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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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EU leaders ready sanctions amid fears of election hacking

European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to impose sanctions to stiffen their response to cyber attacks and to rush through new curbs on online campaigning by political parties to protect next year’s European polls from interference.

Facebook extends account deletion grace period from 14 to 30 days

Now, when you go to delete your Facebook account, you have up to one month to reverse the decision if you choose to log back in. Facebook won’t automatically restore your account if you log in, but it says you will have “the option to cancel your request.”
(FILES) This file photo taken on March 22, 2018 shows a computer screen displaying the logo of the social networking site Facebook, taken in Manchester, England. Facebook took out full-page ads in European newspapers on April 16, 2018 to trumpet tough new EU legislation that promises "more data protection for you", as the company seeks to win back trust following a damaging privacy scandal. The new law, set to come into effect on May 25, aims to give users more control over how their personal information is stored and used online, with big fines for firms that break the rules. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF

EU warns Facebook not to lose control of data security

The EU’s top data privacy enforcer expressed worry Tuesday that Facebook had lost control of data security after a vast privacy breach that she said affected five million Europeans.

Data breach: The scandals bedevilling Facebook

Facebook is at the centre of controversy yet again after admitting that up to 50 million accounts were breached by hackers.
Kevin Systrom, left, and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of Instagram. Christie Hemm Klok for The New York Times

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmoil.
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Facebook rolls out dating service

The social media giant chose the Latin American country as its test lab because Colombians are particularly avid fans of using social networks and websites to find partners.

Facebook losing ground with users – research

Significant shares of Facebook users in the USA have taken steps in the past year to reframe their relationship with the social media platform, with 26 per cent deleting the app from their phones, according to a survey by the Pew Research Centre.

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Man jailed 15 years in Ekiti for manslaughter

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NAF to take delivery of battle aircraft

The Nigerian Air Force says it will take delivery of Augusta 109 power helicopter from Italy soon, to strengthen its arsenal for the fight against insurgency in the North-West.
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Stakeholders seek NJC intervention on violence during Rivers elections

Stakeholders in Rivers State on Tuesday has called on the National Judicial Commission (NJC) to ensure justice is meted out to perpetrators of violence during and after the 2019 general elections.

Election petitions: PCA Bulkachuwa threatens to deal with erring judges

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, on Wednesday warned that the court will not hesitate to deal decisively with any chairman or member of the Election Petitions Tribunal found wanting in the discharge of his or her duties.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: I’ll reclaim my mandate

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to reclaim his stolen mandate.