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Facebook’s new dating service features a “Secret Crush” list

Since Facebook launched more than a decade ago, people have long used the app to search for and meet not just friends but also potential romantic interests. Now, Facebook is not just a social networking site but an official dating service as well. Despite the...

Facebook hired contract workers to transcribe private conversations

Facebook Inc. admitted to hiring hundreds of contract workers to transcribe users' audio clips. The workers transcribed Facebook users' recorded conversations that included vulgar content. They were not told where and how the audio was recorded or obtained, nor were they told what the company is...

Singapore developer sued by Facebook for embedding malware on Android apps

San Francisco — Social media giant Facebook is going after two Asian web developers, including Singaporean company JediMobi Tech Ltd, for planting malware in Android apps. The other Asian company that Facebook is suing is Hong Kong’s LionMobi Holding Ltd. Facebook filed a lawsuit against JediMobi and LionMobi on...

Australian watchdog calls for controls on Facebook, Google

Australia's competition watchdog on Friday recommended tighter controls on the use of personal data and measures to ease Facebook and Google's dominance of online advertising among a slew of measures to better police the internet giants.   Intensifying the global drumbeat of calls to regulate some...

Facebook firm in its quest to launch Libra cryptocurrency

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday reaffirmed his commitment to the social network's quest to launch Libra cryptocurrency despite pushback from governments and critics. Facebook last month unveiled plans for Libra in an announcement that sparked fears of the unintended consequences of a loosely...

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Twitter suffer outages

Users of Facebook faced issues loading images, videos and data across its apps today with people unable to load photos in the Facebook News Feed, view stories on Instagram or send messages in WhatsApp. The outage was due to an error triggered during a routine...

Governments must regulate social networks: Facebook’s Clegg

Governments must regulate social networks and not the companies themselves, Facebook's head of global affairs and a former deputy prime minister of the UK said in an interview Monday. "It's not for private companies, however big or small, to come up with those rules. It...

Fakebook? Why the social media giant removed over 3 billion fake accounts in the last six months

San Francisco— Social media giant Facebook announced on May 23, Thursday, that it took down more than 3 billion fake accounts from October 2018 to March 2019. This figure is twice as large than in the six months prior to March. Facebook said, however, that...

Facebook to tighten FB live controls and ban users who share extremist content

Paris — Social media giant Facebook, which has been facing enormous pressure in the wake of the Christchurch massacre in March, when the gunman broadcast his rampage over the Facebook Live platform, is now pledging to tighten its live streaming access saying that it will ban...

Facebook sues South Korea data analytics firm

Facebook is suing South Korean data analytics firm Rankwave to make sure it isn't breaking the leading social network's rules, the US company said Friday. A lawsuit was filed against Rankwave in a California State court in Silicon Valley to enforce terms the company agreed...