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Facebook shuts more accounts aimed at political meddling

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The numbers of accounts removed for 'coordinated inauthentic behavior' is raised to 36 at Facebook and 99 at the social network's Instagram service

Facebook vulnerability could have let websites obtain users' interests

Nov 14, 2018 - 1:54 PM

Facebook has since patched the bug. The bug itself is not unique to Facebook, but the social network remains a target due to its standing and the data it has available.

Facebook is least trusted tech company by Americans when it comes to data – study

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Other companies included in the survey are Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on April 10, 2018, 100 cardboard cutouts of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stand outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, put up by protesters. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP


Facebook launches short form video app Lasso in bid to win teens over

Nov 10, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The app is Facebook's answer to Tik-Tok, the popular social media platform that lets users record and share short videos with licensed tracks

Facebook refuses to delete post critical of Singapore gov't

Nov 10, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Singapore's government agencies slam the posted Facebook article as 'clearly false, defamatory, and attacks Singapore'

FACEBOOK. A big logo created from pictures of Facebook users worldwide is pictured in the company's Data Center, its first outside the US on November 7, 2013 in Lulea, in Swedish Lapland. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Meet the men who donate sperm on Facebook

Nov 10, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The men, aged 24 to 67, are from Australia, Canada, England, France, the Netherlands, and the United States

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Facebook stops requiring arbitration of sexual harassment claims

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:28 PM

Facebook, like Google, allows complaints of sexual harassment to be aired openly in court

Facebook must act to stop incitement ahead of 2020 Myanmar poll – report

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Facebook says it is working on rooting out abuse ahead of the Myanmar elections – but admits it had failed to do enough to prevent the incitement of violence

MYANMAR AND FACEBOOK. A man uses Facebook on a mobile phone in Yangon on June 7, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of U.S. election

Nov 06, 2018 - 1:21 PM

(UPDATED) 'On Sunday evening, US law enforcement contacted us about online activity that they recently discovered and which they believe may be linked to foreign entities,' Facebook says

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Dutertes call Lord Allan Velasco as next House Speaker | Midday wRap

Nov 05, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Facebook allows ads to target 'white genocide' conspiracy theorists

Nov 05, 2018 - 1:16 PM

Facebook has since deleted the category, apologized, and said it shouldn't have existed in the first place

Facebook hackers sell private messages from 81,000 accounts

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Many of the hacked accounts belong to Facebook users in Ukraine and Russia

Japan anti-trust authorities to investigate tech giants

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:10 PM

'We will probe whether 'platformers' are obstructing the technological innovation of Japanese companies,' says the head of Japan's anti-trust commission

AMAZON. An Amazon logo is seen inside the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP


Facebook shares go on rollercoaster ride in latest quarterly profit

Oct 31, 2018 - 7:49 AM

(UPDATED) Facebook shares jump, dive and then rise again before staying on higher ground, up 3.2% to $150.90, on the Nasdaq early in the evening in New York.

FACEBOOK. The "Facebook" logo is pictured on the sidelines of a press preview of the so-called "Facebook Innovation Hub" in Berlin on February 24, 2016. File photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Tip of the iceberg: Tracing the network of spammy pages in Facebook takedown

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Many of the pages in these networks have shared false or misleading articles

Did you know that some PH cities have more Facebook users than actual population?

Oct 26, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Iloilo City has the highest number of Facebook users with 223.22%-334.83% of the population actively using the social media platform monthly, followed by Cebu City

FALSE: PH news sites may be ‘victims of fake news from Facebook’

Oct 26, 2018 - 9:59 AM

While TechSabado admits in an update that Facebook confirmed the authenticity of reports about its takedown of spammy pages, it did not correct its headline which bears the false title

Facebook fined $644,000 in UK for handling of Cambridge Analytica scandal

Oct 25, 2018 - 5:31 PM

The watchdog announced this fine on July 10, but makes clear it was levying the maximum penalty allowed by the law at the time the the incident occurred

[OPINYON] Sa trolls na mawawalan ng trabaho dahil sa FB crackdown

Oct 25, 2018 - 9:00 AM

P'wede mo nang isiwalat na inuutusan kang sumumpa at murahin ang lahi ng binu-bully ninyong account, habang pinupuri mo ang karahasan at pagpatay, habang winawalang-bahala mo ang bumabagsak na ekonomiya

Facebook simplifies Messenger app

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:39 PM

The new version, currently being rolled out, has 3 tabs instead of 9

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Facebook report shows backers of U.S. political ads

Oct 24, 2018 - 12:41 PM

In the US, the report shows that just shy of $256.4 million was spent on nearly 1.7 million politically-oriented ads archived since May of this year

Illustration from Facebook


Malacañang shrugs off Facebook removal of pro-Duterte pages

Oct 23, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters can opt to use Twitter and Instagram to express their support for the administration

This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows apps for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social networks on a smartphone in New Delhi. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA

LIST: False news shared by PH-based pages taken down by Facebook

Oct 23, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The spam network that Facebook took down shared some false news reports that were fact-checked by Rappler

Data privacy laws may have lost Facebook 1 million European users

Oct 23, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Facebook is estimated to have already lost over 3 million users in the second quarter

