A user posted a screenshot of some hate mail that she had received onto her Instagram, a year later algorithms used this post as an advert which appeared in her sisters Facebook feed.
Construction of Microsoft, Facebook and Telxius' transatlantic submarine cable has been completed. The subsea cable has the capacity to transfer data at a rate of 160 terabits per second.
Theresa May will be meeting with other Western leaders and representatives from Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook to demand more be done to stop the spread of online extremist content.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has now received copies of ads and other information that might inform its investigation into alleged Russian influencing of the US presidential elections of 2016.
Cassini's 20 year old mission came to an end last Friday after the spacecraft finished its 22 final orbits between Saturn and its rings; This year's recipients of the Ig Nobel Prize; and more.
At the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook proclaimed that the company was not building a car. Instead, she outlined that Facebook wants to build a "new mobility world".
Facebook and the Canadian minister of democratic institutions will announce "election integrity efforts" at an event next week. This stems from fake news and misinformation problems found in 2016.
Marshawn Lynch is known for his wild antics and memorable one-liners, which is likely the reason Facebook targeted Lynch to be the face of a new original reality-style mini-series airing this month.
WhatsApp co-founder, Brian Acton has announced his plan to leave the company. Acton's departure comes after co-founding of the company eight years ago. He plans to start a non-profit foundation after.
Facebook is currently testing a feature which allows for videos to be automatically downloaded on WiFi and played back later. The feature called "Instant Videos" is available to some Android users.
Scientists have found that about one million Facebook accounts are enrolled in "collusion networks" run by spammers, which generated as many as 100 million fake "likes" between 2015 and 2016.
After introducing colored status updates, Facebook seems to be testing a new feature that could also do the same to comments. A small number of users were reportedly able to use it.
Facebook has deleted 470 accounts and pages that it suspects were fake and set up by Russians trying to influence politics. It said the ads did not target the recent US elections last year.
Verifying business accounts is not a new concept in social media. To prevent impersonation, all major social media platforms verify their most important users. WhatsApp has started to do the same.
A security researcher recently discovered a new malware attack on Facebook that uses social engineering. It can even detect a user's system settings so they can be targeted with appropriate adware.
WhatsApp Status is now available for web. The only caveat with the implementation is that it's not possible to create your own status from the browser; instead, you'll have to do that from mobile.
Facebook has announced that it will restrict the spread of clickbait videos showing up on the News Feed. These include videos featuring a fake play button and static images displaying as videos.
Facebook is rolling out new features in order to allow its users to enhance their birthday experience. Well-wishers will be able to send birthday videos and make donations to nonprofits as a gift.
Facebook will rollout a new interface to its mobile app in the coming weeks. The update will help users see comments more easily and changes up the contrast on the News Feed for better legibility.
Facebook has started another rollout of its Marketplace feature to 17 more European countries. Once the rollout is complete, everyone in Northen and Western Europe will have access to Marketplace.
In an attempt to gain access to China's highly guarded internet, Facebook has published a new app via a proxy company. Facebook, like other major internet sites, is still blocked in the country.
From Facebook's Watch and Fitbit's watch, to Coffee Lake, Apple Park, a fresh Outlook, Xbox excitement, and the OnePlus chainsaw massacre, it's our handy roundup of the week's top tech news.
Facebook has announced Watch, a platform that will allow Facebook users to discover video content more easily on the platform. Watch will also give content creators another revenue stream.
Mozilla has entered into the fake news debate by launching the 'Information Trust Initiative'. It'll see original research into fake news, a bigger push for web literacy, and new products.
Facebook has begun testing its Snapchat Stories-based model for the desktop. After bringing the feature to mobile device a few months ago, it seems Facebook is interested in expanding its usage.
Instagram has surpassed Snapchat's daily usage, a year after it introduced its own version of Snapchat's Stories and copied most of its features like the ability to send disappearing photos.
With the Kenyan elections around the corner, Facebook Africa is stepping up its efforts to curb the spread of fake news on its platform that could negatively affect the election on August 8.
The reason behind why Facebook A.I. Research Lab engineers had to pull the plug on their own chat-based A.I. surfaces. All the scare behind the A.I. creating of a unique language is ill-founded.
A federal court ruling in Virginia has found that a politician contravened a constituent's freedom of speech rights when she blocked him from commenting or sending her messages on her Facebook page.
From WTF Joe and Android O-MG, to Holo pursuits, Google results, developer delights, the rise of the machines, and the Neanderthal app store, it's our handy roundup of the week's top tech news.
The debate on net neutrality heats up as Congress sends an invite to a multitude of tech CEOs. They are expected to testify on the matter as well as Title II classifications enacted by Obama in 2015.
The microblogging service released its latest financial statement earlier today, reporting revenue that beat Wall Street's expectations but the company failed to increase its monthly active users.
WhatsApp has announced that it now has over a billion daily active users around the world. It also said that monthly active users have risen to 1.3 billion - an increase of 30% in 18 months.
At the Blackhat USA 2017 keynote, the founder recapped his thoughts on the future of security while Alex Stamos, Facebook's Chief Security Officer, thinks the industry needs to focus on defense.
After months of being rumored, it appears that Facebook TV might be finally on the way. According to an unnamed source, the firm is readying the launch of its new service starting in mid-August.
Qualcomm has stated that the lobbying group representing Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Intel, and other tech companies that have aligned with Apple, is misleading regulatory authorities.
Facebook has acquired Source3 in a bid to tackle piracy on its website. The acquisition shows that Facebook has still to resolve its piracy issues. Not many other details about the purchase are known.
According to sources from the supply chain, Facebook is working on a smart speaker with a 15-inch touch panel made by LG that is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2018.
After Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the concerns of Elon Musk regarding the growing threat of AI, the SpaceX CEO has claimed that Zuckerberg's understanding of the subject is "limited".
A lobbying group representing major tech companies including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, has aligned itself with Apple in the company's ongoing legal dispute with Qualcomm.