Facebook to postpone digital currency until regulators happy

Facebook says it is willing to postpone its digital currency until it has satisfied the concerns of the US treasury and other regulators around the world.
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US regulator approves $5bn fine for Facebook – report

The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of about $ 5bn for Facebook over privacy violations, according to a report.
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Facebook ‘to be fined $5bn over Cambridge Analytica scandal’

US regulators are said to have approved a penalty against Facebook over a data protection scandal.
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Why the U.S. government is coming for Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple

Why the U.S. government is coming for Amazon, Google, Facebook, and AppleBig Tech is facing more scrutiny than at any point in history, and it could change Silicon Valley forever.



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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by photo glitch

The problem has affected some users uploading images, videos and other files.
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Facebook workers ‘possibly exposed to sarin gas’ at US HQ

Two Facebook workers have possibly been exposed to sarin gas at a mailing warehouse at the social media giant’s HQ in California, fire officials say.
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Facebook Buildings in Menlo Park Evacuated After Suspicious Package Detected

Facebook evacuated four buildings at its Menlo Park, Calif., campus Monday after equipment at the company’s mail-processing facility detected a package that might have contained sarin, a lethal nerve agent, according to reports. Two individuals may have been exposed to sarin but are not currently showing signs or symptoms of exposure, Reuters reported, citing a […]

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Facebook: Nick Clegg says ‘no evidence’ of Russian interference in Brexit vote

Sir Nick Clegg says Facebook found no “significant attempt” by outside forces to sway the 2016 vote.
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Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency ‘ecosystem’

Facebook is to launch its own digital currency within the next year, saying its plans will deliver an “inclusive and open” financial ecosystem.
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What a Facebook breakup would mean for investors

What a Facebook breakup would mean for investorsThe next 10 years could look vastly different for Facebook than the past decade if lawmakers get their way.



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Facebook lets deepfake Zuckerberg video stay on Instagram

The social network says it will not remove a fake video of its founder created with AI software.
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Change UK spends most on Facebook adverts ahead of EU elections

Change UK’s failure in the European elections was not only embarrassing, but also expensive, as the party spent over £200,000 on Facebook advertising in the lead-up to the vote, Sky News can reveal.
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Facebook: Another three billion fake profiles culled

Mark Zuckerberg hits back at calls to break up Facebook, as it reveals it removed a record number of hateful posts.
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Facebook says it took down 2.2 billion fake accounts in 2019

Facebook says it took down 2.2 billion fake accounts in 2019Facebook announced that it has eliminated 2.2 billion fraudulent accounts so far this year.



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Breaking up Facebook won’t fix its biggest problems

Breaking up Facebook won’t fix its biggest problemsA growing chorus of critics is calling for Facebook to be broken up, but that won't fix the company's myriad problems.



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Facebook sues analytics firm Rankwave over alleged data misuse

The network accuses South Korean firm Rankwave of using “at least 30” apps to unlawfully scrape data.
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Macron greets Zuckerberg with Facebook threat

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to Paris with a warning about the company’s conduct.
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Facebook ‘auto-generated’ extremist video

A study found some content for terror groups was being generated by Facebook’s own systems.
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Facebook Messenger pushes leaner app and privacy features

Facebook Messenger pushes leaner app and privacy featuresFacebook Messenger on Tuesday announced several new features amid the social network’s big push towards privacy.



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Facebook and Twitter grilled over abuse faced by MPs

MPs tell the social networks that hostility on their platforms is a “threat to democracy”.
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Facebook boss reveals changes in response to criticism

Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook at a speech in San Francisco
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Facebook rolls out new design and expands dating feature

Facebook rolls out new design and expands dating featureFacebook on Tuesday announced a revamped desktop website and smartphone app that puts its Groups feature at the center of the social network’s experience.



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Facebook is getting ready for a potential $3B-$5B fine from the FTC

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Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders

A dozen named groups and individuals will be purged from the social network, it said.
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BNP and EDL among far-right groups banned by Facebook

The British National Party (BNP) and the English Defence League (EDL) are among a number of far-right groups that have been banned by Facebook.
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Facebook ‘likes’ could be turned off for UK children

Facebook “likes” may be turned off for UK children to ensure their safety under proposed guidelines for social media companies.
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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outages resolved

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all experienced significant outages, with users worldwide reporting issues for at least about two hours.
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Revealed: How much Facebook spends to keep Zuckerberg safe

Facebook spent more than $ 22m (£19.4m) on Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security in 2018 – more than double the amount spent the previous year, records have shown.
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Trump is 2nd most liked current world leader on Facebook

Trump is 2nd most liked current world leader on FacebookTrump's Facebook page is the second most liked among current world leaders.



