Facebook bets big on India with $5.7 billion Reliance deal

Facebook is set to spend $5.7 billion to buy a 9.99% stake in Reliance Industries’ digital arm, as it capitalizes on WhatsApp’s extensive reach in the country. The deal is Facebook’s biggest since its $22 billion buyout of WhatsApp in 2014 giving the firm a stake in Jio Platforms – the digital services entity that […]

Artificial Intelligence Facebook

Facebook announces new policy banning deepfakes

Facebook has released a policy that will ban deepfakes as they surface on the social media platform, and remove existing ones if its meets certain criteria. Deepfakes, the technology which is created using machine learning technology by taking a real image or video and superimposing fake content can often involve a celebrity or politician.  The […]

Cybersecurity Facebook

540 Million Facebook User Records Exposed

Facebook is facing yet another incident of users’ data being exposed, this is the latest in a number of data breaches since 2018. Australian cybersecurity company, UpGuard, discovered a large cache of data during routine checks on the Amazon S3 servers containing more than 540 million Facebook user records including account names, ID numbers, reactions, and […]

Cybersecurity Facebook

Facebook Experiences Largest Outage To Date

Social media giant, Facebook is dealing with the aftermath of its largest outage in the history of the company.  Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger have all been affected by the partial outage across North America and Europe, beginning March 13, 2019. During this time, users could open the apps but could not access many […]


Facebook Could Face Multi-Billion Dollar Fine From FTC

Social media giant Facebook could be facing a multi-billion dollar fine from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or face a law suit, according to the Washington Post. The FTC started investigating Facebook in March 2018, after reports that up to 87 million users’ information was shared with Cambridge Analytica. “Facebook faces a moment of […]