Facebook says Russian-linked accounts spent just 97 cents on ads over Brexit


LONDON Russian-based operatives placed three adverts on Facebook in the run-up to Britain's 2016 referendum on EU membership, spending just 97 cents to raise the issue of immigration, the social media platform said on Wednesday.

France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users

PARIS All French children under the age of 16 will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network under draft legislation presented on Wednesday.

Tech, Top News, 8:45pm IST

Facebook to book advertising revenue locally amid political pressure

BRUSSELS Social media giant Facebook said on Tuesday it would start booking advertising revenue locally instead of re-routing it via its international headquarters in Dublin although the move is unlikely to result in it paying much more tax.

Tech, 12 Dec 2017

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

Tech, Cyber Crime, Top News 08 Dec 2017

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