Facebook's Zuckerberg sues over rights to Hawaiian hideaway


LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has launched a raft of lawsuits that could see the U.S. billionaire secure full ownership of his island hideaway from local Hawaiian families who retain rights over the land dating back generations.

U.S exchanges rent helicopter, drape banner in pursuit of Snapchat IPO

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK This past November, Nasdaq Inc hired a helicopter to film Manhattan's skyline using Snapchat's new video-camera sunglasses and sent the aerial footage to its social media followers. | Video

Tech, 20 Jan 2017

Facebook to build third foreign data centre in Denmark

COPENHAGEN Facebook will build a new data centre in the Danish city of Odense, the California-based tech company said at a press conference with local authorities, only the third such facility outside of the United States.

Tech, 19 Jan 2017

Facebook dismissive of censorship, abuse concerns, rights groups allege

WASHINGTON Nearly 80 rights groups on Wednesday accused Facebook of "racially biased censorship" and failing to be more transparent about its removal policies and cooperation with law enforcement, adding to criticism the company has faced in recent months over its management of content on its network of 1.8 billion users.

Tech, 19 Jan 2017

Facebook's Zuckerberg questioned at trial over virtual-reality technology

DALLAS Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg took the witness stand in Dallas federal court on Tuesday and denied an allegation by a rival company that the virtual-reality technology of Facebook's Oculus unit was stolen.

Tech, 18 Jan 2017

Facebook bets on Paris with start-up incubator

PARIS Facebook gave the French tech scene a vote of confidence on Tuesday by picking Paris as the location for its first start-ups incubator, a boost for the city as European capitals compete to attract firms post-Brexit.

Tech, 17 Jan 2017

Facebook moves to head off tougher regulation in Germany

BERLIN/MUNICH Facebook is stepping up efforts to head off tougher regulation by Germany, a fierce critic of the social media network operator, with top managers visiting Germany and saying they would do more to combat fake news and hate speech.

Tech, 17 Jan 2017

Facebook Germany says it will start tackling fake news in weeks

FRANKFURT Facebook said on Sunday it would update its social media platforms in Germany within weeks to reduce the dissemination of fake news.

Tech, 15 Jan 2017

US STOCKS-Nasdaq hits record; bank earnings validate Wall St rally

* Indexes end: Dow -0.03 pct, S&P +0.18 pct, Nasdaq +0.48 pct (Adds detail on expectations for banks' results)

Syrian selfie refugee sues Facebook for 'defamatory' posts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel went viral is suing Facebook for defamation, his lawyer said, after the social networking site failed to take down a series of posts accusing him of being a militant and criminal.

Tech, World, Syria 14 Jan 2017