EU tells Facebook 'patience at limit' on consumer rules

2018-09-20 17:15

The EU has warned Facebook to bring its consumer terms in line with the bloc's rules by the end of the year or risk financial penalties.

Google, Facebook dealt blow by EU lawmakers in copyright fight

2018-09-12 15:08

Tech platforms and internet activists have protested the outcome of a European Parliament vote to back copyright rules that would help video, music and other rights holders seek compensation for use of their content online.

Trump now says Google, Facebook, Amazon may be ‘antitrust situation’

2018-09-02 13:39

Trump’s latest attack on the technology companies began Tuesday when he claimed without providing evidence that Google’s news search function favoured liberal over conservative outlets.

Facebook users try data grab as Cambridge Analytica evaporates

2018-08-21 11:50

Facebook users who say their personal data was misused will find out whether they can squeeze more information out of a quickly evaporating company that played a role: Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook asks big banks to share customer details

2018-08-07 12:19

Facebook has asked major US banks to share customer data to allow it to develop new services on the social network's Messenger texting platform, a banking source told AFP on Monday.

Facebook finds ongoing evidence of US election interference

2018-07-31 21:57

The social media giant announced that it had identified an ongoing effort to influence the US midterm elections, using inauthentic accounts and pages.

Facebook dive sparks investor calls to loosen Zuckerberg's grip

2018-07-28 19:24

A loss of faith by some investors have emboldened voices that have called for Zuckerberg to share more of his voting power and give up his role chairing the board to a more independent figure.

Facebook hammered as user growth cools

2018-07-26 00:07

Facebook shares took a hit after the world's biggest social network reported weaker-than-expected user growth in the first full quarter since being rocked by a series of scandals on data privacy.

Zuckerberg: Holocaust deniers won't be banned from Facebook

2018-07-19 14:52

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive", he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

2018-07-15 17:54

With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn't look out of place among the start-ups on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley.

 

Bathabile Dlamini distances herself from fake Facebook profiles

2018-09-18 16:08

Minister in the Presidency for Women Bathabile Dlamini has distanced herself from "bogus" Facebook accounts in her name.

WATCH: Facebook, Twitter come under US pressure to make rules clearer

2018-09-07 06:45

The more US lawmakers learn about how Facebook and Twitter work, the more they want to know.

Facebook suspends 400 apps in developer data investigation

2018-08-23 07:48

Facebook said it has investigated thousands of apps and suspended 400 of them since a developer data leak scandal broke in March.

Facebook to broadcast Champions League in Latin America

2018-08-15 19:29

Facebook will broadcast Champions League matches in Latin America through 2021, UEFA has announced.

Facebook, Instagram to introduce time-management tools

2018-08-01 22:15

Do you worry that you, or your children, spend too much time on social media? Facebook and Instagram on say they want to help you take control.

Tech giants face terror law in EU crackdown on internet hate

2018-07-31 05:45

Google, Twitter and Facebook have taken significant steps to expunge Islamic State propaganda and other terrorist content from their platforms.

Twitter shares plunge 17% as monthly users decline

2018-07-27 13:37

Twitter said monthly users dropped by 1 million in the second quarter, and predicted that number will decline further as the company continues to fight against spam, fake accounts and malicious rhetoric on its social network.

Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

2018-07-20 11:50

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has clarified a comment that seemed to give Holocaust deniers the benefit of the doubt, highlighting Facebook's unease with policing conspiracy theories.

WATCH: Why Mark Zuckerberg's 'disguise' was fake and simply disrespectful

2018-07-18 09:34

When the T-shirt CEO dons a suit, something has to be wrong. DRESSCODE Gerhard Elfers shows why Mark Zuckerberg's contrite appearance before US Congress was simply disrespectful.

Fake news: algorithms in the dock

2018-07-14 13:17

At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information.

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