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One concern is that Libra may herald a shift away from traditional government taxes and banking fees to a new international monetary system controlled by corporate entities like Facebook and Uber
The US government wants the dollar to be the global reserve currency, and will oppose any 'threat to that,' says one analyst
Several senators question whether Facebook can be trusted after a series of missteps on privacy and data protection
Surveillance capitalism describes a market driven process where the commodity for sale is your personal data, and the capture and production of this data relies on mass surveillance of the internet
Libra, which is widely regarded as a challenger to dominant global player Bitcoin, is expected to launch in the first half of 2020
The report says that the deal would be the largest penalty ever imposed by the FTC for privacy violations, though it still needs approval from the Justice Department before it is finalized.
Facebook says it is working on tweaking the 'Why am I seeing this ad' tool on the site by letting it provide more information to users. It'll also list the advertisers and businesses who had your information on file on your ad preferences menu.
'I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air,' Trump tweets
'The issue has since been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone,' the company tweets
On Twitter, the hashtags #whatsappdown, #instagramdown, and #facebookdown are trending worldwide
After an external audit, Facebook says it will enhance focus on identifying hate slogans and symbols connected to white nationalism
Italy fines Facebook $1.1 million for violating privacy laws as a result of the Cambridge Analytica scandal
In the coming months, ads will appear on the Explore feed, where users go to discover content aligned with their interests, an Instagram blog post explains
Mark Zuckerberg calls on governments to further regulate private data, political advertising and step up efforts to prevent state actors from interfering in US elections
Facebook has agreed to provide the IP addresses of accounts containing 'homophobic, racist or anti-Semitic content' at the request of judicial officials, a gov't aide says
Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell becomes the latest official to voice concern over the global virtual currency unveiled last week by Facebook
Given Facebook's international reach, global regulators are unlikely to leave supervision of the Libra cryptocurrency entirely to the Swiss
Libra, described as 'a new global currency' set to roll out next year, is being backed by about 25 partners, including nonprofits and firms in financial services and online commerce
The world's biggest social network is expected to outline details of a virtual currency launching next year that it hopes will avoid the rollercoaster volatility of 'blockchain' technologies such as bitcoin
'We have fully cooperated with the FTC's investigation to date and provided tens of thousands of documents, emails and files,' says a Facebook spokesperson.
Making the announcement at London Tech Week, the group's vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Nicola Mendelsohn, says some 100 jobs would be in AI
Huawei phones that still have Play Store access will still be able to download the Facebook family of apps
A report mentions Facebook is reaching out to financial institutions and tech companies who may want to 'contribute capital and help govern the digital currency'
'We'd like to know what mechanisms Facebook uses to moderate content,' says historian Maciej Swirski
The organization calls on authorities to 'mobilize social networks' and hold accountable websites which profit from online prostitution
Each firm has different issues, but any probes could center on whether they abused their dominant position and stifled competition
Chito Miranda says the band members have been removed as the administrators of the Facebook page which reportedly began sharing sexually explicit content
Nguyen Nang Tinh is arrested for 'producing, disseminating or spreading information and documents aimed at undermining' Vietnam, according to the official police newspaper in central Nghe An province
Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg snub the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy, and Democracy
A network of English-language social media accounts misrepresenting who was behind them was evidently orchestrated to promote Iranian political interests, says California-based cybersecurity firm FireEye
'GlobalCoin' would work with a new digital payments system in about a dozen countries, starting in the first quarter of 2020, BBC says on its website
The study also finds that promoting previous legislative work and platforms had very little impact on winnability
He argues that breaking up the company might mean fewer resources to curb harmful online content and election interference and improve privacy and the portability of personal data
While Facebook says it has identified more fake accounts than in previous quarters, there are about 120 million which have evaded discovery
Elizaldy Co and Misibis Bay management are seeking P1.1 billion in damages
'The substitution of Cardema has not yet been approved,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon
Facebook bans Israel company Archimedes Group, which on its website boasts of 'winning campaigns worldwide'
Daniel's life has changed since a photo of him studying outside a McDonald's branch to take advantage of electricity spread on social media
Executives from Google, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft meet with leaders of France, New Zealand and other countries in Paris to unveil the 'Christchurch Call' of voluntary commitments for online platforms
(UPDATED) It's putting $7.5 million into research partnerships with 3 US universities to improve image and video analysis technology
The company says it's also bolstering on-site counseling for content reviewers
'I feel that being in a relationship with me is a chore for him,' says Marites
A lawsuit is filed against Rankwave in a California State court in Silicon Valley to enforce terms the company agreed to in order to operate apps on the social network, according to director of platform and litigation, Jessica Romero
Independent media is banned in Vietnam, with online posts, comments and critics strictly monitored and bloggers, activists and rights lawyers routinely jailed.
Platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are once regarded as the last holdouts of dissenting voices, but now that has changed
In an editorial published in The New York Times, Chris Hughes says Mark Zuckerberg's 'focus on growth led him to sacrifice security and civility for clicks'
'Facebook's efforts to stamp out terror content have been weak and ineffectual,' according to a study by the National Whistleblowers Center in Washington
The laws have sparked outrage from rights groups, who fear they could stifle online discussion, tech companies with major bases in the financial hub and journalists' organizations