Facebook announced it would buy WhatsApp for $19 billion in February, but the deal couldn't be finalized until it got regulatory approval. On Friday, the European Commission announced an unconditional approval of the merger, making it the biggest acquisition in Facebook's history.
Facebook apologized Wednesday for deleting accounts that use fake names. The policy upset members of the LGBT community. In the continuing battle of anonymity on the Web, how do other social media sites handle fake names?
Hong Kong protestors are using FireChat, a mobile messaging app, to communicate without using cellular or Internet service. Pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong downloaded the app 100,000 times in just one day.
With more users becoming disgruntled with Facebook's policies, Ello, a new ad-free social network that touts its privacy, transparency, and simplicity, could become a legitimate competitor to the social media giant.