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March 28, 2023, 11:53 PM

Arkansas sues TikTok, Meta over privacy, child safety claims

Arkansas is suing TikTok and Facebook parent Meta over concerns about the safety of children on the platforms and protections of users' private data
March 28, 2023, 11:53 PM
March 24, 2023, 8:04 PM

New Utah laws require minors to get parental consent to open, maintain social media accounts

Two new Utah laws aim to restrict harm caused by social media to minors.
March 24, 2023, 8:04 PM
Minors will need parental consent to open, maintain social media accounts in Utah
March 22, 2023, 12:31 PM

German group sues Facebook owner Meta over death threats

A German environmental group is suing Facebook’s parent company Meta over persistent death threats posted on the social network against its staff
March 22, 2023, 12:31 PM
German group sues Facebook owner Meta over death threats
March 20, 2023, 4:19 PM

Meta launches paid verification option for Facebook and Instagram

The subscription service starts at $12 per month and allows users who are at least 18 years old to add the blue checkmark to their accounts.
March 20, 2023, 4:19 PM
Meta launches paid verification option for Facebook and Instagram
March 14, 2023, 5:32 PM

A 2nd wave of layoffs at Meta; 10,000 jobs are cut

"This will be tough and there's no way around that," said CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
March 14, 2023, 5:32 PM
Facebook parent Meta slashes another 10,000 jobs
March 14, 2023, 1:40 PM

Facebook parent Meta to lay off 10,000 workers, won't fill 5,000 open jobs

Facebook parent Meta to lay off 10,000 workers, won't fill 5,000 open jobs
March 14, 2023, 1:40 PM
Facebook parent Meta to lay off 10,000 workers, won't fill 5,000 open jobs
March 13, 2023, 3:51 PM

Meta exploring app to rival Twitter: Reports

The parent company of Facebook and Instagram is exploring a text-based social network, codenamed P92, that would be a standalone app to rival Twitter.
March 13, 2023, 3:51 PM
Meta exploring app to rival Twitter: Reports
March 6, 2023, 5:16 PM

Meta announces major price cuts for virtual reality headsets

Plus, home prices in February posted their first year-over-year decline in more than a decade, and the newest flavor of Girl Scout cookies is reselling for upwards of $100 on sites like Ebay.
March 6, 2023, 5:16 PM
Meta announces major price cuts for virtual reality headsets
1 month ago

Senators ask Mark Zuckerberg to restrict access to the Metaverse to adults only

Senators are concerned that virtual reality could harm the mental health of teenagers.
1 month ago
Senators ask Mark Zuckerberg to restrict access to the Metaverse to adults only
1 month ago

Facebook, Instagram to charge users for verified accounts

A paid subscription will run between $11.99 and $14.99 per a month, Meta announced.
1 month ago
Facebook, Instagram to charge users for verified accounts
1 month ago

Meta announces verification subscription service for Facebook and Instagram users

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Sunday that the company will begin testing a new paid subscription service on its platforms amid sluggish revenue growth.
1 month ago
Meta announces verification subscription service for Facebook, Instagram
1 month ago

Meta announces paid verification service

Facebook and Instagram’s parent company is rolling out a new subscription service called “Meta Verified” that will allow users to pay for verification.
1 month ago
Meta announces paid verification service
1 month ago

Meta to offer users a chance to verify Facebook and Instagram accounts

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1 month ago
Meta to offer users a chance to verify Facebook and Instagram accounts
1 month ago

Meta testing new subscription service for verified accounts

Meta is testing a new subscription service that would let Facebook and Instagram users pay for a verified account
1 month ago
2 months ago

Woman speaks out after allegedly being scammed on Facebook Marketplace

ABC News’ Becky Worley reports on a new warning about buying and selling on Facebook Marketplace and how you can protect yourself.
2 months ago
Woman speaks out after allegedly being scammed on Facebook Marketplace
2 months ago

Facebook to give creators more control over comments section

New content moderation tools allow users to search comments by keywords or emojis and like or hide comments In an effort to promote online safety.
2 months ago
Facebook to give creators more control over comments section
2 months ago

