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Reports: Facebook board supports Sandberg’s handling of the Soros investigation

Facebook’s board backed Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s handling of research into investor George Soros, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing a letter from the board. Sandberg was being truthful when she said she did not know that the social network hired a public relations firm to explore Soros’ criticisms of the company, the Journal reported.

Facebook admits the recruitment team investigating George Soros

Facebook admits the recruitment team investigating George Soros

Facebook admitted Wednesday that it asked an opposition-research company to investigate billionaire George Soros over his criticism of the social network. In an internal memo released publicly late Wednesday, Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s outgoing head of communications and policy, said he was responsible for hiring the company, Definers Public Affairs, to investigate who was behind the

Facebook reports that Indian government data requests have rise sharply

Facebook reports that Indian government data requests have rise sharply

NEW DELHI — Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India’s government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years. The company said in a report released Friday that it received 16,580 data requests from the government in the January-June period as compared to 22,024

Sheryl Sandberg denies Facebook paying anyone to make “fake news”

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg denied the social media giant has paid anyone to create “fake news” to deflect blame for its handling of the Russian interference in the 2016 elections by running stories critical of other tech companies. “We absolutely did not pay anyone to create fake news — that they have assured me was

Mark Zuckerberg tells employees to use Android after Apple feud

It looks like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has put Apple CEO Tim Cook on the naughty list this holiday season. The tech-for-tat tactics between the two most recognized names in Silicon Valley goes back to earlier this year. Cook has made critical comments about the  87 million Facebook users who had their data unknowingly accessed

Facebook Dating Feature arrives in Canada and Thailand

Facebook Dating Feature arrives in Canada and Thailand

On the heels of Tinder’s plans to go more casual, Facebook is today expanding access to its own dating service, Facebook  Dating. First launched two months ago in Colombia for testing purposes, the social network is today rolling out Facebook Dating to Canada and Thailand. The company is also adding a few new features to coincide with the launch, including

You will soon be able to delete Facebook messages within 10 minutes of being sent

Facebook will soon allow you to delete messages that you’ve already sent via its Messenger app. Plans for the “unsend” feature were found in the release notes for the newest Messenger app update made available to iOS users Tuesday. The note states that users will be able to remove a message within 10 minutes of sending it

Representatives of Lindsay Lohan get Facebook support with “substantial budgets”

Representatives of Lindsay Lohan get Facebook support with "substantial budgets"

Lindsay Lohan may have ever so slightly overestimated the value of her endorsement. A rep for the “Mean Girls” star went trawling for deals on a Facebook group for publicists and marketers on Tuesday, writing that interested parties should “reach out if you rep a brand that is interested in endorsement opportunities with Lindsay.” They also

Facebook Sketches the future by reducing news feeds

Facebook Sketches the future by reducing news feeds

FOR MOST OF the past year, Mark Zuckerberg has been trying to convince the world that Facebook was fast becoming a very different company—one that accepted its enormous role shaping public opinion worldwide and would spend what it took to exercise its power responsibly. Many still have trouble believing him, and it’s easy to understand why. Every time it seems as

Facebook has confirmed that it is developing an augmented reality glasses

Facebook has confirmed it’s working on a pair of augmented reality glasses. The sci-fi goggles would let you see virtual objects in the real world — as if they were actually there. The social network’s AR chief Ficus Kirkpatrick told TechCrunch: “Yeah! Well of course we’re working on it.” He went on: “We are building hardware products.

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Account got Hacked in Breach

Red-faced Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and two of his top execs were among the 50 million users of the social media site whose accounts have been hacked. “This is a really serious security issue, and we’re taking it seriously,’’ Zuckerberg [pictured] said on Friday. “We need to be more proactive.’’ Other hacking victims include Facebook’s chief

Facebook Reveals Security Breach Affecting 50 Million Users

Facebook Reveals Security Breach Affecting 50 Million Users

Facebook revealed Friday that almost 50 million accounts have been compromised in an attack — days after it discovered the breach on Tuesday. “This is a really serious security issue, and we’re taking it really seriously,” Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told reporters in a conference call Friday. “We need to be more proactive about

Facebook-made Smart Display Will Reportedly Be Announced This Week

Facebook-made Smart Display Will Reportedly Be Announced This Week

Facebook has been working on something akin to an Echo Show or smart display for a while now. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook decided to put the plans on hold. Now it appears the device could launch as soon as this coming week. The device has a codename of ‘Portal,’ and reportedly will use facial recognition to detect who the

Daughter insult after dad suddenly post something very harsh on her Facebook profile

Daughter insult after dad suddenly post something very harsh on her Facebook profile

Facebook is a brilliant way of keeping our parents up to date with what we’re doing without having to call them every single day. They can look through our photos, watch our videos and check we’ve been behaving in just a few clicks. But one woman is probably regretting showing her dad how to use