‘Sensational political content’ increasingly used as clickbait – Facebook

Oct 23, 2018 - 4:31 PM

In Facebook's takedown of 68 Pages and 43 accounts in Brazil, the company says that, increasingly, pages are using sensational political content to drive traffic to their websites

FACEBOOK. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Trillanes amnesty, effects of inflation, Facebook crackdown in PH | Midday wRap

Oct 23, 2018 - 1:06 PM

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Facebook removes pro-Duterte pages for violating policies

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:08 AM

The network of Pages has a massive following of 4.8 million users


Trillanes scores victory, Sagay massacre, social media users | Evening wRap

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Facebook has plans to acquire a cybersecurity company – report

Oct 22, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Following the breach that exposed 29 million users, Facebook attempts to shore up its online defenses


The perils of Facebook’s pivot to video

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:09 AM

How Facebook video's shifting algorithms and undisclosed discrepancies hurt advertisers and publishers alike

New Facebook blog series explains how they identify false news

Oct 21, 2018 - 10:02 AM

The blog’s launch comes amid new research that claims interaction with false news sites have declined more than half since the 2016 US election


Germany urges global minimum tax for digital giants

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Europe is trying to devise a strategy to tax profits from the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and digital platforms such as YouTube and Airbnb

Facebook hires British ex-deputy PM as global affairs head

Oct 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Britain's former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg says Facebook faces complex issues such as 'the balance between free speech and prohibited content'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 10, 2014 British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg addresses delegates at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference in central London on November 10, 2014. - British former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, a leading anti-Brexit advocate, said on October 19, 2018 he would be starting a job at Facebook, as the US giant faces up to regulatory pressures. (Photo by Justin TALLIS / AFP)

Duterte on dynasty and dark skin, shrinking fish in the market, Mark Zuckerberg | Midday wRap

Oct 19, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Watch the midday wRap with Jee Geronimo

Facebook believes spammers behind hack – report

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:40 PM

People familiar with the company's internal investigation say Facebook doesn't think the hack was done by a nation-state

FACEBOOK. Facebook logos are pictured on the screens of a smartphone  and a laptop computer, in central London on November 21, 2016. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

FDA chief ambush, Binay vs Binay, Facebook | Evening wRap

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:23 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Several Facebook investors back proposal to oust Zuckerberg as chairman

Oct 18, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The proposal asks that Zuckerberg be removed as chairman, and make the position independent from his role as CEO

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the 'Tech for Good' Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on May 23, 2018. Photo by Charles Platiau/ AFP


Facebook breach affected 755,973 accounts in PH

Oct 18, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Facebook is ordered to provide identity theft and phishing insurance to Filipino hacking victims


Portal use may affect ads you get on Facebook-owned services

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Data gleaned from Portal use could, technically, be used in ads on Facebook-owned services, but it's unclear if the company will go ahead and do so

Facebook to demote stolen content on the News Feed

Oct 17, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The update makes 'low quality sites' which copy other news sites’ content appear less prominently on the platform

Comelec updates, less time on Facebook, Harry and Meghan | Evening wRap

Oct 16, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Watch the evening wRap with Chito dela Vega

Average time people spend on Facebook declining - study

Oct 16, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The decline in Facebook digital consumption includes Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp

Facebook to tag voter misinformation posts ahead of U.S. elections

Oct 16, 2018 - 1:24 PM

Facebook will also be banning misrepresentations of how to vote, and statements misrepresenting the facts on whether a vote will be counted in the upcoming elections

FACEBOOK. File photo by AFP.

Duterte on illegal drugs, lotto winners, Facebook breach | Midday wRap

Oct 15, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Quita Chuatico

You may soon 'unsend’ messages on Facebook Messenger

Oct 15, 2018 - 11:22 AM

The feature, if it gets rolled out, allows you to remove a message within a set time window after it was sent

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[OPINYON] Yogyakarta Diaries: Pero binabagabag pa rin ako ng komedya sa Pilipinas

Oct 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Mabubusog na naman tayo sa pangako habang paparami nang paparami ang nahihirapang tugunan ang totoong pagkagutom

Facebook says hackers accessed data of 29M users

Oct 13, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Facebook says the hackers accessed the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 15 million users. For another 14 million people, the attack was potentially more damaging.

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Facebook purges 251 accounts to thwart deception

Oct 12, 2018 - 11:20 AM

Facebook removes 559 pages and 251 accounts that consistently violated rules against spam and 'coordinated inauthentic behavior'

FACEBOOK FIGHTS FALSEHOODS. A big logo created from pictures of Facebook users worldwide is pictured in the company's Data Center, its first outside the US on November 7, 2013 in Lulea, in Swedish Lapland. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Facebook launches Portal, an AI video-calling device

Oct 09, 2018 - 11:34 AM

The device, which will be available for pre-order in the United States from Monday, is designed to allow users to make video calls at home without having to stand immediately in front of the screen or hold a phone at arm's length.

PORTAL, BY FACEBOOK. Facebook's Portal is a video calling device that has Alexa and artificial intelligence built-in. Image from Facebook.

Rappler Talk: Legal ramifications Facebook faces in PH for security breach

Oct 06, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Rappler talks to the National Privacy Commission's complaints and investigations chief, Francis Acero, about what penalties Facebook may face in light of the September 2018 hack