Stories tagged: facebook
Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Facebook to move forward with its Libra digital currency project, despite several high-profile defections from the undertaking and pressure from U.S. politicians.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 5:21 p.m.
Visa and Mastercard on Friday announced their departure from Facebook’s Libra project, a major setback to the social network’s plan for a worldwide digital currency.
Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 1:14 p.m.
Facebook has agreed to pay $40 million to advertisers who said it inflated the amount of time its users watched videos.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 9:17 p.m.
Digital payments company PayPal pulls out of Facebook’s digital currency project, known as Libra. It’s a blow to Facebook, who has faced stronger-than-expected scrutiny over its proposed creation of an …
Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 2:27 p.m.
The European Union’s top court has ruled that member states can force Facebook to remove or block unlawful material worldwide.
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 4:58 p.m.
A new report says partners in Facebook’s cryptocurrency-based payments network, Libra, are wavering in their support amid a backlash from U.S. and European officials.
Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 5:26 p.m.
Facebook said Friday that it has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 6:32 p.m.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with lawmakers in Washington to discuss regulation of the tech industry, including the companies’ collection of users’ personal data on their platforms.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 7:10 p.m.
Facebook is slashing the price and the size of the Portal, its screen and camera-equipped gadget for making video calls with friends and family, as it attempts to get the …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world’s largest and most ubiquitous tech …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 8:32 p.m.
Facebook Dating, a matchmaking service the company already offers in Brazil, Canada and 17 other countries, will arrive in the U.S. on Thursday. But after years of privacy missteps by …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 2:06 p.m.
Facebook is tightening its rules around political advertising ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, acknowledging previous misuse. But it’s not clear if it will be enough to stop bad …
Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 2:17 p.m.
Severe weather, traffic incidents and crime disrupt routines and threaten lives. Facebook announced Tuesday it is arming state, city and local government emergency managers with the ability to issue local …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:26 p.m.
Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you block the social network from gathering information about you on outside websites and apps.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Facebook says it paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5:31 p.m.
The FBI is looking for outside contractors to monitor social media for potential threats, setting up a possible conflict with Facebook and other companies over privacy.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5:17 p.m.
Facebook is reportedly in talks with news publishers to offer “millions of dollars” for the rights to publish their material on its site.
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 6 p.m.
Facebook is teaming up with Vitalant, formerly the Inland Northwest Blood Center, to connect it with potential blood donors in the Northwest. The feature just went live in Washington, Idaho …
UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:04 p.m.
A consumer privacy group has filed a challenge to Facebook’s $5B settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, saying it is not “adequate, reasonable or appropriate” and lets the social media …
Fri., July 26, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
President Donald Trump is promising to retaliate against France for adopting a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook.
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 2:50 p.m.
The Federal Trade Commission’s record $5 billion fine and new oversight of Facebook is a serious attempt to rein in the world’s largest social media network after years of privacy …
UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 3:22 p.m.
The U.S. Justice Department opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers.
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 9:44 p.m.
The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people “storm Area 51,” the top-secret Cold War test site in the …
Tue., July 16, 2019, 5:56 p.m.
Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network’s ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a …
Mon., July 15, 2019, 12:58 p.m.
U..S border officials are investigating 62 current, 8 former employees after social media posts mock lawmakers, migrants
Fri., July 12, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
The FTC has voted to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The report cited an unnamed person familiar …
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 1:18 p.m.
‘Give me a call’: How Spokane-area politicians deal with uncivil comments on their social media accounts
In the wake of a federal court ruling that President Donald Trump was in violation of the First Amendment when he blocked a critic on Twitter, local politicians said they …
Thu., July 11, 2019, 1:06 p.m.
France adopted a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook on Thursday, despite U.S. threats of new tariffs on French imports.
Wed., July 3, 2019, 12:56 p.m.
Before the rise of social media, Border Patrol agents gathered in parking lots at the end of their shifts for what was known as “choir practice” – a chance to …
Tue., July 2, 2019, 11 a.m.
The head of the U.S. Border Patrol slammed as “completely inappropriate” sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of a drowned …