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FTC Slaps Facebook with $5 Billion Fine and New Restrictions for Cambridge Analytica Scandal

FTC Slaps Facebook with $5 Billion Fine and New Restrictions for Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Facebook has been slapped with a fine of $5 billion, the second-largest ever by the Federal Trade Commission. Apart from the fine, Facebook is also making some sweeping changes to how it handles user data and privacy.

Facebook is Shutting Down the Group Video Chat App, Bonfire

Facebook is Shutting Down the Group Video Chat App, Bonfire

Back in July of 2017, there was a rumor that Facebook was working on a group video chat app to take on Houseparty, another popular app at the time. A few months later and Facebook quietly launched that app — in Denmark. Now, a couple of years later and it’s time to say goodbye.

Facebook’s Portal is Launching Internationally and Adding WhatsApp Support

Facebook’s Portal is Launching Internationally and Adding WhatsApp Support

Earlier today, Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, confirmed that the future of the social network is privacy. The core app also got redesigned for good measure, and Instagram is getting some major tweaks. Next up, some big news for Facebook’s video calling devices.

Instagram Unveils a New Camera Design, ‘Create Mode’, And More

Instagram Unveils a New Camera Design, ‘Create Mode’, And More

Today is a busy day for Facebook and its own properties. The company is kicking off its official developers conference, F8, and with it announcing a plethora of new changes. Instagram, for instance, is seeing some important tweaks.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Says the Future of the Social Network is Focused on Privacy

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Says the Future of the Social Network is Focused on Privacy

Facebook isn’t typically a name you toss around when you talk about the positive side of security and privacy. The social network has been plagued by major mistakes in this regard, especially lately. Going as far as to set aside billions of dollars ahead of an expected FTC fine. But the social network’s chief executive officer wants to make some sweeping changes.

Facebook Messenger App Heading to macOS [Updated]

Facebook Messenger App Heading to macOS [Updated]

One of the most popular Facebook-owned properties is Messenger, but using it on a Mac hasn’t been as easy as it could be. That’s because an official app doesn’t exist — yet. But it turns out that will be changing soon.

You Can Now Use SoundHound to Share Music Through Instagram Stories

You Can Now Use SoundHound to Share Music Through Instagram Stories

SoundHound is a popular streaming platform for music fans, and now it’s getting a new way to share the songs and artists you like through Instagram.

Facebook Sets Aside $3 Billion Ahead of FTC Fine Over Privacy Violations

Facebook Sets Aside $3 Billion Ahead of FTC Fine Over Privacy Violations

Facebook isn’t typically described in a positive way when it comes to security or privacy. And the company has taken some big hits recently. In today’s quarterly earnings report, the social network has revealed it’s preparing for a huge fine for violations related to privacy.

Facebook Confirms Millions of Instagram Passwords Were Stored in Plain Text

Facebook Confirms Millions of Instagram Passwords Were Stored in Plain Text

Another day, another Facebook security-related revelation. This time it has to deal with an owned product, Instagram, and millions of passwords being stored in plain text.

Facebook’s Executive Team Used User Data to Battle Rivals and Help Friends, Documentation Shows

Facebook’s Executive Team Used User Data to Battle Rivals and Help Friends, Documentation Shows

Facebook has had a touchy relationship with user privacy and security over the years, with some suggesting in pretty plain language that neither one of those things matter to the social network giant. New documentation may support those claims, as a new report reveals.