German court rules Facebook use of personal data illegal
A German consumer rights group said on Monday that a court had found Facebook’s use of personal data to...
Facebook still booming despite drop in time spent
Facebook on Wednesday reported a big jump in profits even though people are spending less time on the world’s...
Facebook promises personalised music in first label deal
Facebook announced a licensing deal Thursday with Universal Music Group, its first with a major label, as the social...
German court rules Facebook use of personal data illegal
A German consumer rights group said on Monday that a court had found Facebook’s use of personal data to be illegal because the US social media platform did not adequately secure the informed consent of its users. The verdict, from a Berlin regional court, comes as Big Tech faces... Read more
Facebook still booming despite drop in time spent
Facebook on Wednesday reported a big jump in profits even though people are spending less time on the world’s biggest social network. The company said its priority is to encourage personal interaction among users, rather than simply boost the number of hours they spend on Facebook. Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg... Read more
Facebook promises personalised music in first label deal
Facebook announced a licensing deal Thursday with Universal Music Group, its first with a major label, as the social media giant promised more personalized, interactive music features for its two billion users. The move marks a new foray into music by Facebook, which despite its global conquest has been... Read more
Facebook reveals data on copyright and trademark complaints
Facebook Inc announced Monday that it removed nearly 3 million posts, including videos, ads and other forms of content, from its services during the first half of 2017 following complaints of counterfeiting and copyright and trademark infringement. The worldwide data on intellectual property-related takedowns is a new disclosure for... Read more
Facebook says 126 million Americans may have seen Russia-linked political posts
Facebook Inc said on Monday that Russia-based operatives published about 80,000 posts on the social network over a two-year period in an effort to sway US politics and that about 126 million Americans may have seen the posts during that time. Facebook’s latest data on the Russia-linked posts –... Read more
G7, tech giants agree on plan to block extremist content online
G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday agreed to work together to block the dissemination of Islamist extremism over the internet. “These are the first steps towards a great alliance in the name of freedom,” Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said after a two-day... Read more
Facebook seeks to become ‘hostile place’ for extremists
Facebook on Thursday said it is ramping up the use of artificial intelligence in a push to make the social network “a hostile place” for extremists to spread messages of hate. Pressure has been building on Facebook, along with other internet giants, who stand accused of doing too little,... Read more
Facebook delegation to visit Pakistan to discuss blasphemous content issue
The Facebook administration has agreed to send a delegation to address reservations of the Pakistan government regarding blasphemous content on the social media. Interior Ministry Spokesman on Thursday  in a statement said, that the Facebook administration has nominated a focal person for maintaining constant contact with the Pakistan Telecommunication... Read more
Orlando nightclub victims’ families sue Twitter, Google, Facebook
The families of three men killed at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub have sued Twitter Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc in federal court, accusing the companies of providing “material support” to the self-radicalized gunman. The gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded 53 in the... Read more
Facebook to roll out new tools to tackle fake news
Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Thursday it will introduce tools to prevent fake news stories from spreading on its platform, an about-face in response to rising criticism that it did not do enough to combat the problem during the U.S. presidential campaign. The social network company stressed that the... Read more
Major tech firms team up to curb ´terrorist content´
Major US tech firms announced Monday they would work together to curb the spread of online “terrorist content,” responding to pressure from governments around the world. The announcement by Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google-owned YouTube aims to use “digital fingerprints” to block or remove violent content or efforts to... Read more
Facebook´s Zuckerberg urges post-Trump world not to´disconnect´
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg called on world leaders Saturday to forge a more “connected” planet, something he said was under threat after Donald Trump´s US election win and Britain´s “Brexit” vote. Zuckerberg said in a keynote speech at an Asia-Pacific leaders´ summit that while globalization and interconnectedness have... Read more
Facebook launches smartphone app for event seekers
Facebook on Friday released a mobile app for finding local happenings to enjoy with friends. The Events app tailored for iPhones hit Apple’s online shop, with a version “coming soon” for smartphones powered by Google-backed Android software, Facebook product manager Aditya Koolwal said in on online post. Events is... Read more
Facebook’s Oculus pushes virtual reality with new gear
Facebook on Thursday worked to ramp up enthusiasm for its virtual reality line, unveiling new gear including a lower-end wireless headset prototype. The company’s Oculus virtual reality division is set to release in coming months a new “Touch” controller and a more affordable computer for powering virtual experiences using... Read more