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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 in...

Facebook will pay you to let it spy on you

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Facebook Has Been Paying Contractors to Transcribe Users’ Facebook Messenger Voice Chats (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work. The work has ...
17:00 2019-08-14

Facebook’s Libra currency spawns a wave of fakes, including on Facebook itself The accounts purporting to sell or represent the not-yet-available digital currency could undermine efforts to inspire confidence and satisfy regulators scrutinizing Libra....
03:00 2019-07-23

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes reportedly working with FTC on Facebook breakup Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is reportedly in talks with the US government about breaking up the social networking company.       ...
18:34 2019-07-31

Facebook wants to let you share your WhatsApp status to Facebook and Instagram What’s the first thing you can think of when you hear that Facebook is considering allowing WhatsApp users to share their status updates to Facebook, Instagram, and other apps? If you said &ldqu...
02:00 2019-06-28

Facebook Is Rebranding Instagram As ‘Instagram From Facebook’ in a Surprising and Controversial Move Facebook plans to attach its name to Instagram and WhatsApp, branding them “Instagram from Facebook” and “WhatsApp from Facebook.” The move is controversial because both of the...
19:34 2019-08-03

Facebook Knows More About You Than the CIA Facebook hired Yael Eisenstat, a CIA veteran, to help it address election meddling. Now she's deeply worried about the company's sway over our lives....
13:17 2019-07-24

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...
18:34 2019-06-12

|Facebook,Instagramhavingconnectivityissuesforsomeusers Facebook said its applications, including the main social-media service and Instagram photo-sharing app, were experiencing connectivity issues on Wednesday....
23:34 2019-07-03

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....
14:34 2019-06-12

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

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...
21:34 2019-06-18

Facebook Says It Is Under Antitrust Investigation by the FTC (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook says it is under antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The company said Wednesday that it was informed of the investigation in June. On Tuesday, the...
23:51 2019-07-24

Facebook will offer more info on the ads you see There's a good chance some strange ads have popped up in your Facebook News Feed. Now, the company wants to give users more clarity about why they're seeing specific ads. In the past, users ...
19:51 2019-07-11

How Fox News conquered Facebook The channel attracts an ageing, angry crowd on its page, resulting in a high number of reactions, comments and shares – and that’s good for TrumpDonald Trump’s backing from the Fox News channel is wel...
09:51 2019-07-06

Facebook and Instagram Can't Seem to Keep Their Shit Together Well, folks, Facebook and its “family of apps” has experienced yet another crash. A nice respite moving into the long holiday weekend if you ask me.Read more......
05:00 2019-07-04

Here's Why Facebook's FTC Settlement Is a Joke After some rumor-milling and informed reportage attributable to anonymous sources, Facebook has finally made public the contours of its deal with the Federal Trade Commission to end a probe into its h...
00:34 2019-07-25

The FTC Wants More Privacy, Less Zuckerberg, at Facebook As part of a $5 billion settlement, Facebook agreed to potentially sweeping changes in how it manages privacy. But some doubt they'll alter the company's culture....
07:01 2019-07-25

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 ...
04:00 2019-06-08

Is Facebook really the corporate monster everyone wants it to be? The ethics of Facebook, as a corporation, have come into question lately. Though criticisms of the platform have stretched back to its inception, the incident that inspired the most recent waves of ir...
20:00 2019-06-28

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went down (again) Facebook still can't avoid widespread outages, it seems. Numerous reports have surfaced of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp being unavailable to various degrees on the morning of August 4th. Th...
07:51 2019-08-05

Facebook will ban ads that tell people in U.S. not to vote Facebook Inc will ban ads that discourage people from voting ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, according to its second annual Civil Rights Audit published on Sunday....
01:51 2019-07-01

How you can see which companies found you on Facebook Facebook's new ad-transparency features can give valuable context into how companies find you, but it’s not likely to stop a tracking industry.       ...
15:17 2019-07-13

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency Gets Big Backers Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week....
00:34 2019-06-14

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...
16:51 2019-05-21

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...
16:51 2019-06-18

FTC Fine Alone Won't Get Facebook Out of Crosshairs Facebook is moving closer to settling a privacy probe by its main U.S. regulator, but the large fine it has prepared to pay is unlikely to get the social-media giant out of the political hot seat in W...
00:00 2019-07-14

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...
03:34 2019-06-13

Facebook Plans to Add Its Name to Instagram, WhatsApp Facebook started adding its name to some screens on its Instagram photo-sharing platform this week, one of the first links it has given users to its ownership of the popular platform....
13:51 2019-08-03

Facebook will let users see what companies track you Facebook plans to roll out a feature to allow users to see what companies track them — and to control which of that data gets shared with Facebook. More than a year after the plan was first announced ...
01:00 2019-08-21

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...
02:51 2019-06-12

Facebook to Boost Consumer Advertising 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....
14:17 2019-06-14

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....
04:34 2019-06-14

Facebook plans to put its name on Instagram, WhatsApp As antitrust scrutiny on Big Tech intensifies, one adjustment on the way from Facebook appears to be.... rebranding. The Information reports that employees have been notified the company will add its ...
01:51 2019-08-03

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...
22:34 2019-06-12

Facebook Libra scams already on the rise Ahead of the launch of Facebook's Libra, a new investigation by The Washington Post has discovered a dozen accounts, pages and groups on both Facebook and Instagram that claim to be official hubs...
20:17 2019-07-23

Facebook is changing the name of Instagram and WhatsApp Facebook confirmed that it's changing the name of its two most popular apps, Instagram and WhatsApp, to better disclose its ownership of the apps. Soon, Instagram will be known as “Instagr...
02:00 2019-08-03

As the controversy mounts, Facebook still seems to click The social media giant is set to unveil its second-best results this week, despite a privacy ruling and fears over LibraFacebook is expected to report its second most profitable quarter ever on Wednes...
09:17 2019-07-21

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...
07:17 2019-06-13

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....
14:51 2019-05-28

It's not you, it's Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp; all four are currently down Having trouble using Facebook, Facebook Messenger Instagram or WhatsApp this morning? That's no surprise to those who view DownDetector on a regular basis. The site shows that all four Facebook-owned ...
03:17 2019-07-04

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...
16:51 2019-06-13

Facebook is already awash with fraudulent ads about its own cryptocurrency Facebook revealed its cryptocurrency plans just a month ago, and already it's the subject of a wave of fraudulent ads. As The Washington Post reports, around a dozen fake accounts, pages and grou...
18:34 2019-07-23

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...
09:01 2019-05-29

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

Facebook will use humans to curate its News Tab When Facebook trots out its News Tab, it won't just rely on algorithms to decide what you see. The social network has revealed that a "small team of journalists" (yes, real humans) will help cur...
21:00 2019-08-20

Facebook still flooded with fake reviews, says Which? Users exposed to unsafe products bolstered by misleading reviews, says studyFacebook has been accused of failing to stop the sale of fake reviews through its website, more than a month after it was to...
23:34 2019-08-06

Facebook set for grilling on Libra cryptocurrency Facebook is set to face further scrutiny on its ambitions to launch a cryptocurrency after "very serious concerns" were raised by senior US government members.The company is set to be questioned by th...
17:17 2019-07-16

FTC approves roughly $5 bln Facebook settlement - WSJ The United States Federal Trade Commission voted this week to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc over a long-running investigation into the company's privacy missteps, the Wall ...
23:34 2019-07-12

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...
05:51 2019-06-06

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...
21:17 2019-06-03

Why (Almost) Everybody Hates Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra Facebook Inc. says its mission is to “bring the world closer together.” Its plans to launch a digital currency called Libra have succeeded in uniting central bankers and financial regulators from arou...
10:51 2019-07-16

The Winklevoss twins may work with Facebook again Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have long been known for their legal battle with Mark Zuckerberg over who invented Facebook. That was over a decade ago. Today they have made names for themselves as entre...
09:00 2019-08-20

WSJ: Facebook reaches $5 billion FTC settlement The inevitable has happened for Facebook. After weeks of reports that the company was working to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its privacy practices, the two parties have finally...
02:17 2019-07-13

Facebook Now Shows You Where Advertisers Get Your Data—Here's How to See It The next time you see Facebook ads for, say, erectile dysfunction pills or egg freezing, you can check to see why you were targeted by those brands and where the companies got your data.Read more......
04:34 2019-07-13

