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Facebook's Zuckerberg grilled by EU lawmakers

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sailed through the interrogation from €EU lawmakers as lengthy questions left him little time to answer.

US investigates now-defunct Cambridge Analytica

The probe will reportedly focus on the company's financial dealings and how it used the harvested Facebook data.

Facebook pulls youngsters into its orbit

16 May

The world's largest social network creates an online portal dedicated to teenagers that will provide education and a safe place to interact with peers.

Twitter changes strategy in battle against Internet trolls

16 May

The social network revises how it fights abusive Internet trolls, saying it will use behavioural signals to identify harassers.

Facebook shakes up management, creates blockchain unit

The social network shakes up its executive team, giving more responsibility to chief product officer Chris Cox.

Facebook users remain loyal despite data scandal

There is no clear net loss or gain in Facebook use among US users after the Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal.

Twitter urges users to change passwords after glitch

4 May

The social network advises its 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch caused some passwords to be visible on its internal system.

Safaricom pilots messaging app linked to mobile money

In an attempt to move the company into the application business, Safaricom tests a social messaging app that will link to M-Pesa.

Cambridge Analytica shuts down after Facebook scandal

The company will begin bankruptcy proceedings after losing clients and facing mounting legal fees resulting from the data scandal.

App redesign haunts Snap as investors flee

3 May

First quarter financial results show Snap is losing confidence among users and advertisers due to a widely-panned redesign of Snapchat.

Facebook enters dating game; adds data privacy features

The world's largest social media platform announces a series of new features for its various apps, focusing on user data privacy.

WhatsApp co-founder to quit after encryption row

Jan Koum plans to exit WhatsApp after clashing with parent company Facebook over attempts to use its personal data and weaken its encryption.

Facebook shows resilience after data scandal

26 Apr

The social network reports a large rise in profit and an increase in users, with no sign it was hurt by the scandal over the mishandling of personal data.