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Facebook slammed with $5 billion fine over privacy breaches

Facebook Inc has been slammed with a hefty $5billion fine by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission following its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, multiple sources familiar with the situation said.

Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg did not ignore personal data issues

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not knowingly violate an agreement with the regulator supervising the company’s management of users’ personal data, the social media giant said Wednesday as it addressed an issue that has been under federal investigation for the past year.
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Facebook’s FTC settlement could include 20 years of oversight

The social media giant Facebook is headed toward an agreement with the U.S. government over its privacy policies and practices that would put it under 20 years of oversight, according to a source knowledgeable about the discussions.
Chris Hughes

It’s time to break up Facebook – co-founder

Facebook Inc co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate, Chris Hughes, has called for the break-up of the social network in an opinion piece in the New York Times.
Facebook more than doubled the money it spent on Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's security in 2018 to $22.6 million, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.

Facebook spends more than $22 million on Mark Zuckerberg’s safety

Facebook more than doubled the money it spent on Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's security in 2018 to $22.6 million, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.

Facebook removes user data exposed on Amazon’s servers

Facebook said on Wednesday that it removed public databases containing its user data on Amazon’s cloud servers after cybersecurity firm UpGuard discovered millions of exposed records.

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

Facebook stored passwords for hundreds of millions of users in plain text, exposing them for years to anyone who had internal access to the files, according to Krebs on Security. User passwords are typically protected with encryption (a process known as hashing), but a string of errors led certain Facebook-branded apps to leave passwords accessible to as many as 20,000 company employees.

WhatsApp co-founder urges users to delete their Facebook accounts

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton appeared as a speaker at a class at Stanford University earlier this week, where he spoke about the decision to sell the company to Facebook, and urged students to delete their Facebook accounts.

Facebook hit by outage in Europe, the Americas, Asia

Facebook on Wednesday grappled with what was described as its biggest outage in history as users in parts of Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America faced service troubles.

Facebook to pay hefty fine to US agency over privacy violations

Facebook Inc and the United States Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a hefty settlement over the company’s privacy lapses that could require the online social network to pay a multibillion-dollar fine.

Facebook tightens paid ads rules ahead of EU elections

Facebook on Monday said it will beef up its rules and safeguards around political adverts to prevent foreign interference in elections, including those in Europe this year.
The European Parliament has voted on changes to the Copyright Directive, a piece of legislation intended to update copyright for the internet age.

Flood of complaints to EU countries since data law adopted

More than 95,000 complaints have been filed with EU countries since the bloc’s flagship data protection laws took effect eight months ago, the executive European Commission said Friday.
Facebook data whistleblower Christopher Wylie

Whistleblower: Fix Facebook, whether it wants to or not

Eight months after revealing the links between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica (CA), whistleblower Christopher Wylie is pushing for the internet giant to be regulated — whether it wants to or not.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

UK Parliament seized internal documents related to Facebook’s privacy and data decisions

The documents reportedly contain “significant revelations” about the decisions that set the stage for the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (AFP Photo - Getty Images - Win McNamee)

Mark Zuckerberg: No plans to resign as Facebook chief

Embattled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday he has no plans to resign, sounding defiant after a rough year for the social platform.
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Instagram to take steps against fake accounts

Social media platform Instagram has announced plans to take action against users artificially increasing their follower numbers.
Tim Berners-Lee

World Wide Web inventor wants new ‘contract’ to make web safe

The inventor of the World Wide Web on Monday called for a “contract” to make internet safe and accessible for everyone as Europe’s largest tech event began in Lisbon amid a backlash over its role in spreading “fake news”.

UK fines Facebook maximum legal amount for Cambridge Analytica scandal

The UK’s data watchdog has levied the maximum possible fine against Facebook for its failure to protect user’s personal information in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

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Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

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