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Instagram tests using AI, other tools for age verification

Instagram is testing new ways to verify the age of people using its service, including a face-scanning artificial intelligence tool, having mutual friends verify their age or uploading an ID. ...

EXPLAINER: Social media and the Texas shooter's messages

Could Facebook have known about ominous direct-message threats made by a gunman who Texas authorities say massacred 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school? Could it have warned the autho...

Fight The Man: What GameStop's surge says about online mobs

It's a fable for our times: Small-time investors band together to take down greedy Wall Street hedge funds using the stock of a troubled video-game store. But the revolt of online st...

Congress grills Big Tech over competition, money and power

Big Tech faced tough questions Tuesday as federal lawmakers focused on issues of potentially anticompetitive behavior by technology giants and expressed bipartisan skepticism over Facebook's plan for ...

AP FACT CHECK: Facebook defines 'permission' loosely

Facebook gave some companies such as Apple, Amazon and Yahoo more extensive access to users' personal data, effectively exempting them from the company's usual privacy rules, according to a New York T...