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Why killing a law that shields tech companies would actually cement the dominance of Facebook, Google, and Twitter

Why killing a law that shields tech companies would actually cement the dominance of Facebook, Google, and TwitterKilling this law would mean new, smaller social media sites and forums won't stand a chance against Facebook.



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Facebook boss: Govts should get bigger role in policing the net

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has said governments and regulators should play “a more active role” in policing the internet and the standards of big online companies.
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Facebook to ban white nationalism and separatism

The social media firm is under pressure after the New Zealand mosque attack was live-streamed.
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Facebook staff ‘flagged Cambridge Analytica fears earlier than thought’

Facebook says concerns raised about data-scraping were not related to the previously reported scandal.
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Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally

Developers working for Facebook logged the passwords in plain text as they wrote code for the site.
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Why it’s time to change your Facebook password

Why it’s time to change your Facebook passwordFacebook says that it left hundreds of millions of users' passwords in plain text on its own servers, rather than encrypted.



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Why it’s so hard for Facebook and Google to stop violent content from being streamed

Why it’s so hard for Facebook and Google to stop violent content from being streamedFacebook, Google, and Twitter can try to contain the video of the New Zealand mosque shooting, but they'll never be able to scrub the internet of it.



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Facebook Sues Chinese Companies for Creating Fake Accounts

Facebook and Instagram sued four companies and three people based in China for creating and selling fake accounts, likes and followers, according to a posting on the social media giant’s website.
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Facebook blames server tweak for blackout issues

A server configuration change is blamed for global disruption to Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
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Facebook back up after massive global outage

Facebook services have completely returned after a massive global outage left certain users unable to access Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for almost 24 hours.
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See Will Smith Face His Fear of Doing Stand-Up Comedy on Upcoming Facebook Watch Episode

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Facebook Sues Chinese Companies for Creating Fake Accounts

Facebook and Instagram sued four companies and three people based in China for creating and selling fake accounts, likes and followers, according to a posting on the social media giant’s website.
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Facebook finds UK-based ‘fake news’ network

Facebook removes more than 130 “inauthentic” accounts, pages and groups operated from the UK.
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Facebook takes down fake accounts used to spread hate in UK

Facebook has taken down more than 100 accounts and pages for what it describes as “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour”.
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Zuckerberg outlines plan for ‘privacy-focused’ Facebook

He also said Facebook would not store sensitive data in countries with weak records on human rights.
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Zuckerberg: Facebook to shift towards encrypted messaging

Facebook’s chief has promised to transform privacy on the social networking platform, with new encryption that even the site’s bosses cannot penetrate.
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Apple, Facebook Fight Global Encryption Battle

International governments are passing laws that allow authorities to pressure tech companies such as Apple and Facebook for access to digital secrets.
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Facebook bans Tommy Robinson’s page

The former English Defence League leader is deemed to have broken rules around hate speech.
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EDL founder Tommy Robinson banned from Facebook

Tommy Robinson has been banned from Facebook and Instagram after posting material calling for violence against Muslims, according to the social media giant.
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Popular Apps Cease Sharing Data With Facebook

Popular health and fitness apps scrambled to stop sending sensitive personal information to Facebook after The Wall Street Journal reported Friday many were transmitting detailed information about topics including their users’ weight and menstrual cycles.
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Apps Send Sensitive User Information Directly to Facebook

Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps, including personal health information. Unbeknown to most people, in many cases that data is being shared with someone else: Facebook.
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Apps Send Sensitive User Information Directly to Facebook

Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps, including personal health information. Unbeknown to most people, in many cases that data is being shared with someone else: Facebook.
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Facebook security app used to ‘spy’ on competitors

A cross-party group of MPs says Facebook used its Onavo app to gather information on competitors.
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Facebook and Google news should be regulated, report says

Google and Facebook should be overseen to ensure their news content is trustworthy, a report recommends.
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Why Trump's DOJ doesn't want to break up FacebookPresident Trump's assistant attorney general doesn't seem too keen on breaking up Facebook.



