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Group behind Facebook's Libra coin announces 21 founding members

Oct 15, 2019 - 1:24 PM

Libra initially hopes the number of companies backing it would increase from an initial 28 to 'well over 100.' Instead, the list has shrunk following criticism from regulators.

Facebook chief hosts conservative guests amid bias debate

Oct 15, 2019 - 9:14 AM

Zuckerberg confirms hosting a series of dinners with right-wing figures amid accusations that the social media platform stifles conservative voices

ZUCKERBERG. This file photo taken on June 24, 2016 shows Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg speaking during a discussion at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP


U.S. presidential candidate Warren runs fake Facebook ad to target ad policies

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:11 PM

The ad states 'Breaking news: Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook just endorsed Donald Trump for re-election,' followed quickly by an admission that the statement is fake, devised only to aim at the platform's ad policies

BIG TECH. he presidential campaign for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren posted a billboard in the South of Market Area of San Francisco that calls for breaking up big tech. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP


More companies back away from Facebook's Libra coin

Oct 13, 2019 - 6:12 PM

Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe each change their minds about being founding members of the Libra Association assembled to promote the digital currency

Social networks face quandary on politics in misinformation fight

Oct 10, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms decide to allow politicians including President Donald Trump extra leeway to their rules, seeking to avoid stifling political debate and leaving 'newsworthy' content online

SOCIAL MEDIA. This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows apps for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social networks on a smartphone in New Delhi. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP


Zuckerberg to testify in U.S. Congress on Facebook digital currency plan

Oct 10, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The Facebook chief will be the sole witness at the October 23 hearing on 'An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors'

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo taken on September 19, 2019 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks to meetings for technology regulations and social media issues on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP


Facebook extends fact-checking program to 10 new African states

Oct 09, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Facebook's fact checking program expands to Ethiopia, Zambia, Somalia, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Ghana, and the Democratic Republic of Congo

FACEBOOK. A picture taken on August 28, 2019 shows the logo of US online social media and social networking service, Facebook. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

Sony's Playstation 4 loses Facebook integration, at least for now

Oct 08, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Facebook is finalizing an updated contract 'designed to improve the Facebook integration on PlayStation,' which seems to make the current loss of integration a temporary issue

PayPal abandons Facebook-backed Libra cryptocurrency group

Oct 05, 2019 - 1:23 PM

'We remain supportive of Libra's aspirations and look forward to continued dialogue on ways to work together in the future,' PayPal says

PAYPAL. The logo of online payment company PayPal is pictured during LeWeb 2013 event in Saint-Denis near Paris on December 10, 2013. AFP File photo by Eric Piermont/AFP

PayPal close to quitting Facebook's Libra project – Financial Times

Oct 04, 2019 - 8:52 PM

Paypal is said to be the only backer among 28 who did not show for a meeting in Washington focused on tackling widespread opposition to Libra from regulators worldwide

U.S., allies push Facebook for access to encrypted messages

Oct 04, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Facebook's plan to roll out encryption on its platforms may risk weakening law enforcement's ability to detect criminal acts, including child pornography and terrorism

Zuckerberg discusses Twitter, TikTok, Big Tech breakup in leaked audio

Oct 01, 2019 - 10:08 PM

A two-hour audio recording of the Facebook CEO at internal meetings comes out

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo taken on May 24, 2018 Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP


Facebook to pay 'subset' of news tab publishers

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Facebook plans to pay only a portion of the publishers whose stories appear on the news 'tab' set to launch on the social network

FACEBOOK. A picture taken on August 28, 2019 shows the logo of US online social media and social networking service, Facebook. File photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

Facebook hides 'likes' in Australia trial to ease anxiety

Sep 27, 2019 - 2:38 PM

'We don't want Facebook to feel like a competition,' the company says in a statement

Facebook-backed Libra group pledges to 'reassure' regulators

Sep 27, 2019 - 12:32 PM

Governments and officials have raised concerns over how the currency would be regulated, specifically on matters concerning laundering and terrorism financing

Silhouettes are seen beneath a sign of Libra, the cryptocurrency project launched by Facebook during a conference at marketing and communication school CREA in Geneva on September 26, 2019. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP


Disinformation efforts now used in 70 countries – researchers

Sep 26, 2019 - 11:59 PM

A report by the Oxford Internet Institute finds manipulation efforts have doubled over the past two years and are being used by both democratic and authoritarian governments

Facebook tightens political advertisement rules for Singapore

Sep 26, 2019 - 5:59 PM

Those advertising in Singapore about elections and politics on Facebook or its Instagram app must first confirm their identity and location, and disclose who is responsible for the ad

