Facebook Says Hackers Accessed Personal Data From 29 Million Accounts

Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information — ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal details like sites visited and places checked into — from millions of accounts... Read more »

Facebook’s Head of Global Policy Makes Appearance at Kavanaugh Hearing

Facebook is trying to calm employee anger about its head of global policy supporting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by going to his Senate hearing, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Facebook... Read more »

Facebook Sued by Woman Who Claims Site Enabled Sex Trafficking

Facebook said on Wednesday in response to a lawsuit accusing it of not doing enough to protect users from human traffickers that it works internally and externally to thwart such predators. “Human trafficking... Read more »

Facebook Not Protecting Content Moderators From Mental Trauma

A former Facebook contract employee filed a lawsuit in California, alleging that content moderators who face mental trauma after reviewing distressing images on the platform are not being properly protected by the social networking... Read more »

Facebook Dating Service Testing Begins in Colombia

Aiming to take on mobile dating apps such as Tinderand Bumble, social networking giant Facebook on Thursday started testing its new dating product in Colombia. “At first glance, ‘Facebook Dating’ closely resembles its competitor Hinge. Both... Read more »

Facebook Fugitive Paul Ceglia Arrested in Ecuador

The New York man who spent nearly 3-1/2 years as a fugitive after being charged with trying to defraud Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of the social media company has been arrested in Ecuador... Read more »

Facebook Users Seeking Cambridge Analytica Information Must Wait

Facebook users who say their personal data was misused, potentially to distort the last US election, must wait to see if they can wring more information from Cambridge Analytica, the disappearing company that played... Read more »

Kremlin Calls Facebook’s Allegations of Disinformation Campaign Puzzling

The Kremlin on Wednesday rejected allegations from Facebook that Russia’s GRU military intelligence service had been using the social media site to run disinformation campaigns, saying it did not understand the basis for such... Read more »

NASA Names Astronauts for First Manned US Mission Since 2011

NASA on Friday named nine astronauts for the first manned space launches from US soil since the space shuttle programme ended in 2011. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s announcement signals a milestone... Read more »

Supreme Court Slams Social Networks for Failing to Prevent Offensive Content

A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta granted one month to the social media sites to ensure a foolproof mechanism to prevent uploading of objectionable materials. The Supreme... Read more »