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Founded Feb 2004
Headquarters Palo Alto, CA, USA

Facebook is a social networking service funded by some twins and eventually turned into a movie with a Nine Inch Nails soundtrack. Mark Zuckerberg almost called it TheFaceBook before settling on DeFacebook and eventually just Facebook. Zuckerberg has become one of the youngest and most successful entrepreneurs in the world, enjoying a healthy revenue stream (in the billions) while gradually eroding the entire world's privacy. As Justin Timberlake said, "You know what's cool? Willingly submitting all of your personal information to a third party website."

Latest Facebook news

  • Microsoft plans to launch Surface Mini later this year

    To give you an idea how long Microsoft has been working on this project in September 2012, the benchmark app WP Bench detected the use of a device that it identified as "Microsoft Surface Phone
  • Teens lose interest in Facebook

    The future of the social notworking site, Facebook is starting to look bleak, as teens reject it faster than clothing advice from their parents.
  • Russia's "Facebook" boss quits

    The founder of Russia's equivalent to Facebook, VKontakte (VK), has resigned as CEO of the company after seven years.
  • Oculus Rift staff get death threats

    Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey has written on Reddit that his employees have received death threats in the wake of the company's sale to Facebook.
  • Facebook freaks me out

    Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson is furious that the 3D Oculus Rift outfit has fallen into the paws of Facebook.
  • Tech heavyweights buy some artificial intelligence

    A Facebook spokesman told the Journal that Zuckerberg's Vicarious investment was made on a personal level, and will not affect the social network's plans for development.
  • Facebook AI can spot a face 97.25 percent of the time

    Researchers from Facebook (tick: DeFacebook, Book of Faces) said that advances in the relatively new artificial-intelligence field known as deep learning have meant that they can spot a face 97.53 percent of the time.
  • Zuckerberg reads Obama the riot act

    The founder and CEO of DeFacebook, Mark Zuckerberg, got on the blower to US president Obama yesterday to whisper some not so sweet somethings in his earlug.
  • NSA wants to create spy botnets

    One trick had the NSA masquerade as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a launching pad to infect a target's computer and exfiltrate files from a hard drive.
  • Ukraine and Russia troops engage

    A group of hackers in Ukraine who call themselves "Cyber-Berkut" have boasted about defacing at least 40 Russian news websites on their Facebook page with the image above, which shows a Nazi Swastika over Crimea.
  • Apple appoints Roman moneyman

    Rivals Google and Facebook shell out tens of billions of dollars snapping up cutting-edge tech companies like Nest and WhatsApp which guarantees their future. Apple has so far not done much at all lately.
  • Bill Gates is world's richest man again

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg becoming the biggest gainer in net worth. His fortune more than doubled to $28.5 billion, boosted by a sharp rise in the price of the social network's shares.
  • Brit arrested for breaking into Federal Reserve

    Love has entered no plea, which sounds like it should be an internet meme on Facebook.
  • Apple patches dire bug

    The bug let attackers with access to a mobile user's network, such as a shared unsecured wireless service offered by a cafe, to see or alter exchanges between the user and protected sites such as Google Gmail or Facebook.
  • Researchers can tell when you are lying

    Software called Pheme can tell if you are fibbing on Facebook or Twitter. The idea is to quell the spread of dangerous misinformation, citing the quickly spread false rumour during the 2011 London riots that the London Eye was on fire.
  • Google warns glass users not to be creeps

    It is starting to look like Google's main headache with the Glass platform is that users are plonkers who will not be admitted into polite society because they will be filming down women's cleavages and up skirts and broadcasting the footage to Facebook.
  • Germans and French negotiate a US free web

    Merkel was not amused that Google and Facebook based their operations in countries with low levels of data protection while being active in countries such as Germany with high data protection.
  • Hyperlinking does not break copyright laws

    The decision, which concurs with the opinions of a panel of scholars, appears to be good news for anyone who wants to embed a YouTube video in their blog or Facebook page, but bad news for certain collecting societies who feel that embedding should result in the payment of a licensing fee.

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