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August 20, 2019
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States pushing forward on antitrust investigation of Apple, Google, Facebook, others

Following a July planning meeting with US Attorney General William Barr, individual states appear poised to launch their own antitrust investigations of big tech sooner rather than later. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

August 9, 2019
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Facebook dangles big money to lure news outlets into new service

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly offering major publications millions of dollars to secure content for a news section it aims to debut later this year, a move that could put pressure on subscription services like Apple News+. AppleInsider – … Continue reading

July 24, 2019
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Facebook fined $5B by FTC over Cambridge Analytica scandal charges

The Federal Trade Commission confirmed on Wednesday it has agreed to a settlement by Facebook for violating consumer privacy in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, with the social network paying a $ 5 billion penalty and agreeing to new restrictions. AppleInsider … Continue reading

May 15, 2019
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(Weak) Facebook Live restrictions introduced in response to New Zealand shooting video

Facebook Live restrictions have been introduced in response to the New Zealand terrorist attack, when the gunman live-streamed footage of the shootings, making good on a promise made back in March … more… The post (Weak) Facebook Live restrictions introduced … Continue reading

May 14, 2019
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Facebook staring down possibility of 20 years of FTC oversight to end privacy probe

Facebook’s negotiations with the Federal Trade Commission to end an investigation into the social network’s alleged privacy violations may involve a 20-year period of government oversight, with a deal between the two potentially a month away from completion. AppleInsider – … Continue reading

April 18, 2019
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Facebook ‘unintentionally’ harvested email contacts from 1.5M users

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it "unintentionally uploaded" the email contacts of some 1.5 million users without their express consent since May 2016, a mistake for which the company is taking steps to correct. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

April 18, 2019
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Facebook confirms plans for voice assistant to match Siri, Alexa & Google Assistant

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it’s working on its own voice assistant, carving out a space among competitors like Apple’s Siri and Amazon Alexa. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

March 30, 2019
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Facebook says it’s ‘exploring’ putting restrictions on the ability for users to broadcast live

In a blog post this morning, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that Facebook is exploring ways to restrict who can go “Live” on the platform. This comes after two mass shootings in New Zealand earlier this month were live streamed … Continue reading

March 18, 2019
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WhatsApp co-founder renews call for users to delete Facebook, questions Apple’s App Store moderation

Almost exactly one year ago, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton publicly called on users to delete Facebook. Now, Acton is renewing that call, while also criticizing companies like Apple for certain privacy and moderation stances. more… The post WhatsApp co-founder renews … Continue reading

February 2, 2019
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This week’s top stories: FaceTime eavesdropping, Facebook vs Apple, iOS 13 details, more

In this week’s top stories: FaceTime eavesdropping bug, iOS 13 rumors, Facebook and Apple clash, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories. more… The post This week’s top stories: FaceTime eavesdropping, Facebook vs Apple, iOS 13 details, … Continue reading

January 31, 2019
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Facebook issues memo on Apple Enterprise Certificate fiasco as employees vent frustration

Facebook is conducting internal damage control after Apple yanked the social media giant’s enterprise developer certificates, a move that effectively disabled internal apps used by thousands of Facebook employees. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

January 20, 2019
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FTC reportedly planning ‘record-setting’ fine against Facebook for mishandling user data

Following a report last weekend that Germany was planning to punish Facebook, a report from The Washington Post now says the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S. is planning “record-setting” fines against the social media giant. The report cites three … Continue reading

December 21, 2018
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Facebook reportedly developing its own cryptocurrency for use in WhatsApp

Amid its myriad of privacy scandals, Facebook is allegedly planning to launch its own cryptocurrency. According to a report from Bloomberg, Facebook is developing a cryptocurrency that would enable WhatsApp users to transfer money. more… The post Facebook reportedly developing … Continue reading

December 20, 2018
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Facebook tries to explain why Netflix & Spotify were given access to user messages

Yesterday evening, a report offered details on Facebook’s data sharing relationships with over 150 different companies. One of the more jarring allegations related access to messages data. Facebook, however, disputes the details and says it did not disclose people’s private … Continue reading