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Registration for F8 Refresh is now open

Registration for F8 Refresh is now open. Join your global developer community virtually on June 2nd, where you will be able to learn about the latest products and innovations across Facebook technologies, and how we can build together, grow together. T...

Connecting Local Communities on Facebook


We’re beginning to test Facebook Neighborhoods, a dedicated space within the Facebook app designed to help you connect with your neighbors, your local community and discover new places nearby.
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Workplace Reaches 7 Million Paid Subscribers


We’re proud to have reached 7 million paid subscribers on Workplace — up over 40% in the past year — but it goes way beyond that.
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Facebook Joins Open Web Docs as Lead Funder

Facebook is excited to announce that it is sponsoring Open Web Docs as a lead funder and member of the Governing Committee. As a leading user of, and contributor to, web-based technologies and browsers, Facebook understands how important quality docume...

VISSL: A Contributor’s Story with Aanand Kainth

The “Contributor’s Story” series is intended to provide a face and voice to our major open source contributors and community members, an overview of the projects they are working on, and the successes and challenges contributors face when developing....

Celebrate #MothersWeek with Portal


Mother’s Day is around the corner, and this year, Portal is celebrating #MothersWeek because one day isn’t enough to acknowledge all that mothers do.
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Supporting the Asian and Pacific Islander Community


This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we’re celebrating the diversity and impact of Asians and Pacific Islanders while also raising awareness of issues the community is facing.
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A brief history of Rust at Facebook

Facebook is embracing Rust, one of the most loved and fastest-growing programming languages available today. In addition to bringing new talent to its Rust team, Facebook has announced that it is officially joining the nonprofit Rust Foundation. Alongside fellow members including Mozilla (the creators of Rust), AWS, Microsoft, and Google, Facebook will be working to [...]
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Facebook Joins the Rust Foundation

Facebook is excited to announce that it has joined the Rust Foundation as a Platinum member. Alongside the other fellow foundation members, Facebook is committed to sustaining and growing the Rust open source ecosystem and community.

How Facebook Protects Privacy in Our COVID-19 Initiatives


We're publishing a white paper on how we’re protecting privacy and addressing the urgent needs of public health authorities and researchers in our COVID-19 initiatives.
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Supporting Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines


We're donating $5 million to support equitable vaccine distribution around the world and making it easier for people to get reliable information about COVID-19 and vaccines.
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Docusaurus: A Contributor’s Story with Lisa Chandra

The “Contributor’s Story” series is intended to provide a face and voice to our major open source contributors and community members, an overview of the projects they are working on, and the successes and challenges contributors face when developing....

Reverse debugging at scale

Say you receive an email notification that a service is crashing just after your last code change deploys. The crash happens in only 0.1 percent of the servers where it runs. But you’re at a large-scale company, so 0.1 percent equals thousands of servers — and this issue is going to be hard to reproduce. Several [...]
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Building Vaccine Confidence Amid COVID-19 With UNICEF


This World Immunization Week, we're sharing the results of our partnership with UNICEF to help combat vaccine hesitancy and increase routine immunization rates.
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ELI5: Ent – Schema as Code in Go

In this post, we take a closer look at an open source project called Ent, an entity framework for Go, in a way that is super simple to understand or as it’s commonly known online, ELI5. If you're interested in learning by watching or listening, check o...

Meet the Rustaceans: Chris Konstad

For today’s interview, we have Chris Konstad who is a Production Engineer on the Video Infrastructure team at Facebook. The Video Infrastructure team builds world-class video infra comprising live streaming, video processing, transcoding, storage and m...

Pysa: A Contributor’s Story with Sarthak Khattar

The “Contributor’s Story” series is intended to provide a face and voice to our major open source ccontributors and community members, an overview of the projects they are working on, and the successes and challenges contributors face when developing....

CrypTen: A Contributor’s Story with Scott Moses Sunarto

The “Contributor’s Story” series is intended to provide a face and voice to our major open source ccontributors and community members, an overview of the projects they are working on, and the successes and challenges contributors face when developing....

Facebook ran ads for a fake ‘Clubhouse for PC’ app planted with malware

Cybercriminals have taken out a number of Facebook ads masquerading as a Clubhouse app for PC users in order to target unsuspecting victims with malware, TechCrunch has learned. TechCrunch was alerted Wednesday to Facebook ads tied to several Facebook pages impersonating Clubhouse, the drop-in audio chat app only available on iPhones. Clicking on the ad would […]

10 times Facebook violated your privacy


To say that Facebook has a less-than-stellar reputation for privacy is understating it. Here are some major instances where the company didn’t guard your data.
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Facebook’s tardy disclosure of breach timing raises GDPR compliance questions

The question of whether Facebook will face any regulatory sanction over the latest massive historical platform privacy fail to come to light remains unclear. But the timeline of the incident looks increasingly awkward for the tech giant. While it initially sought to play down the data breach revelations published by Business Insider at the weekend by […]

Daily Crunch: Facebook faces questions over data breach

European regulators have questions about a Facebook data breach, Clubhouse adds payments and a robotics company has SPAC plans. This is your Daily Crunch for April 6, 2021. The big story: Facebook faces questions over data breach A data breach involving personal data (such as email addresses and phone numbers) of more than 500 million […]

Answers being sought from Facebook over latest data breach

Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in the European Union is seeking answers from the tech giant over a major data breach reported on over the weekend. The breach was reported on by Business Insider on Saturday which said personal data (including email addresses and mobile phone numbers) of more than 500M Facebook accounts had been […]

Facebook’s Kustomer buy could face EU probe after merger referral

The European Union may investigate Facebook’s $1BN acquisition of customer service platform Kustomer after concerns were referred to it under EU merger rules. A spokeswoman for the Commission confirmed it received a request to refer the proposed acquisition from Austria under Article 22 of the EU’s Merger Regulation — a mechanism which allows Member States […]

How Facebook encodes your videos

People upload hundreds of millions of videos to Facebook every day. Making sure every video is delivered at the best quality — with the highest resolution and as little buffering as possible — means optimizing not only when and how our video codecs compress and decompress videos for viewing, but also which codecs are used [...]
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UK’s antitrust watchdog takes a closer look at Facebook-Giphy

Potential threats to the free flow of GIFs continue to trouble the UK’s competition watchdog. Facebook’s $400M purchase of Giphy, announced last year, is now facing an in-depth probe by the CMA after the regulator found the acquisition raises competition concerns related to digital advertising. It now has until September 15 to investigate and report. […]

Facebook says Trump can’t skirt its ban through daughter-in-law’s account

Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump promoted a new interview with the former president on Facebook and Instagram Tuesday, but a workaround to Trump’s ban on two of the world’s most popular social networks wasn’t long for this world. She was apparently swiftly cautioned by Facebook that anything posted “in the voice of President Trump” is not […]