giants Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, according to a report from Re...
06:48 2019-06-04

Facebook is joining the crypto game. It's launching a Bitcoin-like currency called Libra Facebook unveiled a plan to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin, one that could drive more e-commerce and boost ads on its platforms.       ...
13:48 2019-06-18

Firefox Deploys a Slew of New Privacy Features, Taking Aim at Facebook and Invasive Online Trackers There are plenty of browsers to choose from, but two of the most popular, when it comes to privacy at least, are headed down radically divergent paths.Read more......
21:36 2019-06-04