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A thief stole unencrypted hard drives filled with 29,000 Facebook employees¡¯ information

FTC may block Facebook from integrating messaging apps, per WSJ report

The fight over encrypted messaging is just beginning

Facebook tells US attorney general it won¡¯t remove encryption from its messaging apps

The Oculus Quest is getting controller-free hand tracking this week

There isn¡¯t much support at launch

Kashmiri WhatsApp accounts are being automatically deactivated because of India¡¯s internet shutdown

Singapore¡¯s fake news law should be a warning to American lawmakers

Facebook built a chatbot to help employees deflect criticism over the holidays

Facebook¡¯s new tool lets you transfer pictures to Google Photos

The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

In Arizona, Facebook¡¯s content moderators get through the day with sex, drugs, and guns

Facebook and Instagram back up after big Thanksgiving outages

Four reasons social networks gave us to be thankful this year

How Mark Zuckerberg failed his 2019 personal challenge

Social networks have been weaponized for the impeachment hearings

Facebook will let nonprofits include a donate button on their Instagram profiles

Instagram¡¯s test to hide like counts expands to the US and across the globe

As Facebook sponsors a Brett Kavanaugh event, a new campaign is telling employees to fight back

Why tech companies owe us more than a quarterly transparency report

Wanted: a justice system

John Carmack stepping down as CTO of Oculus to work on AI

Facebook updates iOS app to fix issues that let the camera open in the background

Facebook includes Instagram in its transparency report for the first time

Facebook¡¯s iOS app might be opening the camera in the background without your knowledge

Facebook Pay is a new payment system for WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook

Instagram is testing a new video editing tool called Reels that copies TikTok¡¯s best features

Facebook will now let you turn off notification dots in its mobile app

Apple pulls app that let you stalk people you follow on Instagram