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  • Facebook Will Start Labeling Newsworthy Content That Violates its Policies
    Facebook_will_start_labeling_newsworthy_content_that_violates_its_policies_ 2020-06-28 00:46:17 UTC
    (Reuters) - Facebook said on Friday it will start labeling newsworthy content that violates the social media company’s policies, and label all posts and ads about voting with links to authoritative information, including those from politicians. A Facebook spokeswoman confirmed its new policy w...

  • Twitter: Trump Violates Our Policy Against Abusive Behavior
    Twitter-_trump_violates_our_policy_against_abusive_behavior 2020-06-23 22:11:12 UTC
    (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Tuesday placed a warning notice on a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump which threatened “serious force” against protesters in the U.S. capital, saying it violated the company’s policy against abusive behavior. “There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washin...

  • User's Data: Facebook Must Comply With an Order by Germany’s Antitrust Watchdog
    User's_data-_facebook_must_comply_with_an_order_by_germany%e2%80%99s_antitrust_watchdog 2020-06-23 19:51:33 UTC
    BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) - Facebook must comply with an order by Germany’s antitrust watchdog to curb data collection from users, a top German court ruled on Tuesday, in a setback for the U.S. social network company that could set a wider precedent. The Federal Court’s stay order, which suspe...

  • Facebook Pulls Down Trump Ads Over Symbol Used By Nazis
    Facebook_pulls_down_trump_ads_over_symbol_used_by_nazis 2020-06-19 01:25:16 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Facebook has removed campaign ads by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that featured an upside-down red triangle, a symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, communists and others in concentration camps.</p><p>The company said in a s...

  • Irish PM: Charging Google, Facebook for Media Content Is 'A Good Idea'
    Leo_varadkar 2020-04-26 07:11:05 UTC
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Irish government should consider copying Australia’s plan to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to share advertising revenue with local media, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday. Companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter “are sort of ...

  • Twitter Strikes Deal with Silver Lake, Elliott to keep Jack Dorsey as CEO
    Twitter_strikes_deal_with_silver_lake__elliott_to_keep_jack_dorsey_as_ceo 2020-03-10 20:02:41 UTC
    San Francisco — Twitter says it’s reached an investment deal with Silver Lake and Elliott Management that will keep Jack Dorsey as the social media company’s CEO. Twitter Inc. said Monday that Silver Lake will make a $1 billion investment in the company. That money, along with cash on hand, is...

  • Hunt for Shoppers: Luxury Brands Raising Stakes on Instagram
    Hunt_for_shoppers-_luxury_brands_raising_the_stakes_on_instagram 2019-06-07 16:10:35 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - Big-spending luxury brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior are splashing out on everything from dance-fuelled fashion shows to teams of advisers as they target social media platforms in the hunt for young shoppers. Without the entry barriers of magazine advertisi...

  • Facebook Bans White Nationalism and Separatism on Its Platforms
    Gop_believe_facebook_is_%e2%80%9ccensoring%e2%80%9d_the_right 2019-03-27 18:01:14 UTC
    <p>(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday announced a ban on praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism on its social media platforms, furthering its efforts to tackle hate speech.&nbsp;</p><p>These bans will be enforced next week, the social media giant said in a blog ...

  • Chinese Company to Sell Popular Dating App Grindr
    Chinese_company_to_sell_the_popular_dating_app_grindr 2019-03-27 17:54:06 UTC
    (Reuters) - Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd is seeking to sell Grindr LLC, the popular gay dating app it has owned since 2016, after a U.S. government national security panel raised concerns about its ownership, according to people familiar with the matter. The Committee on F...

  • Wikileaks Tells Media to Stop Spreading Falsehoods About Assange
    Julian_assange_tells_media_140_things_not_to_say_about_him 2019-01-07 01:25:59 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks on Sunday advised journalists not to report 140 different “false and defamatory” statements about its founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since June 2012. It was not immediately clear what prompted the advice to media o...

  • Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts
    Facebook_says_hackers_accessed_data_from_29_million_accounts 2018-10-12 17:50:55 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago. The exact number hadn’t been known before. Originally Facebook said 50 million accounts could have been affected, but Facebook didn’t know if they had been misus...

  • Dominated by men: Amazon scraps tool that showed bias against women
    Dominated_by_men-_amazon_scraps_tool_that_showed_bias_against_women 2018-10-11 21:53:47 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants’ resumes with the aim of mechanizing the search for top tal...

