‘Look who died’ scam circulating on Facebook; here's how to protect your account
A new scam known as the "Look Who Died" scam is targeting Facebook users seeking information about the death of a friend or celebrity.
WhatsApp rolls out new feature allowing users to hide and lock conversations
The new feature has already begun rolling out to users globally today.
Facebook failed to protect privacy of children using Messenger Kids app, FTC says
The Federal Trade Commission says Facebook misrepresented the access it provided to app developers to private user data.
How to get money from Facebook’s $725 million data privacy settlement
Facebook likely owes you money as part of a massive settlement over the privacy of your data. Here’s how to check.
Wife accused of murdering husband on Facebook Live
Authorities in Mississippi believe the couple got into an argument that turned physical.
Marysville family fearful for their safety after personal info used in Facebook ad scam
Nearly twenty groups of strangers knocked on a Marysville family’s door this week looking for a couch they bought on Facebook Marketplace. However, the family isn't even selling any type of couch.
Supreme Court seems to favor social media companies in terror case
During arguments, several justices underscored that there was no evidence linking Twitter, Facebook and Google directly to the 2017 attack on the Reina nightclub in Istanbul.
Meta: Trump to be reinstated on Facebook, Instagram after 2-year ban
Facebook parent Meta says it will restore former President Donald Trump’s personal account in the coming weeks, ending a two-year suspension it imposed in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Seattle schools sue tech giants over social media harm
Seattle Public Schools filed a novel lawsuit against the tech giants behind TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat, seeking to hold them accountable for the mental health crisis among youth.
King County Sheriff's Office actively recruiting staff laid off by tech giants
Tens of thousands of people in the tech industry are losing their jobs across the nation, including hundreds of people in the Seattle metro area. Companies including Meta, Amazon, Twitter and Reddit have recently announced layoffs.
More than 700 Meta employees in Seattle, Bellevue expected to face layoffs
More than 700 employees of Facebook parent company Meta are expected to face layoffs in Seattle and Bellevue, according to the Washington Employment Security Department.
Facebook parent company Meta cuts 11,000 jobs, 13% of workforce
The layoffs come as Meta contends with faltering revenue and broader tech industry woes.
Court: Meta violated Washington state campaign finance law
A judge ruled on Friday that Facebook owner Meta repeatedly and intentionally violated Washington campaign-finance law, and must pay penalties, the Washington state Attorney General’s Office said.
DoorDash to deliver Facebook Marketplace purchases in US
DoorDash will deliver certain smaller items purchased on Facebook Marketplace as part of a new partnership. Here's what can be delivered.
Amazon sues admins of 10K Facebook groups over fake reviews
Amazon has filed a lawsuit against administrators of more than 10,000 Facebook groups it accuses of coordinating fake reviews in exchange for money or free products.
Instagram ‘negligent’ over harassment in women’s DMs, study claims
Researchers combed through thousands of misogynistic, hate-filled messages in women’s DMs on Instagram and found that Meta failed to act on their incident reports 90% of the time.
Facebook parent Meta agrees to pay $90M to settle decade-old privacy lawsuit
Facebook parent company Meta will pay $90 million to settle a privacy lawsuit over its use of “cookies” in 2010 and 2011 that tracked people online.
Facebook's daily active users fall for 1st time in its history
Facebook’s fourth-quarter earnings report shared this week revealed a drop in its daily active users, a first in its history.
Instagram unveils new teen safety tools ahead of congressional hearing
Instagram is rolling out new features, including one that urges teens to take breaks from the app, amid scrutiny on the Facebook-owned platform.
Facebook whistleblower urges US lawmakers to 'act now' on social media laws
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress on Wednesday to weigh in possible legislative changes to Section 230.