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09:03, 21 July 2018 Saturday
18:00, 11 July 2018 Wednesday

Facebook fined over Cambridge Analytica data leak

Social media giant fined £500,000 ($663,042) for failing to protect users’ private information

15:06, 27 June 2018 Wednesday

What 7 Creepy Patents Reveal About Facebook

The company has even attempted to patent a method for predicting when your friends will die.

17:05, 31 May 2018 Thursday

Facebook sinking fast among US teens

The Pew Research Center report confirms a trend seen in other surveys, showing a sharp drop in Facebook's share of what had long been a core age segment for the huge social network.

10:11, 23 May 2018 Wednesday

Mark Zuckerberg talks to EU leaders about misusing data

Facebook CEO apologizes for allowing third-party groups like Cambridge Analytica to take advantage of user data

17:29, 22 May 2018 Tuesday

Facebook to apologise to EU Parliament over data scandal

Zuckerberg's comments, released in advance of the hearing in Brussels, are the latest part of a tour of contrition over the Cambridge Analytica scandal that began in the US Congress in April.

09:14, 15 May 2018 Tuesday

Facebook suspends 200 apps over mishandled user data

Company says investigation that was launched after Cambridge Analytica scandal is resulting in suspensions

09:29, 01 May 2018 Tuesday

WhatsApp co-founder to exit Facebook

Jan Koum to leave the company that bought WhatsApp for $19 billion four years ago

14:16, 29 April 2018 Sunday

Facebook privacy drive may crimp some political campaigns

The changes unveiled by the huge social network following an outcry over the hijacking of data on 87 million Facebook members by Cambridge Analytica could be significant for campaigns.

17:28, 26 April 2018 Thursday

Facebook says to extend political ad changes to UK

The US social media giant's Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer appeared before a British parliamentary committee probing the role of fake news in recent votes, and how data gathered from the network was used to target potential voters.

12:18, 24 April 2018 Tuesday

Facebook unveils appeal process for when it removes posts

Plans to roll out an appeals process globally in coming months came as Facebook provided a first-ever look at internal standards used to decide what posts go too far in terms of hateful or threating speech.

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.

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