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Facebook is an online social networking service founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin.

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Facebook is a online social networking company started by Mark Zuckberberg in 2004. Currently trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol: FB.

Timeline

December 18, 2019

Facebook acquires PlayGiga, a Madrid-based cloud gaming startup. 

October 2019

Facebook prepares to launch a "news tab" .

September 17, 2019

Facebook released the oversight board which will begin with at least 11 members and is "likely to be 40 members" when fully staffed.

September 6, 2019

Facebook and Microsoft launch Deepfake Detection Challenge

September 5, 2019

Facebook launches dating service in United States.



August 20, 2019

Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering. 

Formerly known as “clear history,” the tool will now go by the slightly clunkier moniker “off-Facebook activity.” The feature launches in South Korea, Ireland and Spain. 

June 2019

Facebook announces that it would launch Libra.

May 17, 2019

Facebook bans "inauthentic" accounts targeting Africa. 

The people behind the phantom accounts spent around $812,000 for ads between December 2012 and April 2019 and these were paid in Brazilian reais, Israeli shekel and US dollars. 

April 30, 2019

Facebook's Meet New Friends now in testing in a few markets before it's rolled out more widely soon.

April 24, 2019

Facebook said yesterday that it expected the Federal Trade Commission to fine it up to $5 billion for privacy violations, Mike Isaac and Cecilia Kang of the NYT report.

Occidental unveiled a $38 billion takeover bid for Anadarko Petroleum yesterday, $5 billion more than Chevron has offered.

No region in the world is perfect," Mr. Fink told a financial industry conference yesterday in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, as he announced that BlackRock would open an office in the country.

March 2019

Zuckerberg announces that Facebook was developing a new messaging platform. 

June 2018

Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 in response to two lawsuits filed in June that accused the tech firms of not obeying the state law on political-ad transparency, Ferguson said.

2013

In 2013, Facebook acquired Onavo, an Israeli analytics company, announcing that Onavo's tools "will help us provide better, more efficient mobile products.

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Facebook Messenger (commonly known as Messenger) is a messaging app and platform owned by Facebook.

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Christopher Carbone
January 20, 2020
Fox News
That's certainly a poor choice of words.
By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
January 20, 2020
Mail Online
The difference between sibling rivalry and sibling cooperation in the common 'burying' sexton beetle, which feed on the corpses of dead animals, can be attributed to the presence of the parent.
By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
January 20, 2020
Mail Online
Researchers on Lord Howe Island in Australia have reported their plan to reintroduce a species of near extinct bird after the largest ever rodent eradication program on an island has been a success.
By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
January 20, 2020
Mail Online
The remote Pacific Islands of Oceania were some of the last places on Earth to be colonised by humans when the Lapita people reached the isolated archipelago of Vanuatu 3,300 years ago.
Brooke Crothers
January 20, 2020
Fox News
The data of "models" on an adult website has been exposed, says a cybersecurity firm.
Stephanie Mlot
January 20, 2020
Geek.com
Facebook claims a "technical" error caused Chinese leader Xi Jinping's name to appear as "Mr. Shithole" in Burmese-to-English translations on its platform. The social network apologized for any offense it caused. According to ...
By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
January 20, 2020
Mail Online
Ozone-depleting substances - harmful greenhouse gases - may have caused half of Arctic warming during 1955-2005, according to a study by an international research team.
By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
January 20, 2020
Mail Online
By comparing cultural evolutionary samples with biological ones, a UK research team suggests popular culture, including pop music, literature and cars, evolves no faster than the animal kingdom.
By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
January 20, 2020
Mail Online
Primatologists Kara Walker and Anne Pusey assessed chimpanzees born in Gombe National Park in Tanzania dating back to 1970 to see what caused some young females to stay in their family group.
By Ian Randall For Mailonline
January 20, 2020
Mail Online
Researchers led from Spain's Rovira and Virgili University found evidence that skulls were processed in a consistent manner for a total of around 15,000 years.
By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
January 20, 2020
Mail Online
The remains were discovered by construction workers building a school in Somerton, Somerset. Each grave contained a single body and many were buried wearing hobnail boots.
By Corinna Burton For Mailonline
January 20, 2020
Mail Online
Whether you're working out at the gym, running or playing sports, here's why you should swap out your AirPods for these sweat and water-proof wireless headphones by Mpow.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
January 20, 2020
Mail Online
It was buried under the sand at Booby's Bay in Padstow more than a century ago but is often uncovered during winter storms, with some or all of it exposed.
By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
January 20, 2020
Mail Online
Nine Neolithic amphorae - used for transporting beer, wine and grain - were studied by researchers at Stanford University.
By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
January 20, 2020
Mail Online
The European Space Agency (ESA) has opened is plant in the Netherlands specifically designed to extract oxygen from moondust.
January 19, 2020
The Economic Times
Until now, tech that identifies everyone based on faces has been taboo because of its erosion of privacy.
January 19, 2020
News18
Clearview AI, a little-known startup, helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images scraped from Facebook, YouTube, Venmo and millions of other websites.
Josh Constine
January 19, 2020
TechCrunch
Facebook spying on teens, Twitter accounts hijacked by terrorists, and sexual abuse imagery found on Bing and Giphy were amongst the ugly truths revealed by TechCrunch's investigating reporting in 2019. The tech industry needs more watchdogs than ever as its size enlargens the impact of safety failures and the abuse of power. Whether through malice, [...]
John Herrman
January 19, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Ring offers a front-door view of a country where millions of Amazon customers use Amazon cameras to watch Amazon contractors deliver Amazon packages.
January 18, 2020
News18
The error came to light on the second day of a visit by the Chinese president to the Southeast Asian country, where Xi and state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi signed dozens of agreements.
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