US regulator approves $5bn fine for Facebook – report

The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of about $ 5bn for Facebook over privacy violations, according to a report.
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Facebook ‘to be fined $5bn over Cambridge Analytica scandal’

US regulators are said to have approved a penalty against Facebook over a data protection scandal.
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Why the U.S. government is coming for Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple

Why the U.S. government is coming for Amazon, Google, Facebook, and AppleBig Tech is facing more scrutiny than at any point in history, and it could change Silicon Valley forever.



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‘Figure out a way to get off Facebook,’ warns Apple co-founder

People “should figure out a way to get off Facebook,” the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, has warned.
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CEO Mark Zuckerberg: The government shouldn’t ‘take a big hammer’ to Facebook

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Facebook: Nick Clegg says ‘no evidence’ of Russian interference in Brexit vote

Sir Nick Clegg says Facebook found no “significant attempt” by outside forces to sway the 2016 vote.
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‘No evidence’ Russia influenced Brexit result via Facebook, Clegg says

There is “absolutely no evidence” that Russia influenced the Brexit result by using Facebook, Sir Nick Clegg has said.
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Facebook urged to pause Libra crypto-currency project

A US lawmaker asks Facebook to wait before launching its digital currency, hours after it was announced.
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Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency ‘ecosystem’

Facebook is to launch its own digital currency within the next year, saying its plans will deliver an “inclusive and open” financial ecosystem.
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What a Facebook breakup would mean for investors

What a Facebook breakup would mean for investorsThe next 10 years could look vastly different for Facebook than the past decade if lawmakers get their way.



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Facebook lets deepfake Zuckerberg video stay on Instagram

The social network says it will not remove a fake video of its founder created with AI software.
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New Facebook app will pay users for their data

Facebook is launching a new app called Study which will pay users for their data following a series of scandals about the way the company acquires and handles users’ data.
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Change UK spends most on Facebook adverts ahead of EU elections

Change UK’s failure in the European elections was not only embarrassing, but also expensive, as the party spent over £200,000 on Facebook advertising in the lead-up to the vote, Sky News can reveal.
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Facebook says it took down 2.2 billion fake accounts in 2019

Facebook says it took down 2.2 billion fake accounts in 2019Facebook announced that it has eliminated 2.2 billion fraudulent accounts so far this year.



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Breaking up Facebook won’t fix its biggest problems

Breaking up Facebook won’t fix its biggest problemsA growing chorus of critics is calling for Facebook to be broken up, but that won't fix the company's myriad problems.



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Macron greets Zuckerberg with Facebook threat

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to Paris with a warning about the company’s conduct.
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Facebook sues analytics firm Rankwave over alleged data misuse

The network accuses South Korean firm Rankwave of using “at least 30” apps to unlawfully scrape data.
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Facebook Messenger pushes leaner app and privacy features

Facebook Messenger pushes leaner app and privacy featuresFacebook Messenger on Tuesday announced several new features amid the social network’s big push towards privacy.



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Facebook rolls out new design and expands dating feature

Facebook rolls out new design and expands dating featureFacebook on Tuesday announced a revamped desktop website and smartphone app that puts its Groups feature at the center of the social network’s experience.



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Facebook prepares for EU election interference

Facebook is preparing to tackle interference campaigns aimed to misinform and manipulate voters ahead of the EU’s elections in May.
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Facebook is getting ready for a potential $3B-$5B fine from the FTC

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TED 2019: How to kill a zombie rumour and fix Facebook

How to fix a “broken internet” has been a central question at TED 2019.
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Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders

A dozen named groups and individuals will be purged from the social network, it said.
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BNP and EDL among far-right groups banned by Facebook

The British National Party (BNP) and the English Defence League (EDL) are among a number of far-right groups that have been banned by Facebook.
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Facebook ‘likes’ could be turned off for UK children

Facebook “likes” may be turned off for UK children to ensure their safety under proposed guidelines for social media companies.
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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outages resolved

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all experienced significant outages, with users worldwide reporting issues.
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Revealed: How much Facebook spends to keep Zuckerberg safe

Facebook spent more than $ 22m (£19.4m) on Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security in 2018 – more than double the amount spent the previous year, records have shown.
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Trump is 2nd most liked current world leader on Facebook

Trump is 2nd most liked current world leader on FacebookTrump's Facebook page is the second most liked among current world leaders.



