Facebook to flag all 'newsworthy' posts from politicians that break rules

Social media giant #Facebook announced that it would flag all "newsworthy" posts by politicians that break its rules, including those of US President #DonaldTrump.

published on : 28th June 2020

The DOJ opens antitrust probe of tech firms

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it was opening an investigation of major digital tech firms on whether they engage in anticompetitive practices. 

published on : 24th July 2019

Facebook gets a DC grilling on Libra, antitrust

Facebook got a lashing by Senate lawmakers from both sides of the aisle on Tuesday over plans for its cryptocurrency and from House lawmakers investigating big tech’s monopoly in the digital space. 

published on : 17th July 2019

Facebook deletes Alex Jones, five others

Under mounting pressure to get hate speech off its platform, Facebook on Thursday said it booted off half a dozen controversial personalities, including Alex Jones and InfoWars.

published on : 3rd May 2019

Zuckerberg revamps Facebook for the future

The first concrete steps in its plan to refashion itself into a private messaging and e-commerce company.

published on : 1st May 2019

Facebook expects up to $5 billion in FTC fines

What's the cost for Facebook's massive data privacy breach that's rocked the company in the past year? Facebook thinks it could be as much as $5 billion dollars. 

published on : 25th April 2019

Facebook bans white nationalism, separatism

Facebook announced on Wednesday it will ban praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism on Facebook and Instagram starting next week.

published on : 28th March 2019

Zuck's right hand man quits Facebook

Just days after CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed a plan to pivot the world’s biggest social network to an encryption-focused messaging company.

published on : 15th March 2019

Apple bans Facebook app that paid teens for data

Facebook faces fresh controversy after media reports that it paid teens to install an app that harvested their most private data.

published on : 31st January 2019

Facebook bolts higher, Wall Street surges

The Dow surged above 25,000 in a broad rally Wednesday before big momentum stocks Facebook, Tesla and Microsoft reported their results.

published on : 31st January 2019

Facebook testing new label to identify common things between you & random people

Facebook is now testing a new label called ‘things in common’, which, as the name suggests, will show you what you share with random people on the social platform.

published on : 26th August 2018

Facebook announces its 3-pronged strategy to counter fake news

Social media giant Facebook has announced its three-pronged strategy to combat fake news. The strategy to counter fake news involves removing accounts and content that violate its policies.

published on : 25th May 2018

Facebook delivers big earnings despite data breach scandal

Facebook produced another stellar earnings report in the first quarter on Wednesday, despite facing its biggest challenge ever from a major data breach scandal.

published on : 26th April 2018

Mark Zuckerberg unscathed but pressure on Facebook grows

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg emerged from 10 hours of questions over two days from nearly 100 U.S. lawmakers largely unscathed.

published on : 12th April 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rebuffs calls for more data controls

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's House testimony saw lawmakers make a harder push on doing more to protect and give consumers more control of personal data. 

published on : 12th April 2018

Will ensure fair elections take place in India: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at US senate hearing

Testifying before US senators in the wake of Facebook's data breach scandal and foreign interference in election, Zuckerberg has told them that his company will do everything to ensure fair elections.

published on : 11th April 2018

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg testimony to Congress: 'My mistake, I'm sorry'

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg says he accepts responsibility for the social network's failure to protect private data and prevent manipulation of the platform. 

published on : 10th April 2018

Data on 87 million Facebook users shared with analytics firm Cambridge Analytica

It was also reported that Facebook was making changes to protect the user's personal information.

published on : 5th April 2018

Facebook saves extensive call and text data, users find after deleting their accouts

Facebook makes it difficult for users to delete their accounts, instead of pushing them towards “deactivation” of their account, which eventually leaves all personal data on the company’s servers.

published on : 26th March 2018

Does Facebook possess data from deleted user accounts?

The recent concerns over Cambridge Analytica gaining access to private information of scores of Facebook users have lead to many individuals choosing to delete their accounts on Facebook.

published on : 22nd March 2018
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