Stories tagged: Facebook
Tue., June 18, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners.
UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 3:16 p.m.
Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.
Mon., June 17, 2019, 4 a.m.
A Facebook meme I received about the growing population of Muslims in the U.S. reinforces a valuable lesson about the importance of engaging with each other.
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Facebook is opening an engineering center in London that will build tech tools aimed at keeping harmful content off its site.
Tue., June 11, 2019, 4:39 p.m.
Facebook is launching an app that will pay users to share information with the social media giant about which apps they’re using.
Tue., June 4, 2019, 3:41 p.m.
The federal government may be warming up its antitrust enforcement machine and pointing it at Big Tech.
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Facebook’s stock is plunging following a Wall Street Journal is report that the Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into the company as part of an arrangement that …
Mon., June 3, 2019
Facebook has a decision to make. Because in a war for truth, there are no conscientious objectors.
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 5:58 p.m.
Facebook’s former security chief believes founder Mark Zuckerberg should step aside as CEO to help fix the beleaguered company.
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:09 p.m.
Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Facebook says it has banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation.
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
A pregnant woman who had gone to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb, police …
Mon., May 13, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Facebook is raising how much it pays U.S. contractors who do some of its most taxing work, including watching violent and other objectionable material for possible removal from the service.
Fri., May 10, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
France welcomed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Paris on Friday with the threat of sweeping new regulations against his social media behemoth – and Zuckerberg himself called that proposal a …
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 2:34 p.m.
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says it’s time to break up the social media behemoth.
Thu., May 9, 2019
Facebook has permanently banned several hate-spewing firebrands, including Chicago-based Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan, Infowars host Alex Jones and former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos, for being extremist …
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 3:21 p.m.
Federal privacy regulators got a sympathetic hearing from Congress on Wednesday for their request for greater powers and funding to police privacy, as lawmakers warned that fines against big companies …
Fri., May 3, 2019, 6:01 p.m.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans its own cryptocurrency-based payment system.
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 8:57 p.m.
Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its main service and from Instagram, saying they violated the company’s ban against hate and violence.
Tue., April 30, 2019, 11:21 a.m.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the company’s annual F8 developer conference Tuesday with more details about his new “privacy-focused” vision for the social network – including end-to-end encryption for …
UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
Canada’s privacy czar is taking Facebook to court after finding that lax practices at the social media giant allowed personal information to be used for political purposes.
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 8:19 p.m.
Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the social network violated its users’ privacy.
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:04 p.m.
Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership of Facebook over the social network giant’s mishandling of users’ personal information.
Thu., April 18, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
A powerful New Mexico regulatory authority is requiring the state’s largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction for its data center – a move …
UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it’s proposing to protect …
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
Facebook says it is rolling out a wide range of updates aimed at combating the spread of false and harmful information on the social media site
Tue., April 9, 2019, 3:12 p.m.
Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help it find profiles of people who have died, so their friends and family members won’t get, for instance, painful reminders about …
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
Social media giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist …
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 5:41 p.m.
A national law, the first of its kind in the U.S., could allow people to see or prohibit the use of their data. Companies would need permission to release such …
Wed., April 3, 2019, 5:32 p.m.
Legislation introduced in Congress would give financially struggling news publishers the right to bargain collectively with tech giants Facebook and Google.