'Revenge porn': Facebook to compensate teen

2018-01-12 21:00

Facebook has settled a legal case involving naked photos posted on the social media platform of a teenager.

Facebook to combat false news in Brazil ahead of election

2018-01-05 08:21

Facebook is launching initiatives in Brazil to counter false news reports that are expected to proliferate as the country heads toward October elections.

Facebook pulling 'disputed' flags from fake news

2017-12-26 12:20

Facebook says it will stop flagging fake news as "disputed", opting instead to offer up contradictory stories containing facts that have been checked.

WhatsApp given ultimatum to stop sharing user data with Facebook

2017-12-20 09:18

WhatsApp has been given a one-month ultimatum by one of Europe’s strictest privacy watchdogs, which ordered it to stop sharing user data without getting the necessary consent.

In tax shift, Facebook to declare ad revenues locally

2017-12-13 11:00

Facebook, in a bow to transparency, has announced plans to declare certain ad revenues in the country where they are made and not in Ireland, where it has a greater tax advantage.

Bitcoin an upgrade to gold - Winklevoss

2017-12-10 16:24

Cameron Winklevoss, thought to be one of the largest holders of bitcoin, thinks the cryptocurrency’s blazing gains this year are just the start.

Facebook to increase its UK workforce by almost 50%

2017-12-04 10:20

Facebook is to hire 800 new staff in London, expanding its UK headquarters despite coming under increasing scrutiny from the country’s lawmakers.

Why Tencent wants to be more like Facebook in advertising

2017-11-27 14:47

Tencent Holdings' rise into a $500bn company was fueled by a culture of internal competition, where teams raced against each other to make ideas work.

US tech giants the new robber barons? Europe turns on Facebook, Google

2017-11-19 15:00

They have revolutionised the way we live, but are US tech giants the new robber barons of the 21st century, banking billions in profit while short-changing the public by paying only a pittance in tax?

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's back to basics turn not good for its engagement

2018-01-12 07:14

Facebook will be switching its users’ newsfeed back to posts from friends and family, Bloomberg reports.

This is what Facebook's deal with Universal Music means for you

2017-12-27 22:00

Facebook and record label Universal Music Group have signed a multi-year deal that will let Facebook users share videos that have the label's music in them.

Chicago police arrest dozens selling drugs, guns on Facebook

2017-12-22 20:08

Chicago police say dozens of people have been arrested after officers infiltrated an invitation-only group on Facebook where they bought guns and drugs.

Facebook moves to declare tax revenues locally

2017-12-14 20:39

Facebook has said that from mid-2018 it will start declaring advertising revenues in the country they are made, and not via its Irish HQ.

UK must prosecute social media for illegal content, ethics panel say

2017-12-13 09:57

UK Prime Minister Theresa May should legislate to prosecute or fine social media companies if they fail to remove illegal content, according to an ethics panel.

Facebook is coming for your kids...

2017-12-04 22:30

Facebook is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents.

Facebook trains AI to help prevent suicides

2017-11-28 22:30

Facebook says it is stepping up the use of artificial intelligence to identify users of the leading social network who may be thinking of suicide.

Tencent overtakes Facebook as market cap hits $531bn

2017-11-21 10:00

China's social media and video game giant Tencent has overtaken Facebook in market value as investors sent the company soaring to the top five list of the world's biggest firms.

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.

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