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.

Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy in US

Monday

The political consultancy at the centre of Facebook's privacy scandal files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the US.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Facebook, Digity Africa spread online safety message

The world's largest social network introduces an initiative to teach a thousand South African high school learners about online safety.

Facebook releases long-secret content removal policy

25 Apr

The social network clarifies what is permitted on subjects ranging from drug use and sex work, to bullying, hate speech and inciting violence.