Facebook responds to privacy meme hoax

Facebook has officially responded to a false copyright meme spreading across the social network which has been re-posted by millions of users in recent days.

Facebook wants to scrap user votes on policy changes

Sometime today, if you're a Facebook user, you'll get an email from the company asking you to vote away your right to vote on the company's governance.

Facebook moves to more secure connection

Facebook has rolled out HTTPS security across the site, meaning it may be a little slower - but a lot safer.

Facebook expands Gifts service

Facebook's made a big expansion to its Gifts service, teaming up with retailers and service providers from babyGap to ProFlowers.

IDF live-tweets attacks on Gaza

Over the last 24 hours, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has been live-tweeting its attacks on the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip, including the assassination of a Hamas military leader.

Man who claimed half of Facebook charged with fraud

Paul Ceglia - the man who tried to claim that he owned half of Facebook - was arrested on Friday and charged with mail and wire fraud that could see him spending 20 years behind bars.

Facebook shows it can succeed at mobile

Wall Street has kissed and made up with Facebook, which has reported strong third quarter revenue, particularly in the mobile arena.

Microsoft retires Facebook, Twitter Xbox apps

Although the new Xbox 360 Dashboard adds a lot of features, it gets rid of two of the most popular apps.

Ignored by everybody? Try paying Facebook

If you find that none of your friends is taking any notice of your Facebook posts, you may decide to try and make them less boring. But US users now have an alternative - pay Facebook to shove your news right under your friends' noses.

Zuckerberg aims to boost Russian presence

Mark Zuckerberg yesterday met with Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev, in an attempt to raise the profile of Facebook in the country.

Facebook opens online store

This Christmas, Facebook hopes, we'll all be swapping gifts using a new service allowing users to send pressies to their friends.

Facebook turns off facial recognition in Europe

Facebook has shuttered its facial recognition feature in Europe, following last year's report from the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

Facebook denies revealing private messages

Facebook has denied reports that users' private messages from several years ago have been appearing on their public timeline.

Single Facebook message boosts election turnout

About a third of a million more Americans showed up at the ballot box in 2010 because of a single Facebook message on election day, say researchers at the University of California, San Diego.

Zuckerberg pledges to keep Facebook shares

With its stock price languishing, Facebook has announced that it won't be making a secondary offering of its shares, and that Mark Zuckerberg will hang on to his own for at least another year.

Facebook aims to eliminate fake 'Likes'

Facebook's cracking down on fake 'Likes', with an update to its system designed to automatically detect and remove them.

Facebook campus to include 10-acre room

Undaunted by its languishing share price, Facebook has announced plans for a huge expansion of its Menlo park headquarters, to be designed by award-winning architect Frank Gehry.

Facebook iOS app update hits the afterburners



Facebook has rolled out a long-awaited update for its iOS application that offers significant performance improvements over its rather slow predecessor.



Germany re-examines Facebook facial recognition

German data protection officials are taking another look at Facebook's use of photo recognition.

Pinterest pins itself on Android, iPad

The newest darling in the world of social media is now on every major mobile platform.