  • Plunge in Facebook shares rattled Amazon options market
    Plunge_in_facebook_shares_rattled_amazon_options_market 2018-07-26 18:56:45 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A plunge in Facebook Inc shares rattled the Amazon.com Inc options market on Thursday, with the social network’s fellow FAANG company due to report quarterly results later in the day. Facebook on Wednesday warned about a margin hit as revenue growth slows and...

  • EU privacy law: Companies to be more attentive to user data
    Eu_privacy_law-_companies_to_be_more_attentive_to_customer_data 2018-05-25 06:40:19 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - New European privacy regulations that go into effect on Friday will force companies to be more attentive to how they handle customer data, while bringing consumers both new ways to control their data and tougher enforcement of existing privacy rights. The European Union Ge...

  • Facebook tracks people whether they have accounts or not
    Facebook_tracks_people_whether_they_have_accounts_or_not 2018-04-15 17:05:17 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Concern about Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world’s largest social network tracks people whether they have accounts or not. Privacy conc...

  • Zuckerberg: We made mistakes allowing Cambridge Analytica to take users' data
    Facebook-_we_made_mistakes_allow_cambridge_analytica_to_take_users'_data____50_million_users'_data__to_take_data_from_users 2018-03-21 21:56:42 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that the social media company made mistakes that allowed data about users to end up with the analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and said the company would make changes. Zuckerberg, in his first comm...

  • BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram over messaging patents
    Blackberry_sues_facebook__whatsapp__instagram_over_messaging_patents 2018-03-06 21:16:34 UTC
    BlackBerry filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps, arguing that they copied technology and features from BlackBerry Messenger. Litigation over patent infringement is part of BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen’s strategy for making money for ...

  • Russian agents created significant US election events on Facebook
    Russian_agents_created_significant_us_election_events_on_facebook 2018-01-26 07:00:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook said Russian agents created 129 events on the social media network during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, according to testimony to Congress, shedding more light on Russia’s purported disinformation drive aimed at voters. Facebook, in a written st...

  • Twitter intends to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda
    18320_twitter_intends_to_notify_users_exposed_to_russian_propaganda 2018-01-17 21:49:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. The social media company is “working to identify and inform individually” its users who saw tweets dur...

  • The end of US net neutrality is a license to print money
    The_end_of_us_net_neutrality_is_a_license_to_print_money 2017-12-18 06:59:52 UTC
    <blockquote><strong>So far, all data on the internet has had to be transported on an equal footing, above all at the same speed. In the US, that will change. Joerg Brunsmann asks why politicians are making it so cheap for providers.</strong> I can understand internet providers. For the last qu...

  • Log In or Sign Up: Facebook, Google, Twitter agree on 'G7' plan to counter terror propaganda
    Log_in_or_sign_up-_facebook__google__twitter_agree_on_plan_to_counter_terror_propaganda 2017-10-23 06:38:56 UTC
    The leading technology companies including Facebook, Google, Twitter and G7 countries have agreed to work together to combat online terror propaganda. The Group of Seven (G7) countries and some of the world's biggest technology firms agreed on a plan to remove jihadi material from the web with...

  • Facebook Provides Congress Over 3,000 Russian Bought Ads
    Facebook_provides_congress_over_3_000_russian_bought_ads 2017-09-21 20:09:00 UTC
    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, is planning to release the content of more than 3,000 ads purchased by Russian operatives during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, reversing a decision that had frustrated Capitol Hill investigators. Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that the comp...

  • Facebook wants to be a "hostile environment for terrorists"
    Facebook_wants_to_be_a_%22hostile_environment_for_terrorists%22 2017-06-04 18:14:21 UTC
    Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a "hostile environment" for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to demand action from internet firms. Three attackers drove a hired van into pedestrians ...

  • Facebook focuses on Vox, BuzzFeed and others for video service
    Facebook_is_focusing_on_vox__buzzfeed_and_others_for_video_service 2017-05-24 20:47:43 UTC
    NEW YORK — Facebook has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks, according to several sources familiar wi...

  • Trump Threatens to Replace the WH Press Briefing with Tweets
    Trump_threatens_to_replace_the_white_house_press_briefing_with_tweets 2017-05-13 07:25:37 UTC
    U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump sounded off on "The Fake Media," firing back as details continue to unfold after this week's firing of FBI Director James Comey. An interview with NBC News' Lester Holt and the president aired on Thursday evening, including an exchange where Tr...