Mar 4, 2016

Facebook to ditch tax-reducing U.K. sales structure

Facebook said it would stop booking sales to U.K. clients via Ireland, a practice which reduced its taxes, following the British government’s introduction of a new tax on profits shifted offshore. In future, Facebook will report its U.K. sales in Britain. “In light of ...

Following lobbying, Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

Jan 30, 2016

Following lobbying, Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

Facebook says it is cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world’s largest social network. The new policy applies also to Facebook’s photo-sharing service Instagram. It comes after gun control ...

Jan 5, 2016

Oregon protesters find support and scorn on social media

A group of self-styled militiamen occupying the headquarters of a U.S. national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon to protest the imminent imprisonment of two ranchers took to social media on Monday to drum up support for their cause. As the standoff with law enforcement ...

Dec 10, 2015

Bangladesh lifts ban on Facebook; WhatsApp, Viber still not allowed

Bangladesh on Thursday lifted a ban on Facebook, three weeks after it was imposed for security reasons in the tense country, but mobile messaging apps remained barred, the telecoms minister said. The government ordered Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber blocked last month after two opposition ...

New dad Zuckerberg to give away Facebook fortune

Dec 2, 2015

New dad Zuckerberg to give away Facebook fortune

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday that he has become a father, simultaneously pledging to give away nearly all his fortune to make the world a “better place” for baby daughter Maxima and others. In a letter to Maxima posted on his Facebook page, ...