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  1. Jamie McKane

    Apple CEO attacks Facebook's cryptocurrency

    Apple CEO attacks Facebook's cryptocurrency Apple CEO Tim Cook has condemned Facebook's cryptocurrency in an interview with French publication Les Echos. When asked whether Apple would be launching its own currency, Cook stated that the company would not launch a similar product to Libra, as...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Facebook says it is not responsible for policing the Internet

    Facebook says it is not responsible for policing the Internet Facebook Inc. has made mistakes in controlling the use of its data and has improved its monitoring of fake news but can’t be expected to police the global internet, spokesman Nick Clegg said in an interview in El Pais. Facebook’s...
  3. Jamie McKane

    US pushes Facebook for access to encrypted messages

    US pushes Facebook for access to encrypted messages The US Department of Justice has asked Facebook to delay its plans to implement end-to-end encryption across all its messaging services. Facebook announced in March that it was enhancing privacy on its platforms. The company is also...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Facebook could be forced to censor hate speech

    Facebook could be forced to censor hate speech Facebook Inc. could be forced to patrol its platform across the world to remove offensive and hateful posts by users in the European Union, in another potential landmark privacy ruling from the bloc’s top court. Days after the EU Court of Justice...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Facebook and WhatsApp required to share messages with UK police

    Facebook and WhatsApp required to share messages with UK police Social media platforms based in the U.S. including Facebook and WhatsApp will be forced to share users’ encrypted messages with British police under a new treaty between the two countries, according to a person familiar with the...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Facebook tests hiding likes

    Facebook tests hiding likes Facebook has started a test which removes the public visibility of likes, reactions, and view counts for posts across its platform, Engadget reports. The company's initial test for this change will be exclusive to Australian users, and Facebook told Engadget that it...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Facebook hits back against data breach lawsuit

    Facebook hits back against data breach lawsuit Facebook Inc. says a lawsuit over a data breach that affected almost 30 million users should be tossed because the lawyers who filed it have provided no evidence that anyone was injured by the attack. The suit was filed last year on behalf of 18...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Facebook is struggling to maintain its cryptocurrency

    Facebook is struggling to maintain its cryptocurrency Mark Zuckerberg’s cryptocurrency project, Libra, has become the regulatory equivalent of a pinata: Everyone is lining up to hit it with a stick. France’s finance minister Bruno Le Maire calls it an assault on sovereignty and a risk to...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Facebook unveils rules for its independent content board

    Facebook unveils rules for its independent content board Facebook Inc., ahead of a congressional hearing on violent content, revealed the charter for an independent oversight board that will make irreversible decisions about what posts stay up and come down, even if the company disagrees. The...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Central banks should not fear Libra - Facebook

    Central banks should not fear Libra - Facebook Facebook Inc. is once again defending Libra -- this time against fears that the envisioned cryptocurrency could replace sovereign currencies from the U.S. dollar to the Euro and threaten central banks’ control over money creation. David Marcus...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Facebook’s cryptocurrency could be banned in Europe

    Facebook’s cryptocurrency could be banned in Europe Facebook’s plan to launch its own digital currency, Libra, faces scrutiny from some of the world’s largest financial institutions. According to the Financial Times, representatives from the Libra Association will meet with officials from 26...
  12. Jamie McKane

    SEC to clash with Facebook over Libra

    SEC to clash with Facebook over Libra The scene was straight out of the era of Bitcoin mania: a man on an Amtrak train to New York speaking loudly into his mobile phone, discussing a digital token he was promoting and bragging about how he planned to pump up the price. But unknown to the...
  13. Jamie McKane

    US lawmakers to discuss Facebook's cryptocurrency

    US lawmakers to discuss Facebook's cryptocurrency Facebook Inc.’s Libra cryptocurrency will be discussed as a delegation of American lawmakers visits Switzerland in the coming days. The group of six will hold a meeting with the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner Adrian...
  14. Jamie McKane

    US slams Facebook for recording conversations

    US slams Facebook for recording conversations Members of Congress from both parties called out Facebook Inc. on Wednesday for paying contractors to transcribe audio clips from its users and urged new statutes to tackle the drumbeat of such revelations from across the tech industry. The calls...
  15. Jamie McKane

    European privacy rules have little effect on Facebook and Google

    European privacy rules have little effect on Facebook and Google The European Commission is largely happy with the first year of its sweeping digital privacy rules. Evidence mounts, however, that the General Data Protection Directive, or GDPR, as applied today hurts smaller firms and has no...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Facebook security flaw let children chat with unapproved contacts

    Facebook security flaw let children chat with unapproved contacts Facebook's Messenger Kids app has allowed some children to enter into group chats with users who are not on their approved list of contacts, The Verge reports. The bug came about due to the way permissions are applied in group...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Facebook faces sharp questions at US Senate hearing

    Facebook faces sharp questions at US Senate hearing Republican and Democratic Senators sharply questioned Facebook Inc.’s plan to create its own digital money, adding to a chorus of complaints from across Washington and underscoring the challenges the company faces in getting its cryptocurrency...
  18. Jamie McKane

    US lawmakers consider blocking Facebook's cryptocurrency

    US lawmakers consider blocking Facebook's cryptocurrency US Democrats are considering a proposal which would prevent big tech companies from operating as financial institutions, The New York Times reported. This would reportedly include banning these institutions' abilities to issue digital...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Facebook defends its cryptocurrency from regulators

    Facebook defends its cryptocurrency from regulators Facebook Inc., facing fury from skeptical lawmakers, sought to mitigate concerns that have been raised about its proposed cryptocurrency, stating that the token’s purpose is to create a secure and low-cost way for consumers to move money...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Facebook faces EU privacy court fight

    Facebook faces EU privacy court fight Five years ago, when activist Max Schrems took Facebook Inc. to the European Union’s top court no one knew what to call it. The case, which led to judges scrapping a key trans-Atlantic data-transfer agreement, was referred to as the Safe-Harbor dispute or...
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