Tag Archives: Facebook

11Jan/18

iPhone addiction: vice or virtue?

Apple Inc investors are shrugging off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits. Ivor Bennett reports. Continue reading

21Nov/17

Tencent surpasses Facebook in market value

Tencent Holdings has racked up some impressive gains this week – becoming the first Chinese firm to be worth more than $500 billion and surpassing Facebook to be the world’s fifth-most valuable company. Grace Lee reports Continue reading

09Nov/17

China says its people can contact the outside world, after Trump skirted country’s firewall to tweet on trip

BEIJING, CHINA (NOVEMBER 9, 2017) (REUTERS) – Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hu Chunying said on Thursday (November 9) there were plenty of channels for people in China to communicate with “the outside world”. Hua’s comments were a response to a journalist’s question about whether China sees U.S. President Donald Trump’s open use of twitter during his trip in Beijing to be in breach of Chinese law. Continue reading

03Nov/17

Facebook investigating WhatsApp outage

Facebook’s WhatsApp messenger suffered a temporary outage in India and many other countries, according to reports from multiple users on Facebook and Twitter on Friday. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

20Oct/17

Tech companies lobby for ‘Dreamers’

Nearly two dozen major technology companies are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

29Sep/17

Senator Warner blasts Twitter

U.S. Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, said on Thursday he was deeply disappointed by the lack of information Twitter provided at a briefing for congressional investigators probing Russian interference in the U.S. election. Continue reading

28Sep/17

Trump, Zuckerberg face-off ahead of Russia hearing

President Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg face off online as the social media giant prepares to hand congressional investigators 3,000 political ads that it says were likely purchased by Russian entities during and after last year’s presidential contest. Jane Lanhee Lee reports. Continue reading

07Sep/17

Facebook discovers Russia-funded misinformation campaign

Facebook says that is has uncovered a Russian-funded campaign to spread divisive social and political messages over its network. Continue reading

19Aug/17

Taylor Swift creates “Blank Space” on social media

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Taylor Swift, one of the most popular celebrities on social media, wiped all her accounts on Friday (August 18), sending fans into a frenzy over whether the pop singer had been hacked, was preparing to launch a new album, or was about to reinvent herself. Continue reading

10Jul/17

U.S. judge dismisses Facebook tracking lawsuit

A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Facebook that accuses it of tracking users’ browsing activities even after they’ve logged out of their Facebook accounts. According to the judge, plaintiffs could have kept their online activity private but chose not to. Continue reading