Facebook is shaking up its efforts to connect a billion new users to the internet

2018-08-13 15:33

But the Silicon Valley company's efforts haven't always gone smoothly.

Will Instagram and Facebook’s new feature change our scrolling habits?

2018-08-10 09:57

Do you really want to know how addicted you are to your favourite social media apps? And will it actually help you to curb spending too much time on them?

5 years after Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg's famous book told women to 'lean in,' it appears that advice might do more harm than good

2018-08-07 13:35

The idea was that, by super-charging their own careers, women could collectively overcome the gender gap in the office.

It looks like Facebook is working on a singing talent show feature for its app

2018-08-01 10:34

Users will sing a popular song and submit their rendition for review.

Facebook insiders sold $3.9bn of shares since scandal

2018-07-26 20:32

Eight Facebook insiders combined to sell about $3.9bn (about R51.5bn) worth of stock since a data-mining scandal first surfaced in March.

What happened on Facebook's nightmare conference call that wiped out almost R2 trillion in market value in 90 minutes

2018-07-26 07:45

In a staggering drop-off, the value of Facebook's stock plunged as much as 24%.

You can now forward a WhatsApp message to only a small group of people - here's why.

2018-07-20 11:35

WhatsApp is dramatically limiting the ability for people to forward messages.

Facebook told to give parents access to the private messages of their dead daughter

2018-07-16 17:28

A high court in Germany ruled on Thursday that Facebook data and messages can be inherited much like physical diaries or letters. The landmark ruling comes as a result of a case in which a mother was denied access to her dead daughter's Facebook mess

It would take Facebook just 18 minutes to pay off its almost R9 million fine

2018-07-11 22:04

It would take Facebook just 18 minutes to pay off the almost R9 million fine proposed as a punishment by the UK's data watchdog for the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Facebook is reportedly going to make Cristiano Ronaldo the R140 million star of his own reality show

2018-07-06 13:49

Facebook is in talks with Cristiano Ronaldo over a reality show, according to Variety. The proposed 13-part series will follow the soccer superstar off the field and could earn him $10 million, or around R140 million.


After a catastrophic few weeks, Facebook could now lose its place as America's 2nd-biggest website in a 'paradigm shift'

2018-08-12 09:33

Facebook has had a chastening couple of weeks, and it now seems likely to be overtaken by YouTube as the second-biggest website in the US. SimilarWeb said Facebook's monthly visits had fallen from 8.5 billion two years ago to 4.7 billion in July.

An internal email shows how Facebook used a 'psychological trick' to get teens to try a new product

2018-08-08 20:35

An internal memo obtained by BuzzFeed shows how a group of Facebook staffers became 'obsessed' with finding ways to attract high schoolers to a new product — and landed on a 'psychological trick' that worked.

Here's our first look at Facebook's dating feature

2018-08-05 15:08

Facebook wants to get into the dating game. We just got a look at the Facebook feature that could challenge Tinder's dating app dominance.

Facebook’s biggest problem: The days of easy growth are over

2018-07-28 07:45

After all the controversy Facebook has generated in recent months, it seemed almost inevitable that at some point, the social media giant would get what it had coming.

Facebook security chief's brutally honest leaked email reveals how distraught the company was about being used by the Russians

2018-07-26 11:57

Alex Stamos, Facebook's outgoing chief security officer, said having to become more transparent about state interference has been "uncomfortable".

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter are making it easier to transfer your data between their websites

2018-07-24 09:50

The code for the project is open-source, and can be found on GitHub.

India threatens WhatsApp with legal action after hoaxes on the app led to lynchings

2018-07-20 05:50

There have been at least 20 lynchings in the last two months sparked by misinformation on social media.

A former Facebook moderator says she had to review 8,000 posts a day, and it made her numb to child porn

2018-07-12 08:05

Her experience raises questions about Facebook's efforts to stamp out child exploitation, using Microsoft technology.

Mark Zuckerberg just passed Warren Buffett as the third-richest person in the world

2018-07-07 08:01

Mark Zuckerberg surpassed billionaire investor Warren Buffett as the third-richest person in the world. Zuckerberg's net worth is now $81.6 billion, the equivalent of R1.11 trillion.

Researchers found some apps secretly record your screen, but none that listen to phone calls

2018-07-04 18:18

Researchers at a US university found no evidence that your phone is secretly recording you to serve you ads. But they did find that some apps record your screen.

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