Facebook at center of struggle for free expression, Zuckerberg says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sought to recast the challenges facing his company in a historical light on Thursday, describing social media as a kind of “Fifth Estate” and describing politicians’ calls to clamp down on tech companies as an effort to restrict the freedom of expression.

Facebook, Instagram down Sunday morning

If you had a hard time posting or viewing content on Instagram and Facebook Sunday morning, you’re not alone.

FTC hits Facebook with $5 billion penalty over privacy issues

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission announced a $5 billion settlement with Facebook on Wednesday, resolving a sweeping investigation by regulators into how the company lost control over massive troves of personal data and mishandled its communications with users. It is the largest fine in FTC history — and yet still only about a month’s […]

FOX 5 Friend of the Day

Enter to be FOX 5’s Friend of the Day and become eligible to win a $250 gift certificate from Jerome’s Furniture and your choice of Jerome’s “Best Seat in House” tickets to an upcoming San Diego Padres game.

Too much Facebook leads to envy and depression, study finds

NEW YORK — Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could lead to some serious depression. A recent study conducted by researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Bradley University and the University of Missouri Columbia found that heavy Facebook users can experience envy — which can ultimately lead to extreme sadness. The researchers […]

Best ‘Facebook Down’ tweets

SAN DIEGO – The national internet nightmare is over. Facebook is back in service. On Monday, the world came to a screeching halt. Facebook was down for millions of users across the world. The outage was first reported around 12:03 p.m. PT. Most users attempting to load the social networking website were getting error messages. The […]

Facebook privacy hoax resurfaces

NEW YORK — A years-old Facebook hoax is making the rounds again, giving users false hope that a simple status update will lock down their accounts and protect the photos and videos they share. The status reads: “As of (Date/Time). I do NOT give Facebook, or any entities associated with Facebook, permission to use my […]