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Facebook expands offerings for video creators to cash in on views

Facebook expands offerings for video creators to cash in on views

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) launched a matchmaking system Tuesday to cultivate partnerships between advertisers and video creators as the world’s largest social media company tries to quickly parallel the variety of commercial opportunities offered by its video rival...

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Russia to carry out checks on Facebook, Whatsapp: TASS

Russia to carry out checks on Facebook, Whatsapp: TASS

Russian state telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor will check by December whether Facebook and possibly Whatsapp are complying with Russian laws, TASS news agency reported on Thursday, citing the head of the watchdog. Russia has said it would block access to Facebook unless the...

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EU parliament to broadcast Zuckerberg hearing

EU parliament to broadcast Zuckerberg hearing

 A European Parliament meeting on Tuesday with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be broadcast live, parliamentary officials and the company said on Monday after controversy over plans for a closed-door hearing. Parliament President Antonio Tajani, who was criticized by legislators...

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Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

Facebook Inc. has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The apps were suspended pending a thorough investigation into...

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Iran government 'does not approve' Telegram blockage

Iran government 'does not approve' Telegram blockage

The Iranian government "does not approve" of the judiciary's recent blockage of the Telegram messaging app, President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday. "The recent blocking and filtering of Telegram was not implemented by the government and the government does not approve of it," read a...

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Twitter is advising all users to change their passwords

Twitter is advising all users to change their passwords

(AP)-  The company said Thursday that it recently discovered a bug that stored passwords in an internal log in an unprotected form. Twitter says there’s no indication that there was a breach or that any of the passwords were misused. But as a precaution, Twitter recommends users...

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Iran orders internet providers to block Telegram

Iran orders internet providers to block Telegram

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have ordered internet service providers to block access to Telegram, a popular messaging app used by an estimated 40 million Iranians, state TV reported Monday. It said the Tehran prosecutor ordered that both mobile and desktop versions be blocked in...

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Iran orders providers to stop hosting Telegram App

Iran orders providers to stop hosting Telegram App

Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency is reporting that authorities have ordered network providers to stop hosting the popular social-messaging app Telegram. The report Thursday comes after a top Iranian lawmaker said last month the government would block Telegram for reasons of...

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WhatsApp raises minimum age in Europe to 16 ahead of data law change

WhatsApp raises minimum age in Europe to 16 ahead of data law change

WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, is raising its minimum age from 13 to 16 in Europe to help it comply with new data privacy rules coming into force next month. WhatsApp will ask European users to confirm they are at least 16 years old when they are prompted...

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Britain may regulate young people's use of social media: minister

Britain may regulate young people's use of social media: minister

Britain's health minister Jeremy Hunt threatened to impose new regulations on social media firms unless they did more to protect young people using their services. Hunt said the groups were "turning a blind eye" to the effect social media had on children's well-being - an accusation...

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Russia asks Google and Apple to remove Telegram from stores: Ifax

Russia asks Google and Apple to remove Telegram from stores: Ifax

Russia's state telecommunications regulator said Tuesday it had sent requests to Google and Apple asking them to remove the Telegram messenger service from their application stores, the Interfax news agency reported. The watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said on Monday it had begun blocking...

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Zuckerberg's personal data included in Facebook leak

Zuckerberg's personal data included in Facebook leak

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that his personal data was also included in the Cambridge Analytica breach, in which millions of users' information was obtained and used by a data firm in the U.K. for critical elections. In his testimony before the House Committee on Energy...

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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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