Exclusive: Uber paid 20-year-old Florida man to keep data breach secret - sources


SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called "bug bounty" program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities, three people familiar with the events have told Reuters. | Video

Instagram testing standalone Direct messaging app

Facebook Inc's Instagram said on Thursday it was testing a standalone messaging app called Direct, making it the company's third chat tool alongside its hugely popular WhatsApp and Messenger.

Tech, 07 Dec 2017

German SPD leader takes aim at U.S. tech giants

BERLIN The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) took aim at U.S. technology firms Apple, Facebook and Google on Thursday, saying a strong Europe was needed to make sure they stick to the rules.

Budget 2017, Business, Tech, 07 Dec 2017

EU urges internet companies to do more to remove extremist content

Internet groups such as Facebook , Google's YouTube and Twitter need to do more to stem the proliferation of extremist content on their platforms, the European Commission said after a meeting on Wednesday.

Tech, 07 Dec 2017

Apple, Facebook find something to praise China for amid internet clamp

WUZHEN, China Top executives at Apple Inc and Facebook Inc managed to find something to praise Beijing for at an internet conference in China this week, even as its Communist Party rulers ban Western social media and stamp on online dissent.

Tech, 06 Dec 2017

Facebook rolls out messenger app for kids under 13

Facebook Inc on Monday rolled out Messenger Kids, an app that lets the world's biggest social media company expand into a so-far untapped market of kids under 13 while also giving parents complete control over what their children see. | Video

Tech, 05 Dec 2017

Tech consortium flags 40,000 videos, images as extremist content

A consortium of tech companies including Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc said on Monday a database it created to identify extremist content now contains more than 40,000 videos or images.

Tech, 04 Dec 2017

Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption

SYDNEY Australia's competition regulator said on Monday it would investigate whether U.S. online giants Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google have disrupted the news media market to the detriment of publishers and consumers.

Tech, 04 Dec 2017

Facebook opens new London hub, to create 800 UK jobs

LONDON Facebook opened its new London office on Monday with the promise of a further 800 jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain once it leaves the European Union.

Tech, 04 Dec 2017

Facebook suspends ability to target ads by excluding racial groups

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it was temporarily disabling the ability of advertisers on its social network to exclude racial groups from the intended audience of ads while it studies how the feature could be used to discriminate.

Tech, 30 Nov 2017