Facebook, Google, Twitter will send lawyers to face congress

2017-10-20 15:34

Tech giants will all send their top lawyers to testify in front of congressional committees investigating how Russia used social networks to interfere in the 2016 US elections.

Facebook touts $199 Oculus Go VR headset in mainstream push

2017-10-12 19:45

Facebook has unveiled a cheaper virtual-reality headset that works without being tethered to a computer, rounding out its plan for pushing the emerging technology to the masses.

Google, Facebook and Twitter scramble to hold Washington at bay

2017-10-10 12:45

Google has summoned policy staff from around the world for a debate on whether the company’s size has made it too attractive as a target for government regulators.

Facebook beefing up team to thwart election manipulation

2017-10-02 22:25

Facebook says it will hire more than 1 000 people to thwart deceptive ads crafted to knock elections off course.

Russia threatens to ban Facebook

2017-09-26 23:08

Russia's internet watchdog has warned Facebook it would be banned in 2018 unless it complies with a law on storing local users' data.

Kremlin says it's not involved in Russia-linked Facebook ads

2017-09-22 18:00

The Kremlin has distanced itself from the controversy over Russia-linked Facebook ads which may have influenced last year's US election, saying Moscow had nothing to do with them.

Google and Facebook fret over anti-prostitution bill fallout

2017-09-18 17:00

Google and Facebook are among companies opposing a Senate bill aimed at squelching online trafficking of children.

Facebook removes advertiser ability to target 'Jew haters'

2017-09-15 10:47

Facebook will no longer allow advertisers to target people by how they describe their education or employer after finding that some were filling in those fields with offensive content.

Facebook faulted for saying it can reach people who don't exist

2017-09-07 10:45

Facebook claims its platform can reach more people than actually exist in the US, which could hurt its push to compete for TV advertising budgets, says an analyst.

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan welcome a daughter named August

2017-08-29 10:29

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have welcomed another baby girl.


Facebook said to seek staff with national security clearance

2017-10-16 11:39

Facebook is looking to hire people who have national security clearances, a move the company thinks is necessary to prevent foreign powers from manipulating elections.

Facebook, Twitter face a UK levy if cyber bullying not tackled

2017-10-11 15:09

Social-media giants such as Facebook and Twitter will have to reveal the scale of cyber bullying in the UK and face being made to pay the cost of dealing with it.

Facebook security chief warns of dangers to fake news solutions

2017-10-09 10:26

Facebook’s chief security officer has warned that the fake news problem is more complicated and dangerous to solve than the public thinks.

Zuckerberg fires back at Trump over Facebook barb

2017-09-28 07:46

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg fired back at US President Donald Trump after he accused the leading social network of being "always anti-Trump".

Tech giants: growing power of 'gatekeepers of information' questioned

2017-09-24 11:46

With a handful of US technology giants growing more powerful and dominant, debate is intensifying on whether big tech's growth is healthy or not.

Facebook plans big overhaul of political ads after criticism

2017-09-22 10:30

Facebook, under fire over Russia’s use of its social network to spread pre-election discord in the US, has pledged a sweeping overhaul of political advertising.

Regret a text? WhatsApp will soon let you delete it - on both sides

2017-09-15 13:42

Instant messaging service WhatsApp is testing a feature that will allow users to revoke text messages within five minutes of sending.

Facebook moves to block ads on fake news, offensive videos

2017-09-14 11:39

Facebook is adding new standards that will keep advertising off fake news videos and objectionable content.

Facebook to offer hundreds of millions for music rights

2017-09-06 12:14

Facebook is offering major record labels hundreds of millions of dollars so the users of its social network can legally include songs in videos they upload.

WATCH: Desperate Harvey victims turn to social media to get rescued

2017-08-28 22:17

Desperate Harvey victims are using social media to share maps of their locations and images of themselves trapped on rooftops and inside buildings.

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