MPs write to Facebook over contradictory evidence MPs have written to Facebook after a legal filing by the US government suggested the company may have misled parliament about the Cambridge Analytica scandal....
23:34 2019-08-01

|Facebook’sbigLibralaunch'onlyfannedtheflames'forcritics Congress holding hearings on Facebook’s plan for a possible digital coin suggests that the high-profile debut for Libra was likely a public relations effort gone bad....
23:34 2019-07-15

SEC Weighs Whether to Regulate Facebook's Libra U.S. securities regulators are examining whether Facebook Inc.’s planned cryptocurrency should fall under their oversight, a development that could further complicate the project....
15:34 2019-07-13

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....
03:34 2019-06-04

Facebook Dodged a Bullet From the F.T.C. It Faces Many More. The social network may have escaped restrictions and financial bruising with the F.T.C.’s settlement, but its pain is just beginning around the world....
20:00 2019-07-13

U.S. SEC chief says he has not discussed Libra with Facebook A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project....
21:00 2019-07-16

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...
17:17 2019-06-02

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...
20:34 2019-06-06

Facebook and Google can see what porn you’re watching Web masterminds can see what helps you masturbate. Facebook, Google and Oracle cloud are secretly tracking the porn you watch, according to a new joint study from Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon, and the U...
23:00 2019-07-18

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...
19:17 2019-06-11

Trump has run over 2,000 Facebook ads warning of 'invasion' President Donald Trump has run roughly 2,200 Facebook advertisements warning of an "invasion" at the US border, according to a CNN analysis of Facebook's political ad archive....
16:00 2019-08-07

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......
04:51 2019-06-08

Facebook is ripe for exploitation – again – in 2020 Facebook claims to have cleaned up its act. But the platform remains vulnerable to the same sorts of divisive propagandaWe won’t need Russia in 2020. We will hijack our democracy ourselves. And Facebo...
18:17 2019-07-09

Facebook is working on 'entirely new' apps and 'experiences' Today, Facebook announced a New Product Experimentation (NPE) Team that will be responsible for developing new apps. The goal is to give people "entirely new experiences for building community" and to...
21:00 2019-07-09

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...
21:00 2019-06-07

Apple co-founder thinks you should get off Facebook Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has some advice for most Facebook users: Delete your account. The millionaire, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, recently said that a lack of privacy is his main con...
21:34 2019-07-09

Facebook's Workplace redesign looks nothing like Slack  For the longest time, Facebook and its various technological tendrils, including WhatsApp and Instagram, have been a popular time killer at work. They're the sites and apps you flip to on your lu...
15:34 2019-08-07

Facebook’s Notifications Are Out of Control. Here’s How to Tame Them. Facebook already has you hooked, but now it wants to keep you engaged with dozens of notifications each day. Here’s how to get a little peace and quiet....
17:34 2019-05-31

Facebook and CMU's poker AI beat five pros at once Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University have built another artificial intelligence bot that beat some top poker pros. While AI bots have been to best professional players in one-on-one competition, Fa...
03:17 2019-07-12

U.S. SEC chief says he has not met with Facebook since Libra announcement A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project....
21:51 2019-07-16

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...
08:00 2019-06-01

Facebook now provides more info about targeted ads – and tools so you can opt out In March this year, Facebook released a tool called “Why am I seeing this?”, which allowed users to take a deeper look at the ads they were being shown and the reason they were being tar...
06:17 2019-07-12

Facebook's VR Dream May Never Take Off, Oculus Co-Founder Says Oculus may not be profitable as Facebook is struggling to bring VR to the mainstream consumer market, says Jack McCauley, one of the co-founders of Oculus....
20:51 2019-07-15

|YouTube,Facebook,InstagramandonTV-here'showyoucanwatchtheMissSApageanttonight If you're not one of the lucky few to watch the show live at the Sun Arena in Pretoria there's no need to stress, you can still catch the competition on the go or from the comfort of your own home....
04:34 2019-08-10

Facebook Did the Sneaky Listening Thing, Too Facebook has paid hundreds of contractors around the world to transcribe some of its users Messenger messages, according to a new Bloomberg report. The social network stopped doing the transcriptions ...
03:00 2019-08-14

How To Delete Your Data From Facebook Forever Facebook has agreed to pay a record $5 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into privacy violations, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Wednesday. The company will also create an &...
21:51 2019-07-24

Facebook's Libra Needs Scrutiny, BOE's Carney Says Facebook’s Libra project should be carefully vetted by regulators, Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney is expected to say Thursday, offering an early insight into how the U.K. central bank will approach ...
12:00 2019-06-21

Is Facebook listening to me? Why those ads appear after you talk about things Facebook denies it monitors your conversations to serve you ads on your News Feed. So what does it really do? And why are there so many coincidences?       ...
19:34 2019-06-27

Patel warns Facebook about end-to-end encryption New Home Secretary Priti Patel has reignited a debate about privacy and the government's ability to surveil communications as she criticised Facebook's plans to use end-to-end encryption....
18:34 2019-07-31

Facebook Still Working On the Whole Genocide Thing In a blog post yesterday evening, social media giant Facebook announced several changes meant to mitigate the effects of misinformation and hate speech causing real-world violence, including the forma...
07:51 2019-06-22

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

Facebook’s New Privacy Feature Comes With a Loophole "Off-Facebook Activity" will give users more control over their data, but Facebook needs up to 48 hours to aggregate your information into a format it can share with advertisers....
05:00 2019-08-21

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...
21:00 2019-05-21

Facebook Adding Its Name to Instagram, WhatsApp Facebook is attaching its name to Instagram and WhatsApp in a rebranding decision aimed at further unifying the company’s apps that had been cultivated as separate consumer services....
05:34 2019-08-03

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...
18:00 2019-06-18

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...
01:34 2019-06-19

Facebook's Zuckerberg to Face a New Era of Accountability A wide-ranging federal investigation into Facebook for its privacy missteps concluded Wednesday with a settlement that threatens to saddle the tech giant's powerful chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg,.....
10:34 2019-07-25

Facebook not worried about $5 billion FTC fine Facebook’s eye-popping $5 billion FTC fine may have set a record, but it’s a drop in the bucket for owner Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg, who has a net worth of $79.8 billion according to Bloomberg, coul...
10:17 2019-07-25

Senators Want Facebook to Put a Price on Your Data. Is That Possible? A bill introduced by senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley would require big tech companies to disclose the data they collect and value it for each user....
23:51 2019-06-27

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, ...
17:34 2019-06-19

FTC probes Facebook's acquisition practices - WSJ The Federal Trade Commission is probing Facebook Inc to check if the social media company's acquisitions were aimed at snapping up potential rivals before they could become a threat, reported the Wall...
22:34 2019-08-01

Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra has nothing to do with Bitcoin Facebook's Libra is not a cryptocurrency and won't offer the kinds of protections that Bitcoin does. It's a way for Facebook to track what you buy.Read More...
07:51 2019-07-05

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....
22:34 2019-06-19

Facebook confirms 'news tab' being launched in US Facebook has confirmed it will be launching a "news tab" in the US following reports it has begun to contact media companies to license their stories, but the company remains a competitor to most of t...
23:00 2019-08-09

Facebook Agrees to Pay $5 Billion in FTC Settlement Facebook agreed to pay a record $5 billion fine and better police its data-privacy practices to settle a long-running federal investigation that has damaged the company’s standing with consumers and c...
15:51 2019-07-24

U.S. FTC probes Facebook's acquisition practices - WSJ The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Facebook Inc acquisitions were aimed at buying up potential rivals before they could become a threat to the social media company, the Wall St...
23:34 2019-08-01

Facebook has plans for a TV streaming box, and of course it'll have a camera Facebook really, really wants you to make video calls, it seems. A new report by The Information has claimed the social media giant has approached the likes of Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon to get su...
10:51 2019-08-01

Knives being sold via Facebook without any age check Recent UK law bans online sellers sending knives to homes unless buyer verified as 18+Knives can be purchased on Facebook Marketplace without age verification despite a recent law requiring checks, th...
00:34 2019-08-10

