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Facebook beats profit estimates, sets aside $3 billion for privacy penalty

Shares of the world`s biggest online social network jumped more than 10 percent to $200.50 in after-hours trade.

Apr 25, 2019, 07:36 AM IST

Govt asks WhatsApp to curb spread of false messages

India has asked Facebook Inc-owned WhatsApp messenger to take steps to prevent the circulation of false texts and provocative content that have led to a series of lynchings and mob beatings across the country in the past few months.

Jul 04, 2018, 13:09 PM IST

Facebook introduces new privacy updates for EU users

Apart from seeking inputs from regulators and government officials, privacy experts and designers, Facebook brought together hundreds of employees across product, engineering, legal, policy, design and research teams to finalise new updates.

Apr 18, 2018, 15:06 PM IST

Facebook to reward people reporting data abuse

Facebook would review all legitimate reports and respond as quickly as possible when the company identifies a credible threat to people`s information.

Apr 11, 2018, 09:33 AM IST

Mark Zuckerberg rules out resigning over Facebook data breach

In an interview to Atlantic Magazine, Zuckerberg ruled out resigning from the post.

Apr 10, 2018, 15:12 PM IST

Up to 2.7 million Europeans affected by Facebook data scandal: EU

The EU wrote to Facebook last week to ask how many Europeans were affected by the growing scandal over the harvesting of personal data which was then shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Apr 06, 2018, 16:31 PM IST

New Facebook tools to protect Indian women's profile photos

Facebook has announced it is piloting new tools that will give them more control over who can download and share their profile pictures that include their faces.

Jun 22, 2017, 12:01 PM IST

This is how you can check someone's hidden friend list on Facebook

Know how to check the hidden friends list of your friend's Facebook profile.

Sep 15, 2016, 12:42 PM IST

FTC to scrutinize new Facebook facial recognition feature

US officials will examine changes to Facebook Inc's privacy policy to determine whether they violate a 2011 agreement with federal regulators, a Federal Trade Commission spokesman confirmed Wednesday after certain changes drew fire from privacy advocates.

Sep 12, 2013, 09:20 AM IST

Facebook claims audit proves firm’s privacy policies sufficient

Facebook Inc. has said that an independent audit, following its settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, has found its privacy services sufficient under a six-month assessment.

Apr 26, 2013, 18:18 PM IST

Facebook paid just £2.9m in tax on profits of £800m: Report

Now, Facebook has come under fire for its tax affairs in the UK after it emerged that the social networking giant paid just 2.9 million pounds in tax on profits of over 800 million pounds.

Dec 24, 2012, 13:15 PM IST

Facebook creates private posts that disappear after being read

It is an advanced version of one of the social networking site's original apps, the 'poke'.

Dec 23, 2012, 14:32 PM IST

Facebook’s second attempt to settle lawsuit under consideration

Facebook's second attempt of settling allegations that the social networking company violated privacy rights is being considered by a US judge.

Nov 16, 2012, 15:25 PM IST

Questions and answers about Facebook and privacy

Facebook doesn`t want that openness to end, which is why the company has been trying to put its privacy problems behind it.

Nov 30, 2011, 17:38 PM IST

Facebook faces crackdown in Europe on selling users' secrets

Facebook is facing a crackdown in Europe for harvesting its users' personal information and "selling" the same to advertisers, a media report said.

Nov 27, 2011, 16:17 PM IST

Your private details on Facebook are at risk: Study

Do you really know all your Facebook "friends" Beware, if your answer is 'No', as researchers say you could be putting your private details at risk every time you say 'Yes' to an unknown friend request.

Oct 27, 2011, 15:53 PM IST