New Facebook Whistleblower Says Executives Shrugged as Algorithm Stoked Hate, MisinformationA new whistleblower is taking on Menlo Park-based Facebook just a couple weeks after Frances Haugen testified to members of Congress the tech giant chooses profit over safety.
Bay Area Business Counting Their Losses After Massive Facebook OutageBusinesses here in the Bay Area and around the world suffered serious losses Monday when Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all went down for several hours.
UPDATE: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Back Online After Hours-Long Global OutageFacebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp social platforms crashed Monday morning in a massive service outage that lasted for hours.
Users Of Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger Report OutagesUsers of Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger were reporting outages to the services Friday morning.
Feds Order Facebook, Twitter, Other Social Media To Provide Info On Personal Data CollectionFederal regulators ordered Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, TikTok’s parent and other social media companies to provide detailed information on how they collect and use consumers’ personal data.
California Joins Lawsuit Against Facebook For Predatory, Monopolistic BehaviorCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday announced that the state has joined a lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly violating federal antitrust laws by purchasing emerging competitors to maintain a monopoly.
Facebook, Google, Twitter, Others Will Deny China's Requests For 'Subversive' User Data In Hong KongSocial media platforms and messaging apps including Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, Google and Twitter say they will deny law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong while studying ramifications of a national security law enacted last week.
WhatsApp Tightens Limits On Message Forwarding To Counter Coronavirus MisinformationWhatsApp, based in Menlo Park, is trying to stem the rapid spread of coronavirus misinformation.
Hours-Long Outages Affecting Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Users Largely ResolvedFacebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users reported issues on all three services Wednesday morning that continued for hours before being resolved in the late afternoon.
WhatsApp Co-Founders Carve New Compounds By Buying Blocks Of Homes In Silicon ValleyTwo tech titans are carving out new compounds in Silicon Valley, gobbling up homes over entire blocks.
WhatsApp Reveals Major Security Flaw That Could Let Hackers Access PhonesWhatsApp has revealed a vulnerability in its system that could have allowed hackers access to its users' phones, with a London-based human rights lawyer possibly among the targets.
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Suffer Early-Morning Outage SundayFacebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger were temporarily down early Sunday.
WhatsApp Limits Message Forwarding To Help Stop Spread Of Fake NewsUnder accusations that it helped spread misinformation, WhatsApp is limiting the number of times users can forward messages to five.
University Of California Tells Students Not To Use WeChat, WhatsApp In ChinaUniversity of California students and faculty have been warned not to use messaging apps and social media while visiting China, for fear their communications could be used against them by the country's law enforcement agencies.
WhatsApp CEO To Leave FacebookJan Koum, the CEO and cofounder of Facebook-owned WhatsApp, confirmed Monday that he is leaving the company.