Facebook to ban ads dissuading Americans from voting Facebook issued an update on its Civil Rights Audit today and notes that the platform now bans messages that praise, support or represent white nationalism and white separatism. The report adds that F...
12:17 2019-07-01

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....
23:51 2019-06-18

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....
14:00 2019-06-07

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...
01:17 2019-06-19

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, ...
13:01 2019-06-08

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...
04:17 2019-06-20

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...
11:34 2019-06-07

Facebook will never break through with Oculus, says one of the VR company's co-founders Jack McCauley was one of the six Oculus co-founders, but he's also one of its biggest bears, telling CNBC he doesn't think there's a market for virtual reality video gaming....
15:51 2019-07-14

Facebook sues two app developers for click fraud Facebook has filed a lawsuit today against two Android app developers for infecting their users with malware that faked clicks on ads. Both the Hong Kong-based JediMobi and the Singapore-based LionMob...
12:00 2019-08-07

Facebook outlines ideas for oversight board Facebook Inc on Thursday released the findings from its consultations with outside experts into its content review process, providing a glimpse into how its plans for a proposed "external oversight b...
18:34 2019-06-27

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...
00:17 2019-06-19

Facebook gives creators more ways to make money As VidCon gets ready to take place between July 10th and 13th in Anaheim, California, Facebook has news to share with its creator community. The company has announced that it is introducing more ways ...
15:17 2019-07-09

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...
14:51 2019-06-07

Facebook faces privacy hurdles in cryptocurrency Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency. One technology expert believes they must first 'convince people to trust' them with their personal information i...
22:34 2019-06-18

Facebook Pledges to Move Dumb and Eat Shit Slipping-on-a-banana-peel-into-a-pile-of-rakes firm Facebook, a name which is now synonymous with massive, irreparable fuckups, has recommitted itself to mistakes, failures, and harebrained flights of...
01:00 2019-07-10

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....
17:17 2019-06-07

Regulators Have Doubts About Facebook Cryptocurrency. So Do Its Partners. The social media company said it had signed 27 partners to its Libra project. But executives at some of those companies said they were approaching it warily....
21:01 2019-06-27

Facebook says it can't handle election misinformation crisis alone Speaking at Aspen Ideas Festival, Mark Zuckerberg says private companies shouldn’t have ‘final word’ on such decisionsMark Zuckerberg has said Facebook cannot be expected to manage the crisis around e...
20:34 2019-06-27

Facebook’s Digital Money Could Mean Fabulous Wealth. Or Not. The social network is planning a new cryptocurrency, potentially inserting the company into yet another part of our lives. Our reporter wonders: What’s in it for me?...
18:00 2019-07-12

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....
00:00 2019-06-19

Facebook’s AI beats human poker champions Facebook AI and Carnegie Mellon University made an AI named Pluribus that beat more than a dozen human Texas Hold'em million-dollar champions.Read More...
21:01 2019-07-11

FTC Approves Roughly $5 Billion Facebook Settlement The Federal Trade Commission voted this week to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook over a long-running probe into the tech giant’s privacy missteps, according to a person familiar w...
23:34 2019-07-12

EU Nears Decisions in Facebook Privacy Cases The EU could begin to hit Facebook with decisions under the bloc’s new privacy law by the end of the year, raising the specter of billions of euros in fines and orders to change business practices....
21:34 2019-08-12

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

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...
21:51 2019-06-20

Facebook met with Dutch regulators over ad fraud: lawyer Facebook is in talks with Dutch regulators about how to stop criminals who place advertisements for scam products on the internet company's platform, a lawyer said on Wednesday....
19:34 2019-06-05

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....
14:34 2019-06-19

Get More Impressions, Sales, and Downloads With This $13 Facebook Marketing Course Over the years, Facebook has evolved from a way to stay in contact with friends to a crucial growth platform for businesses. It’s no wonder why Facebook now has over seven million advertisers and repo...
14:00 2019-08-19

Facebook COO: 'We Understand' Concerns About Big Tech Companies Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said that the social-media company failed to anticipate foreign interference aimed at disrupting the 2016 U.S. presidential election....
17:17 2019-06-19

Facebook’s Getting Slapped With a $5 Billion FTC Privacy Settlement The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a record privacy settlement against Facebook requiring the social media company to pay about $5 billion to resolve an investigation stemming from the Cambrid...
23:17 2019-07-12

Facebook denies being a social network after it got sued (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) This week, Facebook responded to a lawsuit relating to the Cambridge Analytica scandal by claiming it isn't a social network and not somewhere you can make frie...
19:17 2019-07-12

Egypt detains man behind pro-Mubarak Facebook page Egyptian authorities have arrested the founder of a Facebook page with millions of followers that praises ousted President Hosni Mubarak, a judicial source said on Thursday....
21:34 2019-07-11

Donald Trump is 'not a fan' of cryptocurrency, Facebook Libra Just hours after a "social media summit," the president's Twitter account posted a thread aimed at, of all things, cryptocurrency. After starting off by claiming he's "not a fan of Bitcoin a...
03:17 2019-07-12

Facebook shares rise on report of $5B settlement with FTC The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly slapped Facebook with a record-setting $5 billion fine over its privacy lapses, including a massive data leak to political research firm Cambridge Analytica...
00:00 2019-07-13

Fed's Powell Says Facebook's Libra Raises 'Serious Concerns' Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and legislators in both parties expressed broad concern about Facebook’s plan to create a cryptocurrency-based payment network....
04:17 2019-07-12

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...
09:00 2019-06-20

Recommended Reading: Facebook moderator PTSD Bodies in seats Casey Newton, The Verge The job of moderating toxic content on social media is a daunting task. It also takes a massive psychological toll on those doing it. The Verge has first-hand...
13:34 2019-06-23

Facebook now tells you where brands are getting your ad targeting data Facebook will now begin to show you more information about the ads you see on the social network. The tech giant has announced a series of updates to its “Why am I seeing this ad?” and Ad Preferences ...
12:00 2019-07-12

Facebook's Libra is a License to Print Money A bunch of big companies have agreed to pony up $10 million each to take part, and it is easy to see why: On some reasonable-sounding assumptions about its take-up, it could be insanely profitable in ...
12:17 2019-06-23

Australia: Cryptocurrency unlikely for retail payments, Facebook or not The world is still processing the specifics of Facebook‘s Libra digital currency, but even the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has realized it’s set to rub cryptocurrency purists the wrong way. In a w...
15:34 2019-06-20

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....
18:51 2019-06-14

Facebook campus given all-clear after sarin scare Facebook Inc's Silicon Valley campus received the all-clear on Tuesday after fears that a package at its mail facility contained the nerve agent sarin....
21:34 2019-07-02

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....
13:34 2019-06-18

Greed Is to Blame for the Radicalization of YouTube and Facebook Opinion: Social media has become the modern-day version of conspiracy-theorizing supermarket tabloids. When will these platforms be held accountable?...
18:34 2019-06-30

Facebook simplifies its Group privacy settings Facebook wants to make it easier to understand its Group privacy settings. It's doing away with public, closed or secret settings. Instead, Groups will be "private" or "public." Facebook claims t...
05:34 2019-08-15

Facebook to Hire Banking Expert to Run 'Libra' David Marcus, Facebook's vice president of messaging products and a key figure behind 'Libra' digital currency project, made the statement in an interview....
19:00 2019-06-29

Facebook says some users facing outage on its platforms Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it is working to resolve issues faced by some users while sending media files on its social media platforms including WhatsApp and Instagram....
22:17 2019-07-03

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 ...
21:34 2019-06-12

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is launching a new digital currency to make e-commerce accessible to more people around the world. The social media giant is announcing Libra, a cryptocurrency it is crea...
14:00 2019-06-18

Google and Facebook Are Draining Brains From Europe It wouldn't be the first time that Europe's smartest and most promising tech startups have been gobbled up by the behemoths of Silicon Valley and Seattle....
09:51 2019-07-02

Facebook's Libra coin likely to run a regulatory gauntlet Facebook Inc will face unprecedented regulatory scrutiny over a new digital currency that the social media company hopes will become globally recognized legal tender within a year....
23:17 2019-06-28

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...
17:51 2019-06-12

Facebook Marketplace: The Wild West of E-Commerce Facebook says one in three people uses its Marketplace. But does the online flea market, which gives the names, profile photos and general locations of buyers and sellers, create a false sense of secu...
12:34 2019-08-16

