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Facebook Sets Up Subsidiary in China

Facebook has set up a subsidiary in China and plans to create an “innovation hub” to support local start-ups and developers, the social media company said on Tuesday, ramping up its presence in the restrictive market where its social media sites remain blocked. The subsidiary is registered in Hangzhou, home of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, according […]

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Facebook, Boosting Artificial-Intelligence Research, Says It’s ‘Not Going Fast Enough’

Facebook will dramatically accelerate its research into artificial intelligence, its chief AI scientist said Tuesday, in hopes of ensuring the social network doesn’t fall behind with the technology it will need to contend with Internet rivals and police its gargantuan audience. The world’s biggest social network said it would recruit high-profile engineers and expand its AI-research […]

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EU Lawmakers Miffed Over New Facebook Snub

European Union lawmakers are unhappy that Facebookis refusing to comply with their request to send two senior officials to testify at a hearing into the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The EU parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee wants to question Facebook’s chief privacy officer and the vice presidents for advertisements and global public policy. The committee said Friday that global […]

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Facebook Messenger Gets Autoplaying Video Ads

Facebook Messenger, one of the most popular instant messaging platforms on mobile out there, is getting a new update that most users won’t like. The Facebook-owned messaging app is getting autoplay video ads built right next to your private and group chats. The feature was rolled out from Monday and Facebook executives state that the company […]