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In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference, in San Jose, Calif.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo, File
July 24, 2019 - 8:45 am
By Marcy Gordon and Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have fined Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and are instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible in a limited...
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Google has agreed to pay a $13 million settlement that could resolve a class-action lawsuit over the company's collection of people's private information through its Street View project.
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July 22, 2019 - 5:02 pm
By Clare Duffy, CNN Business (CNN) -- Google has agreed to pay a $13 million settlement that could resolve a class-action lawsuit over the company's collection of people's private information through its Street View project. The agreement, if approved by a judge, would resolve a 2010 suit over the...
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Elise Amendola/AP, file
June 18, 2019 - 1:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more...
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The FBI has access to more than 641 million photos of people's faces in searchable form, a government watchdog official said on Tuesday.
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June 04, 2019 - 6:30 pm
By Eli Watkins, CNN (CNN) -- The FBI has access to more than 641 million photos of people's faces in searchable form, a government watchdog official said on Tuesday. The information released in prepared testimony from US Government Accountability Office homeland security and justice director Gretta...
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San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps increasingly into daily life.
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May 14, 2019 - 6:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments, becoming the first U.S. city to outlaw a rapidly developing technology that has alarmed privacy and civil liberties advocates. The ban is part of broader...
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Family selfie.
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May 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Could Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter sue her for sharing a photo? After Gwyneth Paltrow shared a selfie with her 14-year-old daughter, Apple Martin, on her Instagram feed, Apple wrote in the comments section, "Mom we have...
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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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Cameras filmed activity in three labor and delivery rooms at the Women's Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California.
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April 02, 2019 - 6:45 pm
By John Bonifield, CNN (CNN) -- A women's hospital in California used hidden cameras to secretly record approximately 1,800 patients without their consent, according to a lawsuit. The recordings filmed activity in three labor and delivery rooms at the Women's Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, new features of Messenger are displayed during the keynote address at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco.
Eric Risberg/AP Photo, File
March 12, 2019 - 8:17 pm
(AP) — Facebook, already the leader in enabling you to share photos, videos and links, now wants to be a force in messaging, commerce, payments and just about everything else you do online. The company's ambitions harken to how WeChat has become the centerpiece of digital lifein China, where people...
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In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo, File
March 07, 2019 - 9:57 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After building a social network that turned into a surveillance system, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's shifting his company's focus to messaging services designed to serve as fortresses of privacy. Instead of just being the network that connects everyone, Facebook wants...
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