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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.