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....
13:17 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...
07:17 2019-06-13

Facebook headquarters evacuated over sarin gas scare An emergency hazmat crew investigated the facility and at least two workers were monitored for possible exposure, but neither showed symptoms, fire officials told the outlet....
01:51 2019-07-02

California Facebook mail facility quarantined A Facebook mail facility near company headquarters was evacuated Monday after a routine check found mail possibly containing the nerve agent sarin. Authorities put the site under quarantine as they c...
14:17 2019-07-02

Facebook fined for violating German transparency law German authorities have fined Facebook 2 million euros ($2.26 million) for providing a distorted picture of the amount of illegal content on the social media platform, a violation of the country's law...
15:34 2019-07-02

Facebook contractors have been eavesdropping on your voice messages Facebook, much like Amazon, Google and Apple, has been paying contractors to transcribe snippets of its users' speech. According to Time, a source closely involved in the work claimed that t...
14:34 2019-08-14

Facebook wants to help connect you with blood donation centers Donating blood is a selfless act, and as with many altruistic behaviors, it’s not always easy to convince people to take a couple of hours out of their day to do it.     ...
00:51 2019-06-14

Facebook evacuates four buildings after possible sarin exposure Facebook Inc evacuated four buildings and two people were being evaluated for possible exposure to the nerve agent sarin on Monday after a package at the social media company's Silicon Valley mail fac...
23:34 2019-07-01

Germany fines Facebook for under-reporting complaints German authorities have fined Facebook 2 million euros ($2.3 million) for under-reporting complaints about illegal content on its social media platform in breach of the country's law on internet tran...
16:34 2019-07-02

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

Facebook ban on white nationalism too narrow, say auditors Company policy prohibits praise or support for specific term ‘white nationalism’Facebook’s new policy banning white nationalism from its site has been undercut by the company’s decision to ignore cont...
17:51 2019-07-01

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....
22:51 2019-06-17

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

Facebook Says CEO Did Not Ignore Personal Data Issues Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not knowingly violate an agreement with the regulator supervising the company's management of users' personal data, the social media giant said....
09:34 2019-06-13

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

Italy Pokes Facebook With $1.1 Million Fine, and Man, I Bet They're Sorry Now Italy’s privacy watchdog announced on Friday its decision to fine world-swallowing social platform Facebook €1 million (about $1.13 million) for the catastrophic mishandling of data associated with no...
21:34 2019-06-28

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...
19:51 2019-06-18

Facebook announces plan to create its own currency Facebook is officially entering the crypto game. The social network on Tuesday announced Libra, a digital currency and financial system that Facebook claims will revolutionize cryptocurrency by making...
20:17 2019-06-18

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....
19:34 2019-06-11

Has an Australian judge just broken Facebook for publishers? Landmark ruling set to change the way media companies engage with the social media giantA landmark ruling in the New South Wales supreme court has again raised concerns about defamation law in Austral...
22:17 2019-06-27

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...
15:17 2019-06-11

Facebook Said to Be in Talks with Publishers on News Effort The social network is pitching an initiative to license articles from some of the largest American news publishers for its mobile app, according to people with knowledge of the discussions....
00:34 2019-08-09

Facebook's Zuckerberg Backs Privacy Legislation Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive and co-founder of Facebook, endorsed federal privacy legislation and greater regulation of political advertising, even as he cast governments as too slow to address ma...
21:34 2019-06-27

Facebook promises new Portal devices this fall Facebook's Portal division has plans to introduce multiple new devices this fall, VP of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth said today at the Code conference.Read More...
07:34 2019-06-11

India isn’t keen on Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Facebook’s new digital currency Libra has received an early jolt from the Indian government. The authorities in Asia’s third-largest economy are no more keen on the social media giant’s project than a...
20:34 2019-07-08

Facebook built a tool to track misinformation about itself Facebook isn't just concerned with the fake news, conspiracy theories and malicious content spread on its platforms. It's also worried about the rumors spread about its platform. According t...
03:00 2019-07-09

Scammers posing as Facebook friends online TUCSON – Noris Montalban thought this was the answer she had been looking for. A friend on Facebook told her about a new grant program that could help her with living expenses. It wasn’t u...
07:17 2019-07-09

Facebook pivots privacy failings into pop-up cafes Facebook is fighting back against the perception that it doesn't care about protecting user data, confirming that it will open a number of pop-up cafes where visitors can get privacy check-ups....
18:34 2019-08-16

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...
21:51 2019-06-11

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...
19:17 2019-06-18

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...
13:34 2019-06-12

Ohio man busted for writing AOC ‘should be shot’ on Facebook An Ohio fugitive has been busted for writing on social media that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “should be shot” and for illegally having ammunition, officials said Friday. Timothy Ireland Jr., 41, of...
04:00 2019-08-10

Glitches on Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram resolved On Wednesday, more than 14,000 users reported issues with Instagram, while more than 7,500 and 1,600 users complained about Facebook and WhatsApp, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com...
05:17 2019-07-04

The Latest: Facebook plans its own crypto currency NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook’s new digital currency. (all times local): ___ 8:40 a.m. Facebook is unveiling plans to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, on...
15:51 2019-06-18

It’s not just you: Facebook confirms its site is having problems for many users If you logged into Facebook today, you may have noticed that the site is acting a bit wonky. Pages are slow to load and many images on individual profiles aren’t showing up. The issues above are...
07:34 2019-07-04

Facebook Finds Itself on Receiving End of Fake Video An altered video of CEO Mark Zuckerberg has surfaced on the social-media company’s Instagram app, where he appears to question his company’s data practices....
05:51 2019-06-12

Facebook takes aim at e-commerce with Libra cryptocurrency Facebook plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra next year as part of its wider efforts to expand beyond social networking into e-commerce and global payments....
16:51 2019-06-18

The Morning After: Facebook and Instagram's image outage Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. As many in the US celebrate Independence Day, we're probably catching you right before or after a Stranger Things 3 binge session -- and either way is the p...
19:51 2019-07-04

Facebook admits red dot notifications are annoying, may soon let you disable them Facebook is rumored to be working on reducing the number of red dot notifications in the Facebook mobile app. The company is testing tools that allow users to customize what types of in-app notificati...
18:34 2019-06-27

Facebook workers 'possibly exposed to sarin gas' at US HQ Two Facebook workers have possibly been exposed to sarin gas at a mailing warehouse at the social media giant's HQ in California, fire officials say....
00:17 2019-07-02

Ecuador frees man wanted in US over Facebook scheme Ecuador has released a New York man and turned down an extradition request from the United States, where he was arrested after falsely claiming he was owed half-ownership of Facebook....
23:17 2019-06-11

Facebook and Google likely to face new regulators for news and ads ACCC report argues for an authority to monitor ads to ensure tech giants do not break anti-competition lawsFacebook and Google are likely to face a strong push for new regulators in Australia to overs...
12:34 2019-06-28

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...
20:17 2019-06-08

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...
12:51 2019-06-04

For Facebook’s Zuckerberg, FTC settlement could bring a new era of accountability Mark Zuckerberg’s power within Facebook is virtually unchallenged as the co-founder, CEO and largest stockholder. A deal that requires him to personally attest to the firm’s privacy practices may brin...
04:17 2019-07-25

Facebook is hiring journalists to curate its news tab Facebook on Tuesday confirmed it’s hiring a team of veteran journalists to help curate news stories in its soon-to-launch news tab. The company confirmed the plans after The New York Times on Tuesday ...
04:00 2019-08-21

Facebook Pressed on Protections for Cryptocurrency Users House lawmakers questioned Facebook about how its cryptocurrency should be regulated and its plans to protect users, underscoring the political hurdles facing the company as it seeks to issue the digi...
03:34 2019-07-18

Facebook needs to drop Libra and buy Square, Jim Cramer says "It's clearly doing more harm than good," the "Mad Money" host says. Instead Facebook should buy Square for $70 billion and expand the payments network worldwide....
11:34 2019-07-18

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...
19:34 2019-05-23

Facebook opens up its AI tool to OpenStreetMap users Plugging a new address into your smartphone's map app can show you where to go in seconds. But in places like rural Bangladesh and Indonesia, there are millions of miles of roads that are still u...
18:34 2019-07-23

