Facebook Stories somehow hits 500 million daily users  THE VERGE · 4 hours
Somehow, defying all expectations, people are using Facebook Stories. And not just a few people, but a lot — more... more
You might hate it, but Facebook Stories now has 500M users  TechCrunch · 5 hours
You might think it’s redundant with Instagram Stories, or just don’t want to see high school friends’ boring lives, but ephemeral Snapchat-style Stories now have 500... more
Facebook reserves $3B for FTC fine, but keeps growing with 2.38B users in Q1  TechCrunch · 5 hours
A massive penalty hangs over Facebook’s head, but it otherwise had a very strong Q1 earnings report. Facebook reached 2.38... more
Facebook keeps growing with 2.38B users in Q1, but saves $3B for FTC fine  TechCrunch · 6 hours
A massive penalty hangs over Facebook’s head, but it otherwise had a very strong Q1 earnings report. Facebook reached 2.38... more
Neo-Nazi's Facebook account left active  BBC · 7 hours
The social network says it is investigating why the profile was not removed - as it had promised. more
Mark Zuckerberg has a podcast no one asked for - CNET  CNET · 8 hours
So far there are two episodes of Tech & Society With Mark Zuckerberg. more
Mark Zuckerberg has a podcast  TechCrunch · 9 hours
In the future, everyone will have a podcast — and by “future,” I mean like mid-2020. But one step at a time, starting with Facebook founder, CEO and definite human person, Mark Zuckerberg . Facebook announced the podcast’s... more
Mark Zuckerberg has a podcast now  THE VERGE · 10 hours
In January, Mark Zuckerberg published a blog post announcing his New Year’s resolution. After a year full of scandals, Zuckerberg wanted to publicly tackle... more
Hate speech: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube told off by MPs  BBC · 13 hours
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are accused of not doing their jobs as they face questions from MPs. more
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Liable for Privacy Missteps, Top US Lawmaker Says  Gadgets 360 · 18 hours
US federal regulators should hold Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg "individually liable for the company's repeated violations of Americans' privacy,"... more
Facebook’s Sri Lanka crisis page let Islamophobic post get top billing - CNET  CNET · 1 day
The top video on the page came with a caption that read, “can we assume all Muslims are guilty.” more
Facebook has quietly removed three bogus far right networks in Spain ahead of Sunday’s elections  TechCrunch · 1 day
Facebook has quietly removed three far right networks that were engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior intended to spread... more
'Shady' pro-Brexit adverts 'got one million clicks'  Sky News · 1 day
Controversial pro-Brexit advertisements generated "one million clicks" on Facebook, the Information Commissioner's Office has told a group of MPs. more
How to find out if Facebook uploaded your contacts without permission - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Facebook said it uploaded 1.5 million email addresses. Now you can see if yours was on the list. more
Facebook's new top lawyer helped write Patriot Act - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Jennifer Newstead was also a legal adviser to the Trump administration's State Department. more
Facebook Announces Its First Browser API for Chrome, Aimed at Speeding Up Experience  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Facebook has announced its first major API contribution to Googles Chrome browser that is focused on making user experience smoother and faster. more
Facebook's Flood of Languages Leave It Struggling to Monitor Content  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Facebook offers its 2.3 billion users features such as menus and prompts in 111 different languages, deemed to be officially supported. more
Sri Lanka Social Media Shutdown Raises Fears on Free Expression  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
NetBlocks says Sri Lanka blocked Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, Viber, WhatsApp, and YouTube following the Easter bombings. more
Facebook’s new chief lawyer helped write the Patriot Act  THE VERGE · 2 days
Jennifer Newstead, a Trump appointee who served in the Justice Department under President Bush, will soon be taking... more
The CIA is joining Instagram  THE VERGE · 2 days
The Central Intelligence Agency will soon be launching an Instagram account, Director Gina Haspel said last week — and Instagram is helping them set it up.... more
Facebook makes its first browser API contribution  TechCrunch · 2 days
Facebook today announced that it has made its first major API contribution to Google’s Chrome browser. Together with Google, Facebook’s team created an API proposal to contribute code to the browser, which is a... more
Go-Jek brings in Misfit co-founder and ex-Facebook head to lead Vietnam business  TechCrunch · 3 days
Ambitious ride-hailing startup Go-Jek’s Southeast Asia expansion plan suffered a blow when it lost the leadership team behind its business in Vietnam, but now... more
Sri Lanka Bombings: Government Blocks Social Media After Easter Sunday Attacks  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
The NetBlocks observatory said it detected an intentional blackout of popular services including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat and Viber in Sri Lanka. more
What you missed in cybersecurity this week  TechCrunch · 3 days
It’s been a busy week — it’s tough to keep up with all the cybersecurity news. We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from the week — from TechCrunch and afar — to... more
Facebook Still Hosting New Zealand Mosque Shooting Videos: Report  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
According to a report in Motherboard on Friday, certain videos on Facebook and Instagram show sections of the raw attack footage. more
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg May Be Held Accountable for Privacy by US FTC: Report  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
US federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's... more
More than a month later, Facebook, Instagram host New Zealand shooting videos - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Some clips of the massacre merely include warnings they may contain “violent or graphic content," according to Motherboard. more
How to change your Facebook password on iPhone  9to5Mac · 5 days
Want to know how to quickly change your Facebook password on iPhone? Read on below for how to do it... more
Facebook's privacy mishaps: Zuckerberg could be held accountable, report says - CNET  CNET · 5 days
The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly looking into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's past remarks about privacy. more
Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook's Zuckerberg  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Washington Post says discussions between Facebook and Federal Trade Commission officials about the company's data-handing lapses have touched on instituting some sort of oversight for company CEO Mark Zuckerberg more
Google and Amazon make peace, Facebook collects data without permission video - CNET  CNET · 6 days
In today's top stories Google's YouTube is coming back to the Fire TV, after settling a spat with Amazon. Meanwhile, Facebook says... more
Facebook Bans Several UK Far-Right Groups and Individuals  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Facebook says it has banned several British far-right groups and their leaders for spreading hatred. more
Facebook Says It Stored 'Millions' of Unencrypted Instagram Passwords  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
"Millions" of Instagram users had their passwords stored in unencrypted form on internal servers, Facebook said Thursday, raising its original estimate of tens of thousands. more
New Mexico panel surprises Facebook with $39M utility bill  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A powerful regulatory authority in New Mexico is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction more
Facebook says more Instagram passwords exposed than thought  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook had acknowledged nearly four weeks ago more
Facebook stored millions of Instagram passwords in plain text  THE VERGE · 6 days
Facebook says it stored millions of Instagram users’ passwords in plain text, leaving them exposed to people with... more
Add Craigslist to the tech platforms Russians used to manipulate the 2016 election  TechCrunch · 6 days
In one of the weirder revelations to come out of the Mueller report released this morning, it seems that Craigslist was yet... more
Facebook now says its password leak affected ‘millions’ of Instagram users  TechCrunch · 6 days
Facebook has confirmed its password-related security incident last month now affects “millions” of Instagram users, not “tens of thousands” as first thought. The social media giant... more
New Mexico panel blindsides Facebook with $39M utility bill  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A powerful regulatory authority in New Mexico is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction more
Facebook bans several UK far-right groups and individuals  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Facebook says it has banned several British far-right groups and their leaders for spreading hatred more
BNP and EDL among far-right groups banned by Facebook  Sky News · 7 days
The British National Party (BNP) and the English Defence League (EDL) are among a number of far-right groups that have been banned by Facebook. more
Facebook bans UK’s biggest far-right organizations, including EDL, BNP, and Britain First  THE VERGE · 7 days
Facebook has permanently banned the UK’s biggest far-right organizations and leaders, saying they fall under the social network’s new definition of “dangerous individuals and... more
Facebook copied email contacts of 1.5 million users  BBC · 7 days
The social network was grabbing email contacts of some new users for almost three years, it says. more
Facebook bans 12 'dangerous' British far-right groups and individuals - CNET  CNET · 7 days
The ban affects Nick Griffin and the British National Party, as well as Britain First and the English Defence League. more
Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders  BBC · 7 days
A dozen named groups and individuals will be purged from the social network, it said. more
Facebook scraped email contacts of 1.5 million users  BBC · 7 days
The social network was grabbing email contacts of some new uses for almost three years, it says. more
Facebook Confirms It's Working on an AI-Based Voice Assistant for Its Products  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Facebook is working to develop a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon.com's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Alphabet's Google Assistant. more
Facebook Says It 'Unintentionally Uploaded' Email Contacts of 1.5 Million Users  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Facebook said it may have "unintentionally uploaded" email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016. more
Facebook to join Google, Amazon in developing voice-activated assistant technology  Global News · 1 week
Facebook Inc is working to develop a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon.com Inc's Alexa, Apple Inc's Siri and Alphabet Inc's Google Assistant. more
Wonderloop’s networking app lets you swipe left on video profiles instead of pictures  TechCrunch · 1 week
There isn’t much left to be done in online networking apps. We are all familiar with professional (LinkedIn), social (Facebook), realtime (Twitter),... more
EAT Club acquires Taro to expand its corporate lunch program  TechCrunch · 1 week
EAT Club, the lunch delivery service that counts companies like Facebook, Postmates and others as customers, has acquired meal delivery service Taro. Financial terms of the deal were... more
We finally know why the Instagram founders really quit  THE VERGE · 1 week
Last year, in an effort to give shape to The Interface’s coverage area, I posted a public list... more
The artificial intelligence field is too white and too male, researchers say  THE VERGE · 1 week
The artificial intelligence industry is facing a “diversity crisis,” researchers from the AI Now Institute said in a report released today, raising key questions... more
Facebook’s Portal will now surveil your living room for half the price  TechCrunch · 1 week
No, you’re not misremembering the details from that young adult dystopian fiction you’re reading — Facebook really does sell a video chat camera adept... more
The Facebook Portal gets a huge price cut: $99 - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Just in time for Mother's Day, the controversial but widely loved video-calling smart screen is 50 percent off. Plus: Save 20 percent on Game of Thrones... more
Facebook is discontinuing P2P payments in Messenger in the UK and France on June 15  TechCrunch · 1 week
Facebook is pulling away from its ambitions to provide peer-to-peer money transfers via Messenger in Europe. Today, the... more
UK Proposes Banning Social Media 'Likes' for Children  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Britain's privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to "like" posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it's proposing to protect children's online... more
Facebook Spotted Testing Merging of News Feed With Stories  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Facebook News Feed and Stories are currently two distinct interfaces for its over 2.2 billion monthly active users. more
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