Facebook, Twitter tighten rules for political ads

2018-05-25 10:31

Twitter announced new guidelines to clearly mark political ads on its platform as Facebook says it began implementing a policy requiring labelling and verification of identities of those paying for political messages.

Zuckerberg to tout Facebook European investment in testimony

2018-05-22 16:20

The tech giant's boss will tout his company's investment in Europe and again take responsibility for privacy failures when he appears before the EU Parliament, according to excerpts form his testimony.

WhatsApp CEO, co-founder to leave Facebook

2018-05-01 12:50

WhatsApp founder and Chief Executive Officer Jan Koum is leaving Facebook, Bloomberg reports.

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.

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.

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.

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.

US consumer agency probes Facebook as shares resume slide

2018-03-27 05:15

A US consumer protection agency has opened an investigation into Facebook's privacy practices, in another blow to the social network struggling to deal with a growing crisis on misuse of private data.


Zuckerberg tells EU he's 'sorry' for Facebook's privacy missteps

2018-05-22 20:06

Mark Zuckerberg has repeated to the the EU that Facebook didn’t take a broad enough view of its responsibility for user data, fake news and foreign interference in elections and that he is sorry for that.

Live stream for Zuckerberg's European hearing over privacy scandal

2018-05-21 22:33

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to the European Parliament on the Cambridge Analytica scandal will be broadcast live online on Tuesday.

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.

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.

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.

House panel says Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify April 11

2018-04-05 06:05

The leaders of a key House oversight committee say Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before their panel on April 11.

Facebook denies reports it secretly logs your call data

2018-03-26 15:21

The company has said that call logging is part of opt-in feature for people using Messenger or Facebook Lite on Android, and it can be turned off.

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