WhatsApp CEO quits Facebook over 'data privacy' concerns

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:08

San Francisco, May 1, In a jolt to Facebook, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum has decided to move on amid reports that he had a difference of opinion with parent company Facebook over data privacy, encryption and other issues.


Facebook stops third-party apps from stealing users' data

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:48

San Francisco, April 25, Facebook has finally begun its crackdown on third-party apps from stealing, sharing or spamming your data without permission from its platform as well as from Instagram.


British campaigner to sue Facebook over fake ads

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:42

London, April 23, British consumer campaigner Martin Lewis is suing Facebook for defamation after dozens of fake advertisements bearing his name were published on the social media platform.


Jack Ma asks Zuckerberg to 'fix' Facebook

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:12

Beijing, April 10, Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, has asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to "fix" the social networking giant that is mired in data breach controversy.


Facebook junks project to collect patients' health data: Report

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:00

San Francisco, April 6, In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data breach, Facebook has reportedly suspended a research project where the social media giant was in touch with several major US hospitals to collect data about their patients.


Facebook shuts down accounts owned by Russia-based IRA

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 09:54

New Delhi, April 4, Facebook has removed several accounts owned by Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA), the group accused of meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.


Facebook to show more local news in News Feed

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:06

San Francisco, Jan 30 Facebook has rolled out an update to its News Feed that will prioritise local news that have a direct impact on the users and they can discover what's happening in their area.


Facebook staff interviewed in Mueller's Russia investigation: Report

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 12:38

San Francisco, Jan 27 As investigation into Russian interference in the Presidential election progresses, the US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation team has reportedly interviewed Facebook staff associated with President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.


Facebook to skill 1 mn in European Union by 2020

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:14

London, Jan 22 Facebook will train one million people and business owners across the European Union (EU) by 2020, and invest 10 million euros in innovation in France through its Artificial Intelligence (AI) research facility, the social media giant said on Monday.


New Facebook update to priorities trustworthy news: Zuckerberg

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:12

San Francisco, Jan 20 After tweaking its News Feed to allow users to see more updates from family and friends than posts from businesses, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has now announced to prioritise news that is trustworthy, informative and local.


Hardik's rally parallel to Modi clocks 52,800 Facebook Live views

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:22

Ahmedabad, Dec 12,In an election rally in BJP bastion Ahmedabad on Monday night that fetched a record 52,800 Facebook Live views, firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel once again exhorted the people to throw out the BJP from power.


Stay away from my kids, British lawmaker warns Facebook

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:42

London, Dec 6, Joining the chorus against a messaging app exclusively for kids from Facebook, British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned the social media giant to stay away from his children.