ARTICLES RELATING TO FACEBOOK

Facebook adds tool for helping in times of crisis

2017-02-09 06:37

Facebook updated its Safety Check feature with a way for people to lend, or get, helping hands after disasters.

Facebook VR head leaves unfinished business at Xiaomi

2017-01-27 10:56

It’s goodbye China, hello virtual reality for Hugo Barra.

Vodacom starts offering free Facebook access

2017-01-17 10:59

Mobile network Vodacom won't bill data-usage for a free basic version of Facebook, joining the likes of Cell C in offering zero-rated social networks.

Facebook acquires Eye Tribe for Oculus eye-tracking software

2016-12-29 10:48

Facebook's Oculus has acquired The Eye Tribe, a company that tracks eye movement in virtual reality to improve the experience.

Facebook launches Group Video Call through Messenger

2016-12-20 16:57

First Snapchat announced that users could snap in groups in time for the festive season – now Facebook is allowing Group Video Chats through Facebook Messenger.

Facebook launches new parent portal

2016-12-14 16:42

Technology has changed the ways in which people connect, but for families, the basics of talking with children about safety and security remain the same.

Eyes wide shut: 'Racist' facial software rejects man's photo

2016-12-07 14:58

New Zealander Richard Lee has earned overnight internet fame after his passport photo was rejected by a computer that mistakenly thought his eyes were closed.

Facebook plans for WhatsApp stumble on EU privacy concerns

2016-11-30 08:40

Facebook Inc.’s stalled plans to leverage WhatsApp’s user data are about to hit another regulatory bump in Europe.

Who do you like?

2016-11-21 15:52

The politics of pressing like on Facebook is an art in itself. Do you post stuff because you want to share stuff? Or do you go fishing for likes for your posts? Do you feel better or happier if you get more likes?

Facebook projects more costs with slower ad sales

2016-11-03 10:35

Facebook Inc. reported a quarter that blew past expectations. But its shares fell in extended trading after executives suggested they won’t be able to repeat the performance.

 

Fighting fake news isn't just up to Facebook and Google

2017-02-07 09:06

The fight against fake news is not just being waged by Google, Facebook and big media companies

Facebook hires Xiaomi’s Barra to lead VR efforts

2017-01-26 09:16

Facebook has hired Hugo Barra to lead its virtual reality efforts just days after he quit Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp.

WATCH: More fun reactions by Facebook's VR mom – this time on a roller coaster

2016-12-30 07:54

“It was so scary,” South Africa’s latest internet sensation told Fin24 - after a video of a Pretoria lady wearing a virtual reality headset for the first time – went viral on Facebook.

Facebook: 'Fox on steroids'?

2016-12-27 10:01

The social media giant, which has nearly 1.8bn users, has come under fire in recent months, with critics slamming Facebook for allowing fake news to be circulated and for censoring content.

Facebook accused of misleading EU in WhatsApp takeover probe

2016-12-20 15:30

Facebook risks a multimillion-euro fine for allegedly misleading European Union merger watchdogs when it won approval to buy the WhatsApp messaging service in 2014.

On fake news, false cures and Jacob Zuma

2016-12-14 10:38

2016 has been the year of fake cures and of false hope; a year that exploited our fears and fed our anxiety, writes Howard Feldman.

Pac-Man, Space Invaders coming to Facebook Messenger

2016-11-30 14:05

Seventeen classic games are coming to Facebook Messenger – including Pac-Man and Space Invaders.

Facebook builds tool for Great Firewall of China

2016-11-23 12:53

Facebook Inc. is so keen to return to China that it built a tool that would geographically censor information in the country, according to the New York Times.

Facebook to buy back shares for the first time

2016-11-21 13:41

Facebook Inc. said it will buy back as much as $6bn in shares, its first repurchase program, in a bid to appease shareholders awaiting the results of big investments in potentially risky new growth areas.

Can number of Facebook friends predict longevity?

2016-11-03 10:17

A new study suggests that people who receive and accept the most 'friend' requests live longer. However, the same didn't apply to people who made the friend requests.

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