Facebook tax figures have been released and they show that despite making £2.9 billion globally, it only paid £4.1 million to the UK tax man. The low figure is still much higher than last year.
From Yahoo hoo-ha and Toyota's auto-bot, to Windows phone woes, Oculus magic, Paint reimagined, Edge updates, R.I.P. Nexus, and bye-bye Band, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
At its Connect 3 event today, Oculus made a number of announcements, from more games coming to the Rift to a standalone VR headset to be available alongside the Rift.
Facebook has relaunched one of its old features: Marketplace. It allows users to post items for sale, and find what others nearby are selling. Crucially, this is only for users, not companies.
Facebook has just launched Messenger Lite, a lighter, lower-end version of its popular chatting app. Messenger Lite is designed to be very fast and small and work well on low-end devices.
The data protection commissioner for Hamburg, Germany, has ordered Facebook to delete any data it may have already transferred from WhatsApp. He also said users must give permission to share data.
From hello, Allo and SKYP4LYF, to self-lacing sneakers, HP's ink indiscretion, Twitter takeover talk, Pro 3 problems, and crushing an iPhone, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
For years content creators have been arguing that the way Facebook reports views and time spent by users watching videos is completely unrepresentative. Today the company admitted as much.
In an initiative to improve human health, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have vowed to spend $3 billion over the next decade to fight, manage, and cure diseases.
Microsoft today announced new features that will be coming to Outlook.com, as long as you're lucky enough to be on the new Outlook. You'll be able to send files from Google Drive and Facebook.
Facebook has been once again accused of censorship after repeatedly deleting content and taking action against journalists and Norway's prime minister. The content in question features a naked child.
Facebook Messenger has been updated with a new feature called Instant Video. It is aimed at allowing users to quickly and easily share a video feed. Chat is easily accessible while streaming a video.
Windows 10 users are finding today that Facebook's Messenger app has been removed from the Windows Store for unknown reasons. The Windows Phone 8.1 app is still available.
After Facebook finally released its own app for Windows 10 Mobile yesterday, Microsoft has killed off its own app, which has been the only Facebook app for Windows phones for years.
Facebook's app for Windows phones has been in beta for months, but today, the app finally comes out of beta, as the company now offers a full suite of universal Windows 10 apps.
From Quantum Steam and Microsoft's Beam, to Surface insights, Samsung's edgy future, Anniversary updates, and Android's Indian delight, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Ubuntu now has support for the popular framework, React Native. The framework allows web applications to have a native user interface, making them feel like first-class apps on any platform.
Facebook has announced its intent to change the way ads are loaded on its site, bypassing ad-blockers and forcing ads on users in a move which a Facebook exec has described as a matter of "principle".
Facebook, under its Internet.org initiative, has begun discussions with partners about bringing commercial offerings to rural, unconnected, areas of India. Names of partners are still under wraps.
From Firefox Hello goodbye and the end of Torrentz, to Facebook clickbait, Apple updates, not so much Marshmallow, and a mini Master Chief, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Facebook will roll out an update to its network in the coming weeks which will see clickbait articles get relegated lower down user's news feeds. Pages that regularly post clickbait will be affected.
With more and more of its projects relying on specialized hardware, Facebook has decided to open up a huge development lab for all its research and hardware development needs.
Facebook has flown a full scale model of its Aquila aircraft. The craft is unmanned, powered by solar, and will deliver internet in a 60 mile diameter from over 60,000 feet altitude.
Facebook's Messenger has reached a big milestone in any service's life: it hit a billion monthly active users. The journey started five years ago and wasn't always smooth sailing for Facebook.
Uber's CEO has posted to Facebook announcing that his company has delivered two billion rides to customers. This is impressive, as it took Uber five years to reach its initial billion rides.
Facebook has signed off on a deal with Microsoft that will see the social media company move its employees over to Office 365. Employees at Facebook will only use some of its services though.
Facebook has released a new feature for its Messenger platform called 'Secret Conversations.' It offers end-to-end encryption messaging, for conversations with sensitive topics.
Israel's government is ramping up pressure on the social networking giant. It's throwing around harsh words in an effort to get Facebook to remove posts that it deems to be dangerous and extremist.
After what seemed like an eternity in beta, Facebook has finally released its Windows 10 Mobile version of its Messenger app. The new app is available as an update to the existing Messenger app.
Instagram has announced that it now has over half a billion users around the world - over 80% of them outside of the United States - just a few weeks after its controversial branding update.
The Russian government wants to fine companies that don't decrypt their users' data when the authorities ask them to. Facebook Messenger, Telegram and WhatsApp are among those targeted.
Facebook (beta), the UWP app that's actually made by Facebook, is now available for Windows 10 Mobile; however, the app is only available in select regions, so you'll need to change yours to get it.
Facebook's popular Messenger app is getting a big update right now, which includes a new Home page, some redesigned UI elements and extra functionality. This is on top of its recent soccer mini-game.
Sanford Wallace, the self-proclaimed "Spam King" has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $310,000 after he pleaded guilty to fraud, including sending 27 million spam messages on Facebook.
Facebook has pushed out updates for its Messenger app, bringing not only a new soccer mini-game, but also the ability to handle SMS messages directly in the app. The latter is Android-only.
In response to the Orlando nightclub shooting, Facebook triggered its Safety Check feature for the first time in the US, leveraging its automatic deployment capability without needing an engineer.
Following the removal of photo syncing from the main app, Facebook is now threatening to delete synced photos from their servers unless users download its Moments app.
From holo-pursuits and virtual thrills, to plants that talk back, iPads unbricked, bizarre Band 2 pricing, and lovely/creepy robots, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Facebook is asking its shareholders to vote on new rules that would strip away Mark Zuckerberg's control of the company if he ever decides to leave or gets fired from the giant social network's helm.
Facebook has made available its Messenger (Beta) app for Windows 10 Mobile, but you're going to have to jump through some hoops if you want early access. The good news is that it's here.
The European Commission has announced a new agreement of collaboration between the Union's institutions and the four major tech companies in an effort to stop illegal online hate speech and extremism.
An alleged changelog for the upcoming version of the iOS Facebook app shows end-to-end encryption is on the way in the near future, possibly as soon as the next app update, among other changes.
From bigger tweets and smaller prices, to Android updates, Windows 10 upgrades, fruity hearsay, Edge extensions, and PlayStation proliferation, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Facebook is changing its policies with regards to tracking and serving up ads to users on the internet. The company will now track you across sites even if you don't have a Facebook account.
Microsoft and Facebook have announced that they are working together to build the highest-capacity subsea cable system ever to cross the Atlantic, which is expected to be completed by October 2017.
In delivering internet access, Microsoft isn't going along with the big projects with flashy tech that some of its competitors have announced. Instead it will partner with local companies.