Brazil court blocks Facebook funds over WhatsApp dispute - report


RIO DE JANEIRO A court in Brazil on Thursday blocked 19.5 million reais ($6.07 million) in Facebook Inc funds after the U.S-based social networking company's WhatsApp messaging service failed to turn over messages sought in a drugs case, the G1 news service said.

Facebook wins privacy case against Belgian data protection authority

BRUSSELS The Belgian data protection authority on Wednesday lost a legal battle with Facebook in which it sought to stop the social network from tracking the online activities of non-Facebook users in Belgium who visit the social network's pages.

Tech, 30 Jun 2016

Facebook's political influence under a microscope as elections rage

As the U.S. presidential campaign heats up, Facebook Inc is going out of its way to show its neutrality - an increasingly urgent matter for the social network as evidence of its power continues to emerge.

Tech, 29 Jun 2016

Facebook offers limited detail on formula behind News Feed

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc on Wednesday offered a rare glimpse into how it ranks and shows content in its News Feed, part of an effort to provide more transparency about its operations as the social network's cultural and political influence continue to grow.

Tech, 29 Jun 2016

Florida man brags about burglary on Facebook, lands him in jail

A Florida burglar who posted a Facebook video bragging about a $500,000 jewellery haul has landed himself and one of his accomplices in jail, police said on Thursday.

24 Jun 2016

U.S. House Democrats broadcast 'sit-in' on social media after cameras shut down

Democrats demanding action on gun control turned to Twitter's Periscope and Facebook's live video platform to broadcast their "sit-in" on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday after the chamber's cameras shut down.

Tech, World, 23 Jun 2016

Facebook signs deals with media firms, celebrities for Live: WSJ

Facebook Inc has signed deals worth more than $50 million with media companies and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Tech, 22 Jun 2016

Facebook investors OK new share class to keep Zuckerberg at helm

Facebook Inc shareholders approved a proposal to create a new class of non-voting shares, a move aimed at letting Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg give away his wealth without relinquishing control of the social media company he founded.

Business, Tech, 21 Jun 2016

Algeria blocks Facebook, Twitter to stop exam cheats - state media

ALGIERS Algerian authorities have temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to try to stop cheats posting high school exam papers online, state media reported on Sunday.

Tech, World, 19 Jun 2016

Chicago man shot dead while live streaming on Facebook

CHICAGO A Chicago man was shot and killed while live streaming a video on Facebook, police said on Friday, just days after a double-homicide in France in which the killer later took to Facebook Live to encourage more violence.

Tech, World 18 Jun 2016