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Myths and risks in app that gives you peek into older self

Jul. 17, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Is a peek into the future worth your privacy in the present? That concern was pushed to the spotlight this week with the resurgence of a smartphone app that uses artificial intelligence to transform your current face into your younger and older selves. People raised fears on Twitter...

More to come: FTC fine doesn't spell closure for Facebook

Jul. 13, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

Facebook may be close to putting a Federal Trade Commission investigation behind it. But it faces a variety of other probes in Europe and the U.S., some of which could present it with even bigger headaches. While the $5 billion fine from the FTC, which Facebook has been expecting, is by far the largest the agency...

Reports: Facebook faces $5B FTC fine, largest ever in tech

Jul. 13, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

At $5 billion, the fine the FTC is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it's given to a technology company, easily eclipsing the second largest, $22 million for Google in 2012. The long-expected punishment, which Facebook is well prepared for, is unlikely to make a dent in the social media giant's deep...

FTC approves record $5B fine for Facebook

Jul. 13, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

At $5 billion, the fine the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it's given to a technology company, easily eclipsing the second largest, $22 million for Google in 2012. The long-expected punishment, which Facebook is well prepared for, is unlikely to make a dent in the...

APNewsBreak: Data scientist drops Facebook defamation suit

Jul. 2, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

Aleksandr Kogan, the data scientist at the center of Facebook's Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, said he is dropping a defamation lawsuit against the social network rather than engage in an expensive, drawn-out legal battle. Kogan, 33, sued the social giant in March, claiming it scapegoated him to deflect...

Italy's privacy watchdog fines Facebook 1 million euros

Jun. 28, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's privacy watchdog says it has fined Facebook 1 million euros ($1.13 million) over the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The government agency said in a statement Friday that it had determined that 57 Italians had downloaded the thisisyourdigitallife app through a Facebook login, and as a...

Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

Jun. 19, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners. Just hours after the social media giant unveiled early plans for the Libra cryptocurrency, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire insisted that only...

Facebook launching app that pays users for data on app usage

Jun. 11, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook on Tuesday launched an app that will pay users to share information with the social media giant about which apps they're using. The company previously rolled out two similar apps that tracked what activities people did on their phones. But both were shut down after drawing...

Report: FTC's political wrangling delays Facebook settlement

May. 24, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may have to wait longer before resolving a U.S. government investigation into the company's mishandling of personal information. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that political wrangling is delaying a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. Facebook could be fined up...