Launched in February 2004, Facebook is a social networking service founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Early investors include Microsoft and Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka- shing, through his namesake charitable foundation. Facebook’s US$16 billion initial public offering in May 2012 generated huge investor interest although the shares subsequently slumped in price.


Appeal over limits on annual July 1 march

Civil Human Rights Front, which expects up to 50,000 marchers at this year's July 1 anti-government parade, is appealing against police restrictions imposed on the event.