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Why killing a law that shields tech companies would actually cement the dominance of Facebook, Google, and Twitter

Why killing a law that shields tech companies would actually cement the dominance of Facebook, Google, and TwitterKilling this law would mean new, smaller social media sites and forums won't stand a chance against Facebook.



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Facebook boss: Govts should get bigger role in policing the net

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has said governments and regulators should play “a more active role” in policing the internet and the standards of big online companies.
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Facebook begins new EU political ads rules

The new rules, are part of attempts by the social network to clamp down on election abuse.
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Facebook to ban white nationalism and separatism

The social media firm is under pressure after the New Zealand mosque attack was live-streamed.
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Man Steals $122 Million from Google and Facebook By Just Asking Them for Money

A man has pleaded guilty to stealing a combined $ 122 million from Google and Facebook between 2013 and 2015.

Evaldas Rimasauskas of Lithuania managed to steal $ 99m from Facebook and $ 23m from Google by way of a simple plan: he sent invoices to the tech giants for items they hadn’t ordered. Astonishingly, both companies paid up.

A story at Boing Boing explains that the invoices were sent alongside a variety of forged paperwork, including contracts and falsely signed letters, to maintain an air of legitimacy. Rimasauskas even mocked up emails that appeared to come from corporate executives to support his demands for payment.

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Facebook staff ‘flagged Cambridge Analytica fears earlier than thought’

Facebook says concerns raised about data-scraping were not related to the previously reported scandal.
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Why it’s time to change your Facebook password

Why it’s time to change your Facebook passwordFacebook says that it left hundreds of millions of users' passwords in plain text on its own servers, rather than encrypted.



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No one reported terror attack live-stream to Facebook for 29 minutes

No one reported the live-stream of the New Zealand terror attacks until the video had ended, Facebook has claimed.
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Why it’s so hard for Facebook and Google to stop violent content from being streamed

Why it’s so hard for Facebook and Google to stop violent content from being streamedFacebook, Google, and Twitter can try to contain the video of the New Zealand mosque shooting, but they'll never be able to scrub the internet of it.



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New Zealand Shootings: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter Scramble to Pull Alleged Attacker’s Video, Hate Content

Large internet platforms played a central role in the mass shootings at New Zealand mosques Friday — which left at least 49 dead — and immediately prompted renewed calls for YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to combat violent hate speech. One of the attackers reportedly live-streamed the attack on Facebook Live in a 17-minute video, showing […]

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Facebook Sues Chinese Companies for Creating Fake Accounts

Facebook and Instagram sued four companies and three people based in China for creating and selling fake accounts, likes and followers, according to a posting on the social media giant’s website.
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Instagram back up but Facebook and WhatsApp still down

Instagram is back up after suffering a “partial outage” for several hours, but its parent company Facebook appears to be still having problems.
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Facebook takes down fake accounts used to spread hate in UK

Facebook has taken down more than 100 accounts and pages for what it describes as “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour”.
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Facebook Sues Chinese Companies for Creating Fake Accounts

Facebook and Instagram sued four companies and three people based in China for creating and selling fake accounts, likes and followers, according to a posting on the social media giant’s website.
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Facebook: What’s in Mark Zuckerberg’s privacy plan?

Mark Zuckerberg says he wants Facebook to become a “privacy-focused” social network.
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Apple, Facebook Fight Global Encryption Battle

International governments are passing laws that allow authorities to pressure tech companies such as Apple and Facebook for access to digital secrets.
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Facebook bans Tommy Robinson’s page

The former English Defence League leader is deemed to have broken rules around hate speech.
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EDL founder Tommy Robinson banned from Facebook

Tommy Robinson has been banned from Facebook and Instagram after posting material calling for violence against Muslims, according to the social media giant.
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Zac Efron Returning to TV Alongside Anna Kendrick for Facebook Show

Zac Efron, Anna KendrickZac Efron is coming back to TV, but there’s a twist. The former star of Summerland (never forget The WB’s two-season series starring Lori Loughlin and Ryan Kwanten from the early aughts)…

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Popular Apps Cease Sharing Data With Facebook

Popular health and fitness apps scrambled to stop sending sensitive personal information to Facebook after The Wall Street Journal reported Friday many were transmitting detailed information about topics including their users’ weight and menstrual cycles.
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Apps Send Sensitive User Information Directly to Facebook

Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps, including personal health information. Unbeknown to most people, in many cases that data is being shared with someone else: Facebook.
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Apps Send Sensitive User Information Directly to Facebook

Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps, including personal health information. Unbeknown to most people, in many cases that data is being shared with someone else: Facebook.
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Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg ‘fails’ – UK MPs

The House of Commons publishes its report into fake news with some strong criticism of Facebook.
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Facebook facing record fine from US regulator

Facebook is negotiating a record fine with the US Federal Trade Commission over violations of user’s privacy, it has been reported.
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Facebook ordered by Germany to gather and mix less data

The social network says it intends to appeal against the German watchdog’s ruling.
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Why Trump's DOJ doesn't want to break up Facebook

Why Trump's DOJ doesn't want to break up FacebookPresident Trump's assistant attorney general doesn't seem too keen on breaking up Facebook.



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Apple's war with Facebook has gone nuclear

Apple's war with Facebook has gone nuclearThe cold war fight between Apple and Facebook went hot this week when Apple pulled the plug on one of the social media network's apps.



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Facebook adviser attacks ‘lax’ child checks

Facebook’s approach to parental consent was “most concerning”, says a member of its Safety Advisory Board.
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Facebook paid children to install software which ‘spied’ on them

Facebook paid children as young as 13 to install software on their phones which allowed the company to collect data on how they used its competitors’ apps, it has emerged.
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Nick Clegg: Facebook should pay more tax outside US

The former deputy prime minister has given his first speech since joining the technology giant as head of communications.
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Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger

Facebook plans to integrate its messaging services on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
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How to see what Facebook, Google, and Twitter know about you

How to see what Facebook, Google, and Twitter know about youFacebook, Google, and Twitter use your information to sell ads. Here's how to see what they know about you.



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Martin Lewis drops Facebook legal action

Facebook has promised the consumer rights champion measures to tackle fake ads on its platform.
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Martin Lewis settles lawsuit against Facebook over scam ads

Martin Lewis, the founder of MoneySavingExpert.com, has dropped his lawsuit against Facebook for running scam advertisements featuring his name and image.
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Facebook tackles Russians making fake news stories

The pages campaigned for months creating and sharing stories that were fake, said Facebook.
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Facebook removes pages linked to Russian news agency

Facebook has removed 364 pages and accounts linked to employees of Russian news agency Sputnik from its platform.
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Facebook, Twitter Turn to Right-Leaning Groups to Help Referee Political Speech

Advisers on touchy issues include Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council, Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform and, on the left, the Southern Poverty Law Center. Their involvement behind the scenes, designed to tamp down a furor over social media’s policing of content, has instead kicked up a new range of disputes.
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Google and Facebook put ads in child sex abuse discovery apps

Google and Facebook’s ad networks placed promotions for major brands before apps were banned.
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How Facebook, Google and Amazon can regain our trust

How Facebook, Google and Amazon can regain our trustHere's what Big Tech must do to rebuild trust with consumers and lawmakers.



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‘Don’t fall in love on Facebook’ warns jailed Indian man

An Indian man released after six years in prison in Pakistan has warned others against repeating his mistake – falling in love on Facebook.
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Facebook wants to give you a way to fight having your posts taken down

Facebook wants to give you a way to fight having your posts taken downFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to give you a way to appeal to the site when your posts get taken down.



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Facebook could threaten democracy, says former GCHQ boss

The social media giant must do more to protect user data, says former GCHQ boss Robert Hannigan.
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Secret documents show Facebook targeting rivals

MPs have released documents relating to Facebook which suggest the company deliberately suffocated rivals with its business practices.
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Facebook bans the sale of community groups

Facebook confirms community groups should not be bought and sold, after one disbands in protest.
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Facebook still hasn’t fixed this loophole for fake accounts

Facebook still hasn’t fixed this loophole for fake accountsFacebook has been vocal about tamping down on fake news and ‘inauthentic’ user behavior, but there’s still a glaring loophole in its attempts. After years of pledges by Facebook (FB) to quash “inauthentic” behavior on the social network, Facebook Pages still don’t come close to being an open book. The ownership of these Pages — which anyone can set up on Facebook to highlight businesses, communities or public figures — continues to be a mystery.



