A Facebook whistleblower goes before US lawmakers Tuesday to urge regulation of the social media giant, after an outage impacted potentially billions of users and highlighted global dependence on its services.
Facebook late Monday blamed a major outage across its platforms on configuration changes it made to routers that coordinate network traffic between its data centers "This disruption to network traffic had a cascading effect on the way our data centers communicate, bringing our services to a halt," Facebook vice president of infrastructure Santosh Janardhan said…
Facebook along with its Instagram and WhatsApp services began returning online Monday after a massive and lengthy outage that added to the social network's woes. Facebook's family of apps essentially "disappeared" from the internet for several hours after a traffic routing problem that made the sites unreachable by users, according to Cloudflare, a website security…
Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms were hit by a massive outage Monday, impacting potentially tens of millions of people as users flocked to other networks to sound off.
Major social media services including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were hit by a massive outage on Monday, tracking sites showed, impacting potentially tens of millions of users. Outage tracker Downdetector was showing outages in heavily populated areas like Washington and Paris, with problems being reported from around 1545 GMT. Users trying to access Facebook in…
CNN has blocked access to its Facebook page in Australia after a court ruled media companies were liable for defamatory user comments on their stories. On Thursday, Australian users trying to navigate to CNN's Facebook page received a message that the content was restricted. Australia's High Court upheld a ruling earlier this month that held…
Facebook said Monday that it is suspending the development of a version of its Instagram photo-sharing app for children aged under 13, after widespread criticism of the plan.
Facebook on Tuesday fired back after a series of withering Wall Street Journal reports that the company failed to keep users safe, with the social media giant noting an increase in staff and spending on battling abuses.
Facebook exempts certain celebrities, politicians and other high-profile users from some its own rules for posts as part of a program launched as a quality-control mechanism, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The program, referred to as "cross check" or "XCheck," shields millions of elite users from rules that Facebook claims to apply equally…
Facebook and iconic eyewear brand Ray-Ban on Thursday launched their new smart glasses, the latest effort in a tricky, niche market but which the social media giant sees as a step toward its future. The "Ray-Ban Stories" shades can take pictures and video upon the wearer's voice commands, and the frames can connect wirelessly to…
An educational campaign, #NoFalseNewsZone, aimed at helping people identify false news and educate them on ways to minimise its spread in Nigeria, has been launched.
Facebook on Friday said it disabled its topic recommendation feature after it mistook Black men for "primates" in video at the social network. A Facebook spokesperson called it a "clearly unacceptable error" and said the recommendation software involve was taken offline. "We apologize to anyone who may have seen these offensive recommendations," Facebook said in…