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Meta Pleases Investors After Daily User Number Growth Returns

Shares in Meta rose 20 percent in relief with modest daily and monthly user growth, despite mixed financial results in…

3 weeks ago

Meta Suspends Plan To Build Dutch Data Centre After Opposition

Political and local opposition in the Netherlands sees Facebook-owner Meta suspend plans to build a giant data centre in Zeewolde

2 months ago

Russia Finds Meta ‘Guilty’ Of Extremism Activity

As jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny is sentenced to another 9 years in maximum security, Moscow court finds Meta guilty…

2 months ago

Moscow Court Rejects Meta Call To Dismiss Extremism Case

Moscow court rejects Facebook parent Meta Platforms' request to dismiss case to designate it as 'extremist' organisation amidst Ukraine conflict

2 months ago

Meta Adds Parental Controls To VR, Instagram

Facebook/Meta adds first parental controls to Oculus VR headsets as it expands 'metaverse', activates Instagram safety features

2 months ago

Demand For VPNs In Russia Surges After Facebook, Instagram Block

Russians' are flocking to download VPNs so as to bypass the Kremlin's block on Meta platforms including WhatsApp and Instagram

2 months ago

Meta Bars Calls For Death Of Head Of State In Policy Shift

Meta narrows Facebook and Instagram rules to bar calls for death of head of state, while allowing other 'calls for…

2 months ago

Russia Shuts Down Instagram Due To ‘Calls For Violence’

Influencers post tearful farewells as Russia media regulator shuts down Instagram after parent company Meta allows calls for violence

2 months ago

Meta Allows Calls For Violence Against Putin And Russian Soldiers

Twitter blocks two tweets from Russian embassy in London about bombing of Mariupol hospital, as Meta eases restrictions on violence…

2 months ago

Meta Shuts Down Ukraine Facebook, Instagram Hacks

Meta Platforms shuts down efforts to hack Facebook accounts of Ukrainian military and public figures, plus separate network of disinformation…

3 months ago

Facebook Should Tighten Doxing Rules, Says Oversight Board

Sharing private residential information, even if data is publicly available, should not be allowed by Facebook, Oversight Board rules

3 months ago

Mark Zuckerberg Mulls Closing Down Facebook, Instagram In Europe

Potential shutdown of Facebook and Instagram services in Europe has been suggested, if Meta can not process European data on…

3 months ago

FTC Antitrust Case Against Facebook Can Proceed, Judge Rules

Meta will face antitrust charges from US Federal Trade Commission, after a judge rejected attempt to dismiss amended FTC complaint

4 months ago

Instagram Criticised After Blocking Memorial Hashtag

Instagram says it blocked hashtag commemorating victims of Iran airline disaster 'by mistake' as social media giants face growing regulatory…

4 months ago

Lawmakers Say Instagram’s Promises ‘Won’t Cut It’

US Senators say laws are needed to protect young people online, rejecting proposal by Instagram head Adam Mosseri of industry…

5 months ago

Meta Delays Encryption On Facebook, Instagram Until 2023

Meta executive tells newspaper that encryption rollout has been delayed on Facebook and Instagram over child safety concerns

6 months ago

US States Investigate Instagram Over Youth Risk

Group of US states launches consumer protection probe into the way Instagram targets young people and affects them following whistleblower…

6 months ago

Instagram Re-Introduces Twitter Card Previews

Instagram re-introduces image previews on Twitter, nine years after pulling plug on feature shortly after being acquired by Facebook

6 months ago

Facebook Says Instagram Makes People ‘Feel Better’

Facebook responds to criticism over well-being, saying it is spending $5bn on the issue this year and that Instagram makes…

7 months ago

Facebook Making Online Hate Worse, Whistleblower Tells MPs

Frances Haugen answered questions from the UK parliament's Joint Committee on Monday, after cache of internal documents is released

7 months ago

Facebook Whistleblower To Testify In UK Parliament

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is to travel across the pond and testify before a committee in the British Parliament

7 months ago

Russia To Send Bailiffs To Collect Unpaid Facebook Fines

Send in the bailiffs! Court in Moscow instructs state bailiffs on Thursday to collect fines imposed on Facebook throughout the…

8 months ago

Mark Zuckerberg: Frances Haugen’s Allegations Don’t Make Sense

Mark Zuckerberg rejects Frances Haugen’s testimony that Facebook puts profits before people's safety, and says many of her allegations don't…

8 months ago

Whistleblower Says Facebook Knows It Is Harming People

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen to testify before US Senate, but has alleged the social network puts profits before clamping down…

8 months ago

Facebook Blames Configuration Change For Global Outage

Back online. Facebook confirms 'configuration change' for seven hour global outage that halt access to most of its services on…

8 months ago

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram Suffer Global Outage

As CTO departs, a major global outage rocks the Facebook platform, as well as its WhatsApp and Instagram platforms on…

8 months ago

Facebook Grilled By US Senators Over Harm To Children Research

Facebook's head of safety faces tough questions from US senators over WSJ reports on Instagram impact on teenage girls self…

8 months ago

Instagram Kids Development Halted After Backlash

Facebook's Instagram confirms development pause of new app for kids, after report of the harmful effect it has on teenage…

8 months ago

Age Appropriate Design Code Arrives To Protect Kids

Rules to protect youngsters come into effect in the UK today, governing how apps and online services should treat children’s…

9 months ago

Instagram To Require Date Of Birth From All Users

Facebook's Instagram is to require users to provide their date of birth - days before UK starts age verification enforcement

9 months ago