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Facebook Considered Charging for Access to User Data

Facebook considered charging third parties for access to user data several years ago, company emails show. Such a move would have departed from its policy against selling such data, court filings in a lawsuit against the company indicate.
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Residents revolt over Facebook group ‘sale’

A London community Facebook group is furious after the administration rights were sold on by one of its members.
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Facebook documents seized by UK parliament

Facebook documents have been seized in an unusually aggressive step by the UK parliament.
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Facebook v Soros: ‘Congress must probe’

One of George Soros’s lieutenants says US politicians must investigate Facebook’s smear campaign.
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Facebook ads urge its staff to leak secrets

The Freedom from Facebook campaign is using the company’s own ad tools to encourage staff to share details.
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With Facebook at ‘War,’ Zuckerberg Adopts More Aggressive Style

Mark Zuckerberg’s new approach is causing unprecedented turmoil at Facebook, driving out several key executives and creating tensions with Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.
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Facebook Morale Tumbles, Along With Stock

A survey found just 52% of employees were optimistic about Facebook’s future, down from 84% a year earlier. The darker mood comes amid a dropping share price and disclosures of privacy violations.
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Facebook accused of dark PR tactics

Facebook is embroiled in a new controversy over the tactics it used to discredit its critics.
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Why Did Facebook Fire a Top Executive? Hint: It Had Something to Do With Trump

Palmer Luckey, co-founder of virtual-reality pioneer Oculus, was ousted after his political activity sparked a furor within the social-media giant and Silicon Valley. His firing was one of the earliest political spats of the kind that is now roiling the technology industry.
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Facebook to End Forced Arbitration for Sexual-Harassment Claims

Facebook is ending its policy of requiring employee sexual-harassment claims to be settled in private arbitration, a day after Google rolled back a similar policy under pressure from employees.
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Facebook admits failings over Rohingya persecution

Facebook has admitted failing to do enough to prevent users inciting violence against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya population following an independent assessment of its services impact on human rights.
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Political Reality: Buy Ads on Facebook or Risk Losing the Election

Sharp criticism of Facebook by members of Congress has become a mainstay of this election cycle—even as most of those same representatives spend campaign funds on the site to target voters.
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Facebook sorry for ‘white supremacist ad’

The social media site removes a campaign targeted at readers interested in “white genocide”.
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Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale

The perpetrators told the BBC Russian Service they had details from a total of 120 million accounts.
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Facebook Revenue Falls Short

Facebook recorded lower revenue than expected as the social-media giant continues to adjust to slowing growth rates. Profits, though, rose more than forecast.
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Facebook, Google May Face Billions in New Taxes Across Asia, Latin America

Inspired by the EU, more governments across the world are contemplating a tax based on the revenue of foreign technology companies like Facebook and Google rather than their profit.
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Fake Cambridge Analytica ad hits Facebook

The bogus advert purports to be for the BeLeave Brexit campaign and received more than 1,000 views.
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How to Get Political Ads Off Your Facebook Feed

With the midterm elections looming, you might not be wildly surprised your Facebook feed seems like it’s been taken over by political ads. Researchers say campaign-ad spending on the social network is up in these final weeks.
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Facebook Options Suggest Big Move in Stock

Stock investors stung by volatility this earnings season are betting that the tumult in technology shares will continue. Investors are pricing in outsize swings for Facebook, Apple and Alibaba, when the companies release their results.
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Facebook finds more fake accounts from Iran

The social network has removed another batch of pages and groups spreading misinformation.
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Facebook pulls Iran accounts trying to influence UK politics

Facebook has removed dozens of accounts linked to Iran for spreading disinformation to more than a million followers in the UK and US.
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Facebook fined £500,000 for Cambridge Analytica scandal

The Cambridge Analytica scandal was a “serious breach” of data protection laws, UK regulator says.
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Facebook fined £500k over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook has been fined £500,000 – the maximum possible – over the Cambridge Analytica scandal in which user data was harvested from tens of millions of people.
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Anonymous Pro-Brexit ads on Facebook say ‘bin Chequers’

A senior MP questions how a pro-Brexit website can run adverts without saying who has paid for them.
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Remain v Leave: Scale of Facebook ad war revealed

Anti-Brexit groups are running at least twice as many adverts as major Leave campaigns on Facebook – and possibly up to 59 times more, Sky News can reveal.
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Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Image

