One of Facebook’s most senior engineers just became Director of Engineering, Blockchain

It was already known that Facebook had set up a group within the company to “explore” blockchain tech, headed up by long time Messenger chief David Marcus. However, the...

Facebook accidentally unblocked people on more than 800,000 accounts

You may have though that you had permanently muted that pedantic, annoying former “friend” on Facebook by hitting the “block” button — but as it turns out, a bug in...

AI spots legal problems with tech T&Cs in GDPR research project

Technology is the proverbial double-edged sword. And an experimental European research project is ensuring this axiom cuts very close to the industry’s bone indeed by applying machine learning technology to...

Facebook confirms that it’s acquiring Bloomsbury AI

Facebook announced this morning that the London-based team at Bloomsbury AI will be joining the company. My colleague Steve O’Hear broke the news about the acquisition, reporting that Facebook would...

The FBI, FTC and SEC are joining the Justice Department’s inquiries into Facebook’s Cambridge...

An alphabet soup of federal agencies are now poring over Facebook’s disclosures and the company’s statements about its response to the improper use of its user information by the...

Facebook bug temporarily unblocked people from 800,000+ block lists

If you block someone on Facebook, you probably want them to… you know, stay blocked. At least unless you say otherwise. Facebook has just disclosed that around 800,000 users were...

Facebook and Twitter introduce new tools regarding ad transparency

Ever wanted to know who was advertising to you on Facebook or how much money a company was spending on Twitter ads? Well, now both companies are making it easy...

WhatsApp just rolled out a giant Internet megaphone

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has debuted a new feature for groups to create one-way broadcast communication streams -- essentially handing them a massive megaphone for shouting at people.  The post WhatsApp...

Instagram PR director Gabe Madway exits, replaced by Facebook’s Anna White

Facebook likes to keep it in the family. Gabe Madway, Instagram’s director of comms who’s run its day-to-day efforts for the past four years, is departing to work...

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iPhone X production has still not begun: Reports

The Apple iPhone X could be in really short supply when it goes on sale on November 3. Reports indicate that Apple still...