The social network that was famously founded in a college dorm, Facebook has grown to become not only the largest social platform on the Internet, but also a major player in smartphone apps thanks to Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and many other one-off apps. The company’s acquisition of virtual reality company Oculus has positioned it to influence the future of that industry as well.

Facebook is making a tiny change that will protect it from strict privacy laws
The social network downplayed the reasoning for its actions.
Would you pay $11 to use Facebook?
The social network is reportedly considering a paid ad-free option.
Facebook faces billion-dollar lawsuit over facial recognition tags
The company would owe every user in Illinois $5,000.
Cambridge Analytica created ‘Sex Compass’ and other apps to harvest Facebook data
The number of users affected by the scandal could skyrocket.
Facebook tries to explain why it scrapes data from non-users
It also called out a handful of its rivals.
Facebook deletes Richard Spencer’s accounts in hate speech crackdown
Other white nationalist accounts are still active.
Democrats say Cambridge Analytica CEO was dishonest with House committee
British officials also alleged Nix had lied about his company's activities.
Instagram will soon let you download your data from the app
Just how much does Instagram know about you, anyway?
Facebook’s new privacy review notice is meant to protect itself—not you
New regulations require consent to collect data.
Here’s what we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimonies
Monopolies, privacy blunders, and whether Facebook listens to your phone calls.
Congressman asks Zuckerberg about FaceMash—and people lost it
Rep. Billy Long was very interested in what FaceMash was.
Mark Zuckerberg admits his personal data was stolen in Cambridge Analytica scandal
The revelation came during his 2-day testimony before Congress.
Facebook is paying internet sleuths to find data firms risking user privacy
You could earn a fat paycheck for uncovering the next scandal.