Facebook CEO again calls for greater regulations following settlement with FTC On day of $5-billion settlement with FTC, Facebook announces $16.9-billion revenue quarter, up 8% from prior year, with $2 billion included in release.       ...
01:34 2019-07-25

Gun Sellers Are Sneaking Onto Facebook's Secondhand Marketplace Facebook forbids the private sale of firearms on its Marketplace platform. But sellers are getting around that with a simple ruse: They list gun cases or boxes at inflated prices....
22:34 2019-08-20

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 ...
22:17 2019-05-29

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....
09:34 2019-06-13

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...
22:51 2019-05-23

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...
20:17 2019-05-29

G7 nations to act against Facebook's 'Libra' cryptocurrency plan Facebook's plan to introduce its own cryptocurrency has come under sharp criticism from many countries. The social media giant announced in June that it would roll out a new digital currency, called L...
23:17 2019-07-17

Facebook is giving users a way to wipe their web history The move comes as Facebook continues to grapple with its privacy practices and lawmakers' scrutiny over how it uses personal data to display ads....
20:00 2019-08-20

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...
19:34 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...
02:34 2019-05-23

Facebook to let users stop app and website tracking Facebook has launched a tool that lets users stop apps and businesses sharing their data to the social network in the latest move to improve its privacy....
17:34 2019-08-20

Facebook Close to Launching WhatsApp Pay in India Facebook is moving a step closer to launching its long-delayed WhatsApp payments service in India after wrapping up an audit of related data practices, according to people familiar with the matter....
18:00 2019-07-17

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....
12:51 2019-05-23

Facebook Debated Completely Eliminating Political Ads 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....
15:17 2019-05-23

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...
16:17 2019-05-23

Another Victim in Facebook Romance Scams: A U.S. Congressman After battling social media impostors for years, Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois wants to force Facebook to do more to combat fake accounts....
13:51 2019-08-04

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 ...
17:51 2019-05-23

Congressman to Facebook: Your Digital Currency Could Be Worse Than 9-11 Facebook’s new digital currency, Libra, has the potential to be worse than the September 11th attacks. At least that’s what Democratic Congressman Dril (sorry, Congressman Brad Sherman) of California ...
22:17 2019-07-17

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....
12:17 2019-05-30

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....
18:34 2019-05-23

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...
06:34 2019-05-24

Why Jesse Eisenberg Quit Facebook After 10 Minutes The star of “The Art of Self-Defense” and “The Social Network” on fighting bicycle thieves and why he shuns social media even though he headlined the definitive movie about it....
21:51 2019-07-19

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...
18:51 2019-05-28

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...
12:00 2019-05-28

How to Respond to Facebook's 'Messenger Kids' Mess Facebook’s Messenger Kids app—the kind of app you put on your child’s device to ensure they can only talk to approved contacts—had a not-so-helpful bug that allowed strangers to interact with kids....
07:51 2019-07-23

Louisiana cop fired for Facebook post saying AOC ‘needs a round’ The Louisiana police officer who wrote on Facebook that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “needs a round” has been fired, officials said Monday. Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson told...
09:00 2019-07-23

Facebook's $5 Billion US FTC Settlement Said to Be Announced This Week The US FTC expected to announce a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook as early as this week, two sources briefed on the matter said on Monday....
13:51 2019-07-23

Facebook releases AI-powered tools to map the world Facebook today released a bunch of machine learning-powered tools to help create maps of the world. The company’s tools, called Map with AI, will help the community-based OpenStreetMap organization to...
11:34 2019-07-24

Facebook pairs its Map With AI service OpenStreetMap project Facebook's effort, aside from also benefiting from mapping data, is designed to work with the open source community to map millions of miles that haven't been mapped....
15:51 2019-07-23

FTC may be investigating Facebook's deals for Instagram and WhatsApp The Federal Trade Commission is said to be looking into Facebook's purchases of other companies like Instagram and WhatsApp as part of an antitrust investigation. The agency is looking to find ou...
01:51 2019-08-03

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...
02:34 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...
20:00 2019-05-26

Vietnam's 'Homespun Facebook' Swamped After Launch A homegrown Vietnamese social media app was overloaded with users hours after launching as the one-party state tries to boost its own web platforms while tightening its grip on internet freedoms....
09:34 2019-07-24

| 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....
19:34 2019-05-28

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...
23:17 2019-05-24

US fines Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations The US Federal Trade Commissions has said it would also place new oversight and restrictions on Facebook. It is the largest fine that the FTC has ever imposed on a technology company....
16:17 2019-07-24

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...
08:00 2019-05-24

Facebook prototypes haptic feedback wristbands for AR/VR If you've dreamed of interacting with VR or AR content without needing to hold controllers in your hands, Facebook's wristbands could make that a reality.Read More...
00:17 2019-07-20

Facebook continues to grow like crazy, despite FTC fines Facebook's $5 billion FTC fine is historic, but everybody knew it was coming. Three months ago, during its last quarterly earnings report, the social network estimated that it would be fined betw...
22:34 2019-07-24

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...
06:17 2019-05-29

Facebook hit with $5bn fine over user privacy fears Facebook has been hit with a record $5bn fine by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to settle privacy concerns over the Cambridge Analytica data-stealing scandal.The social network will also be req...
21:51 2019-07-24

Facebook Will Attach Its Name to Instagram and WhatsApp, for Some Reason Incredible. Despite a seemingly endless wave of ongoing public relations crises for Facebook, the social media giant appears prepared to foist its baggage onto two of its considerably less troubled su...
08:51 2019-08-03

Facebook begins adding its name to some screens on Instagram Facebook Inc started adding its name to some screens on its Instagram photo-sharing platform this week, one of the first links it has given users to its ownership of the popular platform....
03:34 2019-08-03

Today was Facebook's worst day ever, and it won’t make a difference Facebook has had a lot of bad days since the Cambridge Analytica data scandal first erupted in March 2018. But today might be the worst: The FTC formally announced its $5 billion fine as well as a 20-...
20:34 2019-07-24

Facebook to pay record £4bn fine to end US privacy probe Facebook has been told to restructure its privacy policies and relax founder Mark Zuckerberg's control over them as part of a regulatory settlement that will see it pay a record $5bn (£4bn) fine....
17:00 2019-07-24

FTC to Announce $5 Billion Facebook Settlement as Soon as This Week The Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce as soon as this week a settlement with Facebook over the company’s privacy practices, according to people familiar with the matter....
20:34 2019-07-22

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....
22:17 2019-05-24

Facebook researchers propose an AI assistant for Minecraft Facebook researchers propose in a paper building an intelligent assistant for Minecraft, which they argue is an ideal training ground for NLU agents.Read More...
01:00 2019-07-24

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...
23:34 2019-05-30

Facebook to face more scrutiny from Congress on Libra Facebook Inc will face more questioning on Wednesday by U.S. lawmakers over its planned cryptocurrency after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the com...
15:17 2019-07-17

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...
21:34 2019-05-21

Bitcoin takes hit as lawmakers rip Facebook’s cryptocurrency The price of bitcoin plunged 10 percent on Tuesday after Facebook’s own digital currency project faced another drubbing — this time by lawmakers. A Facebook executive in charge of the planned digital ...
04:34 2019-07-17

Facebook’s new currency plan under scrutiny in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers. It’s already being shadowed by negative comments fr...
10:34 2019-07-16

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 ...
07:51 2019-06-11

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....
20:00 2019-06-03

Another Victim of Facebook Romance Scams: A U.S. Congressman After battling social media impostors for years, Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois wants to force Facebook to do more to combat fake accounts....
19:51 2019-08-01

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...
21:00 2019-05-21

US: Facebook currency plan ripe for illicit use Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration has concerns that the new digital currency planned by Facebook could be used for illicit activity such as money laundering, human traffi...
02:51 2019-07-16

Lawmakers ask CBP for documents on 'secret' Facebook group The House oversight committee asked for documents Wednesday connected to a scandal involving U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, over a Facebook group where some agents made insensitive comments about law...
21:51 2019-07-31

