Facebook changes 'Trending' feature to rely less on human editors


SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc changed its popular "Trending" feature, which shows users the most-talked about topics of the day, to make it more automated and further eliminate the potential for human bias, the company wrote in a blog post on Friday.

UK regulator to monitor WhatsApp's data sharing with Facebook

Britain's data privacy regulator said on Friday it would monitor how popular messaging service WhatsApp shares data with parent Facebook Inc under a new privacy policy.

Tech, 26 Aug 2016

WhatsApp relaxes privacy stance, to share phone numbers with Facebook

Popular messaging service WhatsApp said it would start sharing users' phone numbers with parent Facebook Inc, marking a notable shift in its stance on privacy.

Tech, Top News 25 Aug 2016

Social media giants must do more to police sites - UK lawmakers

LONDON Facebook, Twitter and YouTube should hire more people to monitor hate speech and material inciting violence as well as putting staff in police operation centres to remove offending posts faster, British lawmakers said.

Tech, 25 Aug 2016

Thai military court accepts case against 'Facebook Eight'

BANGKOK A Thai military court accepted a case on Tuesday against eight people charged with ridiculing junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha on Facebook, extending a crackdown against dissent after Thais voted earlier this month to accept a military-backed charter.

Tech, 23 Aug 2016

Facebook can climb more than 20 percent on ad growth - Barron's

NEW YORK Facebook Inc stock has the potential to climb by more than 20 percent over the next year given the growing advertising revenue among its platforms, according to a Barron's report on Sunday.

Tech, 22 Aug 2016

EU plans to extend some telecom rules to web-based providers

BRUSSELS The European Union is planning to extend telecom rules covering security and confidentiality of communications to web services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp which could restrict how they use encryption.

Tech, 15 Aug 2016

Facebook denies reluctance to give data to German investigators

BERLIN Facebook rejected on Monday claims made by Germany's state authorities that it was reluctant to co-operate with them on criminal investigations, saying many of the requests it received for user data were incorrectly formulated.

Tech, 08 Aug 2016

Corrected - Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger

(Corrects paragraph 2 in story released on Aug 5, 2016 to say Yahoo Messenger would begin shutting down on Aug. 5 and will stop working on Aug. 31, 2016)

Tech, 08 Aug 2016

Facebook's News Feed to show fewer 'clickbait' headlines

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc's News Feed will show fewer "clickbait" headlines over the next few weeks, the company announced Thursday, as it seeks to establish itself as the prime web destination for news and social updates.

Tech, Top News, 04 Aug 2016