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Facebook commits US$100 million to support news media hurt by virus crisis

Facebook commits US$100 million to support news media hurt by virus crisis

First grants go to 50 US, Canadian publications.
Mar 31 2020 1:37PM
US lawmaker urges caution in using location data to track COVID-19

US lawmaker urges caution in using location data to track COVID-19

Wants assurances from US government, big tech firms.
Mar 20 2020 6:50AM
Facebook to shift sensitive content moderation to staffers amid COVID-19 crisis

Facebook to shift sensitive content moderation to staffers amid COVID-19 crisis

Contractors to cover less sensitive content from home.
Mar 19 2020 1:15PM
Social media giants warn of AI moderation errors as coronavirus empties offices

Social media giants warn of AI moderation errors as coronavirus empties offices

As companies empty offices and rely on automated takedown software.
Mar 18 2020 6:43AM
Israeli spyware firm NSO seeks court sanctions against Facebook

Israeli spyware firm NSO seeks court sanctions against Facebook

For allegedly failing to abide by international law.
Mar 12 2020 6:39AM
Australian privacy watchdog sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Australian privacy watchdog sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Begins legal proceedings after two-year investigation.
Mar 9 2020 4:30PM
Facebook closes London offices until Monday due to coronavirus

Facebook closes London offices until Monday due to coronavirus

After a visiting employee from Singapore diagnosed with coronavirus.
Mar 9 2020 6:34AM
Facebook, Google ask San Francisco staff to work from home as coronavirus spreads

Facebook, Google ask San Francisco staff to work from home as coronavirus spreads

To minimize risk of spreading coronavirus.
Mar 9 2020 6:34AM
Facebook to ban misleading ads about coronavirus

Facebook to ban misleading ads about coronavirus

Like products offering any cures or prevention.
Feb 27 2020 1:18PM
Encryption on Facebook, Google, others threatened by planned new bill

Encryption on Facebook, Google, others threatened by planned new bill

"Eliminating Abuse and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act".
Feb 24 2020 6:45AM
EU to unveil plans to boost European firms, rein in US tech giants

EU to unveil plans to boost European firms, rein in US tech giants

Aimed at helping European companies exploit their industrial data.
Feb 19 2020 12:57PM
Israeli court orders Facebook to unblock account of NSO Group employee

Israeli court orders Facebook to unblock account of NSO Group employee

Similar rulings are expected for other employees in coming days.
Feb 19 2020 6:42AM
Facebook sees risks to innovation, freedom of expression ahead of EU rules

Facebook sees risks to innovation, freedom of expression ahead of EU rules

Ahead of the release of a raft of rules by the European Union this week.
Feb 18 2020 1:49PM
Treat us like something between a telco and a newspaper, says Facebook's Zuckerberg

Treat us like something between a telco and a newspaper, says Facebook's Zuckerberg

Calls for regulation of harmful content.
Feb 17 2020 1:51PM
Facebook cancels San Francisco summit on coronavirus fears

Facebook cancels San Francisco summit on coronavirus fears

Cans global marketing summit scheduled for next month.
Feb 17 2020 6:46AM
Britain to make social media platforms responsible for harmful content

Britain to make social media platforms responsible for harmful content

Forces Facebook, Twitter and Snap to do more to block or remove harmful content.
Feb 13 2020 11:26AM
WhatsApp users cross 2 billion, second only to Facebook

WhatsApp users cross 2 billion, second only to Facebook

Only second social media platform in the world to hit milestone.
Feb 13 2020 6:43AM
Facebook says it dismantles Russian intelligence operation targeting Ukraine

Facebook says it dismantles Russian intelligence operation targeting Ukraine

Suspends network of accounts used by Russian military intelligence to seed false narratives.
Feb 13 2020 6:42AM
Facebook's 'double-edged sword' in Thai carnage

Facebook's 'double-edged sword' in Thai carnage

Crucial to pulling off safe and dramatic rescue from shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima.
Feb 12 2020 6:42AM
Twitter says Facebook, Messenger accounts hacked

Twitter says Facebook, Messenger accounts hacked

Compromised accounts locked.
Feb 10 2020 6:58AM

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