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Trump says to check Facebook block of White House social media chief

03 March, 2019 11:21 pm 11:21 pm

(Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will look into Facebook’s decision to block public comments by White House social media director Dan Scavino. Scavino posted a screen shot late on Monday of a message from Facebook saying he was temporarily blocked from making public comments because some of his comments had … Read More

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Facebook struggles into day two of global outage

03 March, 2019 4:20 pm 4:20 pm

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc struggled to restore its services fully on Thursday after a 17-hour partial outage made the world’s largest social network inaccessible to users across the globe, driving a wave of online complaints. The number of reports on the crowd-sourced DownDetector website – one of the internet’s most used sources of numbers on … Read More

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Zuckerberg says Facebook’s future is going big on private chats

03 March, 2019 10:12 am 10:12 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the company would encrypt conversations on more of its messaging services and make them compatible, the latest sign that the world’s biggest social network sees its future in intimate online chats. Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook profile that within a few … Read More

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Cargo jet with three on board crashes near Houston airport

02 February, 2019 8:34 am 8:34 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner with three people on board crashed into a bay near Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Saturday, police and officials said. Atlas Air Flight 3591 was en route to Houston from Miami when radar and radio contact with the plane was lost about 30 miles (48 … Read More

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EU countries back copyright reforms aimed at Google, Facebook

02 February, 2019 4:36 pm 4:36 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union countries on Wednesday endorsed an overhaul of the bloc’s copyright rules which would force Google and Facebook Inc to pay publishers for news snippets and filter out copyright-protected content on YouTube or Instagram. A majority of EU diplomats agreed to the revamp while Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Poland … Read More

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Facebook broke rules, should be regulated: UK lawmakers

02 February, 2019 9:19 am 9:19 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, British lawmakers said on Monday. In a damning report that singled out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for what it said was a failure of … Read More

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Germany to restrict Facebook’s data gathering activities

02 February, 2019 9:10 pm 9:10 pm

BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Facebook has been ordered to curb its data collection practices in Germany after a landmark ruling on Thursday that the world’s largest social network abused its market dominance to gather information about users without their consent. Germany, where privacy concerns run deep, is in the forefront of a global backlash against … Read More

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French composer Michel Legrand dies at 86

01 January, 2019 12:31 pm 12:31 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – French composer and pianist Michel Legrand has died at 86 after a career in which he stood out for soundtracks in screen musicals with Catherine Deneuve and that won him three Oscars. The artist died earlier on Saturday, according to a message posted on his Facebook page by his management company City … Read More

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Zuckerberg to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger

01 January, 2019 12:37 pm 12:37 pm

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is planning to unify the underlying messaging infrastructure of the WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger services and incorporate end-to-end encryption into these apps, the New York Times reported. The three services will, however, continue as stand-alone apps, the report said, citing four people involved in the … Read More

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Facebook brings stricter ads rules to countries with big 2019 votes

01 January, 2019 11:30 am 11:30 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months. As the largest social media service in nearly every big country, Facebook since … Read More

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As FAANG stocks falter, fund managers make bets on survivors

12 December, 2018 10:19 am 10:19 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A bear market in the so-called FAANG stocks – Wall Street’s most popular trade going into the year – is pushing fund managers into searching for the next big growth companies that can lead the overall market higher. Shares of Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc, Netflix Inc, and Google-parent Alphabet … Read More

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Facebook to buy back additional $9 billion of shares

12 December, 2018 9:27 am 9:27 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will buy back an additional $9 billion of its shares, as it looks to pacify investors following a slump in its stock. The social media giant’s shares, which have tumbled more than 22 percent this year, rose nearly 1 percent in extended trading. The new program is in addition to … Read More

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Facebook defends Russia response, updates plan to curb misbehaviour

11 November, 2018 6:48 pm 6:48 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chairman and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended his response to Russian election meddling on the world’s largest social media network and issued a new plan aimed at stifling misbehaviour while maintaining a vibrant hub for online speech. His comments in a conference call with journalists and in … Read More

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Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up

11 November, 2018 11:08 am 11:08 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Silicon Valley technology giants such as Facebook and Google have grown so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or changes in taste reduce their clout, the inventor of the World Wide Web told Reuters. The digital revolution has spawned a handful of US-based technology companies since the 1990s … Read More

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