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Facebook hiring journalists to curate its new News Tab

08 August, 2019 12:31 pm 12:31 pm

NEW YORK (AFP) – Facebook confirmed plans for a News Tab that will be edited by seasoned journalists, in a departure from its longstanding practice of letting algorithms dictate a user’s experience. A human team will select relevant, reliable breaking and top news stories. Other sections of the tab will rely on algorithms to figure … Read More



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Who’s tracking you? Facebook users to get more control over data

08 August, 2019 9:59 am 9:59 am

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said it was tweaking its policies to allow users to see and control the data that the social network gathers from their browsing habits on other websites and apps. The company defines the data, for example when a clothing website shares information with Facebook on browsing activity of a user, as … Read More



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Facebook fails to warn users of known risks before 2018 breach

08 August, 2019 11:30 am 11:30 am

(Reuters) – Facebook users suing the world’s largest social media network over a 2018 data breach say it failed to warn them about risks tied to its single sign-on tool, even though it protected its employees, a court filing on Thursday showed. Single sign-on connects users to third-party social apps and services using their Facebook … Read More



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Facebook loses facial recognition appeal, must face privacy class action

08 August, 2019 8:57 am 8:57 am

(Reuters) – A federal appeals court rejected Facebook Inc’s effort to undo a class action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their consent. The 3-0 decision from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco over Facebook’s facial recognition technology exposes the company to … Read More



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Company must share more data to fight misinformation: Facebook

07 July, 2019 10:40 am 10:40 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – One of Facebook’s third-party fact-checking partners on Tuesday said the company needed to share more data with fact-checkers to better curb misinformation. UK-based charity Full Fact, which joined the programme in January, issued a report urging Facebook to provide more data on how flagged content is shared over time, to see … Read More



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Companies using Facebook 'Like' button liable for data: EU court Facebook FB EU court liable like button

Companies using Facebook ‘Like’ button liable for data: EU cour...

07 July, 2019 11:10 pm 11:10 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Companies that embed Facebook’s “Like” button on their websites must seek users’ consent to transfer their personal data to the US social network, in line with the bloc’s data privacy laws, Europe’s top court said on Monday. Website plugins such as Facebook’s “Like” button are a common feature of online retail as … Read More



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Facebook warns of costly privacy changes, discloses another US probe

07 July, 2019 11:10 am 11:10 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said that new rules and product changes aimed at protecting users’ privacy would slow its revenue growth into next year and significantly raise expenses, taking the shine off quarterly revenue results that beat expectations. The outlook was the latest twist in a day of contrasting news for the world’s … Read More



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Facebook to create privacy panel, pay $5 billion to US to settle allegation...

07 July, 2019 10:34 am 10:34 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay $5 billion, two people briefed on the matter said. As part of the settlement, Facebook will agree to create a board committee on privacy … Read More



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FTC to announce $5 billion settlement with Facebook as early as this week: ...

07 July, 2019 8:34 am 8:34 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc as early as this week of its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, two sources briefed on the matter said. The FTC, Justice Department and Facebook declined to comment. The FTC … Read More



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US lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan

07 July, 2019 10:59 am 10:59 am

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – US lawmakers bashed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted to safeguard the world financial system and consumers’ data. The social media company is fighting to get Washington on its side after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with its announcement on … Read More



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Facebook should not be trusted with crazy cryptocurrency plan: US senators

07 July, 2019 11:16 am 11:16 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Tuesday that Facebook Inc’s track record of what they described as untrustworthiness should stand in the way of it launching a digital currency, labelling the plan “delusional” and “crazy” at a Senate hearing. Facebook is fighting to get Washington onside after it shocked regulators and lawmakers … Read More



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Facebook vows Libra currency will wait for approval as US airs worries

07 July, 2019 9:45 am 9:45 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Monday it would not proceed with the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency until regulatory concerns are addressed, as the US Treasury secretary took the unusual step on of saying he had serious concerns it could be used for illicit activity. David Marcus, who oversees Facebook’s blockchain efforts, … Read More



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Facebook’s Libra currency under fire

07 July, 2019 8:25 pm 8:25 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Facebook’s planned virtual unit Libra currency, already under heavy attack from US President Donald Trump and global regulators, faces scepticism among the wider cryptocurrency community as well. One theme — besides Brexit — dominated discussion among the movers and shakers from London’s financial technology or FinTech industry as gathered for their annual … Read More



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US regulators approve $5bn Facebook fine in Cambridge Analytica probe

07 July, 2019 9:08 am 9:08 am

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – US regulators have approved a record $5bn (£4bn) fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, says US reports. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been investigating allegations that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained the data of up to 87 million Facebook users. The settlement was approved … Read More



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Trump blasts Bitcoin, Facebook’s Libra, demands they face banking reg...

07 July, 2019 10:36 am 10:36 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized Bitcoin, Facebook’s proposed Libra digital coin and other cryptocurrencies and demanded that companies seek a banking charter and make themselves subject to US and global regulations if they wanted to “become a bank.” “I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are … Read More



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