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Facebook Reports Record Profit

Facebook posted record profit in the fourth quarter, showing the resilience of the social-media giant’s business even as it battled through a string of challenges.
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Facebook Reports Record Profit

Facebook posted record profit in the fourth quarter, showing the resilience of the social-media giant’s business even as it battled through a string of challenges.
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Apple's war with Facebook has gone nuclear

Apple's war with Facebook has gone nuclearThe cold war fight between Apple and Facebook went hot this week when Apple pulled the plug on one of the social media network's apps.



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Facebook paid children to install software which ‘spied’ on them

Facebook paid children as young as 13 to install software on their phones which allowed the company to collect data on how they used its competitors’ apps, it has emerged.
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Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger

Facebook plans to integrate its messaging services on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
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How to see what Facebook, Google, and Twitter know about you

How to see what Facebook, Google, and Twitter know about youFacebook, Google, and Twitter use your information to sell ads. Here's how to see what they know about you.



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Martin Lewis drops Facebook legal action

Facebook has promised the consumer rights champion measures to tackle fake ads on its platform.
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Facebook removes pages linked to Russian news agency

Facebook has removed 364 pages and accounts linked to employees of Russian news agency Sputnik from its platform.
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Facebook, Twitter Turn to Right-Leaning Groups to Help Referee Political Speech

Advisers on touchy issues include Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council, Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform and, on the left, the Southern Poverty Law Center. Their involvement behind the scenes, designed to tamp down a furor over social media’s policing of content, has instead kicked up a new range of disputes.
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Google and Facebook put ads in child sex abuse discovery apps

Google and Facebook’s ad networks placed promotions for major brands before apps were banned.
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How Facebook, Google and Amazon can regain our trust

How Facebook, Google and Amazon can regain our trustHere's what Big Tech must do to rebuild trust with consumers and lawmakers.



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‘Don’t fall in love on Facebook’ warns jailed Indian man

An Indian man released after six years in prison in Pakistan has warned others against repeating his mistake – falling in love on Facebook.
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Facebook wants to give you a way to fight having your posts taken down

Facebook wants to give you a way to fight having your posts taken downFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to give you a way to appeal to the site when your posts get taken down.



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New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

Photos of up to 6.8 million Facebook users, including ones they never posted, could be accessed.
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Facebook bug exposed photos that users never posted

Facebook has discovered a bug that gave third-party apps access to the photos of up to seven million users.
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Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads

The woman says if companies were able to spot she had been pregnant, they should also have realised she was bereaved.
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Facebook could threaten democracy, says former GCHQ boss

The social media giant must do more to protect user data, says former GCHQ boss Robert Hannigan.
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Facebook defends Mark Zuckerberg’s exposed emails

The social network publishes a detailed rebuttal of some of the claims made against it.
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Facebook chief’s emails exposed by MPs

More than 200 pages of confidential emails are shared online by Parliament’s fake news inquiry.
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Secret documents show Facebook targeted rivals

MPs have released documents relating to Facebook which suggest the company deliberately suffocated rivals with its business practices.
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Facebook bans the sale of community groups

Facebook confirms community groups should not be bought and sold, after one disbands in protest.
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Facebook still hasn’t fixed this loophole for fake accounts

Facebook still hasn’t fixed this loophole for fake accountsFacebook has been vocal about tamping down on fake news and ‘inauthentic’ user behavior, but there’s still a glaring loophole in its attempts. After years of pledges by Facebook (FB) to quash “inauthentic” behavior on the social network, Facebook Pages still don’t come close to being an open book. The ownership of these Pages — which anyone can set up on Facebook to highlight businesses, communities or public figures — continues to be a mystery.



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Facebook Considered Charging for Access to User Data

Facebook considered charging third parties for access to user data several years ago, company emails show. Such a move would have departed from its policy against selling such data, court filings in a lawsuit against the company indicate.
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Facebook remove Brexit campaign ads in crackdown

Brexit campaign group Leave.EU’s Facebook videos have become some of the first to be removed by the social network as part of a crackdown on political “dark ads”.
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Facebook documents seized by MPs investigating privacy breach

Rarely used parliamentary powers were invoked to demand the documents from a US executive.
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Facebook documents seized by UK parliament

Facebook documents have been seized in an unusually aggressive step by the UK parliament.
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Facebook v Soros: ‘Congress must probe’

