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  1. Jamie McKane

    Facebook faces record fine over privacy violations

    Facebook faces record fine over privacy violations A U.S. privacy investigation of Facebook Inc., begun after a major data breach was exposed in March, is likely to result in a record fine against the company, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Federal Trade Commission, the...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Facebook accuses Russian news service of creating fake accounts

    Facebook accuses Russian news service of creating fake accounts Facebook Inc. said it disrupted two campaigns run by fake accounts with links to Russia and its Sputnik news service as it continues to grapple with misinformation on its platform. Facebook removed 289 pages and 75 accounts it...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Facebook working on cryptocurrency for WhatsApp payments

    Facebook working on cryptocurrency for WhatsApp payments Facebook Inc. is working on making a cryptocurrency that will let users transfer money on its WhatsApp messaging app, focusing first on the remittances market in India, according to people familiar with the matter. The company is...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Facebook shares plummet due to privacy breach allegations

    Facebook shares plummet due to privacy breach allegations Facebook Inc. shares dropped following a New York Times report that the social media company allowed more than 150 companies access to more users’ personal data than it had disclosed. Facebook shares were down 1.3 percent in pre-market...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Facebook bug allowed apps to see users' private photos

    Facebook bug allowed apps to see users' private photos Facebook Inc said a software bug gave outside developers broader access to the photos of millions of users, another privacy misstep by the world’s largest social network. As many as 6.8 million users and up to 1,500 apps were involved...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Facebook offices evacuated after bomb threat

    Facebook offices evacuated after bomb threat Facebook Inc. buildings in the Silicon Valley town of Menlo Park were evacuated after a bomb threat. A bomb threat unit was on the scene, searching a building in the 200 block of Jefferson Drive, the Menlo Park Police Department said in a statement...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Facebook used people's data as a bargaining chip

    Facebook used people's data as a bargaining chip Facebook Inc. wielded user data like a bargaining chip, providing access when that sharing might encourage people to spend more time on the social network -- and imposing strict limits on partners in cases where it saw a potential competitive...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Facebook ad system suffers glitch days before Black Friday

    Facebook ad system suffers glitch days before Black Friday Facebook Inc.’s system for buying ads is acting up just days before one of the busiest online shopping days of the year. The technology, which companies and agencies use to buy Facebook ads, was down for some major users earlier in the...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Facebook gets government help to fight fake news

    Facebook gets government help to fight fake news Facebook Inc. had one major victory in the midterm elections: securing help from the government to keep foreign influence campaigns at bay. As recently as September, the cooperation seemed difficult to achieve. [Bloomberg]
  10. Jamie McKane

    Facebook cracks down on terrorist posts

    Facebook cracks down on terrorist posts Facebook Inc. said it has removed 3 million posts related to terrorism in the third quarter, down from 9.4 million pieces in the second quarter, much of which was identified by specialized machine-learning tools that spot the content quicker than before...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Facebook Portal smart speakers now on sale from $199

    Facebook Portal smart speakers now on sale from $199 Facebook's Portal smart speakers are now available for purchase, one month after their initial announcement. Amazon's Alexa digital assistant is built in to both the Portal and Portal+ devices, which feature large displays and cameras to...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Facebook Messenger will let iPhone users unsend messages

    Facebook Messenger will let iPhone users unsend messages Facebook Messenger for iOS states that the ability to "unsend" messages will be coming soon the application. The patch notes for version 191.0 of the messaging app say that users will soon be able to remove a message from a chat thread...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Facebook bets big on video and Instagram

    Facebook bets big on video and Instagram Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is betting the company’s future on video and disappearing posts called "stories," not the company’s famous news feed. Investors are buying into the vision for now. The newer products may make less...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Facebook bans misinformation about voting in the US

    Facebook bans misinformation about voting in the US Facebook Inc., the world’s largest social network, said it’s banning misinformation on its platform about how people can vote or whether their vote will count, broadening its policies to prevent voter suppression ahead of the U.S. midterm...
  15. Jamie McKane

    Facebook testing unsend feature for Messenger

    Facebook testing unsend feature for Messenger Facebook is testing a new feature for its Messenger app which will allow users to unsend messages, TechCrunch reports. The unsend option will allow Messenger users to delete sent messages from their own inbox as well as their recipient's inbox.
  16. Jamie McKane

    Hackers accessed intimate information of 14 million Facebook users

    Hackers accessed intimate information of 14 million Facebook users Facebook Inc.’s major hack, announced two weeks ago, affected 30 million people, not 50 million as originally feared. But for about half of those whose accounts were broken into — about 14 million people — the hackers accessed...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Facebook removes hundreds of US pages and accounts for spreading fake news

    Facebook removes hundreds of US pages and accounts for spreading fake news Facebook Inc. said it removed 559 pages and 251 accounts that were coordinating the spread of misinformation and spam in the U.S. -- and most originated from within the country. The social network, which has been under...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Facebook unveils new Portal smart speakers

    Facebook unveils new Portal smart speakers Facebook has revealed its new Portal and Portal+ smart speakers, with Alexa built-in. Both speakers feature large displays and cameras to facilitate video calling and other communication functionality.
  19. Jamie McKane

    No evidence Facebook hack compromised connected apps

    No evidence Facebook hack compromised connected apps There is no evidence that attackers who potentially compromised 90 million Facebook accounts accessed any apps using Facebook Login, the company said in a statement. This follows a notice from Facebook last week which said that its...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon oppose Australian decryption law

    Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon oppose Australian decryption law Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook have said they will object to a proposed law in Australia that compels them to provide access to private encrypted data when served with a warrant, Reuters reported. Under the proposed...
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