Facebook Targets Europe For Hiring Drive

Facebook said it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform that promises to connect people virtually but could raise concerns about privacy and the social platform gaining more control over people’s online lives. The company...
2021-10-18 16:30:01 +0000

Facebook Shuts Down Its News Feeds in Australia

<p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians woke to empty news feeds on their Facebook Inc pages on Thursday after the social media giant blocked all media content in a surprise and dramatic escalation of a dispute with the government over paying for content.</p><p>The move was swiftly criticised by news p...
2021-02-18 04:52:21 +0000

Brexit: Facebook to Move UK's User Data to California

<p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will shift all its users in the United Kingdom into user agreements with the corporate headquarters in California, moving them out of their current relationship with Facebook&rsquo;s Irish unit and out of reach of Europe&rsquo;s privacy laws.</p><p>The ch...
2020-12-16 06:47:29 +0000

U.S. Govt Accuses Facebook of Abusing Its Market Power to Crush Competitors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government and 48 states and districts sued Facebook Wednesday, accusing it of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors and seeking remedies that could include a forced spinoff of the social network’s Instagram and WhatsApp messaging se...
2020-12-09 23:53:02 +0000

Facebook: White Nationalist Groups Attacks on 'Black Lives Matter'

CHICAGO (AP) — A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the...
2020-07-06 02:22:28 +0000

Facebook Will Start Labeling Newsworthy Content That Violates its Policies

(Reuters) - Facebook said on Friday it will start labeling newsworthy content that violates the social media company’s policies, and label all posts and ads about voting with links to authoritative information, including those from politicians. A Facebook spokeswoman confirmed its new policy w...
2020-06-28 00:46:17 +0000

User's Data: Facebook Must Comply With an Order by Germany’s Antitrust Watchdog

BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) - Facebook must comply with an order by Germany’s antitrust watchdog to curb data collection from users, a top German court ruled on Tuesday, in a setback for the U.S. social network company that could set a wider precedent. The Federal Court’s stay order, which suspe...
2020-06-23 19:51:33 +0000

Facebook Pulls Down Trump Ads Over Symbol Used By Nazis

<p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Facebook has removed campaign ads by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that featured an upside-down red triangle, a symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, communists and others in concentration camps.</p><p>The company said in a s...
2020-06-19 01:25:16 +0000

Irish PM: Charging Google, Facebook for Media Content Is 'A Good Idea'

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Irish government should consider copying Australia’s plan to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to share advertising revenue with local media, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday. Companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter “are sort of ...
2020-04-26 07:11:05 +0000

Apple wants its login button above Google and Facebook

(Reuters) - Apple Inc will ask developers to position a new “Sign on with Apple” button in iPhone and iPad apps above rival buttons from Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc, according to design guidelines released this week. The move to give Apple prime placement is significant because user...
2019-06-05 05:23:38 +0000

Facebook Bans White Nationalism and Separatism on Its Platforms

<p>(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday announced a ban on praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism on its social media platforms, furthering its efforts to tackle hate speech.&nbsp;</p><p>These bans will be enforced next week, the social media giant said in a blog ...
2019-03-27 18:01:14 +0000

Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago. The exact number hadn’t been known before. Originally Facebook said 50 million accounts could have been affected, but Facebook didn’t know if they had been misus...
2018-10-12 17:50:55 +0000

Plunge in Facebook shares rattled Amazon options market

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A plunge in Facebook Inc shares rattled the Amazon.com Inc options market on Thursday, with the social network’s fellow FAANG company due to report quarterly results later in the day. Facebook on Wednesday warned about a margin hit as revenue growth slows and...
2018-07-26 18:56:45 +0000

Facebook tracks people whether they have accounts or not

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Concern about Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world’s largest social network tracks people whether they have accounts or not. Privacy conc...
2018-04-15 17:05:17 +0000

BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram over messaging patents

BlackBerry filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps, arguing that they copied technology and features from BlackBerry Messenger. Litigation over patent infringement is part of BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen’s strategy for making money for ...
2018-03-06 21:16:34 +0000

Russian agents created significant US election events on Facebook

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook said Russian agents created 129 events on the social media network during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, according to testimony to Congress, shedding more light on Russia’s purported disinformation drive aimed at voters. Facebook, in a written st...
2018-01-26 07:00:24 +0000

Log In or Sign Up: Facebook, Google, Twitter agree on 'G7' plan to counter terror propaganda

The leading technology companies including Facebook, Google, Twitter and G7 countries have agreed to work together to combat online terror propaganda. The Group of Seven (G7) countries and some of the world's biggest technology firms agreed on a plan to remove jihadi material from the web with...
2017-10-23 06:38:56 +0000

Google, Facebook May Have to Reveal Secrets to Mueller Investigation

The investigations into Russia's role in the 2016 election are threatening to pry the lid off tech companies' most prized possessions: the secret inner workings of their online platforms. As the probes unfold into social media’s role in spreading misinformation, U.S. lawmakers are beginning t...
2017-10-01 14:33:26 +0000

Facebook Provides Congress Over 3,000 Russian Bought Ads

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, is planning to release the content of more than 3,000 ads purchased by Russian operatives during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, reversing a decision that had frustrated Capitol Hill investigators. Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that the comp...
2017-09-21 20:09:00 +0000

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: We need to start paying women well

LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg called on governments and companies to do more to close the gender pay gap on Sunday and said both girls and boys should be encouraged to become leaders from an early age. "We need to start paying women well and we need th...
2017-07-31 04:47:45 +0000

Facebook wants to be a "hostile environment for terrorists"

Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a "hostile environment" for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to demand action from internet firms. Three attackers drove a hired van into pedestrians ...
2017-06-04 18:14:21 +0000

Facebook focuses on Vox, BuzzFeed and others for video service

NEW YORK — Facebook has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks, according to several sources familiar wi...
2017-05-24 20:47:43 +0000

California Victims' Families Sue Google, Facebook, Twitter

By Dan Whitcomb | LOS ANGELES — Family members of three victims of the December 2015 shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California, have sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, claiming that the companies permitted Islamic State to flourish on social media. The relatives assert that by allowing Is...
2017-05-05 06:50:01 +0000

Facebook Video Murder Suspect Kills Himself In Pennsylvania

A murder suspect who police said posted a video on Facebook of the killing of a Cleveland man fatally shot himself after a "brief pursuit" by Pennsylvania State Police officers on Tuesday, police said. Steve Stephens was accused of shooting Robert Godwin Sr., 74, on a sidewalk on Sunday before...
2017-04-18 19:04:12 +0000

Facebook suspended 30,000 accounts in France, to stop the spread of fake news

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc said on Thursday it suspended 30,000 accounts in France as the social network giant steps up efforts to stop the spread of fake news, misinformation and spam. The move, which comes 10 days before the first round of a hotly contested French presidential election, is...
2017-04-14 05:39:08 +0000