FACEBOOK TIGHTENS RULES. In this file photo taken on July 10, 2019, the Facebook logo is seen on a phone in this photo illustration in Washington, DC. File photo by Alastair Pike/AFP

Facebook unveils virtual social space for its Oculus users

Sep 26, 2019 - 12:32 PM

Inside Horizon, Facebook's new virtual world, Oculus users will be able to choose an avatar and interact with others

HORIZON. A promotional image for Facebook's new virtual world features colorful visuals and a cartoony style. Image from Facebook


Facebook exempts political speech from fact-checking

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Facebook walks a fine line in its attempts to balance freedom of expression with regulation of inappropriate content

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture taken on March 22, 2018 in Paris shows a close-up of the Facebook logo in an eye. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Facebook takes down pro-Trump pages with reported Ukraine links

Sep 25, 2019 - 12:09 PM

Facebook takes down 'I Love America' and related pages 'for violating our policies against spam and fake accounts, and are continuing to investigate for any further violations'

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on July 4, 2019 in Nantes, shows the logo of the US online social media and social networking service, Facebook. Photo by Loic Venance/ AFP

Facebook suspends 'tens of thousands' of apps in privacy review

Sep 21, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Vice President of Partnerships Ime Archibong says the investigation 'has addressed millions of apps'

FACEBOOK. A picture taken on August 28, 2019 shows the logo of US online social media and social networking service, Facebook. File photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

Zuckerberg meets Trump, senators; nixes breaking up Facebook

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:20 AM

The world's biggest social network is facing a myriad of regulatory and legal questions surrounding issues like competition, digital privacy, censorship and transparency in political advertising

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks to a meeting with Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) on September 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg also met with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) to discuss internet regulation. Zach Gibson/Getty Images/AFP Zach Gibson / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Zuckerberg sets talks in Washington on 'future regulation'

Sep 19, 2019 - 9:49 AM

The news comes with federal and state anti-trust enforcers looking into potential anti-competitive actions by Facebook, and with US lawmakers debating national privacy legislation

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo taken on May 24, 2018 Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP


Facebook plays to social ties with 2nd generation Portal smart screen

Sep 18, 2019 - 9:33 PM

Facebook says adoption of Portal devices has been strong enough to inspire a second-generation lineup, but did not disclose the number of Portal devices sold

FACEBOOK PORTAL LINEUP. A suite of Facebook Portal products is seen on display during a media event held in San Francisco, California on September 17, 2019. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Washington Post ad tech platform targets Google-Facebook duopoly

Sep 18, 2019 - 12:15 PM

The new tech aims to provide newspapers better monetization and ad targeting to free them from dependence on the large platforms

WASHINGTON POST. The Washington Post was founded in 1877 with its first publication on December 6, 1877. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP


Zuckerberg says new Facebook panel can overrule him

Sep 18, 2019 - 12:04 PM

The 'independent oversight board' will have the final say on these matters of what belongs on the social platform

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on April 30, 2019 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote at the Facebook F8 Conference. Photo by Amy Osborne/AFP


Facebook taps London police to track terror livestreams

Sep 18, 2019 - 11:55 AM

The alliance is a new collaboration with crime fighters to train software to more quickly spot and filter violent imagery fed to the platform by 'dangerous' groups

FACEBOOK. A picture taken on August 28, 2019 shows the logo of US online social media and social networking service, Facebook. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP


Facebook to stop news headline changes from advertisers

Sep 17, 2019 - 9:49 AM

The new policy comes over complaints that advertisers might be able to deceptively modify the content in news stories shared on the huge social network

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture taken on March 22, 2018 in Paris shows a close-up of the Facebook logo in an eye. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP


Facebook down for some users in Philippines, U.S., Europe

Sep 15, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Smart says a routing issue is causing Facebook and Facebook Messenger to not work properly for some Smart, TNT, and Sun subscribers

Pia Wurtzbach greeted me a happy birthday, and it was scarier than you think

Sep 14, 2019 - 10:57 AM

Are targeted ads and algorithms getting too close for comfort? One writer's run-in with Miss Universe just might convince you.

