The Internet Is Broke: Almost Every Major Site Experiencing Outages

The majority of high-profile sites are experiencing outages Tuesday afternoon, with no indication what the cause is.

Meta Adopts AMD EPYC

AMD has scored another win over Intel, with Meta (formerly Facebook) choosing the EPYC for its data centers.

Facebook Rolling Out End-to-End Encryption in Messenger

Facebook has started rolling out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) across Messenger, continuing its efforts to bring E2EE across its platforms.

The Oculus Brand Is No More

Facebook is killing off the Oculus brand on the heels of its “Meta” rebrand.

Facebook Rebrands as ‘Meta’

Facebook has followed through on rumored plans to rename itself, going with the name “Meta.”

Google and Facebook Teamed Up to Combat Apple’s Privacy Push

Attorneys general are accusing Google and Facebook of teaming up to thwart Apple’s efforts to protect user privacy.

Facebook Will Pay For News in France

Facebook has said it will pay for news in France, a departure from the company’s previous stance.

Facebook May Change Its Name

Facebook is considering the possibility of changing its name, both to better reflect its future ambitions and distance itself from existing scrutiny.

Study Shows Android Has Serious Privacy Issues, Snoops on Users

A new study is showing just how much Android snoops on its users, transmitting large quantities of data to third-parties and Google.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp Experience Another Outage

Facebook has experienced another outage impacting its services, including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Telegram Gained 70 Million New Users During Facebook Outage

It was a known fact that Telegram gained users during Facebook’s recent outage, but founder Pavel Durov is putting a number on it: 70 million.

Disney and Facebook Execs Raise Funding for Live Video Startup 100ms

Execs from Disney and Facebook have raised $4.5 million for their live video infrastructure startup, 100ms.

Router Configuration Change Responsible for Facebook Outage

Facebook has disclosed the cause of its outage Monday, one of the worst in its history, and misconfigured routers were to blame.

Telegram a Casualty of Facebook’s Woes

Telegram was an unlikely casualty Facebook’s troubles Monday, as people flocked to the messaging service, slowing it down.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp Offline for Hours

Facebook is having major issues, as the company’s services have been down for hours, as of Monday afternoon.

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.