Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency plan just got formalised, but a quarter of its backers have now dropped out

2019-10-15 19:06

Monday's changes mean Facebook has a more formal, layered governance structure it can point to if quizzed about the currency by regulators.

A Chinese engineer says he was fired from Facebook after discussing a colleague's death and it's caused outrage in China

2019-10-12 16:53

Software engineer Yi Yin was fired by Facebook on Monday after the company expressed concerns about his public discussion of a colleague's suicide.

Facebook denies there’s ‘angst’ about its Libra cryptocurrency plans amid reports partners like Visa and Mastercard might pull out

2019-10-03 13:08

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, David Marcus, the executive in charge of Libra, fired back at a Wall Street Journal report that said that Facebook was struggling to keep Libra on track.

Facebook now blocks people from sharing links to notorious piracy site The Pirate Bay

2019-10-01 09:02

Facebook no longer allows its billions of users to share links to world's most well-known piracy website, The Pirate Bay.

Facebook won’t delete posts from politicians even if they break its rules

2019-09-27 18:50

Facebook's Nick Clegg said that it will treat politicians' speech as "newsworthy content" that will not be deleted even if it breaks its rules.

Facebook is spending more than R7 billion to acquire a company that lets you control computers with your mind

2019-09-24 16:27

Facebook acquired CTRL-labs, which is developing technology to let people to control computers with their brains

Facebook has partnered with Ray-Ban's parent company to create smart glasses

2019-09-18 13:18

Facebook has partnered with Ray-Ban parent company Luxottica to bring a pair of smart glasses — "Orion" or "Stella" — to market.

Google is finally changing its algorithm to boost original reporting, which is something that Facebook and Apple News still aren’t great at

2019-09-14 16:41

News algorithms aren't very good at highlighting original and local reporting, leading to economic and democratic troubles. Google wants to fix that.

Facebook just made a huge change to a fundamental feature after its R75 billion clash with the FTC

2019-09-04 12:38

For years, photos uploaded to Facebook would automatically suggest to tag people in the photo. Facebook just fundamentally changed how that works.

Facebook is using Minecraft to build an AI assistant

2019-09-02 18:15

Facebook's Minecraft "virtual assistant bot" is available for people to download, and will learn from humans communicating with it in-game.


Mark Zuckerberg responds to report he's been hosting private dinners with prominent US conservatives like Tucker Carlson and Lindsey Graham by telling people they should try listening to 'a wide range of viewpoints'

2019-10-15 10:51

Mark Zuckerberg defended his off-the-record dinners, writing in a Facebook post that "hearing from a wide range of viewpoints is part of learning."

Facebook’s new 'private' messaging app wants to track your location 24/7, monitor your battery, and even detect if you’re working out

2019-10-04 17:15

For a nominally private network, Facebook's new app Threads asks for a surprising amount of user data.

Pope Francis warns Silicon Valley that if it isn't careful with AI it could lead to an 'unfortunate regression to a form of barbarism'

2019-10-01 18:10

The Pope invited tech execs and academics to the Vatican to discuss the moral implications of AI at a recent conference.

Moms are furious that Instagram's algorithm keeps deleting topless photos of their long-haired sons

2019-09-28 20:05

Moms on Instagram were angry about the service deleting photos of their long-haired sons, and they got the attention of Instagram chief Adam Mosseri.

Following in the footsteps of Instagram, Facebook is testing hiding likes starting this week

2019-09-27 08:50

Facebook is hiding like and reaction counts on its platform in a test starting today for a limited number of users in Australia.

We fact-checked 5 popular conspiracy theories about tech companies, from Apple making iPhones obsolete to Facebook secretly activating your microphone

2019-09-22 12:05

Most of the major conspiracy theories circulating about big tech are demonstrably false, but a few of them have kernels of truth.

Facebook reveals new details of its planned oversight body to decide what is allowed on Facebook and Instagram – and maybe other websites in future

2019-09-17 22:20

Many argue tech companies have too much power to control speech online. This is Facebook's response.

Phone numbers for as many as 419 million Facebook users were reportedly found sitting online in a file where anybody could have found them

2019-09-05 09:24

Some records also included the user's name, gender, and country in which they resided, according to TechCrunch.

It looks like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube want to kill the popularity metrics they invented

2019-09-03 14:21

The end of social media popularity metrics might be near.

Facebook is strengthening its rules for political ads ahead of the 2020 election, but there's a big loophole that has nothing to do with Facebook

2019-08-30 09:05

Facebook is strengthening verification and transparency for political ads ahead of the U.S. 2020 election. Here's why that can only go so far.

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