Facebook to launch portable version of Portal video chat device


Facebook on Tuesday announced two new models of its Portal video calling devices, including its first portable version.

Facebook Oversight Board seeks clarity on review system for high-profile users

Facebook Inc's independent Oversight Board said on Tuesday it has asked the social networking giant to provide clarity on the system it uses to review content decisions relating to some high-profile users.

Technology, 4:09pm EDT

Facebook spent over $13 billion on safety, security since 2016

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has invested more than $13 billion in safety and security measures since 2016, days after a newspaper reported the company had failed to fix "the platform's ill effects" researchers had identified.

Technology 11:34am EDT

States rally around proposed U.S. laws to rein in Big Tech

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. state attorneys general sent a letter to lawmakers on Monday urging them to pass a series of bills that tighten antitrust laws aimed at Big Tech companies like Facebook and Alphabet's Google.

Technology, Sep 20 2021

Netanyahu suggests on Facebook that Biden fell asleep meeting new Israeli PM

JERUSALEM Israel's former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested in a Facebook video posted on Sunday that U.S. President Joe Biden had fallen asleep when meeting the new Israeli leader Naftali Bennett last month.

World, Israel Sep 19 2021

As news of U.S. flights back to Haiti spreads, migrants fret about where to go

CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico Eddyson Langlais, 24, was huddled under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas, alongside thousands of fellow Haitian migrants on Friday night, when he saw news on Facebook that felt like a gut punch: The United States was going to fly Haitians back to their homeland.

United States, Sep 18 2021

Facebook says WSJ allegations are 'mischaracterizations,' confer 'false motives'

Facebook Inc on Saturday slammed a Wall Street Journal series of articles about the social media company's platform as containing "deliberate mischaracterizations" and said the articles "conferred egregiously false motives to Facebook's leadership and employees."

Technology, Sep 18 2021

Ireland raises privacy question over Facebook smart glasses

DUBLIN Ireland's data privacy regulator on Friday said it had asked Facebook to demonstrate that an LED indicator light on the social media giant's newly launched smart glasses is "an effective means" to let people know they are being filmed or photographed.

Technology, Ireland, Sep 17 2021

Facebook rolls out new messaging, business tools for brands

Facebook Inc is rolling out new ways for businesses to find and chat with potential customers on its apps, the social media company said Thursday, as it seeks to become an online shopping destination.

Technology, Sep 17 2021

Exclusive-Facebook cracks down on harmful real networks, using playbook against fakes

(Reuters) -Facebook is taking a more aggressive approach to shut down coordinated groups of real-user accounts engaging in certain harmful activities on its platform, using the same strategy its security teams take against campaigns using fake accounts, the company told Reuters. | Video

Technology, Sep 16 2021