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Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end

Sep. 17, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Facebook said Tuesday that it expects to name the first members of a new quasi-independent oversight board by year-end. The oversight panel is intended to rule on thorny content issues, such as when Facebook or Instagram posts constitute hate speech. It will be empowered to make binding...

Lawmakers ask 4 big tech companies for documents in probe

Sep. 13, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents, marking a step forward in Congress' bipartisan probe of the companies. Letters went out to the four companies from the leaders of the House Judiciary...

Antitrust regulators pounce on Big Tech as probes widen

Sep. 9, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The crackdown on Big Tech is intensifying as flanks of the government across the U.S. try to rein in the industry's immense power. Nearly every state — California and Alabama being the notable exceptions — joined in a bipartisan investigation of Google, just days after a...

Antitrust regulators dig deeper into dominant tech companies

Sep. 6, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The government is circling the wagons around Big Tech as the scrutiny of its immense power intensifies. Two groups of state attorneys general are joining the fray with separate investigations into whether Google and Facebook have been unfairly leveraging their array of popular —...

Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?

Sep. 5, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is tackling a new frontier: love. Facebook Dating, a matchmaking service the company already offers in Brazil, Canada and 17 other countries, arrives in the U.S. on Thursday. But after years of privacy missteps by the social network, will people trust it with their love lives?...

Twitter CEO Dorsey's account sent racist tweets after hack

Aug. 30, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hackers briefly gained control of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account Friday, sending racist and vulgar tweets to his 4.2 million followers. Some of the tweets were up for about 30 minutes before Twitter took them down. The tweets included messages such as "Hitler is innocent" and, using...

Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering

Aug. 20, 2019 10:13 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...

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...

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...