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Facebook’s currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 3:16 p.m.

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.


Meme about Muslims leads to important dialogue

A Facebook meme I received about the growing population of Muslims in the U.S. reinforces a valuable lesson about the importance of engaging with each other.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Facebook opens UK engineering hub to fight harmful content

Facebook is opening an engineering center in London that will build tech tools aimed at keeping harmful content off its site.


Facebook launching app that pays users for data on app usage

Facebook is launching an app that will pay users to share information with the social media giant about which apps they’re using.


Congress launches Big Tech antitrust probe

The federal government may be warming up its antitrust enforcement machine and pointing it at Big Tech.


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 2:45 p.m.

Report: FTC to lead possible Facebook antitrust probe

Facebook’s stock is plunging following a Wall Street Journal is report that the Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into the company as part of an arrangement that …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: In letting fake Pelosi video stand, Facebook shows its true colors

Facebook has a decision to make. Because in a war for truth, there are no conscientious objectors.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Ex-Facebook exec recommends Zuckerberg step down as CEO

Facebook’s former security chief believes founder Mark Zuckerberg should step aside as CEO to help fix the beleaguered company.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:09 p.m.

Facebook: Fake account removal doubles in 6 months to 3B

Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections

Facebook says it has banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

Pregnant Chicago woman slain, baby cut from her womb

A pregnant woman who had gone to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb, police …


Facebook to pay U.S. content reviewers more amid criticism

Facebook is raising how much it pays U.S. contractors who do some of its most taxing work, including watching violent and other objectionable material for possible removal from the service.


New French rules for Facebook? Zuckerberg likes the idea

France welcomed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Paris on Friday with the threat of sweeping new regulations against his social media behemoth – and Zuckerberg himself called that proposal a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes: Time to break up company

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says it’s time to break up the social media behemoth.


Clarence Page: Facebook is right to boot abusers such as Farrakhan, Jones and Yiannopoulos

Facebook has permanently banned several hate-spewing firebrands, including Chicago-based Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan, Infowars host Alex Jones and former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos, for being extremist …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 3:21 p.m.

Can fines rein in Big Tech? Privacy regulators spur a debate

Federal privacy regulators got a sympathetic hearing from Congress on Wednesday for their request for greater powers and funding to police privacy, as lawmakers warned that fines against big companies …


Report: Facebook considering its own bitcoin for payments

The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans its own cryptocurrency-based payment system.


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones for hate speech

Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its main service and from Instagram, saying they violated the company’s ban against hate and violence.


Zuckerberg to explain how Facebook gets ‘privacy focused’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the company’s annual F8 developer conference Tuesday with more details about his new “privacy-focused” vision for the social network – including end-to-end encryption for …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

Canada privacy watchdog taking Facebook to court

Canada’s privacy czar is taking Facebook to court after finding that lax practices at the social media giant allowed personal information to be used for political purposes.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 8:19 p.m.

Facebook anticipates an FTC privacy fine of up to $5 billion

Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the social network violated its users’ privacy.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership of Facebook over the social network giant’s mishandling of users’ personal information.


New Mexico panel blindsides Facebook with $39M utility bill

A powerful New Mexico regulatory authority is requiring the state’s largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction for its data center – a move …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

U.K. proposes banning social media ‘likes’ for children

Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it’s proposing to protect …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

Facebook cracks down on groups spreading harmful information

Facebook says it is rolling out a wide range of updates aimed at combating the spread of false and harmful information on the social media site


Facebook tweaks tools for remembering dead friends

Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help it find profiles of people who have died, so their friends and family members won’t get, for instance, painful reminders about …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

Facebook, Google face widening crackdown over online content

Social media giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

Big Tech feels the heat as U.S. moves to protect consumer data

A national law, the first of its kind in the U.S., could allow people to see or prohibit the use of their data. Companies would need permission to release such …


Bill introduced to help publishers bargain with tech giants

Legislation introduced in Congress would give financially struggling news publishers the right to bargain collectively with tech giants Facebook and Google.