Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

US senators threaten Facebook and Apple with encryption regulation

SAN FRANCISCO – US senators grilled Apple Inc and Facebook Inc executives over their encryption practices on Tuesday and threatened to regulate the technology unless the comp...

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Thanksgiving outage for Facebook

Today was Thanksgiving in the US, which meant more time and space for folk to use social media. Unfortunately for users of Facebook and its related family of apps including Instagr...


Interpol group delays criticism of encryption after objections

SAN FRANCISCO – The international police organisation Interpol put off plans to condemn the spread of strong encryption after objections by tech companies and civil liberties...


Workers at Israeli surveillance firm NSO sue Facebook for blocking private accounts

JERUSALEM – A group of employees from Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group filed a lawsuit against Facebook on Tuesday, saying the social media giant had unfairly blocked thei...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

EU countries fail to agree on privacy rules governing WhatsApp, Skype

BRUSSELS – EU efforts to create a level playing field between telecoms operators and Facebook’s WhatsApp and Microsoft unit Skype stalled on Friday after member countri...

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