One of George Soros’s lieutenants says US politicians must investigate Facebook’s smear campaign.
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Facebook appeals against Cambridge Analytica fine

The social network says the UK’s data watchdog £500,000 penalty was unjustified.
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Facebook drawn into violent Sri Lankan political row

Facebook has found itself drawn into an escalating political row in Sri Lanka as opposition MPs accuse the ruling party of using data to launch a crackdown.
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Facebook Morale Tumbles, Along With Stock

A survey found just 52% of employees were optimistic about Facebook’s future, down from 84% a year earlier. The darker mood comes amid a dropping share price and disclosures of privacy violations.
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Why Did Facebook Fire a Top Executive? Hint: It Had Something to Do With Trump

Palmer Luckey, co-founder of virtual-reality pioneer Oculus, was ousted after his political activity sparked a furor within the social-media giant and Silicon Valley. His firing was one of the earliest political spats of the kind that is now roiling the technology industry.
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Facebook to End Forced Arbitration for Sexual-Harassment Claims

Facebook is ending its policy of requiring employee sexual-harassment claims to be settled in private arbitration, a day after Google rolled back a similar policy under pressure from employees.
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Facebook delays UK political advertiser checks

Facebook has delayed plans to introduce checks on verifying the identities of political advertisers as part of an initiative to tackle election interference.
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Facebook, Google May Face Billions in New Taxes Across Asia, Latin America

Inspired by the EU, more governments across the world are contemplating a tax based on the revenue of foreign technology companies like Facebook and Google rather than their profit.
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Facebook sorry for ‘white supremacist ad’

The social media site removes a campaign targeted at readers interested in “white genocide”.
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Facebook Revenue Falls Short

Facebook recorded lower revenue than expected as the social-media giant continues to adjust to slowing growth rates. Profits, though, rose more than forecast.
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How to Get Political Ads Off Your Facebook Feed

With the midterm elections looming, you might not be wildly surprised your Facebook feed seems like it’s been taken over by political ads. Researchers say campaign-ad spending on the social network is up in these final weeks.
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Facebook status update fails to spook investors

Facebook’s latest results have done little to intensify the volatility surrounding US tech stocks as user growth remained stable.
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Facebook Options Suggest Big Move in Stock

Stock investors stung by volatility this earnings season are betting that the tumult in technology shares will continue. Investors are pricing in outsize swings for Facebook, Apple and Alibaba, when the companies release their results.
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Facebook finds more fake accounts from Iran

The social network has removed another batch of pages and groups spreading misinformation.
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Facebook pulls Iran accounts trying to influence UK politics

Facebook has removed dozens of accounts linked to Iran for spreading disinformation to more than a million followers in the UK and US.
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Remain v Leave: Scale of Facebook ad war revealed

Anti-Brexit groups are running at least twice as many adverts as major Leave campaigns on Facebook – and possibly up to 59 times more, Sky News can reveal.
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Anonymous Pro-Brexit ads on Facebook say ‘bin Chequers’

A senior MP questions how a pro-Brexit website can run adverts without saying who has paid for them.
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Remain v Leave: Scale of Facebook ad war revealed

Anti-Brexit groups are running at least twice as many adverts as major Leave campaigns on Facebook – and possibly up to 59 times more, Sky News can reveal.
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Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Image

Facebook has hired Britain’s former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as its top policy and communications executive, giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network’s image.
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Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg

The former Liberal Democrat leader will head Facebook’s global affairs and communications team.
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Facebook hires Nick Clegg as top PR man

Facebook has hired former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg as the head of its global affairs and communications team.
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Facebook in fresh video metrics row

Legal action brought by advertisers claims the social network knew about problems in metrics in 2015.
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Advertisers Allege Facebook Failed to Disclose Key Metric Error for More Than a Year

Facebook knew of problems with how it measured viewership of video ads for more than a year before it disclosed them in 2016, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by some advertisers.
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Facebook Says Fewer Affected by Hack Than First Thought

Facebook said fewer users than it initially thought were impacted by hackers in the largest-ever security breach at the social-media giant two weeks ago—and the company detailed for the first time the depth of personal information that was accessed.
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Facebook: Hackers stole phone and email details

Hackers accessed the names and contact information of nearly 30 million Facebook users, the company has revealed.
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Facebook Takes Down Hundreds of U.S. Pages

Facebook has removed hundreds of U.S. pages and accounts it said were spreading false or misleading political content ahead of the midterm elections.
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Facebook Portal video chat screens raise privacy concerns

Two camera-enabled smart devices for the home are unveiled in the midst of a privacy crisis.
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Facebook data breach probe launched by Irish watchdog

The Irish Data Protection Commission will decide whether the tech firm should be fined.
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Facebook Faces Potential $1.63 Billion Fine

A European Union privacy watchdog could fine Facebook as much as $ 1.63 billion for a data breach in which hackers compromised the accounts of over 50 million users.
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Facebook Finds Security Flaw Affecting Almost 50 Million Accounts

Facebook discovered a security flaw affecting almost 50 million accounts, the company said Friday. A problem in its code allowed outsiders to take over users’ accounts.
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Facebook security breach: Up to 50m accounts attacked

Attackers exploited vulnerability in a feature known as “View As”, the social media giant says.
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Facebook: 50 million accounts hit by security breach

Facebook has said 50 million users were affected by a security breach which potentially enabled hackers to take over people’s accounts.
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Facebook reveals 50 million accounts affected by security breach

Facebook reveals 50 million accounts affected by security breachFacebook on Friday announced that a security breach has effected 50 million user accounts, that could have let the attackers take over users' profiles.



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Facebook stops sending staff to help political campaigns

The social network will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns.
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Facebook to hire human rights director after Rohingya abuses

Just weeks after banning several high-ranking Myanmar military officials, Facebook is hiring a director of human rights to address how it could be contributing to human rights abuses.
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Tales From a North Korean Computer: Facebook, LinkedIn and Sanctions Busting

Hiding behind fake social-media profiles, a group linked to Pyongyang solicited information-technology work, then stiffed its subcontractors, a WSJ investigation shows. The technique, replicated more widely, could be bringing millions of dollars in hard currency to the country.
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Facebook urged to give police suspect’s password

Tech companies like Facebook should hand over account passwords within minutes of approval being granted, the head of the Met Police has said.
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What to expect as Google, Facebook and Twitter face Capitol Hill lawmakers

What to expect as Google, Facebook and Twitter face Capitol Hill lawmakersSilicon Valley giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter are headed to Capitol Hill. Here's what you can expect from their hearings.



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Facebook Watch video service launches worldwide

Facebook’s Watch on-demand video service will compete with YouTube and Netflix.
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Facebook takes on YouTube and Netflix with launch of Watch

Facebook has rolled out its on-demand video service worldwide following a trial run in the US.
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Hedge funds stand by Facebook as their favorite stock pick

Hedge funds stand by Facebook as their favorite stock pickA record 28% of the hedge funds Goldman follows own it.



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Corbyn proposes digital BBC to rival Netflix and Facebook

Jeremy Corbyn wants to create a digital version of the BBC to be paid for by tech giants.
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Facebook Pulls Fake Iran, Russia Pages

Facebook dismantled more than 650 pages, groups and accounts engaged in a coordinated effort to sow political divisions.
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Facebook blocks Infowars’ Alex Jones from posting for 30 days

Facebook blocks Infowars’ Alex Jones from posting for 30 daysDays after YouTube took down multiple videos from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ video channel, Facebook has suspended his account on the platform for 30 days. The InfoWars founder had violated the social network’s Community Standards, according to Mashable. If he or his fellow admins keep breaking the rules, Jones’ personal page could be permanently banned.



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Facebook taking on Tinder with dating platform

Facebook is testing a new dating feature in its app, laying the ground for an enormous challenge for apps like Tinder, OkCupid, and Bumble.
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Egypt’s Coptic pope quits ‘waste of time’ Facebook

The head of Egypt’s Coptic Church has shut down his Facebook page, saying he has quit the site as it’s a “waste of time”.
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Facebook Pulls Fake Accounts Ahead of Midterm Election

Facebook said it deleted a new group of politically oriented accounts that were engaged in coordinated misinformation efforts ahead of the U.S. midterm elections that resemble Russian activities on the platform during the 2016 presidential campaign.
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Facebook bans pages aimed at US election interference

The social network has found evidence of a co-ordinated campaign to influence the US mid-term vote.
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Facebook finds rogue campaigning ahead of US midterms

