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Facebook confirmed it had been transcribing users’ audio and said it will no longer do so, following scrutiny into other companies Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Facebook has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge o(...)

Facebook: down for several hours around the world. Photograph: Dado Ruvic

Instagram is back up after suffering a partial outage for over several hours, the photo-sharing social network platform said in a tweet, but its paren(...)

Students protesting outside the Dáil over student  rent increases last year.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

On Wednesday 20 February, the Union of Students in Ireland Vice President Michelle Byrne and NUI Galway’s Students’ Union President Megan Reilly spoke(...)

‘This is a timely reminder that these bad actors won’t give up’. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A Kremlin-backed group of internet trolls that meddled in the 2016 presidential election appeared to be trying to influence US voters using Facebook d(...)

Entrance sign to Facebook’s Menlo Park, California headquarters: the social network is keeping costs in check better than some investors anticipated. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage

Facebook beat analysts’ profit estimates on Tuesday but missed targets for growing monthly users, and reported its slowest revenue growth in about six(...)

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram’s co-founders. Photograph: Christie Hemm Klok/The New York Times

In a companywide meeting earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg was asked if Instagram could have hit one billion users if it had not been bought by Faceb(...)

An attendee at the CeBIT tech fair in Hanover, Germany, buries himself in a ball pit at the IBM stand. Photograph: Kriztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

In numbers: Ivanka and Jared $82 million Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner earned at least this much in outside income last year, their fir(...)

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg speaking in France last year. More information is needed from the tech giant, said EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Facebook officials will be traveling - or at least making phone calls - to Europe to respond to concerns that the data of as many as 2.7 million peopl(...)

The poster-adorned offices of Cambridge Analytica. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

In numbers: Bad debt hunting $148 million The Weinstein Company has this amount of unsecured obligations, plus another $345 million in secured debt,(...)

Facebook is also bringing in new tools for admins, such as a streamlined hub that will allow them to more easily manage their groups. Photograph: Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Facebook is investing millions of dollars in a new community leadership initiative aimed at the groups on its platform, offering individual grants of (...)

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