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Facebook sues 2 app developers for data-stealing browser add-ons

Mar 11, 2019 - 9:15 PM

The lawsuit against Gleb Sluchevsky and Andrey Gorbachov says they hatched a scheme affecting some 63,000 Facebook users' browsers

Facebook's presence can't be completely removed on select Android phones – report

Jan 11, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Facebook is among the numerous app developers to have deals with phonemakers to put pre-installed placeholder app 'stubs' on users' phones

Facebook suspends hundreds of apps over data concerns

Aug 23, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Concerns about the developers who built the apps or how the information people shared were used trigger the suspensions


Facebook cuts API access for ‘hundreds of thousands’ of inactive apps

Aug 02, 2018 - 2:07 PM

These apps were not able to submit themselves to Facebook's new review process in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the company says


Facebook to shut down 3 underused apps

Jul 03, 2018 - 5:22 PM

In a post on Facebook's newsroom, the company says aside from taking apps Hello, Moves, and tbh down, the data from the apps would be deleted within 90 days

How to check your third-party app permissions on Facebook

Mar 20, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Facebook users can ensure companies and app makers don't continue to mine them for data. Here's a guide on how to do so.

Facebook expands Find Wi-Fi feature globally

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:20 AM

The feature will help users find nearby Wi Fi hotspots which businesses have shared with Facebook from their page

FIND WIFI. Facebook launches the Find WiFi feature globally. Image from Facebook.

Iran rounds up 450 social network users

Aug 24, 2016 - 3:18 PM

The arrests are part of the Islamic republic s ongoing bid to curb use of social media including apps such as Instagram Telegram and Whatsapp

INSTA-BAN. In Iran, what you post on the popular photo-sharing app can get your apprehended. File photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP

Facebook app a major cause of iPhone battery woes

Apr 10, 2014 - 3:30 PM

Want to help reduce battery drain on your iPhone? You ll want to turn some Facebook background functions off

BATTERY DRAINER? The background functions on your Facebook App may be causing a bigger drain on your battery. Screen shot from iTunes.

Free calls now via Facebook app

Feb 23, 2013 - 11:27 AM

An updated Facebook app for iPhones and iPads shows when friends are online and available for a call

Singapore rapist used Facebook app in finding victims

Aug 07, 2012 - 5:37 PM

A Singaporean serial rapist who met his victims using a Facebook dating app faces a stiff jail term

Facebook opens online center for social apps

Jun 08, 2012 - 11:37 AM

Facebook begins rolling out an App Center for mini programs that plug offerings such as Pinterest or Draw Something into the leading social network

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