Facebook has taken down fake accounts after it uncovered “sophisticated” attempts at political influence ahead of the US midterm elections.
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Facebook could host talent shows in future app

Facebook is developing a talent show feature for its app which would allow users to pick a pop song and submit a recording for review.
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Facebook Suffers Worst-Ever Drop in Market Value

Facebook suffered the biggest-ever one-day loss in market value for a U.S.-listed company, marking a Wall Street U-turn on a company that has been a pillar of a yearslong tech-stock surge.
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Facebook Suffers Worst-Ever Drop in Market Value

Facebook suffered the biggest-ever one-day loss in market value for a U.S.-listed company, marking a Wall Street U-turn on a company that has been a pillar of a yearslong tech-stock surge.
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Facebook Revenue Falls Short

Facebook reported slower-than-expected revenue growth in the second quarter, indicating the social-media site felt some effects from recent controversies.
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Facebook Revenue Falls Short

Facebook reported slower-than-expected revenue growth in the second quarter, indicating the social-media site felt some effects from recent controversies.
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Zuckerberg: Facebook will not ban Holocaust denial

Holocaust denial should not be banned on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has said.
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Facebook moderators ‘keep child abuse online’

An undercover film suggests moderators are routinely keeping up content that violates Facebook’s policies.
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Facebook will not remove fake news – but will ‘demote’ it

It says fake news is not against its “community standards”.
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Facebook, worth £445bn, fined £500k for data breach

Facebook is to be hit with the maximum £500,000 ($ 663,000) fine over data protection breaches related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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Facebook finds Independence document ‘racist’

Algorithms that seek out hate speech on Facebook remove parts of the Declaration of Independence.
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How Google and Facebook Are Monopolizing Ideas

The debate over whether Google and Facebook are too big usually centers on whether they suppress competition for goods and services. A potentially more troubling possibility: that they sap competition for values and ideas.
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SEC, FBI Question Facebook Over User Data

The SEC and FBI join the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission in probing how the political analytics firm Cambridge Analytica purchased data on 87 million users of Facebook without their consent.
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Facebook and Instagram test a 'do not disturb' feature

Facebook and Instagram test a 'do not disturb' featureInstagram and Facebook are both testing Do Not Disturb features, TechCrunch



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Facebook Gave Firms Special Access to Users’ Personal Data

Facebook gave dozens of companies special access to user data, detailing for the first time a spate of deals that contrasted with previous statements that it restricted personal information to outsiders in 2015.
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Facebook Gave Firms Special Access to Users’ Personal Data

Facebook gave dozens of companies special access to user data, detailing for the first time a spate of deals that contrasted with previous statements that it restricted personal information to outsiders in 2015.
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Facebook patent turns phone mics on to record reactions to ads

Facebook patent turns phone mics on to record reactions to adsFacebook has repeatedly denied tapping into phones microphones for targeted



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Facebook ordered to explain deleted profile

The social network has been ordered by a UK judge to reveal who told it to delete the profile of a jazz musician
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Facebook Gave Some Firms Special Access to Data After Cutoff

Facebook struck customized data-sharing deals with a select group of companies, some of which had special access to user records well after the social-media giant cut off developers from that information, according to court documents, company officials and people familiar with the matter.
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Behind the Messy, Expensive Split Between Facebook and WhatsApp’s Founders

After a long dispute over how to produce more revenue with ads and data, the messaging app’s creators are walking away leaving about $ 1.3 billion on the table​
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Facebook investors grill Zuckerberg: 'Emulate George Washington, not Vladimir Putin'

Facebook investors grill Zuckerberg: 'Emulate George Washington, not Vladimir Putin'Facebook’s shareholder meeting on Thursday was a heated affair, as investors vented their frustrations over the social network’s handling of recent scandals.



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Progressive groups want FTC to split Facebook into multiple companies

Progressive groups want FTC to split Facebook into multiple companiesToday, Axios reports that progressive groups will launch an advertising



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Why Apple, Facebook and Google are worried about your ‘digital well-being’

Why Apple, Facebook and Google are worried about your ‘digital well-being’Companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google are proactively rolling out measures to look after your digital well-being, likely in part to help shore up their public image.



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Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

Complaints against the web giants are filed on the first day of the EU’s new data protection law.
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Zuckerberg apologises to EU for Facebook data leak

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to European Union politicians for the Cambridge Analytica data leak.
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