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Zuckerberg: regulation of social media firms is 'inevitable'

Zuckerberg: regulation of social media firms is 'inevitable'

WASHINGTON (AP)- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told a House oversight panel Wednesday that he believes it is "inevitable" there will be regulation of the social media industry and also disclosed to lawmakers that his own data was included in the personal information sold to malicious third...

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Facebook users still waiting on privacy scandal notices

Facebook users still waiting on privacy scandal notices

(AP) — Facebook said it would begin notifying users Monday if their data has been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, although it appears to be taking its time. The 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica were supposed to get a detailed...

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Up to 2.7 million Europeans affected by Facebook data scandal: EU

Up to 2.7 million Europeans affected by Facebook data scandal: EU

Facebook has admitted up to 2.7 million people in the EU may have been caught in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the bloc announced Friday, saying its top data official will demand more answers from the social media giant next week. The EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova will hold...

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3 Facebook Messenger app users file lawsuit over privacy

3 Facebook Messenger app users file lawsuit over privacy

Three Facebook Messenger app users have filed a lawsuit claiming the social network violated their privacy by collecting logs of their phone calls and text messages. The suit, filed Tuesday in federal court in northern California, comes as Facebook faces scrutiny over privacy concerns....

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Twitter to ban cryptocurrency ads, joining Facebook, Google

Twitter to ban cryptocurrency ads, joining Facebook, Google

Twitter says it will ban or restrict advertisements related to crypto-currencies in an attempt to crack down on fraud. The move follows similar steps by Facebook and Google earlier this year. Twitter said the new rules will roll out starting Tuesday and will apply to all advertisers in...

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Facebook's Zuckerberg says sorry to Britons with newspaper apology ads

Facebook's Zuckerberg says sorry to Britons with newspaper apology ads

LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologized to Britons on Sunday over a “breach of trust”, taking out full page advertisements in British newspapers after a political consultancy got its hands on data on 50 million users. “We have a responsibility to...

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Zuckerberg takes responsibility for Facebook data leak

Zuckerberg takes responsibility for Facebook data leak

Facebook has a responsibility to protect the data of its users and it is taking action to prevent leaks in the future, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday. Zuckerberg broke his silence following disclosure of a massive data leak with a post on the social media site in...

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UAE now requires licenses for 'social media influencers'

UAE now requires licenses for 'social media influencers'

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates says it will now require anyone conducting "commercial activities" through social media to register for a government-issued license. The new rules announced Tuesday target so-called "social media influencers," who parlay their internet fame into...

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Facebook apologizes for censoring prehistoric Venus statue

Facebook apologizes for censoring prehistoric Venus statue

 Facebook apologized Thursday for censoring the prehistoric "Venus of Willendorf" figurine, considered a masterpiece of the Paleolithic era. "Our advertising policies do not allow nudity or implied nudity but we have an exception for statues. Therefore, the ad with this image...

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Telegram app was targeted by crypto mining malware: Kaspersky Lab

Telegram app was targeted by crypto mining malware: Kaspersky Lab

Previously undetected malware directed at users of the desktop version of the messaging app Telegram has been discovered by the Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab, Kaspersky said Tuesday. The malicious software has been used to target Russian users since March 2017, Kaspersky said in a...

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Twitter hits milestone with first-ever profit

Twitter hits milestone with first-ever profit

Twitter Thursday reported its first-ever quarterly profit, a key milestone that sent shares soaring at the social network which has lagged for years behind fast-growing rivals. Twitter shares leapt 18 percent to $31.77 - their highest levels in over a year - as the San Francisco-based...

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Facebook booming even as time spent on it drops

Facebook booming even as time spent on it drops

Facebook Wednesday reported a big jump in profits even though people are spending less time on the world's biggest social network. The company said its priority is to encourage personal interaction among users, rather than simply boost the number of hours they spend on Facebook....

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Facebook vows to tackle social media threat to democracy

Facebook vows to tackle social media threat to democracy

Facebook acknowledged Monday that the explosion of social media poses a potential threat to democracy, pledging to tackle the problem head-on and turn its powerful platform into a force for "good". The comments from the world's biggest social network were its latest response to intense...

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Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news sources

Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news sources

 Facebook Inc will begin to prioritize “trustworthy” news outlets on its stream of social media posts as it works to combat “sensationalism” and “misinformation,” Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday. The company, which has more than 2 billion monthly users,...

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Social media companies accelerate removals of online hate speech: EU

Social media companies accelerate removals of online hate speech: EU

Social media companies Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube have accelerated removals of online hate speech, reviewing more than two thirds of complaints within 24 hours, new EU figures show. The European Union has piled pressure on social media companies to increase their efforts to...

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Facebook widens probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit

Facebook widens probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit

Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Wednesday it would conduct a new, comprehensive search of its records for possible propaganda that Russian operatives may have spread during the run-up to Britain’s 2016 referendum on EU membership. Some British lawmakers had complained that the world’s...

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Twitter won't block world leaders, citing need for discourse

Twitter won't block world leaders, citing need for discourse

Twitter announced Friday it would not block the accounts of world leaders even if their statements are "controversial," citing a need to promote a "public conversation" on political issues. The announcement came just days after a tweet from President Donald Trump hinting at the use of...

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Google launching artificial intelligence research center in China

Google launching artificial intelligence research center in China

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in China to target the country’s local talent, even as the U.S. search firm’s products remain blocked in the country. Google said in a statement the research center is the first...

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