LONDON— The British Parliament has released some 250 pages worth of documents that show Facebook considered charging developers for data access. Parliament’s media committee seized confidential Facebook documents from the developer of a now-defunct bikini photo searching app as part of its investigation into fake news. The documents show internal discussions about linking data to … Continue reading LONDON | UK releases Facebook emails about data privacy
Facebook has identified and banned more accounts engaged in misleading political behavior ahead of the U.S. midterm elections in November. The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and, unexpectedly, Iran, for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” that included the sharing of political material. Facebook has significantly stepped … Continue reading Facebook takes down 652 accounts linked to Russia, Iran
NEW YORK — Thursday’s massacre of Facebook shares, which plunged 19 percent in the biggest one-day drop in history, answers one big question. Turns out the stock can fall every bit as fast as it rises. But others await. Is this a temporary setback for the giant social network, or the start of a painful … Continue reading NEW YORK | Facebook stock plunge: Brief setback or portent of trouble?
BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to speak with leaders of the European parliament next week about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company — but might avoid a public testimony like the one he endured in the U.S. The EU and British parliaments have been calling for Zuckerberg to … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Zuckerberg to meet EU officials _ dodging public grilling
NEW YORK | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) An audit of Facebook’s privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users — raising questions about the usefulness of such audits. Facebook agreed to outside audits … Continue reading NEW YORK | Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks
WASHINGTON | April 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on Facebook’s privacy scandal and Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A person wearing a blue and green pointy wig, aiming to look like a Russian troll, watched from the back of the room as the Senate kicked off its hearing with Facebook CEO … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Protesters, Russian ‘troll’ watch Zuckerberg
BANGKOK |April 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Civil society and rights groups in Myanmar said Facebook has failed to adequately act against online hate speech that incites violence against the country’s Muslim minorities, neglecting to effectively enforce its own rules. In an open letter to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the digital innovation lab Phandeeyar and … Continue reading BANGKOK | Myanmar groups say Facebook hasn’t controlled hate speech
NEW YORK | April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Global stock indexes kept climbing Thursday as investors around the world grew more optimistic that a trade dispute between the U.S. and China, the two largest economies in the world, will resolve without too much damage. In the U.S., banks and retailers made some of the biggest gains. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks jump as trade war fears ease; Amazon, Facebook rally