Mantashe warns of fake Facebook account offering a 'business proposal' in his name

2019-01-22 16:24

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has taken to Twitter to warn about a social media account impersonating him and offering people a business opportunity.

WATCH: Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study

2019-01-10 13:48

Facebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study.

Facebook rises as JPMorgan recommends looking past controversies

2019-01-08 20:30

Facebook extended a three-day winning streak as JPMorgan told clients that a "compelling" valuation and accelerating earnings growth will help the stock move past scandals and controversies.

Facebook said to develop cryptocurrency for WhatsApp transfers

2018-12-21 10:52

Facebook is working on making a cryptocurrency that will let users transfer money on its WhatsApp messaging app, focusing first on the remittances market in India.

Non-profits push Facebook to change leadership over 'hatred, bigotry'

2018-12-18 17:50

Facebook, reeling from criticism about Russian influence campaigns on its platform, now faces calls for changes to its top management from a collection of 31 civil rights groups.

New Facebook bug may have exposed unposted photos

2018-12-14 19:53

Facebook apologised Friday for a "bug" that may have exposed unposted photos from as many as 6.8 million users over a 12-day period through third-party applications.

Facebook emails could lead to tougher EU regulatory scrutiny

2018-12-06 21:53

Facebook emails showing the company threatened to cut off data to potential rivals added a new target for the regulatory armory that is being amassed by European regulators.

Sofia Vergara to host new show on Facebook

2018-12-06 10:16

Sofia Vergara has just landed a new Facebook Watch show, which will reportedly feature a daily uplifting love story all through 2019.

Fix Facebook, whether it wants to or not - whistleblower

2018-12-03 06:01

Eight months after revealing the links between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, whistleblower Christopher Wylie is pushing for the internet giant to be regulated - whether it wants to or not.

Facebook: Sandberg asked staff to research Soros finances

2018-11-30 21:34

Having already acknowledged that it did opposition research on George Soros, Facebook says No. 2 executive Sheryl Sandberg had asked staff if the billionaire philanthropist had financial motivations against the company.


Facebook to invest $300m in local journalism

2019-01-16 06:32

Facebook announced that it will invest $300m over three years in various projects related to journalism, especially to promote local news, which has been hit hard in the digital age.

Trump campaign firm pleads guilty in Facebook data case

2019-01-10 07:05

A UK consultancy working on Donald Trump's US election campaign pleaded guilty and was fined by a London court over its refusal to release personal data it secretly hoovered off Facebook.

Austria to press ahead with digital tax

2018-12-31 23:50

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz vowed Saturday to press ahead with a tax on large internet and technology companies, following France's example.

Shira Ovide: Facebook just can’t seem to learn from its mistakes

2018-12-21 06:00

Nine months after a scandal erupted over Facebook’s open borders of user information, those borders are in the news again, says Shira Ovide.

Fake news vs fact in online battle for truth

2018-12-15 09:47

Since US President Donald Trump weaponised the term "fake news" during the 2016 presidential election campaign, the phrase has gone viral.

UPDATE: Facebook buildings evacuated after bomb threat - all staff safe

2018-12-12 06:44

Facebook buildings in the Silicon Valley town of Menlo Park were evacuated after a bomb threat.

Facebook wielded data to reward, punish rivals, emails show

2018-12-06 14:47

Facebook wielded user data like a bargaining chip, providing access when that sharing might encourage people to spend more time on the social network - and imposing strict limits on partners in cases where it saw a potential competitive threat, emails show.

Facebook uses 'WhatsApp phones' to tap next emerging market

2018-12-05 06:00

The user base is expanding in the world's fastest-growing major internet market, with hordes of customers being drawn through cheap phones, low rates and handy messaging services.

Software exec ordered to surrender laptop after Facebook leak

2018-12-02 21:07

The co-founder of a software company was ordered by a judge to surrender his laptop to a forensic expert after admitting he turned over confidential documents about Facebook to the UK Parliament in violation of a US court order.

Netflix, Facebook, and Google will probably have a new tax to pay in SA – and that will hit consumers

2018-11-29 17:54

Regulations that will make online multinationals responsible for South African VAT are due to come into effect from April 1, 2019 – and price changes on their services seem inevitable.

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