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Facebook separates security tool from friend suggestions, citing privacy ov...

12 December, 2019 10:21 pm 10:21 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will no longer feed user phone numbers provided to it for two-factor authentication into its “people you may know” feature, as part of a wide-ranging overhaul of its privacy practices, the company told Reuters. Revelations last year that Facebook was using personal data obtained for two-factor authentication to serve … Read More

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Facebook wins dismissal of investor lawsuit over privacy breach

09 September, 2019 2:24 pm 2:24 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday won dismissal of an investor lawsuit accusing them of deceiving investors about the likely impact of a privacy breach on its stock price, though the investors will be have a chance to refile their case. US District Judge Edward Davila in … Read More

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Facebook users’ phone numbers exposed in privacy lapse

09 September, 2019 2:03 pm 2:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Phone numbers linked to more than 400 million Facebook accounts were listed online in the latest privacy lapse for the social media giant, US media reported Wednesday. An exposed server stored 419 million records on users across several databases — including 133 million US accounts, more than 50 million in Vietnam and … Read More

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Facebook’s cryptocurrency ambitions face privacy concerns, political ...

06 June, 2019 9:49 am 9:49 am

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns. The social networking giant has linked with 28 partners including Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to form Libra Association, a Geneva-based entity … Read More


India proposes new e-commerce regulations with focus on data rules

02 February, 2019 9:34 am 9:34 am

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India outlined a new draft policy for its burgeoning e-commerce sector focusing on data localisation, improved privacy safeguards and measures to combat the sale of counterfeit products. The proposed overhaul, which would likely increase operating costs for the sector, comes two months after the country modified regulations governing foreign direct investment … Read More