Meta to buy VR startup Within after favorable court ruling

A federal judge has sided with Facebook parent Meta and cleared the way for the company to buy virtual reality startup Within Unlimited, the maker of the popular fitness app Supernatural
2 months ago
2 months ago

Kenya labor court rules that Facebook can be sued

A judge in Kenya has ruled that Facebook’s parent company, Meta, can be sued in the East African country
2 months ago
Kenya labor court rules that Facebook can be sued
2 months ago

13-year-olds are too young to be on social media, US surgeon general says

Meta, Twitter and other social media platforms currently allow 13-year-olds to join.
2 months ago
13-year-olds are too young to be on social media, US surgeon general says
2 months ago

Facebook accused of secretly draining cellphone batteries

A former employee is suing Facebook’s parent company for the practice, known as "negative testing," which allegedly drains users’ cellphone batteries so certain app features can be tested.
2 months ago
Facebook accused of secretly draining cellphone batteries
2 months ago

Meta to restore Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts

The company announced it will be allowing former President Donald Trump back on the social media platforms, ending a two-year suspension.
2 months ago
Meta to restore Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts
2 months ago

Trump requests meeting with Meta to discuss 'prompt reinstatement' to Facebook

Former President Donald Trump is looking to get back on Facebook.
2 months ago
Trump wants 'prompt reinstatement' to Facebook following ban
3 months ago

Meta fined 390M euros in latest European privacy crackdown

European Union regulators have hit Facebook parent Meta with hundreds of millions in fines for privacy violations and banned the company from forcing users in the 27-nation bloc to agree to personalized ads based on their online activity
3 months ago
Ireland fines Meta 390M euros in latest privacy crackdown
3 months ago

Facebook parent Meta will pay $725M to settle user data case

Facebook’s corporate parent has agreed to pay $725 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the world’s largest social media platform allowed millions of its users’ personal information to be fed to Cambridge Analytica
3 months ago
Facebook parent Meta will pay $725M to settle user data case
3 months ago

EU accuses Meta of antitrust breaches with classified ads

The European Union has accused Facebook parent Meta of breaching the bloc’s antitrust rules by distorting competition in the online classified ads business
3 months ago
EU accuses Meta of antitrust breaches with classified ads
3 months ago

Frustrated virtual reality pioneer leaves Facebook's parent

A prominent video game creator who helped lead Facebook’s expansion into virtual reality has resigned from the social networking service’s corporate parent after becoming disillusioned with the way the technology is being managed
3 months ago
4 months ago

Meta says it will share software in attempt to combat terrorism, human trafficking

Meta announced the release of new software to combat terrorism and human trafficking on Tuesday.
4 months ago
Meta says it will share software in attempt to combat terrorism, human trafficking
4 months ago

Meta oversight board urges changes to VIP moderation system

Facebook’s quasi-independent oversight board says an internal system that exempted high-profile users, including former U.S. President Donald Trump, from some or all of its content moderation rules needs a major overhaul
4 months ago
Meta oversight board urges changes to VIP moderation system
4 months ago

Irish watchdog fines Meta 265M euros in latest privacy case

Irish regulators have slapped Facebook parent Meta with a 265 million euro fine in what is the company’s latest punishment for breaching strict European Union data privacy rules
4 months ago
Irish watchdog fines Meta 265M euros in latest privacy case
4 months ago

Meta aims to make Facebook, Instagram safer for teens

The company announced new updates to prevent teens from exchanging messages with adults who’ve been blocked or reported by another young person, and other new privacy settings.
4 months ago
Meta aims to make Facebook, Instagram safer for teens
4 months ago

Facebook removing 4 search fields

Plus, Peloton gives customers options to assemble their own bike when bought on Amazon, and Google will launch its live view AR feature.
4 months ago
Facebook removing 4 search fields
5 months ago

Meta announces layoffs

Facebook’s parent company, Meta, has announced it is laying off 11,000 employees, an estimated 13% of its workforce.
5 months ago
Meta announces layoffs
5 months ago

Facebook parent Meta cuts 11,000 jobs, 13% of workforce

Facebook parent Meta is laying off 13% of its employees as it contends with faltering revenue and broader tech industry woes
5 months ago
Facebook parent company Meta laying off 13% of employees
5 months ago

