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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...

Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering

Aug. 20, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. The company said Tuesday that it is...

Zac Brown loses bid to limit public access to Alaska home

Aug. 14, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Country musician Zac Brown has lost a bid to limit snoopers on his private property in Alaska, the latest case where the desires of the wealthy or celebrity for privacy have been at odds with public access. The lead singer for the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, southern rock...

Report: Facebook offering 'millions' to publishers for news

Aug. 8, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is reportedly in talks with news publishers to offer "millions of dollars" for the rights to publish their material on its site. The move follows years of criticism over its growing monopolization of online advertising to the detriment of the struggling news industry. The Wall...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jul. 31, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Boost voter participation with better absentee ballot laws The Citizens' Voice July 30 County election officials across Pennsylvania disenfranchised thousands of voters in last year's general election, not because of any...

Are Facebook users better off after its $5 billion fine?

Jul. 25, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

If you're one of Facebook's more than 2 billion users, are you any better off now than you were before the Federal Trade Commission imposed new privacy restrictions and a $5 billion fine on the company this week? Facebook's settlement with the FTC after the agency's yearlong investigation provides a detailed...

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...

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...

The Latest: Government case details sneaky Facebook behavior

Jul. 24, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. fine against Facebook over privacy (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Wednesday's government complaint against Facebook describes numerous cases of sneaky behavior. When the 2012 Federal Trade Commission consent order took effect, Facebook placed a disclaimer at the top of...

At a glance: The new limits Facebook faces on data privacy

Jul. 24, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook is facing a fine and new limits on the way it does business as part of a settlement over allegations that the social media giant failed to properly protect the privacy of millions of users' personal data. Here's a look at the key elements of the settlement, in which Facebook does...