Facebook, Twitter co-operated with Brazil probe of alleged militants


RIO DE JANEIRO The judge overseeing the probe that led to the arrest last week of suspected Islamist militants in Brazil said Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. co-operated with investigators by providing information about the suspects' use of both social networks.

Facebook's solar-powered internet drone takes flight

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had completed a successful test flight of a solar-powered drone that it hopes will help it extend internet connectivity to every corner of the planet. | Video

Tech, 23 Jul 2016

Facebook's Messenger hits 1 billion users, after two years as standalone app

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc's Messenger has more than 1 billion users, the social media company said on Wednesday, making it one the world's top three apps just two years after it was split off from Facebook's main app, which is by far and away the most popular.

Tech, 20 Jul 2016

Brazil judge briefly blocks WhatsApp over criminal case

SAO PAULO A Brazilian judge briefly blocked Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging service on Tuesday for failing to cooperate in a criminal investigation, before the nation's top court overturned the measure in the third such incident since December.

Top News, Tech, 20 Jul 2016

Coup bid in Turkey carried live on social media despite blockages

SAN FRANCISCO The attempted military coup in Turkey exploded across social media late on Friday despite restricted access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube during the first hours of the putsch.

Tech, Top News, World 16 Jul 2016

Social media access restricted in Turkey

SAN FRANCISCO Access was restricted in Turkey on Friday to Facebook Inc , Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc's YouTube shortly after news that a military coup was under way, according to two internet monitoring groups.

Top News, World, 16 Jul 2016

Facebook makes little progress in race, gender diversity - report

Facebook Inc's employees are still mainly white or Asian males as the world's largest social network made little progress in hiring a more diverse talent pool over the past year, it said on Thursday.

Tech, 14 Jul 2016

Facebook makes little progress in race, gender diversity

Facebook Inc said about a third of its workers are females, while black employees accounted for 3 percent of its U.S. senior leadership, both numbers only slightly higher than a year earlier.

Tech, Top News, 14 Jul 2016

EU-U.S. commercial data transfer pact enters into force

BRUSSELS A new commercial data pact between the European Union and the United States entered into force on Tuesday, ending months of uncertainty over cross-border data flows, and companies such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft can sign up from Aug. 1.

Tech, 12 Jul 2016

Relatives of Palestinian attack victims sue Facebook for $1 billion in U.S.

JERUSALEM A group of Israelis and Americans filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking $1 billion in damages from Facebook Inc. for allegedly facilitating deadly Palestinian militant attacks on their loved ones.

Tech, World, Israel 11 Jul 2016