Facebook Building Yellow Pages Into WhatsApp, Launching in Brazil

Facebook announced it is building a Yellow Pages feature into WhatsApp, allowing users to look up local business information.

Facebook and Twitter Fined in Russia Over Not Deleting Content

Russia’s crackdown of tech companies continues, as a Russian court has fined Facebook and Twitter for not deleting content the government deems illegal.

Walgreens Exposed COVID Testing Data, Refused to Fix Issue

In a shocking display of negligence and incompetence, Walgreens left COVID testing data exposed and refused to fix the issue when notified.

WhatsApp Adds End-to-End Encryption for Chat Backups

WhatsApp has added a major new feature, making it possible to encrypt chat backups with end-to-end encryption.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission Fines WhatsApp $267 Million

WhatsApp has been fined €225 million ($267 million) for violations of the EU’s GDPR.

Need Facebook Support? Buy an Oculus — But No Guarantees It Will Work

Facebook may be one of the dominant social media platforms, but it certainly hasn’t achieved that based on its customer support — which is abysmal.

Facebook and Giphy Used Legal Loophole to Close Deal

Giphy used a legal loophole to help Facebook purchase it without drawing regulatory scrutiny.

Facebook Unveils Horizon Workrooms Virtual Reality Office Space

Facebook has announced Horizon Workrooms, the company’s foray into virtual reality office space.

Messenger Calls and Instagram DMs Get End-to-End Encryption

Facebook has added major security features to Messenger calls, as well as Instagram DMs, upgrading both with end-to-end encryption (E2EE).

Facebook Shuts Down Another Group of Researchers

Facebook has taken action against another group of researchers investigating it, drawing more scrutiny and condemnation.