Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink 'news deserts'

[ad_1] This July 16, 2013, file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the expansion of a tool that provides people with local news and information, but says it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said Thursday, […]

France will block development of Facebook Libra cryptocurrency

[ad_1] Officials want to sqeeze Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra, into the strict regulatory framework for financial products France warned Thursday it will block development of Facebook’s planned Libra cryptocurrency in Europe because it threatens the “monetary sovereignty” of governments. “I want to be absolutely clear: in these conditions, we cannot authorise the development of Libra […]

Facebook defends tracking your every move—even if the app isn't on

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Anticipating questions from users about why they’re being tracked by Facebook as Google (Android) and Apple (iOS) release new operating systems, the social network took to a blog post Monday to explain its thinking. The Facebook app follows your every move, even if the app isn’t on, and the social […]

State attorneys general teaming up on antitrust probes of Facebook and Google

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Tech giants Facebook and Google are facing more scrutiny into their business practices. A multi-state antitrust investigation, led by New York State Attorney General Letitia James, is focusing on “Facebook’s dominance in the industry and the potential anticompetitive conduct stemming from that dominance,” she said Friday. Other states involved in […]

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A coalition of US states unveiled on Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook, the first of what is expected to be a wave of action against dominant technology firms. New York state Attorney General Letitia James announced the action on behalf of seven other states and the District of Columbia […]

US states announce antitrust probe of Facebook

[ad_1] Facebook is being probed for antitrust violations by a coalition of state attorneys general A coalition of US state officials announced Friday they had launched an antitrust investigation of Facebook to determine if the social media giant “has stifled competition and put users at risk.” New York state Attorney General Letitia James released a […]

Facebook Dating lets you seek romance on the social network: Is privacy a concern?

[ad_1] by Edward C. Baig, Usa Today Credit: CC0 Public Domain Are you ready to friend Cupid on Facebook? On Thursday, the world’s largest social network announced the launch of Facebook Dating in the U.S., adding a fertile market to a service that is already available in 19 other countries. More than 200 million people […]

Can Facebook tackle your love life?

[ad_1] This undated product image provide by Facebook shows screenshots of Facebook Dating, a mobile-only matchmaking service. On Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, the service will launch in the U.S. (Facebook via AP) Facebook is tackling a new frontier: love. Facebook Dating, a matchmaking service the company already offers in Brazil, Canada and 17 other countries […]

Facebook Dating is now available in the US

[ad_1] Update, September 5, 2019 (12:15 PM ET): Back in April, Facebook committed to bringing Facebook Dating to the United States by the end of 2019. Here we are in early September and the new dating features are live (via The Verge). You will need to opt-in to the dating features through the Facebook Android […]

Tech firms, US officials talk election protection at Facebook

[ad_1] Leading technology firms met with American officials at Facebook’s campus in the city of Menlo Park Facebook said technology firms and US officials met at its Silicon Valley headquarters on Wednesday to collaborate on protecting next year’s presidential election from cyber threats. Google, Microsoft and Twitter were listed among the companies that met with […]