Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee and whistleblower, testifies before a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing in Washington. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/The New York Times

US politicians pounded Facebook on Tuesday, accusing chief executive Mark Zuckerberg of pushing for higher profits while being cavalier about user saf(...)

Adam Mosseri, who runs the Facebook-owned Instagram, said building a standalone app for children under 13 that offers parents more control and supervision was still the ‘right thing to do’. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

Facebook has suspended plans to launch Instagram Kids, a version of its photo-sharing app for children under the age of 13, as a backlash against the (...)

Facebook has moved to clamp down on revenge porn

According to the Cyber Civil Rights Movement in the United States, of those who have experienced non-consensual sharing of intimate images or videos, (...)

Facebook is to use photo-matching technology to prevent the further sharing of reported images on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram. Photograph: iStock

Facebook is cracking down on “revenge porn” on its platform, introducing new reporting tools that will make it easier to get intimate images shared wi(...)