The massive project has already gotten pushback from regulators worried about Facebook's size and power. Government officials also worry about Facebook's plans to extend end-to-end encryption to Messenger.
Privacy advocates hail Illinois' strict biometric privacy law as the nation's strongest form of protection in the commercial use of such data, and it has survived ongoing efforts by the tech industry and other businesses to weaken it.
Facebook will pay $550 million in the form of a cash fund for Illinois users who sued the social media company for collecting facial-recognition data, Edelson PC said on Wednesday.
A Ukrainian security researcher reported finding a database with the names, phone numbers and unique user IDs of more than 267 million Facebook users - nearly all U.S.-based - on the open internet.
So far, the problems have only been going on for a few hours.
UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh welcomed its newest and most adorable neighbors on World Kindness Day, dressing them in tiny Mister Rogers-style cardigans.
Facebook says it is deleting the name of the person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who triggered the Trump impeachment probe.
All it took for one fugitive in Illinois to turn himself in was a little photo manipulation.
Twitter's ban on political advertising is ratcheting up pressure on Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to follow suit.
Worried about internet trolls and foreign powers spreading false news, census officials are preparing to battle misinformation campaigns for the first time in the count's 230-year history.
Facebook announced Friday it will begin testing Facebook News, which the tech giant said will offer users more control over the stories they see as well as the ability to discover a broader array of content.
Facebook said Friday that it has suspended "tens of thousands" of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported.
Facebook Dating, a matchmaking service the company already offers in Brazil, Canada and 17 other countries, arrives in the U.S. on Thursday. But after years of privacy missteps by the social network, will people trust it with their love lives?
Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts have been discovered in an exposed online database, TechCrunch reports.