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.

Facebook says you can't stop it from using your biometric data

2016-10-27 16:27

Facebook Inc.’s software knows your face almost as well as your mother does. And like mom, it isn’t asking your permission to do what it wants with old photos.

Facebook pays more UK tax after outcry

2016-10-10 14:43

Facebook paid £4.17m (R71.75m) in British corporation tax last year, up from just £4,327 in 2014, accounts showed Sunday.


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.

Facebook-owned Instagram getting into shopping

2016-11-02 09:46

Instagram said it will start testing features that let smartphone or tablet users easily buy items they find on the popular photo and video sharing service.

Facebook releases new Safety Center and Bullying Prevention Hub

2016-10-24 15:31

How to take charge of your kids and your own online well-being and keep your Facebook profile secure.

Facebook's Oculus pushes VR with new gear

2016-10-07 12:59

Facebook is working to ramp up enthusiasm for its virtual reality line, unveiling new gear including a lower-end wireless headset prototype.

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