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11:21, 24 April 2018 Tuesday
13:54, 23 April 2018 Monday

Merkel warns competition 'impossible' against Facebook

The MP believes "people only use social networks if their friends are already members" -- a tall order for any new competitor to the Silicon Valley giant with its more than two billion users worldwide, around 30 million of them in Germany.

09:29, 20 April 2018 Friday

Facebook faces grilling by Canadian politicians

May have been 600,000 invasions of privacy

11:34, 19 April 2018 Thursday

MEPs urge Facebook CEO to come to European Parliament

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has twice invited Zuckerberg to give testimony on data-leaking scandal

11:53, 18 April 2018 Wednesday

Facebook rolling out privacy choices under EU rules

The social network, which has been rocked by disclosures about the hijacking of personal data on tens of millions of its users, said it will start implementing "new privacy experiences" to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which become effective May 25.

09:09, 17 April 2018 Tuesday

Facebook hit with class action suit over facial recognition tool

The ruling comes as the social network is snared in a scandal over the mishandling of 87 million users' data ahead of the 2016 US presidential election.

10:17, 11 April 2018 Wednesday

Facebook's Zuckerberg testifies before US Senate

"We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake. It was my mistake," says CEO

09:12, 11 April 2018 Wednesday

Facebook shares post biggest daily gain in 2 years

Company shares jump 4.5 pct on Tuesday

09:40, 05 April 2018 Thursday

Facebook data leak increases to 87 million users

The company will tell users if their information were improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica

04:25, 05 April 2018 Thursday

Facebook's Zuckerberg sets Congress date

The House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee announced Wednesday what appeared to be the first congressional appearance by Zuckerberg since the scandal broke on the hijacking of data on tens of millions of users.

16:56, 02 April 2018 Monday

Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix problems

Speaking to the news site Vox, Zuckerberg defended the company's business model and shot back at criticism of the social networking giant from Apple CEO Tim Cook last week.

05:24, 29 March 2018 Thursday

Facebook announces new steps to protect users' privacy

The updates include improved access to Facebook's user settings and tools to easily search for, download and delete personal data stored by Facebook.

09:45, 28 March 2018 Wednesday

Facebook sued for housing discrimination

Federal lawsuit says landlords can use Facebook to avoid showing ads to certain groups of people

12:34, 27 March 2018 Tuesday

Facebook falls 6 percent amid US investigation

Social network giant has lost more than $100B in value loss since last week  

14:13, 25 March 2018 Sunday

Facebook apologises for data scandal in UK

Zuckerberg explained there was a quiz developed by a university researcher "that leaked Facebook data of millions of people in 2014".

11:36, 24 March 2018 Saturday

Elon Musk deletes Facebook pages of SpaceX Tesla

Verified Facebook pages for Musk companies disappear after he is challenged about them on Twitter

14:29, 23 March 2018 Friday

Zuckerberg's shine dims as guardian of Facebook users

The latest crisis laying siege to the leading online social network has raised the specter that he has lost control of his creation and been naive about the unintended consequences of people sharing so much about themselves.

14:48, 22 March 2018 Thursday

Facebook Google warn Singapore against 'fake news' law

Their warnings were made to a parliamentary committee which is examining possible measures, including legislation, to tackle false online information which the government says could threaten national security.

09:31, 22 March 2018 Thursday

Facebook was not on top of 2016 elections

"We were not as on top of a number of issues as we should have, whether it was Russian interference or fake news," CEO says

19:27, 21 March 2018 Wednesday

EU unveils digital tax targeting Facebook Google

The special tax is the latest measure by the 28-nation European Union to rein in Silicon Valley giants and could further embitter the bad-tempered trade row pitting the EU against US President Donald Trump.

16:22, 21 March 2018 Wednesday

Facebook shares continue to drop

Social media giant loses $49 billion in value amid data leak while CEO Mark Zuckerberg loses nearly $7 billion in net worth

10:37, 21 March 2018 Wednesday

Facebook shares continue to plummet

Social media giant loses $49 billion in value amid data leak while CEO Mark Zuckerberg loses nearly $7 billion in net worth

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