Facebook has hired Britain’s former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as its top policy and communications executive, giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network’s image.
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Remain v Leave: Scale of Facebook ad war revealed

Anti-Brexit groups are running at least twice as many adverts as major Leave campaigns on Facebook – and possibly up to 59 times more, Sky News can reveal.
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Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Image

Facebook has hired Britain’s former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as its top policy and communications executive, giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network’s image.
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Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg

The former Liberal Democrat leader will head Facebook’s global affairs and communications team.
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Facebook hires Nick Clegg as top PR man

Facebook has hired former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg as the head of its global affairs and communications team.
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Facebook Accused of Failing to Disclose Ad Errors Sooner

Facebook knew of problems with how it measured viewership of video ads for more than a year before it disclosed them in 2016, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by some advertisers.
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Facebook Says Fewer Affected by Hack Than First Thought

Facebook said fewer users than it initially thought were impacted by hackers in the largest-ever security breach at the social-media giant two weeks ago—and the company detailed for the first time the depth of personal information that was accessed.
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Facebook Takes Down Hundreds of U.S. Pages It Says Spread Misinformation

Facebook has taken down hundreds of accounts that were spreading false or misleading political content ahead of the U.S. midterm elections, one of the social network’s most aggressive efforts to stop misinformation spread primarily by Americans.
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Facebook shuts down ‘spammy’ politics pages

Political sites with millions of followers have been purged in a Facebook crackdown on spam.
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Facebook faces backlash over £7.4m UK tax bill

The chancellor is under growing pressure to impose tougher taxes on multinational firms following the publication of Facebook’s latest UK accounts.
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Facebook Launches Portal Video-Chat Devices for the Home

The two voice-controlled tabletop systems feature cameras, microphones and touch screens—and Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant.
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Facebook Portal video chat screens raise privacy concerns

Two camera-enabled smart devices for the home are unveiled in the midst of a privacy crisis.
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Facebook Finds Security Flaw Affecting Almost 50 Million Accounts

Facebook discovered a security flaw affecting almost 50 million accounts, the company said Friday. A problem in its code allowed outsiders to take over users’ accounts.
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Facebook security breach: Up to 50m accounts attacked

Attackers exploited vulnerability in a feature known as “View As”, the social media giant says.
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Facebook reveals 50 million accounts affected by security breach

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Instagram Co-Founders to Step Down From Facebook

The two co-founders of Facebook’s popular Instagram app are stepping down, a move marking continued tumult at the social-networking giant.
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Facebook stops sending staff to help political campaigns

The social network will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns.
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Dog-Obsessed Facebook Group Creates Foundation to Save Dogs Ahead of Natural Disasters

Chances are if you love puppies and pooches, you are a member of I Love My Dog, a Facebook group with more than 5.5 million followers.

It’s a magical place filled with adorable videos, the cutest memes and plenty of pup pictures, and now the creators are working to do something extra-special for its four-legged friends.

The Facebook page’s media company I Love My Dog So Much, LLC (ILMDSM) recently launched the I Love My Dog So Much Foundation, a volunteer-based non-profit started following last year’s natural disasters in an effort to protect pets before the next event hits.

“Raising money in advance of natural disasters is the root of the I Love My Dog So Much Foundation,” says David Abbott, Board Member of the ILMDSM Foundation and Founder/CEO of I Love My Dog So Much, LLC. “In doing so, we can be ready to make a greater impact when these unfortunate events arise — there is no time to waste.”

The foundation is dedicated to raising money in advance of a natural disasters, like Hurricane Florence, so staff can deploy funds and supplies when needed and get pets to safety before anything happens.

This way dogs and other pets have food, shelter, foster care, transport, vaccines and medical care before the chaos. That doesn’t mean that the foundation’s support stops there: They are also on the ground after a natural disaster to help the animals who need it most.

RELATED: Find Out How Rescue Dogs Turn Into Rescuers

ILMDSM assisted with rescue efforts following Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, and the group is raising funds for pets affected by the California wildfires. Currently, ILMDSM has hurricane-safe vehicles in the Carolinas so the can provide immediate assistance to animals caught in Hurricane Florence.

