Facebook has confirmed over the weekend reports that an app made by a team of academics had collected vasts amounts of user data, who then shared this information with Cambridge Analytica —a commercial data analytics firm that allegedly used this info to target US voters in the 2016 Presidential election.
Facebook rolled out today a new section on its mammoth site, a section where users can find jobs and businesses can advertise job openings.
Facebook has bought Confirm, a Boston-based government ID verification service, which Facebook will most likely use to confirm the identities of suspicious accounts in its fight against fake accounts used to spread political propaganda.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday that Facebook will revamp its News Feed content ranking algorithm to prioritize updates from friends and family members.
Facebook has started rolling out an update to its photo tagging system that will now scan newly uploaded photos and alert all the users it recognizes in that image by default.
Facebook is running tests of a new CAPTCHA system that requires users to upload a clear photo of their face to prove the account is not fake and belongs to a new person.
Facebook announced yesterday they would let users see what Facebook pages and Instagram accounts they followed that are linked to supposed Russian propaganda efforts.
In one of the weirdest things you'll hear today, a spam botnet has been randomly selecting text from a Star Wars novel and sending it to victims, alongside with download links to online gambling apps.
Facebook is testing new technology that is designed to help victims of revenge porn acts. This new tool is currently under testing in Australia, and the company says it plans to expand it to other countries if everything goes well.
A rogue Twitter employee deleted President Trump's personal Twitter account on his last day as a customer support rep for the social network.
Russian officials said they are considering a ban on Facebook for the start of 2018 unless the social network is willing to comply with the country's new privacy and user protection rules.
Cyber-security firm McAfee is reporting about a sudden surge in detections for Faceliker, a malware strain that can take over browsers and manipulate Facebook "likes" on the behest of a remote party in order to promote social media trends, fake news, and other content.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published documents on Monday that detail a plan for collecting extra information on all US immigrants, including not only permanent residents but also previously naturalized citizens.
A 77-page report released today by cyber-security firm Trend Micro explores the underground landscape of fake news, where anyone can buy influence and create artificial trends to serve personal interests.
Facebook's marketing department is using algorithms to identify emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth as young as 14, The Australian reported today after reporters managed to get their hands on a 23-page report from Facebook's Australian office.
A 20-year-old Thai man streamed the murder of his 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live on Monday, in another appalling case where Facebook's live streaming service has been used exactly for what Facebook never intended.
The US is considering a measure that would ask visa applications to give up passwords for social media accounts if they want to receive passage to the United States, according to statements made by Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly at a DHS committee meeting on Tuesday.
Starting last week, foreign travelers entering the US without a visa are now asked to provide details about their social media presence.