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Founded Feb 2004
Headquarters Palo Alto, CA, USA
Website facebook.com

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

  • Rock the Linux kernel module

    Netcat, which shares its name with a networking tool of the same name, told the world+dog on its Facebook page that the world was ready for Linux kernel module music.
  • Putin's mates take control of Russian Facebook

    The Tsar of Russia, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin I, has apparently taken control of the Russian Facebook to make sure that he can effectively monitor Ukrainian protests.
  • NYPD Twitter PR backfires

    "Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook," the department posted on its NYPD News Twitter feed.
  • Brazil creates web user bill of rights

    What was interesting was that the law stopped short of what many in the US feared – namely that companies like Google and Facebook would have to store local users' data in Brazilian data centres.
  • 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.

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