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Facebook suspends thousands of apps but user impact unclear

Sep. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended "tens of thousands" of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The announcement came the same day that unsealed legal documents in Massachusetts disclosed that Facebook had suspended 69,000 apps. In the...

Big Tech faces a new set of foes: nearly all 50 US states

Sep. 10, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

Big tech companies have long rebuffed attempts by the U.S. federal government to scrutinize or scale back their market power. Now they face a scrappy new coalition as well: prosecutors from nearly all 50 states. In a rare show of bipartisan force, attorneys general from 48 states along with Puerto Rico and the...

Under pressure: Facebook faces antitrust probes

Sep. 6, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook has barely shaken off a record $5 billion fine by U.S. regulators over its privacy practices but it already faces new investigations — not to mention ongoing ones — into potential antitrust violations and other issues. Now, a group of state attorneys generals led...

California pension fund wants to join Facebook lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's teacher pension fund says it wants to join a lawsuit seeking to change Facebook's corporate governance practices. The California State Teachers' Retirement System said Tuesday it will ask a judge to be added to a pending lawsuit against Facebook's leadership, which...

Australia considers more regulation of Google and Facebook

Jul. 26, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government released a report Friday recommending tighter oversight over multinational digital platforms including Google and Facebook, to ensure fairness for other media businesses and give people more control over how their data is used. The Australian Competition...

Asian shares higher, Korean Kospi dives after missile launch

Jul. 24, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares rallied Thursday after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record highs, though South Korea's Kospi declined after North Korea launched two short range missiles into the sea. Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 0.3% to 21,770.09 while the Kospi lost 0.8% to 2,065.41. In Hong Kong,...

Record Facebook fine won't end scrutiny of the company

Jul. 24, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook survived its latest brush with U.S. privacy regulators, at the cost of a record $5 billion fine and other restrictions imposed by the Federal Trade Commission. But it's far from home free. While the company looks set to prosper in the wake of the FTC case, it faces a series of...

$5 billion fine doesn't mark the end of Facebook's troubles

Jul. 24, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

Facebook will pay a $5 billion fine for privacy violations and will be subject to broader oversight, but ongoing probes in Europe and the U.S. could present even bigger headaches for the company. The FTC fine is by far the largest the agency has levied on a technology company. The settlement also comes with...

Privacy case settled, Facebook discloses FTC antitrust probe

Jul. 24, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it is under antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The company made the announcement just hours after the agency slapped it with a record $5 billion fine and new oversight on its privacy practices. Facebook said Wednesday that it was informed of the...

Review: 'The Great Hack' explores the dark side of big data

Jul. 24, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

Thinking about finally getting off of Facebook? "The Great Hack ," a new documentary on Netflix, might just be the push you were looking for. At the very least, you'll probably never take another online personality test. It's meant to scare and influence you, and probably even for good reason — although it...