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Facebook recently announced it would dramatically increase its headcount in London and Dublin, saying the newly hired talent would work on WhatsApp payments.
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May 24, 2019 - 12:51 pm
By Ivana Kottasová, CNN Business (CNN) -- Facebook is reportedly preparing to launch a cryptocurrency as part of its global push into payments. The BBC reported Friday that Facebook wants to start testing "GlobalCoin" by the end of this year. The Financial Times said the company had even held talks...
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The logo of social networking site Facebook is reflected on the screen of a smartphone resting on a laptop keyboard.
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May 23, 2019 - 12:07 pm
By Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months. What Facebook's new report Thursday doesn't say, though, is how many it also missed. The increase shows the...
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This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
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May 16, 2019 - 1:41 pm
By Isabel Debre and Raphael Satter, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher,...
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Arnulfo Ochoa, the father of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez.
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May 16, 2019 - 1:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A pregnant woman who had gone to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb, police and family members said. The newborn was in grave condition and not expected to survive, and three people were taken into custody...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, center left, is greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron, center right, as she arrives at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
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May 15, 2019 - 9:46 am
By Sylvie Corbet and Masha MacPherson, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Facebook toughened its livestreaming policies Wednesday as it prepared to huddle with world leaders and other tech CEOs in Paris to find ways to keep social media from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and...
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WhatsApp has revealed a vulnerability in its system that could have allowed hackers access to its users' phones, with a London-based human rights lawyer possibly among the targets.
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May 14, 2019 - 1:00 pm
By Donie O'Sullivan, CNN Business (CNN) -- WhatsApp has revealed a vulnerability in its system that could have allowed hackers access to its users' phones, with a London-based human rights lawyer possibly among the targets. The encrypted messaging service, owned by Facebook, said Monday that it had...
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 speaks during a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Washington.
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May 04, 2019 - 4:51 pm
STERLING, Virginia (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was "monitoring and watching, closely!!" Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted complaints Friday and Saturday, said he would "monitor the censorship...
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May 04, 2019 - 1:14 pm
By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- YouTube singer Austin Jones has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for asking underage girls to send him sexually explicit videos of themselves to prove that they're fans. Jones, 26, crooned a capella covers of popular songs and performed on tour nationwide...
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Tesla (TSLA) doesn't exactly do "early," but this is a little nuts.
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April 24, 2019 - 6:51 pm
By Seth Fiegerman, CNN Business (CNN) -- Facebook is bracing for a massive fine from federal regulators after a year of data privacy scandals. Facebook said Wednesday that it expects an ongoing investigation from the Federal Trade Commission could result in fines ranging from $3 billion to $5...
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Apr 11, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee regarding the company's use and protection of user data in Washington.
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April 19, 2019 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's mishandling of users' personal information. Discussions between Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission officials about...
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