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...
10:34 2019-06-01

Facebook to Let Users Control Their Data From Other Companies Facebook will start letting users control the data it receives about them from other apps and websites off the platform, a step toward a pledge of enhanced privacy CEO Mark Zuckerberg made last year....
11:34 2019-08-21

IMF says regulators must address possible risks from Facebook's Libra Facebook Inc's planned cryptocurrency Libra could help boost financial inclusion, but also raises concerns about consumer protection, data privacy, and potential "backdoor dollarization," the IMF's ch...
17:51 2019-07-17

Facebook Hiring Journalists To Curate Its New News Tab Facebook on Tuesday confirmed plans for a News Tab that will be edited by seasoned journalists, in a departure from its longstanding practice of letting algorithms dictate a user's experience....
10:00 2019-08-21

Senators criticize FTC's reported Facebook settlement Three U.S. senators who have been frequent critics of U.S. tech giants wrote a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday to criticize its reported settlement with Facebook Inc....
21:00 2019-07-16

Gun Sellers Sneak Onto Facebook's Online Marketplace Facebook forbids the private sale of firearms on its Marketplace platform. But sellers are getting around that with a simple ruse: They list gun cases or boxes at inflated prices....
11:34 2019-08-21

UPDATE 2-FTC probes Facebook's acquisition practices -WSJ The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Facebook Inc acquisitions were aimed at buying up potential rivals before they could become a threat to the social media company, the Wall St...
22:34 2019-08-01

UPDATE 4-U.S. FTC probes Facebook's acquisition practices -WSJ The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Facebook Inc acquisitions were aimed at buying up potential rivals before they could become a threat to the social media company, the Wall St...
02:00 2019-08-02

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...
18:00 2019-05-22

Mnuchin joins chorus against Facebook cryptocurrency Facebook’s cryptocurrency plan has finally found a place where it isn’t controversial — because everybody in Washington seems to hate it. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday became the latest ...
10:51 2019-07-16

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

Facebook wants Quill to be a one-stop shop for VR animators Facebook's Quill is a tool that helps artists create virtual reality illustrations and animations, and the latest version will offer them more ways to realize their visions. Quill 2.0 has additio...
19:51 2019-08-01

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,...
02:51 2019-05-31

CBP investigating Facebook posts of 70 current, former employees U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it is investigating 62 current and eight former employees connected to posts on Facebook involving derogatory, sexual and racial content....
20:51 2019-07-16

Facebook to Pay Record $5 billion US FTC Fine Over Privacy Facebook will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and will boost safeguards on user data, the US FTC and the social media company said on......
08:00 2019-07-25

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....
09:17 2019-05-22

| Is a $5bn fine the least painful part of Facebook's settlement? US regulators are expected to unveil a settlement with Facebook - a reported $5bn fine that might be the least painful part of the agreement for the social network....
08:34 2019-07-25

Facebook won't make Libra available until regulators are happy Facebook is determined to reassure officials that its Libra cryptocurrency is above-board. As part of prepared testimony for a July 16th Senate hearing, Calibra head David Marcus has stressed that the...
22:34 2019-07-15

France says G7 focused on containing risks of Facebook's Libra Group of Seven finance ministers meeting in France this week will make it one of their priorities to contain the risks posed by new currencies such as Facebook's Libra, the meeting's host, Finance Min...
08:51 2019-07-17

FTC Antitrust Probe of Facebook Scrutinizes Its Acquisitions The Federal Trade Commission is examining Facebook’s acquisitions as part of its antitrust investigation into the social-media giant to determine if they were part of a campaign to snap up potential r...
22:51 2019-08-01

Facebook introduces a scam ad reporting tool in the UK Facebook has launched a new reporting tool designed to tackle scam ads. The feature lets UK Facebook users flag online ads that link to dubious get-rich-quick schemes or questionable cryptocurrency sa...
16:51 2019-07-16

Facebook is inching closer to a think-to-type computer system Elon Musk isn't the only one who wants us to communicate via brainwaves. Facebook also has ambitious plans to interface with computers using wearables and one day let us type rapidly with our bra...
18:17 2019-07-31

Facebook to Make Jobs, Credit Ads Searchable for US Users Facebook says it will make advertisements for jobs, loans and credit card offers searchable for all U.S. users following a legal settlement designed to eliminate discrimination on its platform...
10:00 2019-07-01

Facebook to pay $100 million to settle with SEC over misuse of user data Facebook Inc agreed to pay a $100 million fine to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it misled investors for more than two years about the misuse of its users' data, t...
16:34 2019-07-24

'Norsemen' producer gamed Netflix's algorithm with Facebook ads When you open up Netflix, you'll see a splashy promotion for one of its shows or movies. For me right now, it's highlighting the terrific GLOW, the third season of which arrived Friday, and ...
21:00 2019-08-09

The wrong man: the Facebook friend request that led to three years in jail Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe spent three years in an Italian jail, but says he does not blame the man for whom he was mistakenEvery morning for three years, a prison guard would wake him by calling some...
22:34 2019-08-09

Facebook To Pay Record $5 Billion Fine Over Privacy Violations Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will restructure its approach to privacy...
16:17 2019-07-24

Facebook will fight misinformation linked to the 2020 US census Facebook isn't just limiting its anti-interference efforts to elections. The social network has published a second updated on its civil rights audit, and with it news that the company plans to t...
16:51 2019-07-01

Facebook's fact-checking process is too opaque to know if it's working Facebook isn't transparent enough about its fact-checking initiative to know if it's working and it needs to ramp up the operation, says a new report...
21:51 2019-07-31

Sarin possibly detected at Facebook mailing facility At least two people may have been exposed to sarin at a Facebook mailing facility in Menlo Park, California, fire officials said Monday, NBC reports....
23:51 2019-07-01

Facebook Settlement Requires Zuckerberg to Certify Compliance Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have to personally certify that the company is following federal officials’ orders for protecting consumer privacy under a settlement expected with the Federal Trade ...
02:17 2019-07-24

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......
07:51 2019-06-20

CBP to investigate secret border patrol Facebook group U.S. Customs and Border Protection has launched an investigation into reports of a secret Facebook group of thousands of former and current border agents where they made jokes about the deaths of migr...
08:51 2019-07-02

It’s not that we’ve failed to rein in Facebook and Google. We’ve not even tried | Shoshana Zuboff The tech giants use our data not only to predict our behaviour but to change it. But we can resist this attack on democracyIn a BBC interview last week, Facebook’s vice-president, Nick Clegg, surprise...
08:17 2019-07-02

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...
10:51 2019-06-20

ACCC targets Google and Facebook with five investigations underway Rejecting the idea that the digital giants are merely 'dumb pipes', ACCC chair Rod Sims has said taking them to court lays down rules within which they must operate....
08:34 2019-08-13

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...
21:51 2019-06-20

CBP investigating agents’ Facebook group insulting AOC, other lawmakers US Customs and Border Protection is probing a private Facebook group allegedly made up of its CBP agents that was filled with chatter about harming and sexually abusing congress members — including Re...
01:51 2019-07-02

For Facebook and Alphabet, Big-Ticket Fines Cause Limited Pain Facebook and Google parent Alphabet have been hit with some hefty fines in recent years. But a closer look shows that for these tech giants, the penalties aren’t as huge as they seem, when compared wi...
03:51 2019-08-01

Facebook facial recognition lawsuit can proceed, says US court Firm will appeal against action that could expose it to billions of dollars in potential damagesA US federal appeals court has rejected Facebook’s effort to undo a class action lawsuit alleging it ill...
14:34 2019-08-09

Facebook usage has collapsed since scandals, data shows Company’s own upbeat figures thrown into doubt by business analytics firm Mixpanel Facebook usage has plummeted over the last year, even as the company continues to insist that its use has stayed stab...
19:01 2019-06-20

UPDATE 3-Facebook evacuates four buildings after possible sarin exposure Facebook Inc evacuated four buildings and two people were being evaluated for possible exposure to the nerve agent sarin on Monday after a package at the social media company's Silicon Valley mail fac...
05:51 2019-07-02

Facebook to open source image-matching technology Facebook is preparing to release new technology which will help web platforms identify harmful content, including child sexual exploitation material and terrorist propaganda, and prevent people sharin...
19:00 2019-08-02