France will block development of Facebook Libra cryptocurrency

Sep 12, 2019 - 8:14 PM

France wants to block the development of Libra because it says it threatens the 'monetary sovereignty' of governments


Big Tech backlash kicks into gear with antitrust moves

Sep 10, 2019 - 11:11 AM

The antitrust actions come against a backdrop of declining public trust in big online firms, and fines levied against Facebook and Google over privacy violations

BIG TECH. The presidential campaign for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren posted a billboard in the South of Market Area of San Francisco that calls for breaking up big tech. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP


Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

Sep 07, 2019 - 2:58 PM

New York state attorney general says the probe is to see 'whether Facebook has stifled competition and put users at risk'

U.S. states announce antitrust probe of Facebook

Sep 06, 2019 - 10:50 PM

The move marks the first official US antitrust action against one of the so-called Big Tech companies – although a landmark case had targeted Microsoft back in the 1990s


Friend of a friend: Facebook brings dating service to U.S.

Sep 06, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Shares in Match Group, the parent firm of dating applications Tinder and OK Cupid, slump on Thursday's news


'Deepfake challenge' aims to find tools to fight manipulation

Sep 06, 2019 - 12:44 PM

The initiative announced Thursday, September 5, includes $10 million from Facebook and aims to curb what is seen as a major threat to the integrity of online information


Facebook rolling out new notifications to combat vaccine misinformation

Sep 05, 2019 - 7:51 PM

New pop-ups will be shown to the user on both Facebook and Instagram when a user comes across vaccination content

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[OPINYON] Sad reax onli

Sep 05, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Maraming malulungkot sa gagawin ng Facebook na tanggalin ang bilang ng reax sa mismong status. Pangunahin na ay iyong nagkakaroon ng patol dahil sa dami ng interaksiyon sa kanilang account, organic man o hindi.

400 million Facebook users' phone numbers exposed in privacy lapse – reports

Sep 05, 2019 - 3:39 PM

Reports say an exposed server stored 419 million records on users across several databases – including 133 million US accounts, more than 50 million in Vietnam, and 18 million in Britain

Tech firms, U.S. officials talk election protection at Facebook

Sep 05, 2019 - 1:24 PM

'Improving election security and countering information operations are complex challenges that no organization can solve alone,' says Facebook's Nathaniel Gleicher

FIGHTING DISINFORMATION. A picture taken on September 4, 2019 shows logos of US social networking websites Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, displayed on smart-phone screen, in Lille, northern France. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

Facebook might start hiding 'Like' counts for posts

Sep 04, 2019 - 1:13 PM

Such a change may ease pressure to win approval with images, videos or comments and, instead, get people to simply focus on what is in posts


Facial recognition becomes opt-in feature at Facebook

Sep 04, 2019 - 12:03 PM

With the change, people will not get automatic tagging suggestions unless a user turns on face recognition on the platform

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture taken on March 22, 2018 in Paris shows a close-up of the Facebook logo in an eye. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP


Facebook changes ‘It’s free and always will be’ slogan on its homepage

Sep 03, 2019 - 12:10 PM

It now reads, 'It’s quick and easy'


Facebook's Libra currency could undermine European Central Bank – official

Sep 02, 2019 - 8:59 PM

Yves Mersch, a board member at the Frankfurt institution, hopes Europeans don't leave traditional payment solutions for the 'beguiling but treacherous promises of Facebook's siren call'


U.S. tech industry cool on Trump deal on France digital tax

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:47 AM

France's levy has been criticized in Washington for departing from precedent on taxing revenue instead of profits and for targeting a narrow group of companies

GAFA. This combination of pictures shows the logos of the GAFA, named after US multinational technology and Internet-related services company Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, displayed on a tablet in Paris, on February 18, 2019. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


8chan founder: Filipinos not accessing the 'real internet'

Aug 25, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Are Filipinos too dependent on Facebook?

Banned at home but thriving abroad: China's social media campaign

Aug 22, 2019 - 3:59 PM

The two platforms – neither of which is legally accessible in China – say they are turning off accounts they believe are linked to a government campaign to spread disinformation

What does Facebook's plan to hire journalists mean for media industry?

Aug 22, 2019 - 10:43 AM

In a plan announced Tuesday, August 20, Facebook's journalists will be curating stories from news sites and won't be editing headlines or writing content

FACEBOOK. The logo of social network Facebook is displayed on a smartphone, on January 15, 2019 in Nantes, western France.  Photo by Loic Venance/AFP


Facebook launches tool to let users control data flow

Aug 21, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Facebook's new tool allows users to control data that it receives from other apps and websites about their online activity

OFF-FACEBOOK ACTIVITY MANAGER. Photo from Facebook


Facebook hiring journalists to curate its new News Tab

Aug 21, 2019 - 9:40 AM

Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg has said he wanted 'to make sure that to the extent that we can, we're funding as much high-quality journalism as possible'

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture taken on March 22, 2018 in Paris shows a close-up of the Facebook logo in an eye. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP