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Zuckerberg at center of Holocaust denial controversy

Menlo Park - Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has found himself at the center of a fresh row after saying the social network should not prohibit posts which deny the Holocaust.

Competitor not too worried about a Facebook dating service

After Facebook announced their intention to build a dating service during F8 2018, the plans have moved out of the spotlight, until a recent comment by a competitor opened up the conversation.

Facebook female employee numbers sees big leap

Social network Facebook employees five times more female workers than it did five years ago; however, a blatant disparity still exists in regard to the leadership level.

German court to rule on parents' access to dead daughter's Facebook

Berlin - German judges will rule Thursday on Facebook users' "digital legacy", or the fate of their private data after they die, in a case pitting the Silicon Valley giant against the grieving parents of a teenage girl.

Britain to fine Facebook over data breach

London - Britain's data regulator said Wednesday it will fine Facebook half a million pounds for failing to protect user data, as part of its investigation into whether personal information was misused ahead of the Brexit referendum.

WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news after India murders

New Delhi - WhatsApp took out full-page advertisements in Indian newspapers Tuesday offering "easy tips" to identify fact from fiction after a slew of recent murders spurred by hoaxes shared on its platform.

Facebook promotes senior engineer to oversee blockchain

The social network Facebook has announced that it has promoted on its most senior engineers to its new position Director of Engineering, Blockchain.

Facebook responding to US regulators in data breach probe

San Francisco - Facebook acknowledged Tuesday it was facing multiple inquiries from US and British regulators about the major Cambridge Analytica user data scandal.

Facebook error unblocked blocked users

Facebook have admitted that a system bug unblocked unwanted users. Between May 29 and June 5, 800,000 people who had been blocked were suddenly unblocked, for core Facebook and the Messenger app.

Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections for a bit

San Francisco - Facebook on Monday said it is notifying more than 800,000 users that a software bug temporarily unblocked people at the social network and its Messenger service.

Google and Facebook accused of using 'dark patterns'

Facebook, Google and Microsoft direct users away from selecting privacy-friendly options, according to a new report. Recommendations are made to make selecting stronger privacy setting easier.

Facebook halts production of drones for internet delivery

Washington - Facebook is ending a program launched in 2014 to build a fleet of drones that could deliver internet to underserved areas of the world.

Facebook testing monthly charges for certain groups

Menlo Park - Facebook has decided to allow administrators of some groups to begin charging $4.99 to $29.99 a month for exclusive memberships. The company made the announcement in a blog post indicating it was part of an early test.

Will blockchain replace the web? Special

Brooklyn - Blockchain – a decentralized data base – is known today because it’s used to produce and exchange cryptocurrencies. But blockchain might prove to have many more applications, one day threatening the monopoly of companies like Amazon and Facebook.

Decline in people using Facebook for news

The seventh annual Digital News Report has found there has been a decline in the number of people indicating they use Facebook as a news source. Instead WhatsApp gains in popularity.

Facebook hiring two staff to ferret out fake news

Facebook is looking for one English and one Spanish speaker who were originally described as a "news credibility specialist" but this was changed to "news publisher specialist". Whatever they are called they are to filter out fake news from Facebook.

Facebook out to lure eSports fans with online portal

San Francisco - Facebook on Friday unveiled a portal devoted to streaming video game play and commentary as it ramped up its challenge to Amazon-owned Twitch and Google's YouTube for eSports fans.

Facebook staff to learn Sinhala insults after Sri Lanka riots

Colombo - Three months after Sri Lanka was rocked by deadly anti-Muslim riots fuelled by online vitriol, Facebook is training its staff to identify inflammatory content in the country's local languages.

Facebook deals with Chinese firm draw ire from US lawmakers

Washington - Facebook drew fresh criticism from US lawmakers following revelations that it allowed Chinese smartphone makers, including one deemed a national security threat, access to user data.

Facebook deals with Chinese firm draw ire from US lawmakers

San Francisco - Facebook drew fresh criticism from US lawmakers following revelations that it allowed Chinese smartphone makers, including one deemed a national security threat, access to user data.

Facebook gave user data to 60 companies including Apple, Amazon

Facebook has had data-sharing agreements with at least 60 device makers, including Apple, Amazon, Samsung, and Microsoft, many of which still exist.

Facebook's new rules for political ads are causing problems

Facebook's new rules requiring verification for ads regarded as political are causing serious problems for advertisers as their ads are taken down until the accounts are verified as political advertisers a process that takes several days.

Facebook is killing the controversial 'Trending' news section

Facebook has announced plans to discontinue its Trending news module next week. The feature, located at the top-right portion of the News Feed, provided links to news stories that people were sharing and commenting about on Facebook.

Nearly half of U.S. teens are online 'almost constantly'

Any doubts that the future is digital should be dispelled based on a new survey looking at on-line use among U.S. teenagers. Research suggests that the typical teen spends more time on-line than any other activity.

Facebook losing ground to other platforms among teenagers

Facebook, once dominant across all generations, is losing ground to other social media platforms among teenagers. A U.S. based survey shows how the younger generation are turning to alternate channels.

Complaint: Facebook pressured users to agree to privacy policy

A complaint filed by the European Center for Digital Rights, on behalf of an anonymous complainant, against Facebook Ireland Ltd. et al alleges the company used pressure tactics to get people to accept its privacy policy, in violation of the GDPR.

Hillary Clinton said she'd like to run Facebook

Perhaps alluding to Facebook's role in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton told an audience that the company she'd like to run, if she had to pick, would be Facebook and that people need to "get accurate information on which to make decisions."

AFP to launch fact-checking sites in English, Spanish and Portuguese

Paris - Agence France-Presse (AFP) will launch fact-checking sites in English, Spanish and Portuguese with financial support from Facebook, the international news agency announced on Thursday.

Facebook, Twitter tighten rules for political ads

Washington - Twitter on Thursday announced new guidelines to clearly mark political ads on its platform as Facebook said it began implementing a policy requiring labeling and verification of identities of those paying for political messages.

Facebook begins labeling, verification for political ads

Washington - Facebook said Thursday it began implementing a new policy requiring labeling of political ads and verification of identities of those paying for the messages.
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