Zuckerberg adds $4.5bn to fortune as Facebook shares surge

2019-04-25 18:17

After declining about $20bn in 2018, Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune is bouncing back.

Instagram is mulling a new feature that would hide from others how many likes you get on your posts

2019-04-20 20:46

Instagram says it is always considering "ways to reduce pressure" on the app.

The cost of keeping Mark Zuckerberg safe rocketed to a massive R278 million after Facebook's year from hell

2019-04-14 09:53

Facebook said 'negative sentiment regarding our company is directly associated with, and often transferred to' Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook accidentally shipped ‘tens of thousands’ of VR controllers with hidden messages like ‘Big Brother is Watching'

2019-04-12 20:26

Facebook says the cryptic messages were only meant to be included in prototypes of the Oculus Touch devices.

Mark Zuckerberg gets taste of privacy invasion as New York Times reports the contents of his trash

2019-04-09 10:56

Items retrieved from Mark Zuckerberg's trash included a working coffee machine, A&W diet root beer, and Chinese takeout boxes.

Britain just laid out plans to end the internet's Wild West days and take a world-leading role in regulating big tech

2019-04-08 10:56

UK government publishes plans to create a new regulator to oversee 'harmful content' on social media, search, messaging, and file-sharing platforms.

Facebook says a video from a far-right activist lamenting 'European extinction' doesn't qualify as white nationalism

2019-04-03 21:51

Facebook told HuffPost that a video posted by the far-right figure Faith Goldy did not contravene its new ban on white nationalism.

Facebook rolls out political ad transparency across the EU, 2 months before an election that's vulnerable to Russian meddling

2019-03-29 07:45

Political campaigners and candidates running Facebook ads about the upcoming European elections will need to undergo strict checks.

Mark Zuckerberg's big new vision for Facebook could throw oil on its burning safety issues — and he knows it

2019-03-24 11:45

In putting out a fire over privacy, Mark Zuckerberg needs to be careful that he doesn't throw oil over another burning issue at Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs under mounting pressure to speak out over New Zealand mosque shootings

2019-03-20 16:08

The CEOs of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Microsoft have been asked to attend a homeland security hearing.


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wants Facebook, Google, and Twitter to help slow the spread of violent content online

2019-04-24 10:07

Ardern announced that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a summit next month to encourage leaders to curb extremist content online.

Facebook says it 'unintentionally uploaded' 1.5 million people's email contacts without their consent

2019-04-18 08:28

Facebook said that the new privacy issue stemmed from a code change from May 2016.

Facebook investors are making another dramatic bid to oust Mark Zuckerberg and abolish the firm's share structure

2019-04-13 17:45

Shareholders will vote on two proposals to overhaul Facebook's governance at the social network's annual shareholder meeting on May 30.

Facebook's new Watch Party video-streaming feature is wildly popular with pirates, who use it to run illicit movie marathons

2019-04-11 08:00

"Watch Party" is a big hit for Facebook — but probably not in the way the company intended.

Britain is coming for big tech — here's how Silicon Valley is responding

2019-04-08 20:51

The UK government will create an independent regulator, tasked with policing harmful content on major platforms, such as Facebook and YouTube.

How to delete Facebook messages on your computer or mobile device

2019-04-06 13:43

Here's how to delete Facebook Messenger messages and conversations, including a method for deleting messages you don't want a recipient to see.

Facebook is asking some new users for their email passwords and appears to be harvesting their contacts without consent

2019-04-03 09:35

The latest security scandal from Facebook increases the risk of users getting hacked, experts warn.

A Lithuanian man scammed Facebook and Google out of more than R1.7 billion by sending them fake bills

2019-03-27 10:30

Evaldas Rimasauskas, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud charge in Manhattan last week and faces up to 30 years in prison.

Facebook rejects idea of putting time delay on live videos to stop horrors like the New Zealand mosque shootings being broadcast to the internet

2019-03-21 13:02

Facebook said the volume of live video would make this difficult to police even with a time delay, while it may also slow down first responders.

Facebook says no one reported the New Zealand mosque shootings live video. But a reporter says he raised the alarm mid-attack.

2019-03-19 13:05

Jared Holt, a reporter at Right Wing Watch, challenged Facebook's claim, saying he was alerted to the live video and reported it immediately.

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