Justice Department launches sweeping review of competition in tech

The US is intensifying its already stepped-up scrutiny of the tech industry. The Department of Justice is launching a comprehensive antitrust review of "market-leading online platforms" to see if they're abusing their leading positions. There's no...

FTC to accuse Facebook of misusing phone numbers and facial recognition

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reportedly plans to issue a complaint over Facebook's handling of phone numbers and facial recognition. According to The Washington Post, the FTC plans to allege that advertisers managed to target users who provided...

Facebook is already awash with fraudulent ads about its own cryptocurrency

Facebook revealed its cryptocurrency plans just a month ago, and already it's the subject of a wave of fraudulent ads. As The Washington Post reports, around a dozen fake accounts, pages and groups have appeared on Facebook and Instagram, presenting...

Eli Roth’s studio is making five horror series for Facebook Watch

Last fall, Crypt TV announced it would convert its Webby Award-winning short The Birch into a 15-episode horror series for Facebook Watch. The digital studio, founded by Eli Roth and Jack Davis, isn't stopping there. According to Deadline, Crypt TV a...

Facebook was granted a patent to silo group posts

Moderators of Facebook Groups could soon get more leeway in controlling who sees the comments made on their forums. The US Patent Office today granted Facebook a patent for content moderation that would let moderators limit viewership of posts by "pr...