WikiNow lets you discover the news you care about, follow the topics that matter to you and share your favourite stories with your friends.

© WikiNow

Facebook Doubles Down on Controversial App for Kids - Gizmodo

Facebook's messaging service for children has been widely criticized by child health advocates who have urged Mark Zuckerberg to delete the app altogether. But Facebook hasn't scrapped the chat app for kids as young as six years old. Instead, it's ...

Facebook is reportedly working on a 'Your Time on Facebook' feature - The Verge

The “time well spent” movement that's sweeping tech may be coming to Facebook. A new feature that was spotted by Jane Manchun Wong (an engineer who's previously uncovered new features in Instagram by digging through the code) will show users how ...

Facebook brings its messaging app for kids to Canada despite experts' concerns - CBC.ca

A version of Facebook's popular text and video messaging app aimed at children under the age of 13 is now available in Canada, Facebook said on Friday, despite concerns from advocates that children are ill-equipped to use social media at such a young ...

'Charles' the emu has been found safe - NEWS10 ABC

... Bird Paradise Sanctuary says he has been found safe and is back at the sanctuary. "Thank you everyone for the help and support! ❤ everyone is welcome to come up and check out the celebrity Charles!" The sanctuary said in a post on Facebook.

Oregon DMV Employee on Leave After Posting on Facebook That Immigrants at the Border Should Be Shot - The Root

A worker for Oregon Driver & Motor Vehicle Services, a division of the state's Department of Transportation, is the latest to be dragged under the microscope of scrutiny after a Facebook comment she made, suggesting shooting immigrants at the border.

Facebook is using Messenger Kids to encourage kindness - Engadget

Last year, Facebook launched a somewhat controversial Messenger app for children called, appropriately, Messenger Kids. Now, the company is introducing new features and expanding availability for the app. Parents in Canada and Peru can sign their ...

Facebook's controversial Messenger Kids is rolling out to Canada and Peru - The Verge

Facebook is rolling out Messenger Kids, its controversial chat app for those under 13, to countries outside of the US, as reported by CNET. The app has been widely criticized by advocacy groups that claim it is “harmful to children and teens ...

Facebook prototypes tool to show how many minutes you spend on it - TechCrunch

Are you ready for some scary numbers? After months of Mark Zuckerberg talking about how “Protecting our community is more important than maximizing our profits,” Facebook is preparing to turn that commitment into a Time Well Spent product. Buried in ...

Celtics' Danny Ainge addresses 'funny' NBA draft gaffe over Facebook Live - USA TODAY

Credit Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge for being a championship-caliber architect with his NBA draft, trading and hiring decisions over the years. Do not credit Ainge with understanding the ins and outs of Facebook Live ...

Facebook wants to hide secret inaudible messages in TV ads that can force your phone to record audio - Metro

Facebook is working on controversial software which lets it secretly order users' smartphones to start recording audio whenever they hear inaudible messages hidden in television adverts. The social network has always denied rumours that it listens into ...

Chinese holiday island to unlock Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for foreign visitors - South China Morning Post

Visitors to China's tropical island of Hainan will have access to popular social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube that are banned elsewhere in the country, as part of a new plan drawn up by the local authorities to boost tourism.

Facebook Says It Has “No Plans” to Listen in On Your Conversations - Slate Magazine

One of the most persistent conspiracy theories in the tech world today is that Facebook is surreptitiously listening in on your real-world conversations via your smartphone's microphone. According to the theory, the social network then uses that data ...

Facebook Commenters Slam Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross - The Drive

Mitsubishi fans are not happy about the new Eclipse Cross and they are making sure the company knows about it. The Mitsubishi USA Facebook page has featured several posts about the newly-released crossover as of late, and reactions have not been ...

Does The Future Of Dating Hinge On Facebook - Forbes

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, recently sent a small shockwave through the online dating industry when he announced Facebook's plans to roll out dating features at Facebook's F8 conference back in May; shares in dating-giant Match Group immediately ...

EU lawmakers miffed over new Facebook snub - 660 News

BRUSSELS – European Union lawmakers are unhappy that Facebook is refusing to comply with their request to send two senior officials to testify at a hearing into the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The EU parliament's Civil Liberties Committee wants ...

Dislike! Sustainable Fund Says Dump Facebook - Bloomberg

Of that amount, just 0.06 percent was invested in Facebook, Beslik told Bloomberg News in May. So the total stake that Nordea offloaded was in the ballpark of about 3.6 million euros — compared with Facebook's market capitalization of more than $580 ...

Facebook's 'lack of accountability' in its data scandal spurs European sustainability fund to dump shares - CNBC

The sustainability practice of a large European asset management firm is banning investments in Facebook shares. Nordea's head of group sustainable finance Sasja Beslik explained the decision on social media Thursday. "Nordea has decided to exclude ...

Facebook says expansion of fact-checking tools 'will never be finished' - Toronto Star

In a company blog, Facebook acknowledged that fake news reports and doctored content have increasingly become image-based in some countries, making it harder for readers to discern whether a photo or video related to a news event is authentic.

