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Facebook boots 115 accounts on eve of U.S. election after tip
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc blocked about 115 user accounts after U.S. authorities tipped it off to suspicious behavior that may be linked to a foreign entity, the company said in a blog post on Monday, hours before U.S. voters head to the polls. FILE PHOTO: A man is silhouetted against a video screen […]

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At Facebook, public funds join push to remove Zuckerberg as chairman
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(Reuters) – Four major U.S. public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday proposed removing Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman following several high-profile scandals and said they hoped to gain backing from larger asset managers. State treasurers from Illinois, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, co-filed […]

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After Troubles in Myanmar, Facebook Charges Ahead in Africa
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Over the past year, Facebook has faced a reckoning over the way its plan to connect the next billion users to the internet has sown division, including spreading hate speech that incited ethnic violence in Myanmar and disseminating propaganda for a violent dictator in the Philippines. But even as the company admits that it was […]

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Facebook unearths security flaw affecting 50 million users
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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) has discovered a security flaw affecting about 50 million user accounts which could have allowed attackers to take over those accounts, the social networking company said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen in front of displayed binary digits in this illustration taken March 18, 2018. REUTERS/Dado […]

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In India, Google races to parry the rise of Facebook
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SAN FRANCISCO/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Google retains only a slight lead over Facebook in the competition for digital ad dollars in the crucial India market, sources familiar with the figures say, even though the search giant has been in the country far longer and has avoided the controversies that have dogged its rival. A woman walks […]

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Facebook, Twitter dismantle disinformation campaigns tied to Iran and Russia
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SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O), Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) and Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) collectively removed hundreds of accounts tied to an alleged Iranian propaganda operation on Tuesday, while Facebook took down a second campaign it said was linked to Russia. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the accounts identified on his company’s platform were part […]

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Facebook Ads ‘Unlawfully Discriminate’ by Race, Gender, and Disability, HUD Complaint Charges
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The Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a complaint Friday accusing Facebook of allowing advertisers to illegally discriminate against certain groups through its ad system. The housing-discrimination complaint, filed under the Fair Housing Act, said that advertisers can use Facebook’s ad platform to create target ads that unlawfully favor certain people by suggesting options […]

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British regulator to fine Facebook over data protection breaches
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s information regulator said on Wednesday she intends to fine Facebook (FB.O) for breaches of data protection law as her office investigates how millions of users’ data was improperly accessed by consultancy Cambridge Analytica. FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at the Facebook logo on an iPad in this photo illustration taken June […]

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Facebook and Qualcomm Team Up to Bring Fast Internet to Cities in 2019
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Qualcomm is joining Facebook in its effort to bring low-cost, fast Wi-Fi to cities by 2019. Facebook’s Wi-Fi plan, announced in 2016, would use antennas on light poles and other city structures to bring Wi-Fi to the area. The technology is also supposed to be able to divert online traffic around around tall buildings and […]

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