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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.
The company did not immediately disclose the bug in fear of regulation from lawmakers, reports say
The September 16 attack may just have been the 'clumsiest one that alerts the palace guards,' says Beau Woods, a cybersecurity fellow from the American think tank, Atlantic Council
(UPDATED) 'An attacker exploited a technical vulnerability to steal access tokens that would allow them to log into about 50 million people's accounts on Facebook,' says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
(UPDATED) DownDetector.com reports Facebook as having some issues around 10 am on Friday, September 28. The issues may be forcing people to get logged out of the service or have an intermittent connection to Facebook.
Phone contacts who aren't necessarily on a user's Facebook network may be targeted too when a user syncs their phone with Messenger
Facebook will now be putting ads on its 'Stories' format after having hit 300 million daily users
'This is the wireless virtual reality experience we have been waiting for,' says Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg
More and more, Facebook may try to funnel more Instagram users, known for being a younger demographic, onto its main platform
The social network asks for feedback from users around the world regarding wording to be used in the policy amendment
Twitter says the bug only affected less than 1% of its users and that the bug has been resolved
Even though they are skeptical, two-thirds of American adults still get some of their news from social media
Days ago, US president Donald Trump, has been accusing the tech giants of being against conservative voices
A day before the tech hearings, Mark Zuckerberg chimes in
In response to foreign meddling, Twitter sets new policy prohibiting state-owned media or national authorities from buying political ads on Twitter that will be shown outside their home countries
The proposed feature places a label above a user’s name that tells people what they might share in common with another user
Facebook is also monitoring which users have a propensity to flag content published by others as problematic, and which publishers are considered trustworthy by users
Victims report that their login credentials were changed and their avatars were replaced with a film still
'The most important thing that we can do is we look at the incentives that we’re building into our product. Because they do express a point of view of what we want people to do – and I don't think they are correct anymore,' Dorsey says
Among the tools are a way to limit notifications, and a dashboard that allows users to keep track of how much time they have spent on the platforms
Now's the good time to take a look at Facebook. If you have to use it, then do so with purpose...or at least the realization that social media is using you as much as you are using it.
Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Gelo Gonzales
Zuckerberg says during a podcast interview that while Facebook was dedicated to stopping the spread of fake news, certain beliefs that were sincerely held would not be taken down. He eventually backtracks on the remarks.
Australia has 15 million Facebook users. Its lawmakers wants the Facebook CEO to explain why it shared data with Chinese device makers
The bug potentially makes public some private posts made between May 18 and May 27
Rooms called 'Petmalu' and 'May Forever,' a secret videoke room, and a real-life Facebook wall – check out the things we saw at Facebook Philippines' new work playground
Closed-door talks are confirmed but other members of European Parliament demand a public hearing
Fake profiles make up 3% to 4% of all active accounts, reports the social network
Facebook is setting up a team that will explore how best to leverage blockchain technology on the platform
Zuckerberg unveils the plans as he addressed Facebook's annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California -- emphasizing that the focus would be on helping people find long-term partners
Changes may be limiting 'microtargeting' on Facebook, a technique successfully used by Donald Trump's campaign in 2016 and several others
The number of daily active users has also grown, with an increase of 48 million users from 1.401 billion to 1.449 billion in total
The one-to-many social platform gains momentum with strong Q1 2018 earnings
Early signs show that the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal has had little effect on Facebook's growth, but bigger effects may be seen in succeeding quarters
While you may not stop Facebook from showing you ads, you can control whether or not Facebook uses your information to show you ads targeted specifically towards you. Here's a guide to your Facebook advertising preferences!
'This is part of an effort to be more clear about where we draw the line on content,' Facebook public policy manager in charge of content Siobhan Cummiskey says
Like the 2016 presidential election in the Philippines, some fear that the suspected bots may be deployed in upcoming polls in Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia
'Everyone – no matter where they live – will be asked to review important information about how Facebook uses data and make choices about their privacy on Facebook,' says a statement from chief privacy officer Erin Egan and deputy general counsel Ashlie Beringer.
Even if Facebook hired millions of content moderators, they are no match to the vetting capacity and breadth of its very capable and knowledgeable users, who should now engage Facebook more aggressively and intelligently
Mark Zuckerberg concedes regulation of social media companies – under mounting scrutiny over the misuse of user data – is 'inevitable'
Tune in to the hearing on Wednesday, April 11, at 10 pm, Manila time
Read Mark Zuckerberg's remarks for Facebook's upcoming hearing in the US House of Representatives on transparency and the use of consumer data
There is no other company that does anything quite like Facebook, which means its platitudes of policing its platform and of taking responsibility for its missteps are filled with hubris
Here are some top quotes from Zuckerberg, as well as from some of the dozens of senators who grilled him on Tuesday, April 10
Mark Zuckerberg says the tool will be coming out in 'the next few weeks'
Here’s why it’s so hard, as a social network user, to pull the plug once and for all
The one-to-many messaging platform follows similar moves made by Google and Facebook earlier this year
Facebook responds as its users discover that the social network had kept records of their call and text history
Brian Acton tweets, 'It is time,' and uses the hashtag #DeleteFacebook
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.