Oregon DOT employee suspended after Facebook post calling on immigrants to be shot - Fox News

Lori McAllen, who has since deleted all of her social media accounts, reportedly wrote on Facebook: “I personally think they should shoot them all at the border and call it good… it'll save us hardworking AMERICANS billions of dollars on our taxes !! ;)”.

Facebook pulls the plug on far-right Generation Identity - Aljazeera.com

The far-right Generation Identity group has been permanently banned from Facebook after violating its policies, according to the i Paper, a UK-based paper and website. Generation Identity is part of a broader pan-European Identitarian Movement that ...

Facebook is an American for-profit corporation and online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California, United States. The Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.

Facebook, Inc.
Facebook New Logo (2015).svg
Type of business Public
Type of site
Social networking service
Available in Multilingual (140)
Traded as
Founded February 4, 2004; 12 years ago (2004-02-04)
Headquarters Menlo Park, California, U.S.
Coordinates 37°29′05″N 122°08′54″W / 37.4848°N 122.1484°W / 37.4848; -122.1484Coordinates: 37°29′05″N 122°08′54″W / 37.4848°N 122.1484°W / 37.4848; -122.1484
Area served United States (2004–05)
Worldwide, except blocking countries (2005–present)
Owner Mark Zuckerberg (53%)
Founder(s)
Key people Mark Zuckerberg
(Chairman and CEO)
Sheryl Sandberg
(COO)
Industry Internet
Revenue Increase US$17.928 billion (2015)
Operating income Increase US$6.225 billion (2015)
Net income Increase US$3.688 billion (2015)
Total assets Increase US$49.407 billion (2015)
Total equity Increase US$44.218 billion (2015)
Employees 15,724 (September 30, 2016)
Subsidiaries Messenger
Instagram
WhatsApp
Oculus VR
Website www.facebook.com or
www.fb.com
Alexa rank Steady 3 (December 2016)
Registration Required
Users Increase 1.79 billion monthly active users (September 30, 2016)
Current status Active
Written in C++, PHP (as HHVM) and D language

Facebook is an American for-profit corporation and online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California, United States. The Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.

The founders had initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students; however, later they expanded it to higher education institutions in the Boston area, the Ivy League schools, and Stanford University. Facebook gradually added support for students at various other universities, and eventually to high school students as well. Since 2006, anyone age 13 and older has been allowed to become a registered user of Facebook, though variations exist in the minimum age requirement, depending on applicable local laws. The Facebook name comes from the face book directories often given to United States university students.

Facebook may be accessed by a large range of desktops, laptops, tablet computers, and smartphones over the Internet and mobile networks. After registering to use the site, users can create a user profile indicating their name, occupation, schools attended and so on. Users can add other users as "friends", exchange messages, post status updates and digital photos, share digital videos and links, use various software applications ("apps"), and receive notifications when others update their profiles or make posts. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups organized by workplace, school, hobbies or other topics, and categorize their friends into lists such as "People From Work" or "Close Friends". In groups, editors can pin posts to top. Additionally, users can complain about or block unpleasant people. Because of the large volume of data that users submit to the service, Facebook has come under scrutiny for its privacy policies. Facebook makes most of its revenue from advertisements which appear onscreen.

Facebook, Inc. held its initial public offering (IPO) in February 2012, and began selling stock to the public three months later, reaching an original peak market capitalization of $104 billion. On July 13, 2015, Facebook became the fastest company in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to reach a market cap of $250 billion. Facebook has more than 1.65 billion monthly active users as of March 31, 2016. As of April 2016, Facebook was the most popular social networking site in the world, based on the number of active user accounts. Facebook classifies users from the ages of 13 to 18 as minors and therefore sets their profiles to share content with friends only.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress on data scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify today before a U.S. congressional hearing about the use of Facebook data to target voters in the 2016 election.

5 awkward moments at the Facebook hearing

There were some awkward pauses and a few laughs when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before 44 senators in a hearing on data privacy. Subscribe ...

FACEBOOK: Reacción a estados #8

Hoy leeré esos estados de Facebook que nos dejan con ganas DE MÁS. Bienvenido al mundo de las Marianas. Para ver fechas y ciudades donde haré shows, ...

TRY NOT TO LAUGH - Best Facebook Videos Compilation June Part 4

New Funny Vines and Skits Compilation of June 2018 Hope that you enjoyed, please leave a like and tell me what you think in the comments! Don't forget to ...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Senate Testimony On Company's Data-Privacy Policies | TIME

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces touch questions from senators about the company's data-privacy policies. Subscribe to TIME ...

UB: Grupo ng Facebook hackers, arestado matapos ireklamo ng pangingikil

Nagpupuyos sa galit ang isang babae na nahuthutan ng pera matapos ma-hack ang kaniyang Facebook account. Ang masakit pa, pinsan niya ang mastermind ...