The head of Facebook Messenger has explained why messages sent through the app aren’t encrypted by default in the same way that WhatsApp does.
Facebook has agreed that it should be accountable to its users but falls short of welcoming regulation, a senior policy maker at the social network has suggested.
An investigation has been launched after an apparent “slashing” involving a group of teenage girls at the weekend.
You may have heard the likes of Google and Twitter talking about algorithms a lot in recent years.
Big technology companies’ access to millions of people’s data threatens to dominate artificial intelligence, a think tank has warned.
Twitter’s systems unfairly filtered 600,000 accounts including some belonging to members of Congress, chief executive Jack Dorsey has admitted.
A 22-year-old man posted revenge porn pictures of a teenage girl and told her he would expose her to Scotland’s Travelling community.
Facebook and Twitter executives have said they are aggressively trying to root out foreign interests seeking to sow divisions in American democracy as the November elections draw near.
A senior Facebook executive has told a US senate committee that the social media giant has made progress in addressing the issue of meddling by foreign interests in American elections.
Facebook and Twitter executives are expected to defend their companies in congressional hearings, arguing they are aggressively trying to root out foreign actors who want to do the US harm weeks before midterm elections.
Britain’s most senior police officer has said investigators should have access to social media accounts “within minutes”.
The mother of schoolgirl Lucy McHugh has urged Facebook to give police access to an account belonging to the man suspected of murdering the 13-year-old.
Facebook is expanding its Watch video platform globally in a move that will put the social network in competition with the likes of YouTube and Netflix.
The Scotsman and Yorkshire Post publisher Johnston Press has seen trading woes compounded after Google and Facebook platform changes knocked online ad sales.
Facebook said it is banning Burma’s powerful military chief and 19 other individuals and groups from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation.
Facebook has banned a third-party quiz app amid concerns over the possible misuse of users’ data and pulled its own security software from Apple’s app store after the iPhone maker tightened data security rules.
Facebook has banned a quiz app from its platform for refusing an inspection and over concerns that data on as many as four million users was misused.
Jeremy Corbyn needs “better ideas” than a windfall tax on tech firms to fund journalism, the UK’s technology trade association has said.
More than 5,000 advert-targeting options used by advertisers to exclude people based on factors such as ethnicity and religion are being removed from Facebook, the company has announced.
Facebook’s removal of hundreds of fake pages, groups and accounts which targeted UK politics is “the tip of the iceberg”, according to the chairman of the parliamentary fake news inquiry.