Tech companies have stepped up efforts to tackle misinformation on their services ahead of next year's U.S. presidential elections.
UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh welcomed its newest and most adorable neighbors on World Kindness Day, dressing them in tiny Mister Rogers-style cardigans.
California attorney general says he has been investigating Facebook's privacy practices since 2018.
Facebook, which has been caught in a bipartisan battle over political ads, is waging a different type of war against -- eggplants and peaches?
Facebook's policy is to accept paid political ads from candidates without fact-checking them or censoring them, even if they contain lies.
Facebook announced Friday it will begin testing Facebook News, which the tech giant said will offer users more control over the stories they see as well as the ability to discover a broader array of content.
House Financial Services Committee's immediate focus was Facebook's plans for the currency, to be called Libra. Zuckerberg took pains to reassure lawmakers that his company won't move forward with Libra without explicit approval from all U.S. financial regulators.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg endured hours of prickly questioning from lawmakers Wednesday as he defended the company's new globally ambitious project to create a digital currency while also dealing with widening scrutiny from U.S. regulators.
Facebook built a multi-billion dollar business on the back of social networking. Now the Menlo Park tech giant is lending its financial broad shoulders to helping solve the California housing crisis. “It’s a continuum. It’s not new. It’s scaling what we’ve done in the past, where we saw benefits from our interventions,” said Menka Sethi, Facebook’s Location Strategy Director. She says the company began its foray into housing in 2016 to explore possible pitfalls. Now, Facebook is pledging $1 billion to construct 20,000 units of housing state-wide over the next decade. The tech giant says $250 million is designated for mixed-income housing on excess state land and $150 million for affordable housing. Another $225 million, this time in Menlo Park land, earmarked for affordable housing. And $25 million to build teacher and essential worker housing in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties “If this is gonna be an effective deployment of capitol, it’s important this be true philanthropy and real money on the ground assistance and not another investment scheme,” said Prof. Kelly Snider, a regional and urban planning expert at San Jose State University. Housing and urban planning experts say over this decade, the Bay Area has created only one new unit of housing for every 10 new jobs. The result has pushed the price of housing skyward and forced many middle-class families to leave. Advocates say Facebook and other tech giants such as Google can make a dent in the problem with large donations, coupled with partnerships with community members to address the housing shortage. “This is critical. It means a range of income level people can stay in our communities.,” said Duane Bay, Executive Director of EPACANDO, an affordable housing organization. Added Sethi, “The urgency to step up now and solve the big problems, it felt real and we felt we could help, and so here we are.” There is $350 million being held in reserve for future commitments. The question now: How fast can the multiple municipalities act?
Facebook's latest foes: nearly every U.S. state.
Facebook's CEO announced new security measures aimed at combating misinformation on the social media platform ahead of the 2020 election.
Facebook is gifting $25 million to Santa Clara County for the county to use on new teacher and school staff homes.
In a nearly five-hour marathon session of testimony before a Senate committee, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from lawmakers. But the San Francisco based Electronic Frontier Foundation says even Zuckerberg doesn't know who might have obtained users' data. Jana Katsuyama reports.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will apologize for his company's role in a data privacy scandal and foreign interference in the 2016 elections when he appears before Congress this week, saying the social network "didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility," according to prepared remarks released Monday. Jesse Gary reports.
Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a "major breach of trust," admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm. Jana Katsuyama reports.
Facebook "likes" can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm stands accused of -- and which Facebook may have enabled. Jana Katsuyama reports.
Facebook is looking to combat the growing market of revenge porn. The social media giant is allowing its users to send in naked photos so they can then block those photos from being uploaded by someone else.
Facebook is taking steps to prevent violent video from appearing online. On Wednesday, the company announced it’s hiring another 3,000 workers to monitor harmful content.
Ryan Eldridge, co-founder of Nerds on Call Computer Repair, talks about the Facebook Developers' Conference and what may come from it.
Final preparations are underway Monday for Facebook's big F8 developer conference. For the first time, it will be held in San Jose. More than 4,000 people from around the world are expected to be at the San Jose Convention Center Tuesday.