“The I Love My Dog So Much (ILMDSM) Foundation is currently preparing for relief efforts to assist the pets and animals of the Carolinas post Hurricane Florence,” foundation director Nic Perkin tells PEOPLE. “When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas last year, the I Love My Dog So Much Foundation raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help with medical supplies, shelter, food, water and transportation for animals in need. Let’s come together and do the same for our friends in the Carolinas. All ILMDSM Foundation employees are volunteers. We strive to make every dollar count and to help as many animals as possible. Please help spread the word,” 

To assist ILMDSM in its efforts to protect pets from environmental disasters, you learn more at the non-profit’s website.


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Facebook, Twitter grilled on election meddling

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What to expect as Google, Facebook and Twitter face Capitol Hill lawmakers

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Coming Soon to Facebook: Lots of Extreme Political Ads

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Hedge funds stand by Facebook as their favorite stock pick

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Facebook Watch video service launches worldwide

Facebook’s Watch on-demand video service will compete with YouTube and Netflix.
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Facebook launches Watch to rival streaming sites

Facebook has rolled out its on-demand video service worldwide following a trial run in the US.
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Facebook Removes Data-Security App From Apple Store

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Corbyn proposes digital BBC to rival Netflix and Facebook

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Facebook Pulls Fake Iran, Russia Pages

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Facebook blocks Infowars’ Alex Jones from posting for 30 days

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FBI issues Facebook Messenger scam warning

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Facebook Asks Banks for Customer Data

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Facebook Pulls Fake Accounts Ahead of Midterm Election

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Facebook and Instagram introduce time limit tool

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The Conference Call That Shook Investor Faith in Facebook

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Facebook Shares Tumble at Open

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Facebook Suspends Analytics Firm on Concerns About Sharing of Public User-Data

Facebook said it was suspending analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates whether the firm’s government contracts violate Facebook policies.
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Zuckerberg: Facebook will not ban Holocaust denial

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Facebook moderators ‘keep child abuse online’

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Facebook will not remove fake news – but will ‘demote’ it

It says fake news is not against its “community standards”.
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Facebook faces £500,000 fine from UK data watchdog

The social media giant failed to ensure Cambridge Analytica deleted users’ data, UK watchdog says.
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Facebook, worth £445bn, fined £500k for data breach

Facebook is to be hit with the maximum £500,000 ($ 663,000) fine over data protection breaches related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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Facebook finds Independence document ‘racist’

Algorithms that seek out hate speech on Facebook remove parts of the Declaration of Independence.
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Facebook flags Declaration of Independence as hate speech

Facebook’s internal tools for flagging abusive content have mistaken the US Declaration of Independence for hate speech, according to reports.
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How Google and Facebook Are Monopolizing Ideas

The debate over whether Google and Facebook are too big usually centers on whether they suppress competition for goods and services. A potentially more troubling possibility: that they sap competition for values and ideas.
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SEC, FBI Question Facebook Over User Data

The SEC and FBI join the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission in probing how the political analytics firm Cambridge Analytica purchased data on 87 million users of Facebook without their consent.
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Facebook shuts down Hello, Moves and tbh apps

Hello, Moves and tbh will all close within the next 90 days, the social network has announced.
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Facebook reveals its data-sharing VIPs

The social network names more than 110 companies given special rights to access users’ data.
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Facebook patent turns phone mics on to record reactions to ads

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Facebook Will Ban Sellers of Shoddy Products

Facebook said it will crack down on e-commerce businesses that flood users’ feeds with ads for products that are unsatisfactory or don’t arrive on time.
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Facebook Gave Some Firms Special Access to Data After Cutoff

Facebook struck customized data-sharing deals that gave select companies special access to user records well after the point in 2015 that the social network has said it walled off that information.
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Behind the Messy, Expensive Split Between Facebook and WhatsApp’s Founders

After a long dispute over how to produce more revenue with ads and data, the messaging app’s creators are walking away leaving about $ 1.3 billion on the table.​
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Facebook protests NYT’s privacy breach claim

The social network says that data-sharing deals with smartphone-makers were in users’ interests.
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Facebook investors grill Zuckerberg: 'Emulate George Washington, not Vladimir Putin'

Facebook investors grill Zuckerberg: 'Emulate George Washington, not Vladimir Putin'Facebook’s shareholder meeting on Thursday was a heated affair, as investors vented their frustrations over the social network’s handling of recent scandals.



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Progressive groups want FTC to split Facebook into multiple companies

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