By | Jun 24, 2019 at 11:11 am
Today, Nick Clegg, Facebook's Vice-President of Global Affairs and Communications, sat down for an interview on BBC radio, and faced a grilling on his company's activities, past and present. Up for discussion were regulation, the Christchurch shooting, and Russian meddling.
By | Jun 18, 2019 at 9:57 am
After weeks of rumors, Facebook has confirmed that it is going to get into the cryptocurrency game, unveiling the Calibra wallet and Libra currency. Can Libra compete with Apple and Google, and should we trust Facebook with peeking into our personal finances?
By | May 10, 2019 at 12:17 pm
To say that Facebook has had a rough time of late would be something of an understatement. Now, Chris Hughes, formed co-founder, says its time to break the company up, for the good of itself and the public.
By | May 1, 2019 at 2:51 pm
Facebook has announced a number of added features to Messenger, including a desktop app, faster launch speeds, and business features. Take a look at some of the changes in our quick roundup.
By | May 1, 2019 at 12:03 pm
Facebook's developers conference, F8, is currently underway, and one of the latest bits of info to drop is that the company intends to expand its dating app, Facebook Dating. Included is a new feature named Secret Crush, which lets users discretely connect with fancied friends.
By | Apr 25, 2019 at 7:10 am
Facebook has released its latest financial report, which shows a healthy $15bn profit, as well as the allocation of $3bn to deal with its upcoming fine from the FTC. Despite this, Facebook has hinted that it expects the fine could run up to as much as $5bn.
By | Apr 16, 2019 at 9:18 am
Facebook went down for the third time in less than six months, causing subsequent outages on Instagram, Whatsapp, and Messenger. Does Facebook's overarching power create problems for the social media world if their outages are this widespread?
By | Apr 2, 2019 at 6:53 am
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making a new push for regulation across Europe and the US, and it's the biggest evolution in his public views on the matter we've seen yet. Zuckerberg explained it all in a Washington Post op-ed over the weekend. Here's the rundown on his thoughts.
By | Feb 7, 2019 at 3:06 pm
In a major blow to Facebook's ambitions to more closely interknit its Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram apps, a German regulator has ruled that the social media giant must seek users' explicit consent before combining their data across its various apps.
By | Mar 27, 2019 at 6:32 am
The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) has announced that it is suing both Facebook and YouTube, arguing that the social media platforms have incited violence by hosting streaming video footage of the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand.
By | Mar 19, 2019 at 6:50 am
A new paper from a cross party committee in the UK government is proposing radical new measures to force social media companies, such as Twitter and Facebook, to be more socially responsible, especially when it comes to their younger users. We explain the report's recommendations
By | Mar 18, 2019 at 4:56 pm
In 2014, WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton sold the popular chat app to Facebook for $19 billion. This past week, he told attendees at a public appearance that they should delete Facebook.
By | Feb 1, 2019 at 11:53 am
Parenting in the internet age is tough. And Facebook's track record with how it treats younger users should be enough to concern any parent. This week alone, Facebook was found to be paying teenage users for access to their data, and its track record is little better.
By | Mar 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm
Both Google and Facebook experienced lengthy outages this week, affecting their respective families of apps, including Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Google Drive and Gmail. How did this happen and who did it affect most?
By | Mar 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm
Zucked is partly a story of Roger McNamee’s realization of Facebook’s ills, and partly a manifesto for a better internet. The book charts McNamee’s journey from Facebook optimist and investor, to concerned citizen and finally to privacy activist calling for Facebook's ...