Facebook hits 2 billion milestone

2017-06-28 16:13

Almost one-third of the global population is now on Facebook. The world’s most popular social network reached two-billion users this week.

Pakistan: Death penalty for blasphemy on Facebook

2017-06-12 11:08

A Pakistani court has sentenced to death a man who allegedly committed blasphemy on Facebook, a prosecutor says, in a first such case that involves social media.

Zuckerberg returns to Harvard, and Boston wishes he never left

2017-05-25 21:17

Mark Zuckerberg, one of Harvard University’s most famous dropouts, is returning to campus to deliver a commencement address and finally get a degree.

Zuckerberg: not running for office, but wants 'to learn'

2017-05-22 17:40

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg says he is not running for public office but is making a series of public appearances.

Facebook fined $122m for misleading EU over WhatsApp

2017-05-18 14:30

The European Commission has fined US social media giant Facebook $122m for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp.

Facebook profits surge as user base nears 2 billion

2017-05-04 06:40

Facebook has reported that its quarterly profit surged as its ranks of monthly users closed in on two billion, but warned of rising expenses and slowing revenue growth.

3 men convicted in Swedish rape streamed live on Facebook

2017-04-25 17:01

A Swedish court has sentenced three men for participating in a gang rape that was streamed live on a Facebook group.

Facebook wants you to type with brain waves

2017-04-20 10:06

Facebook is working on a system that will allow people to type text using their brain waves, with a silent speech system capable of typing 100 words per minute.

McDonald's order trips up Facebook slaying suspect

2017-04-19 15:47

Facebook slaying suspect Steve Stephens was undone by a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets, an order of fries and an alert attendant, police say.

Uploads show desperation of suspect in Facebook video killing

2017-04-18 17:24

The nationwide search is in its third day for the suspect accused of randomly shooting a 74-year-old man in Cleveland and posting video of the killing on Facebook.


Social media 'bots' distorting global politics - study

2017-06-21 12:00

A wave of "computational propaganda", largely driven by Russia, is impacting politics around the world by spreading misinformation designed to manipulate public opinion, researchers say.

Thai man jailed for 35 years for 'defaming' royals on Facebook

2017-06-09 16:51

A Thai man was jailed for 35 years for Facebook posts deemed insulting to the royal family, a watchdog said.

Facebook shares rules for censoring violence, sex - report

2017-05-22 17:46

In response to global criticism over its failure to block controversial material, Facebook has created a rule book for moderators to use when censoring the posts of its nearly 2 billion users.

Arrested Thai activist getting South Korean human rights award

2017-05-18 19:04

A Thai law student arrested for sharing an article about the country's new king that was posted on Facebook is this year's winner of South Korea's most prestigious human rights award.

WhatsApp restored after two-hour blackout

2017-05-04 10:01

Instant messaging service WhatsApp has been restored to full functionality after experiencing downtime around the world for a two-hour period.

Online videos of killings pose tricky problem for Facebook

2017-04-28 16:31

Posting a smartphone video online has never been so easy - even if the video shows a murder.

Thai man murders child, kills himself on Facebook Live

2017-04-25 14:55

A man in Phuket filmed himself killing his child and then himself on Facebook Live, Thai police said, the latest example of the social network's live-streaming function being used to broadcast grisly crimes.

Facebook out to read minds

2017-04-20 08:05

Facebook wants to read your mind. At least, when it comes to what you'd like to say or type.

Facebook victim's daughter saddened by suicide

2017-04-18 22:30

The daughter of a retiree slain in an apparently random Cleveland shooting that was shared on Facebook says she's sad that the suspect killed himself.

Facebook killing video: Suspect 'just snapped'

2017-04-18 07:27

In a rambling video, Steve Stephens says: "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a retiree, police are unable to explain what set him off.

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