Mark Zuckerberg announces Meta will lay off 11,000 employees

Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Meta will be laying off 11,000 of its employees -- an estimated 13% of its workforce.
5 months ago
Mark Zuckerberg announces Meta will lay off 11,000 employees
5 months ago

Facebook parent company Meta to cut 11K jobs

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday Meta will lay off an estimated 13% of its workforce and take additional steps to become a "leaner, more efficient company."
5 months ago
Facebook parent company Meta to cut 11K jobs
5 months ago

Possible job cuts coming to Meta: Report

Facebook's parent company is not commenting on a Wall Street Journal report that said large-scale layoffs could begin this week.
5 months ago
Possible job cuts coming to Meta: Report
5 months ago

Judge orders Meta to pay $10.5M in legal fees to Washington

Facebook parent company Meta has been ordered to pay $10.5 million in legal fees to Washington state, atop a nearly $25 million fine for repeated and intentional violations of campaign finance disclosure laws
5 months ago
Judge orders Meta to pay $10.5M in legal fees to Washington
5 months ago

Meta takes aim at Apple’s iMessage

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg says WhatsApp is more private than iMessage.
5 months ago
Meta takes aim at Apple’s iMessage
5 months ago

Meta agrees to sell Giphy, ending battle with UK regulators

Facebook parent Meta says it will sell off Giphy after running out of options to thwart a ruling by U.K. regulators, who again found that the deal to buy the GIF-sharing platform would limit competition and innovation
5 months ago
Meta agrees to sell Giphy, ending battle with UK regulators
6 months ago

Meta hits back in fight with FTC over VR company acquisition

Facebook parent Meta struck back in its legal battle with federal regulators over its proposed acquisition of virtual-reality company Within Unlimited and its fitness app Supernatural
6 months ago
Meta hits back in fight with FTC over VR company acquisition
6 months ago

Facebook owner Meta unveils $1,500 VR headset: Will it sell?

Facebook parent Meta has unveiled a high-end virtual reality headset with the hope people will soon be using it to work in the virtual reality of the still-elusive place called the metaverse
6 months ago
6 months ago

Meta pulls down fake accounts originating from Russia and China

More than 1,700 fake accounts have been removed, the company said.
6 months ago
Meta pulls down fake accounts originating from Russia and China
6 months ago

How China, Russia recently sought to spread political misinformation online, according to Meta

Social media accounts with ties to users in China and Russia posed as media outlets in an attempt to manipulate users, Meta employees told reporters on Monday
6 months ago
How China, Russia recently sought to spread misinformation online, according to Meta
7 months ago

Meta faces large fine from European regulators

Facebook’s parent company Meta is fined $400M for breaking EU data privacy rules.
7 months ago
Meta faces large fine from European regulators
7 months ago

Meta looks to expands paid features across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp

The company seeks opportunities to build new products and experiences for its customers.
7 months ago
Meta looks to expands paid features across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp
7 months ago

Meta takes down hundreds of Facebook, Instagram accounts associated with Proud Boys

Executives with Meta announced they recently removed 480 Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages, and groups associated with the Proud Boys far-right extremist group.
7 months ago
Meta takes down hundreds of Facebook, Instagram accounts associated with Proud Boys
8 months ago

Facebook attempts to increase privacy functionality

Facebook is testing end-to-end encryption as a default on its Messenger app.
8 months ago
Facebook attempts to increase privacy functionality
8 months ago

Meta cracks down on cyberespionage, warns of 'perception hacking' ahead of midterm elections

In a new report from Meta, the social media giant details how it disrupted two espionage operations and removed three networks.
8 months ago
Meta cracks down on cyberespionage, warns of 'perception hacking'
8 months ago

Facebook’s parent company Meta misses earnings

Analysts said Meta’s profits declined because of slowing digital ad sales.
8 months ago
Facebook’s parent company Meta misses earnings
9 months ago

Facebook reportedly will make changes to its platform to mimic TikTok

Facebook plans to change its algorithm to feature more short form videos.
9 months ago
Facebook reportedly will make changes to its platform to mimic TikTok