Facebook Confirms Hiring Journalists to Curate Its News Tab Facebook on Tuesday confirmed plans for a News Tab that will be edited by seasoned journalists, in a departure from its longstanding practice of letting algorithms dictate a user's experience....
14:34 2019-08-21

Facebook Says It's Going to Ban Content Spreading Misinformation Ahead of 2020 Facebook announced that it intends to ban content that misrepresents the 2020 census in hopes of preempting efforts to deter people from filling it out....
07:34 2019-07-01

For Facebook and Google, huge fines will cause only limited harm Regulators have slapped Facebook and Google with some very large fines recently, but are the penalties really hurting the hugely profitable titans of Silicon Valley?...
19:00 2019-07-31

Facebook Posts Strong Earnings, Revenue Growth Facebook pushed past a record-setting privacy fine in the second quarter to post strong earnings and revenue of $16.9 billion, up 28% from a year ago....
02:00 2019-07-25

Facebook reportedly offering ‘millions’ to publishers for news SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is reportedly in talks with news publishers to offer “millions of dollars” for the rights to publish their material on its site. The move follows years of criticis...
20:00 2019-08-10

Bitcoin fans spy opportunity in Facebook Libra launch Bitcoin’s backers are adamant that Facebook Inc.’s FB 4.24% coming digital currency, Libra, won’t spell the demise of other cryptocurrencies. To the contrary, many believe the launch of Libra spells o...
14:34 2019-06-18

Companies that use Facebook ‘Like’ button liable for data: EU court Companies that embed Facebook’s “Like” button on their websites allowing users’ personal data to be transferred to the US social network can be held liable for collecting the data, Europe’s top court ...
18:00 2019-07-31

Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency: How It Stacks Up to Bitcoin and PayPal In many ways, Libra appears to operate more like existing web-payment systems, such as PayPal, than bitcoin. Here’s how Facebook’s new system compares with systems already out there....
13:17 2019-06-28

Facebook Connected Her to a Tattooed Soldier in Iraq. Or So She Thought. Renee Holland sent her Facebook friend thousands of dollars. She became entwined in a global fraud that the social network and the United States military appear helpless to stop....
18:00 2019-07-31

Facebook's $5 Billion US FTC Fine Doesn't Mark the End of Its Troubles Facebook survived its latest brush with US privacy regulators, at the cost of a record $5 billion fine and other restrictions imposed by the US FTC. But it's far from home free....
10:34 2019-07-25

Facebook to help French police crack down on hate speech Facebook is agreeing to help French police identify hate speech suspects, in what the French government is celebrating as a global first.       ...
19:34 2019-06-27

Facebook explains how it makes money off user data Facebook is updating its terms of service to clarify how it makes money from its users' personal data. The changes reflect ongoing attempts to satisfy U.S. and European regulators who want users ...
01:51 2019-06-28

Facebook Board to Tighten Oversight, as Zuckerberg Keeps Control Facebook Inc.’s historic settlement with the Federal Trade Commission keeps CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s power largely intact, even as it calls for the board to tighten the reins on the company’s privacy pra...
02:00 2019-07-25

Facebook's Libra Could Give Dollar, Banks Some Welcome Competition Facebook’s new digital currency has the potential to become a true alternative to national currencies by creating a de facto central bank, which other fin-tech startups and cryptocurrencies have faile...
21:34 2019-06-27

Facebook warns of costly privacy changes, discloses another U.S. probe Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that new rules and product changes aimed at protecting users' privacy would slow its revenue growth into next year and significantly raise expenses, taking the shine of...
02:51 2019-07-25

Facebook Says Libra Can Change the World. It Needs to Convince Users. Facebook has big plans to remake the financial system with its cryptocurrency-based payments network. But persuading people to adopt a brand-new technology could be tough....
21:34 2019-06-27

Facebook revenues soar despite $5.1bn in fines and new antitrust investigation Company says US regulators have launched an antitrust investigation into platformTwo giant fines by US government agencies totaling $5.1bn could not derail Facebook’s financial juggernaut on Wednesday...
05:17 2019-07-25

FTC fines Facebook $5B, adds oversight for privacy mishaps WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are fining Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding CEO Mark Zuckerberg...
23:51 2019-07-24

Facebook takedowns of 'coordinated inauthentic behavior' in 2019 Facebook said on Thursday it had dismantled a network of fake accounts and pages it said were run by people connected to the government of Saudi Arabia, the company's latest action to combat "coordin...
23:34 2019-08-01

Facebook might bring major streaming services to its Portal for TVs Last year, reports emerged Facebook was working on a video chat camera you'd plug into your TV. It sounds a bit like its Portal smart display, albeit without the need for a dedicated screen. One ...
18:17 2019-07-31

Facebook unveils plan to ban misinformation about 2020 census Facebook plans to treat the 2020 US Census “like an election” — with “people, policies, and technology in place” to protect against interference, the company said Sunday. ̶...
06:34 2019-07-01

Facebook will ban ads that discourage voting in U.S. ahead of 2020 election Facebook pledged to put its new "don't vote" policy prohibition into effect in the fall, before the 2019 U.S. elections on Nov. 5, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in a blog post announcin...
02:51 2019-07-01

Facebook’s $5 billion settlement blasted as insufficient by FTC’s own chiefs Facebook’s record-breaking $5 billion settlement is already being slammed as a slap on the wrist for Mark Zuckerberg — by leaders of the very government agency that orchestrated the deal. The Federal ...
21:51 2019-07-24

Facebook may have scrapped talks to buy Houseparty over antitrust concerns The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook yet again, and it's said to be delving into possible antitrust practices. Critics suggest its purchases of Instagram and WhatsApp were carri...
23:00 2019-08-12

FTC probing Facebook for snapping up Instagram, others to squash rivals The Federal Trade Commission is probing whether Facebook snapped up companies like Instagram in order to squash up-and-coming rivals, according to a new report. The FTC has been reaching out to founde...
07:51 2019-08-02

Facebook begins limiting Messenger forwarding in Sri Lanka Facebook says that in Sri Lanka, it's begun to impose limits on Messenger message forwarding in an attempt to curb content that violates its policies.Read More...
09:51 2019-06-21

Apple is adding new privacy features in iOS 13 that'll hurt Facebook Messaging apps that offer VoIP calling (Voice over Internet Protocol) typically utilize an ‘always-on’ behavior in order to answer calls more quickly by continuously running in the backg...
06:00 2019-08-07

Facebook cryptocurrency, life-saving smartphones and more: Tech Q&A Please help me solve a debate. I say my smart TV can get bit by malware and viruses. My buddy says I am a dope. Who’s right? A six-pack is riding on your answer!...
15:34 2019-06-30

FTC hits Facebook officially with record $5 billion fine The Federal Trade Commission charged Facebook on Wednesday a record-breaking $5 billion penalty for violating a 2012 order by the commission related to fooling users about their ability to control pri...
22:51 2019-07-24

Why People Are Getting Money From the Equifax Deal But Not the Facebook Settlement In the span of just a few days, the federal government announced settlements relating to two massive privacy breaches that occurred over the last few years, fining Facebook $5 billion for mishandling ...
19:00 2019-07-31

Facebook's Libra Coin Frightening, Company Co-Founder Says Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who initiated the call to break up the social networking giant, has termed the new digital currency Libra "frightening"....
16:34 2019-06-22

Facebook may owe billions after losing facial recognition appeal A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc’s effort to undo a class-action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their con...
00:34 2019-08-10

Explainer: What Google, Facebook could face in U.S. antitrust probe The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether big technology companies are engaged in anticompetitive behavior, addressing a rising tide of criticism they have become too powerful to the det...
00:00 2019-07-25

EXPLAINER-What Google, Facebook could face in U.S. antitrust probe The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether big technology companies are engaged in anticompetitive behavior, addressing a rising tide of criticism they have become too powerful to the det...
00:17 2019-07-25

"We Should Sue Twitter, Facebook, Google For Bias," Says Trump: Report US President Donald Trump has threatened to sue tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter, saying they are spreading political bias against the Republicans....
21:17 2019-06-27

UPDATE 1-Facebook fined for violating German transparency law German authorities have fined Facebook 2 million euros ($2.26 million) for providing a distorted picture of the amount of illegal content on the social media platform, a violation of the country's law...
15:34 2019-07-02

