Facebook to buy REI’s new headquarters near Seattle
Company opened its first office in 2010 with three engineers, now it employs more than 5,000 workers in dozens of locations.
Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels
The new Instagram feature will let users record and edit 15-second videos with audio, and will let users add visual effects
Twitter and Facebook become targets in Trump and Biden ads
Since the last presidential election, Facebook and Twitter have banned voting-related misinformation
Canada’s five big banks join anti-hate advertising boycott of Facebook [UPDATED]
Scotiabank, RBC, CIBC, BMO and TD have pledged to stop purchasing ads on the site for the month.
Facebook pays $9.5M to end Competition Bureau’s privacy probe
Social media site gave the false impression privacy settings would give users control over who could see and access personal information.
US proposes tariffs on up to $2.4B on French imports
Retaliation on France’s tax on American tech giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook.
Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg
Elizabeth Warren, who in March proposed breaking up big tech companies, began running a text ad on Facebook to take aim at Zuckerberg.
Major economies raise red flags over Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra
Must meet highest standards” of financial regulation to prevent money laundering, threats to the banking and financial system.
France adopts pioneering tax on tech giants after US threat
Amounts to a 3% annual levy on French revenues exceeding US$28 million.
Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion plus users
Digital currency, called Libra, scheduled to launch in the next six to 12 months.
Trudeau warns Internet regulation could be used to repress citizens, free speech
He made his case at a gathering of civil society and government representatives from some 100 countries.
Some tech giants sign onto Canada’s declaration on electoral integrity
Facebook, Google and Microsoft agreed to combat disinformation and promote transparency.
Google opens German centre to improve data privacy
Data privacy and security at Google and its tech rivals including Facebook are increasingly in the spotlight.
‘Privacy-focused’ Facebook puts the spotlight on groups
The social media giant is overhauling its flagship platform.
Facebook anticipates an FTC privacy fine of up to US$5B
Regulator has been looking into whether Facebook broke its own 2011 agreement promising to protect user privacy.