Facebook says more South Africans affected by data leak

2018-04-19 13:57

The social media giant has upped the numbers of South African possibly affected by a data leak from 59 777 to 96 134, as it faces worldwide scrutiny over how it deals with privacy and security.

Viral memes of Mark Zuckerberg have Twitter users entertained

2018-04-13 12:22

Amid Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony about its data privacy scandal, Twitter users ironically had a meme-fest with his awkward and robotic facial expression.

EU says 'thanks Mr Zuckerberg' for highlighting new data rules

2018-04-12 05:17

The European Union has thanked Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg for highlighting the bloc's tough new data protection rules after he said the social media giant planned to follow them during grilling by US lawmakers.

Body parts from threatened wildlife widely sold on Facebook

2018-04-11 15:11

Facebook is displaying advertisements on group pages operated by overseas wildlife traffickers illegally selling the body parts of threatened animals.

Zuckerberg hearings presage end of `move fast, break things' era

2018-04-10 14:37

Mark Zuckerberg has a well-worn strategy for fixing Facebook flaws. The company launches products, people complain, and then it decides if there’s anything it should change once the furore gets loud enough, writes Bloomberg's Sarah Frier.

Facebook problems ‘my mistake’ - Zuckerberg

2018-04-09 21:00

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in prepared testimony for the US House of Representatives, says all of Facebook’s problems are his mistake.

Up to 60 000 SA users affected by Facebook data leak

2018-04-09 11:10

Personal data of about 60 000 SA Facebook users may have been shared with controversial political data firm Cambridge Analytica, after friends of theirs installed a personality quiz app in 2013.

World news: 10 Things to Know for Monday

2018-04-09 05:32

Among 10 Things to Know: Who Trump criticises after Syria chemical attack; 'We have 15 souls who will never go home'; Zuckerberg prepares for congressional grilling.

Facebook will now require political ads and pages with many followers to be authorized

2018-04-07 10:24

If you run political ads on Facebook or Instagram or have a Facebook page with a large number of followers, you'll need to confirm your identity and location.

Facebook adding unsend message tool

2018-04-06 19:49

Facebook is planning to introduce a feature letting users of its Messenger app retract messages after a report that CEO Mark Zuckerberg used an early version of the feature without telling anyone.


Facebook confirms it collects data beyond users

2018-04-17 11:21

Facebook, embattled in a scandal over the mishandling of user data, confirmed that it also collected information from people beyond their social network use.

#ZuckerBowl without a clear winner as Facebook hearings end

2018-04-13 07:18

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg emerged largely unscathed Wednesday from two days of high-stakes hearings.

How Zuckerberg planned to rebut questions about Facebook breakup

2018-04-11 19:00

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg had been prepared to cite competition with China if asked whether the social-media giant should be broken up, according to a photograph of internal notes.

Facebook sends privacy alerts to affected users

2018-04-11 12:54

Facebook has begun alerting some users that their data was swept up in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal.

Facebook investigating every app - Zuckerberg

2018-04-10 12:42

CEO Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook hasn't done enough to prevent its tools from being used for harm, and says "thousands of people" will be hired to ensure it isn't exploited in future.

Zuckerberg to face angry lawmakers as Facebook firestorm rages

2018-04-09 12:17

Amid a firestorm over Facebook's data privacy scandal, Mark Zuckerberg appears before US lawmakers this week with mounting pressure for new regulations for social media platforms.

Facebook suspends data firm in wake of privacy scandal

2018-04-09 05:45

The social media giant has suspended another data firm after allegations surfaced that it may have improperly handled users’ information.

Tech sector frets as US-China trade tensions simmer

2018-04-08 19:54

As US-China trade tensions ratchet up, the technology sector is fretting over the potential for collateral damage to one of America's most important export industries.

Facebook was caught secretly deleting Mark Zuckerberg's sent messages — here's what it's doing about it

2018-04-07 07:43

Facebook has been accused of "shady" behaviour after the company was found to have deleted old messages sent by CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Up to 2.7 million Europeans affected by Facebook data scandal: EU

2018-04-06 14:28

Facebook admitted it may have 'improperly shared' the personal data of up to 2.7 million people in the European Union, the bloc has announced.

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