Ireland to Order Facebook to Stop Sending User Data to U.S.

It follows a legal decision by the EU Court of Justice on privacy standards.Corinne ReichertSept. 9, 2020 2:20 p.m. PT The Irish Data Protection Commission has asked Facebook to halt transferring user data from the European Union to the US. A preliminary order was sent in late August, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Facebook confirmed the […]


Facebook Faces Shrinking Popularity, But Researchers Warn It May Be ‘Too Big To Fail’

Alison DurkeeForbes StaffBusiness As criticism of Facebook grows and a widespread advertiser boycott takes aim at the company’s business model, new research published Tuesday in the Internet Policy Review finds there could be “catastrophic social and economic consequences” if the mounting opposition were to result in Facebook actually shutting down without further regulations. KEY FACTS The University of Oxford […]


Turkish MPs to vote on bill that could block Facebook and Twitter

Law would give authorities power to regulate content on large social media sites Bethan McKernan in Istanbul and Alex Hern Fri 24 Jul 2020 13.12 BSTLast modified on Fri 24 Jul 2020 15.58 BST Turkey’s parliament is preparing to vote on a bill that would effectively block sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube unless they comply with strict new regulations, as […]


Facebook names first members of oversight board that can overrule Zuckerberg

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 1:12 p.m. EDT by Thomson Reuters By Elizabeth Culliford (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s new content oversight board will include a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and several constitutional law experts and rights advocates among its first 20 members, the company announced on Wednesday. The independent board, which some have dubbed Facebook’s […]

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Google and Facebook should compensate news outlets. The devil is in the details as to how

Sean Speer: The French and Australian decisions on Google and Facebook will invariably make their way to Canada. We shouldn’t resist it National Post Sean Speer April 24, 20206:00 AM EDT One of the big and evolving questions prior to the COVID-19 crisis was the regulation of Google and Facebook. There’s a growing view in […]

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Mark Zuckerberg: How data can aid the fight against covid-19

By Mark Zuckerberg April 20, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. EDT PLEASE NOTE The Washington Post is providing this story for free so that all readers have access to this important information about the coronavirus. For more free stories, sign up for our daily Coronavirus Updates newsletter. Mark Zuckerberg is founder and chief executive of Facebook. As the world fights […]

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Facebook begins sharing more location data with COVID-19 researchers and asks users to self-report symptoms

The company’s Data for Good program is expandingBy Casey [email protected]  Apr 6, 2020, 3:00pm EDT Facebook is expanding a program that grants researchers access to data about movement patterns in an effort to help improve our understanding of the spread of COVID-19, the company said today. Data for Good, which uses aggregated, anonymized data from Facebook’s apps to […]

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In coronavirus fight, oft-criticized Facebook data aids U.S. cities, states

Katie Paul, Joseph Menn, Paresh Dave SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Infectious disease researchers are using Facebook Inc mobile location data to provide daily updates to U.S. cities and states evaluating the effectiveness of social distancing orders aimed at slowing the novel coronavirus.A graph based on Facebook location data shared with health officials in New York City, showing […]


Facebook sued by Australian information watchdog over Cambridge Analytica-linked data breach

Facebook alleged to have committed serious breaches with data collected by This is Your Digital Life app used by Cambridge Analytica for political profiling Josh Taylor @joshgnosis Mon 9 Mar 2020 05.09 GMTLast modified on Tue 10 Mar 2020 01.22 GMT Australia’s information commissioner is suing Facebook over allegedly breaching the privacy of over 300,000 Australians caught up in the Cambridge […]

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Facebook, distributor of deceptive political ads, sues registrar Namecheap over deceptive domain names

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/06/facebook_namecheap_ads/ ‘We don’t want people to be deceived’… unless it’s by paying politicians By Thomas Claburn in San Francisco 6 Mar 2020 at 00:4021  SHARE ▼ Facebook, still reluctant to ban deceptive political ads, has filed a lawsuit against domain registrar Namecheap and its identity-protecting proxy service WhoisGuard, for allowing people to register seemingly dodgy web addresses. In a memo published Thursday, Christen Dubois, director […]