UPDATE 1-IMF says regulators must address possible risks from Facebook's Libra Facebook Inc's planned cryptocurrency, Libra, could help boost financial inclusion, but also raises concerns about consumer protection, data privacy, and potential "backdoor dollarization," the IMF's ...
19:34 2019-07-17

Facebook plans to double its minority employees in the next five years Facebook is more diverse than it was six years ago, but the company admits it has a long way to go. Today, Facebook released its 2019 Diversity Report, and while it employs more women and minorities t...
23:51 2019-07-09

| Privacy watchdogs warn Facebook over Libra currency Global privacy regulators have joined forces to demand guarantees from Facebook on how it will protect users' financial data when it launches its planned cryptocurrency, Libra....
17:00 2019-08-07

Facebook snags exclusive VR games for Oculus headsets Facebook wants to give Oculus a boost by acquiring game studios and signing exclusive deals for VR versions of well-known games. According to The Information, Facebook plans to bring Assassin's C...
21:34 2019-07-10

| Nigeria sharia police arrest four over 'Facebook' wedding Four men have been arrested in the northern Nigerian city of Kano for allegedly carrying out a false marriage on Facebook, which the Islamic enforcement agency said had mocked Islam....
08:51 2019-07-11

Conditions not in place for Facebook's Libra to go ahead - France Facebook's Libra digital coin project cannot go ahead in the form it has been presented so far, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday....
12:51 2019-07-17

Federal Reserve already concerned over Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra hasn’t been launched yet, but it’s already giving the Federal Reserve a headache. “Libra raises serious concerns regarding privacy, money laundering, consumer protectio...
15:00 2019-07-11

U.S. senators: Facebook should not be trusted with ‘crazy’ cryptocurrency plan Democratic and Republican lawmakers said Facebook's track record of as untrustworthiness should stand in the way of it launching a digital currency.Read More...
06:17 2019-07-17

US, UK regulators ask Facebook how Libra will protect personal data Facebook knew its Libra cryptocurrency would face a regulatory gauntlet, but it might not have expected a united front. Regulators from the US, UK, EU and four other governments have asked Facebook t...
03:34 2019-08-06

Facebook cryptocurrency Libra skewered on Capitol Hill Facebook has pitched the cryptocurrency as a way to bridge a gap in the financial system for those who lack access to traditional banking. But regulators around the world and U.S. lawmakers have quest...
05:00 2019-07-17

Facebook Questioned by Lawmakers on Its Libra Digital Currency Facebook was questioned by senators who said they don’t trust the social-media giant to operate a global cryptocurrency, but its main challenge will be overcoming skepticism from global regulators....
02:00 2019-07-17

France says Facebook's Libra not yet viable as G7 minister meet France said on Wednesday the conditions were not ripe for Facebook to go ahead with plans for its Libra digital coin, as G7 finance ministers gathered north of Paris on Wednesday for a meeting focused...
15:17 2019-07-17

Conditions not in place for Facebook's Libra to go ahead: France Facebook's Libra digital coin project cannot go ahead in the form it has been presented so far, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday....
15:17 2019-07-17

Meet the millennials pretending to be baby boomers on Facebook Online, you can be anyone. So why are millennials choosing to roleplay as baby boomers?You know it when you see it: a couple of extra commas following a thought, a private message or search entry acci...
08:34 2019-07-09

The Trump Campaign Promoted More Than 2,000 "Invasion" Ads on Facebook This Year Donald Trump's reelection campaign spent $1.25 million on immigration-specific advertisements, which are under new scrutiny in light of the El Paso shooting....
08:34 2019-08-08

ECJ hears landmark case over Facebook data security Are EU citizens protected enough from US surveillance when Facebook transfers their personal data? The job of answering that question now lies with Europe's top court, despite Facebook's bid to block ...
12:34 2019-07-09

Facebook US data transfer case goes to Europe’s top court LONDON — An Austrian privacy campaigner’s long-running legal battle against Facebook over its data transfers to the U.S. has reached Europe’s highest court. The European Court of Justice i...
14:17 2019-07-09

Facebook US Data Transfer Case Goes to Europe's Top Court An Austrian privacy campaigner's long-running legal battle against Facebook over its data transfers to the US reached the European Union's highest court on Tuesday....
15:00 2019-07-09

Mnuchin says Facebook cryptocurrency needs safeguards against money laundering U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Monday voiced serious concern that Facebook Inc's proposed Libra cryptocurrency could be misused for money laundering, adding to the growing regulatory skepti...
21:51 2019-07-15

U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan U.S. lawmakers quizzed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout a day earlier when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had no...
17:51 2019-07-17

UK's data watchdog seeks more clarity from Facebook over Libra Britain's data protection watchdog said on Monday that it had joined with its counterparts from around the world in calling for more openness about Facebook's proposed Libra digital currency....
20:17 2019-08-05

Facebook is trying to woo YouTube stars with new ways to make money For many online video stars, YouTube is top of mind when it comes to the best place to post a video. Facebook seems to be trying to change that.       ...
17:00 2019-07-09

Here are the Senate’s sickest burns dished out to Facebook’s Libra Facebook‘s digital currency, Libra, has been causing a bit of a ruckus lately. Since its plans became public a few weeks ago, headlines have largely been awash with why it’s probably a bad idea. Natio...
15:17 2019-07-17

Facebook to postpone digital currency until regulators happy Facebook says it is willing to postpone its digital currency until it has satisfied the concerns of the US treasury and other regulators around the world....
23:17 2019-07-16

Facebook’s Digital Currency Plan Met With Skepticism in Congress (WASHINGTON) — Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network’s ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regul...
23:00 2019-07-16

Facebook Needs 'Very High Standard' For Libra Coin: US Treasury Facebook must meet "a very high standard" before it moves ahead with its planned digital currency Libra, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday....
09:00 2019-07-16

Facebook Confronts Broad Resistance to Crypto Plans U.S. officials ranging from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a Republican, to Rep. Maxine Waters, the Democratic chairwoman of a powerful House committee, came out swinging against Facebook’s Libra ...
07:51 2019-07-16

Facebook agrees to pay FTC $5 billion fine for various privacy violations Due to a slew of privacy violations, Facebook finally reached a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that will see the social networking giant pay out a hefty fine of $5 billio...
09:17 2019-07-13

Senators question whether Facebook is doing enough to protect kids’ privacy Senators are questioning Facebook again. This time their concerns are related to a design flaw that let thousands of kids join group chats with unauthorized users, The Verge reports. Senators Edward M...
04:00 2019-08-07

US FTC Said to Approve $5-Billion Facebook Fine Over Privacy Issues The US Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook this week over its investigation into the social media company's handling of user data....
13:34 2019-07-13

Facebook is staring down a record-setting $5 billion fine The fine, which is massive by any yardstick, still represents less than one month's revenue for the social media titan.       ...
23:17 2019-07-15

62 border employees being investigated for secret Facebook group WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Monday that 62 current and eight former Border Patrol employees are under internal investigation following revelations of a secret F...
23:00 2019-07-15

Facebook to be fined close to $5B after privacy breaches: report The fine would be the largest the FTC has levied on a tech company. But it won't make much of a dent for Facebook, which had nearly US$56 billion in revenue last year....
20:17 2019-07-13

Facebook Faces Bipartisan Resistance to Cryptocurrency Plans U.S. officials ranging from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a Republican, to Rep. Maxine Waters, the Democratic chairwoman of a powerful House committee, came out swinging against Facebook’s Libra ...
22:34 2019-07-15

Money’s no object for Facebook, so hit it where it hurts | John Naughton When a £4bn fine can be shrugged off with a share price rise, normal rules no longer applyIf you want a measure of the problem society will have in controlling the tech giants, then ponder this: as it...
17:00 2019-07-14

$5 Billion US Fine Set For Facebook On Privacy Probe: Report US regulators have approved a $5 billion penalty to be levied on Facebook to settle a probe into the social network's privacy and data protection lapses, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday....
03:51 2019-07-13

Facebook faces $5 billion fine over privacy violations US regulators have reportedly voted to fine Facebook $5 billion for data breaches. The social network landed in hot water last year amid allegations it shared users' personal information with Cambridg...
01:17 2019-07-13