Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger - sources


SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance. | Video

Facebook says it was 'too slow' to fight hate speech in Myanmar

YANGON Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Tech, World, Top News, 16 Aug 2018

Soccer: Facebook to broadcast some Champions League matches in Latin America

SAO PAULO Social network Facebook will broadcast some Champions League matches in Spanish-speaking Latin America on a free-to-air basis over the next three seasons, UEFA said on Wednesday.

Tech, 16 Aug 2018

Special Report: Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar In April, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told U.S. senators that the social media site was hiring dozens more Burmese speakers to review hate speech posted in Myanmar. The situation was dire.

Tech, World, Special Reports 15 Aug 2018

Soccer: La Liga announces landmark free-to-air deal with Facebook in India

BARCELONA Spain's top flight soccer division La Liga announced on Tuesday a landmark deal with Facebook which will allow viewers in the Indian sub-continent to watch every game over the next three seasons free of charge on the social network. | Video

Facebook pages with large U.S. following to require more authorization

Facebook Inc will introduce an authorization process for users who manage Facebook pages with a large U.S. following, it said https://www.facebook.com/business/news/new-authorization-for-pages on Friday, seeking to make it harder to administer a page using a fake or compromised account. | Video

Tech, 11 Aug 2018

Facebook says removing content on 3D printing of guns

Facebook Inc is removing content related to instructions on 3D printing of firearms, a company spokesperson said on Thursday, as debate around access to gun in the United States intensifies.

Tech, 10 Aug 2018

TRAI chief Ram Sewak Sharma, who took on Facebook, Apple, to stay on for two more years

MUMBAI Ram Sewak Sharma, the head of India's telecoms regulator who took on global giants Facebook and Apple, has been given two more years in his assignment, which was due to end on Friday.

Top News, Business, Tech, 09 Aug 2018

L'Oreal adds to Facebook sales push with virtual make-up tests

PARIS Maybelline parent L'Oreal is pairing up with Facebook to roll out virtual tests for shoppers to see how they might look with different lipsticks or eye shadows, adding to its push to drive more sales online and through social media networks.

Business, Tech, 09 Aug 2018

U.S. think tank's tiny lab helps Facebook battle fake social media

WASHINGTON A day before Facebook announced that it had discovered and disabled a propaganda campaign designed to sow dissension among U.S. voters, it exclusively shared some of the suspicious pages with an online forensics team so busy it hasn't put a nameplate on the door.

Tech, Top News, 08 Aug 2018