Facebook is alerting hundreds of millions of users that it stored their passwords in a plain text, putting the security of many accounts at risk.
Facebook has said it will not add a time delay to live user broadcasts following the Christchurch terror attacks, which was streamed on the social network.
A Lithuanian man who duped Google and Facebook into transferring more than 100 million dollars (£75.7 million) into accounts he controlled has pleaded guilty to wire fraud.
A man in Australia was surprised to find a “persistent” koala refusing to budge from his car after the creature was attracted by the air conditioning.
Instagram has introduced a checkout feature allowing people to buy products directly within the app, as the photo sharing social network looks for new revenue opportunities.
No-one reported the video of the Christchurch terror attack while it was being streamed live, Facebook has said.
Social media companies are facing mounting pressure to reform and accept sweeping new regulation following a string of high-profile reports criticising the industry.
Media watchdog MP Damian Collins has called for emergency legislation to stop democratic elections being corrupted by misinformation.
Addiction to social media should potentially be classed as a disease, MPs said as they called for tough new regulation to protect children from firms operating in an “online Wild West”.
A tragedy that shocked the world captures headlines in Britain as national newspapers add their voices to the wave of condemnation for the New Zealand mosque shootings.
Facebook is launching new detection technology that uses artificial intelligence to detect nude images, in a bid to better protect victims of revenge porn.
Social media sites have been criticised over the speed of their action to remove footage of the New Zealand mosque shootings.
Facebook is losing its product chief Chris Cox, a top-ranking executive who spent more than a decade at the company, just a week after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg announced a major new direction for the social network.
Facebook is under criminal investigation in the US over the alleged sharing of user data with some of the world’s biggest tech firms, a report has claimed.
US federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into Facebook’s data deals with major electronics manufacturers, the New York Times has reported.
Facebook and Instagram users have reported issues with accessing the social networks.
Google and Facebook’s stranglehold over the £14 billion digital advertising market will be examined by the UK competition watchdog amid concerns over the dominance of technology giants.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to make the social network more private have been labelled an “excuse to dodge responsibility” by an MP.
Facebook is to clamp down on anti-vaccination groups on the site, announcing it will reduce the ranking of pages that “spread misinformation” on the subject.
Facebook has removed nearly 150 accounts which targeted UK politics with “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” by engaging in hate speech and spreading division across the spectrum of political debate.