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Facebook, Google, Twitter invited to testify before US Senate panel in Russia probe

September 28, 2017 6:30 am
Facebook, Google, Twitter invited to testify before US Senate panel in Russia probe

This AFP file photo taken on May 10, 2017 shows a protester holding a placard in front of the White House during a protest demanding an independent investigation into Trump-Russia ties after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) Facebook, Google, and Twitter have […]

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European Union authorities puts pressure on Facebook, Twitter, Google

July 25, 2017 3:25 pm
European Union authorities puts pressure on Facebook, Twitter, Google

This combination of photos created on July 10, 2017 shows a file photo taken on December 12, 2007 of the logo of social networking website ‘Facebook’ displayed on a computer screen in London, and a file photo taken on December 28, 2016 in Vertou, western France, of logo of US […]

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Facebook frequently sees 54,000 revenge porn cases a month, documents reveal

May 23, 2017 3:16 am
Facebook frequently sees 54,000 revenge porn cases a month, documents reveal

Facebook sees 54,000 revenge porn cases a month, documents have revealed. Photo / AP Facebook received tens of thousands of potential “sextortion” and “revenge porn” cases a month, leaked company documents show. The 100-page handbook Facebook gives to moderators reveals the social network receives swathes of reports regarding abusive sexual […]

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European Union fines Facebook over misleading WhatsApp data compatibility

May 18, 2017 10:30 pm
European Union fines Facebook over misleading WhatsApp data compatibility

An illustration picture shows the log-on screen for the Facebook website on an Ipad, in Bordeaux, Southwestern France on January 30, 2013. (Photo by Reuters) The European Union’s competition regulator has imposed a massive fine of 110 million euros ($122 million) on social media network Facebook over misleading information on […]

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France fines Facebook 150,000 euros for data protection breaches

May 17, 2017 6:40 am
France fines Facebook 150,000 euros for data protection breaches

The CNIL agency said it had slapped a penalty of 150,000 euros ($160,000) on Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland, for “several breaches of the French Data Protection Act”, the maximum fine in such cases. AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS France’s data protection agency said Tuesday it had fined Facebook for […]

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Italian mafia fugitive arrested in Mexico, after being tracked down on Facebook

March 13, 2017 11:35 am
Italian mafia fugitive arrested in Mexico, after being tracked down on Facebook

Giulio Perrone, 65, a convicted drug smuggler, was arrested with help from Facebook. Photo / Italian Police One of Italy’s most wanted fugitives is behind bars after investigators used Facebook to hunt him down in Mexico. Facebook pictures posted under the mafioso’s alias – Saverio Garcia Galiero – show a […]

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German court rejects refugee lawsuit against Facebook

March 7, 2017 10:43 pm
German court rejects refugee lawsuit against Facebook

Syrian refugee Anas Modamani sits at the district court in Wuerzburg, southern Germany, February 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A court in southern Germany has dismissed a lawsuit by a Syrian refugee demanding an injunction against Facebook to remove hate posts related to him on the social networking website. The […]

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Facebook in court after selfie goes viral for all the wrong reasons

February 6, 2017 2:00 am
Facebook in court after selfie goes viral for all the wrong reasons

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo / AP On a September day in 2015, Syrian refugee Anas Modamani took one of Germany’s most emblematic selfies. Snapping himself alongside Chancellor Angela Merkel during her visit to his Berlin shelter, he captured an image that became a symbol of her momentous decision to […]

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Syrian migrant falsely linked to terrorism sues Facebook

January 15, 2017 3:10 am
Syrian migrant falsely linked to terrorism sues Facebook

German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses with Anas Modamani for a selfie. A Syrian migrant who posed for a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel is suing Facebook after being falsely linked to terrorism in posts shared on the social media network. Facebook has been facing pressure to combat the proliferation […]

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Facebook’s virtual reality foray challenged as ‘fanciful story’

January 10, 2017 7:05 am
Facebook’s virtual reality foray challenged as ‘fanciful story’

Attendees wear Oculus Rift virtual reality at CES 2017. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg Facebook Inc. bet early on virtual reality, buying Oculus VR 2 1/2 years ago to get its groundbreaking headset. Now it’s fighting claims that the Oculus Rift was built with stolen technology and promoted with a false […]

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