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Nebraska to build wind farm to power Facebook centre

2017-11-17 21:21

Utility officials say a new wind farm being built in northeastern Nebraska will provide 200 megawatts of power to a planned Facebook data centre.

Facebook said to move to London office, close to Google HQ

2017-11-10 11:44

Facebook is in negotiations to lease a new London office close to the planned headquarters of Google, according to people with knowledge of the talks.

Facebook to make mobile payments service available outside US

2017-11-07 11:09

Facebook is enabling people outside the US to send money to each other via its Messenger texting app for the first time.

WhatsApp soars to over 5 000 crash reports in SA

2017-11-03 14:21

Over 5 000 crash reports from South Africa have been submitted to outage reporting website Downdetector after Friday's WhatsApp downtime.

Facebook, Twitter, Google defend security measures

2017-11-01 08:12

Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google are defending their security measures and promising a Senate subcommittee they will do more to stop the misuse of their platforms by a foreign nation.

'Good morning' Facebook post leads to arrest of Palestinian

2017-10-22 18:02

Israeli police have mistakenly arrested then released a Palestinian who posted "good morning" in Arabic on Facebook after software mistranslated it as "attack them" police and a media report have said.

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".

 

Facebook focused on connecting Africa and building coding community

2017-11-11 07:00

The world’s biggest website and social network - Facebook - has a vision for a completely connected Africa, with a strong developer community.

Facebook urges users to send nude pics to combat revenge porn

2017-11-09 13:34

Facebook is trying to combat "revenge porn" by encouraging users in Australia to submit their nude photos to a pilot project designed to prevent intimate images from being shared without consent.

Under pressure, social media giants acknowledge meddling

2017-11-05 15:48

In three exhaustive hearings this week, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged that their platforms were used by Russia.

WhatsApp platform suffers connectivity issues

2017-11-03 12:24

The WhatsApp chat app is suffering a global outage on Friday, with users from the UK to Indonesia reporting connectivity issues.

Facebook stumbles with early effort to stamp out fake news

2017-10-31 06:01

The social network has outsourced the process of getting rid of fake news to third-party fact checkers, who can only tackle a small fraction of the bogus news that floods the social network.

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.

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