Facebook Inc will permanently embrace remote work even after coronavirus lockdowns ease, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced, accelerating the tech sector’s geographic diversification away from … Read more
Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has joined the Facebook-backed Libra digital currency project which has faced intense scrutiny from global regulators worried its launch could … Read more
Libra Association, the entity managing the Facebook Inc-led effort to build global digital currency Libra, named Stuart Levey as its first chief executive … Read more
As a global pandemic takes hold, more people are turning to Facebook in search of news about the coronavirus.
But the traffic load on the … Read more
Facebook has introduced new paid time off programs that will allow employees to take up to a month away from work to care for sick … Read more
Tech giant Facebook has donated 720,000 masks to US health workers, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.
Mr Zuckerberg said the masks had been bought … Read more
Social media giant Facebook has admitted that a bug in its anti-spam system has blocked a number of links to news stories about the coronavirus, … Read more
Facebook is reportedly rethinking its plans for its own digital currency after resistance from regulators.
It is now considering a system with digital versions of … Read more
Hitler would have been allowed to advertise his “solution to the Jewish problem” had Facebook been around in the 1930s, the British comedian Sacha Baron … Read more
Facebook Inc. is taking down any content that claims to name the anonymous whistleblower who ignited an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, the … Read more
CNN reports that a controversial policy allowing politicians to run false ads on Facebook will extend to the United Kingdom as the country prepares to … Read more
Facebook has agreed to pay a 500,000-pound fine for breaches of data protection law related to the harvesting of data by consultancy Cambridge Analytica, Britain’s … Read more
Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg conceded that the company’s planned digital currency Libra was a “risky project,” but sought to reassure sceptical US lawmakers that … Read more
Facebook’s proposed global digital currency has suffered a setback after major payment companies including Mastercard, Visa and eBay pulled out.
Stripe and Latin American payments … Read more
US Attorney General William Barr and his British and Australian counterparts are pressing Facebook to create a so-called backdoor to give authorities access to encrypted … Read more
France and Germany have agreed to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, the French finance ministry said on Friday.
In a joint statement, the two governments affirmed … Read more
Hundreds of millions of Facebook users’ phone numbers were exposed in an open online database, the company confirmed Wednesday, in the latest example of Facebook’s … Read more
Bloomberg reports that Facebook contractors were listening to and transcribing select voice conversations that were held using its Facebook Messenger chat platform. The company reportedly … Read more
Democratic U.S. senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal have written to Facebook Inc questioning whether there was a “worrying pattern” of poor privacy protection for … Read more
Facebook said on Thursday it had erased over 1,800 accounts and pages from Thailand, Russia, Ukraine and Honduras, its latest move to counter deceptive political … Read more
Italy’s privacy regulator said Friday that it was fining Facebook one million euros for offenses related to the Cambridge Analytica case.
The disgraced and now-defunct … Read more
Reuters reports that Facebook Inc is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, in the face of a U.S. ban on its … Read more
The U.S.-based NGO Avaaz, which is active in the fight against cybercrime, said it has identified over 500 suspicious pages and groups on Facebook … Read more
Facebook is suing a South Korean firm, Rankwave, it accuses of unlawfully using data to sell marketing and advertising.
The social network is asking a … Read more
Politico: A security failure in a popular quiz app on Facebook left millions of people’s data exposed for almost two years, a cybersecurity activist revealed … Read more
CNN reports that for a period of four days in May, about 14 million Facebook users around the world had their default sharing setting for … Read more
At the end the much anticipated grilling ended up with more questions than answers. The pertinent points raised by various MEPs, were not all answered … Read more
In the first quarter of 2018, Facebook deactivated about 583 million fake profiles and 837 million spam content. Still in the same period, 1.9 million … Read more
Facebook is banning foreign groups from buying advertisements related to Ireland’s abortion referendum, the company announced Tuesday. The May 25 referendum will decide whether abortion … Read more
The Financial Times reports that Facebook will require extra checks from people buying advertisements on political issues ranging from abortion and guns, to education and … Read more
The European Commission is proposing measures to tackle disinformation online, including an EU-wide Code of Practice on Disinformation, support for an independent network of fact-checkers,
Reuters reports that Micke Schroepfer, the Facebook’s chief technical officer announced that the company will introduce new measures with the aim of improving transparency around … Read more
Misuse of data and “cheating” by Cambridge Analytica and other companies associated with the firm may have altered the outcome of both the U.S. presidential … Read more