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FTC votes to approve $5 billion settlement with Facebook in privacy probe

The Federal Trade Commission voted to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook ending an investigation into its privacy practices, accor...

FTC votes to approve $5 billion settlement with Facebook in privacy probe

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U.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues (Reuters) — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook this week over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, a sou...
06:17 2019-07-13

U.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: WSJ The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc this week over its investigation into the social media company's handling of user data, the Wall Street Jo...
22:34 2019-07-12

U.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: source The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc this week over its investigation into the social media company's handling of user data, a source familiar ...
23:00 2019-07-12

UPDATE 3-U.S. regulators approve $5 bln Facebook settlement over privacy issues - source The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc this week over its investigation into the social media company's handling of user data, a source familiar w...
23:34 2019-07-12

UPDATE 4-U.S. regulators approve $5 bln Facebook settlement over privacy issues - source The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc this week over its investigation into the social media company's handling of user data, a source familiar w...
16:34 2019-07-13

US FTC Said to Approve $5-Billion Facebook Fine Over Privacy Issues The US Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook this week over its investigation into the social media company's handling of user data....
13:34 2019-07-13

Facebook’s Getting Slapped With a $5 Billion FTC Privacy Settlement The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a record privacy settlement against Facebook requiring the social media company to pay about $5 billion to resolve an investigation stemming from the Cambrid...
23:17 2019-07-12

Facebook Agrees to Pay Record $5 Billion Settlement in Privacy Investigation Facebook agreed to pay a record $5 billion to resolve a U.S. investigation into years of privacy violations, a settlement that increases the board of directors’ responsibility for protecting use...
16:51 2019-07-24

Facebook to create a privacy panel as part of $5 billion FTC settlement The FTC is to announce that Facebook has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay $5 billion.Read More...
20:17 2019-07-24

$5 Billion US Fine Set For Facebook On Privacy Probe: Report US regulators have approved a $5 billion penalty to be levied on Facebook to settle a probe into the social network's privacy and data protection lapses, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday....
03:51 2019-07-13

Facebook to pay record $5 billion U.S. fine over privacy; faces antitrust probe Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and will boost safeguards on user data, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the socia...
02:51 2019-07-25

Facebook Privacy Settlement Delayed by FTC Split A long-awaited multibillion-dollar settlement between Facebook and federal regulators over privacy missteps has been bogged down by a split between Republicans and Democrats on the Federal Trade Commi...
02:34 2019-05-25

Facebook Settlement Expected to Mandate Privacy Committee The social-media giant’s expected settlement with the Federal Trade Commission will create a board committee to help ensure senior-level scrutiny of Facebook’s privacy-related efforts....
03:51 2019-07-23

Facebook agrees to pay $5bn in vast privacy settlement, insiders say FTC to claim company misled users about handling of their phone numbers as part of settlementThe Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce on Wednesday that Facebook has agreed to a sweeping se...
00:00 2019-07-24

Facebook Settlement Requires Zuckerberg to Certify Privacy Protections Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have to personally certify that the company is taking steps to protect consumer privacy under a settlement expected to be announced with the Federal Trade Commission ...
02:34 2019-07-24

Facebook pays historic $5B fine and agrees to new privacy regulations as part of massive settlement After months of speculation, Facebook and the FTC agreed to a $5 billion fine for privacy violations, as well as new oversight on how the company handles user data....
22:34 2019-07-24

WSJ: Facebook reaches $5 billion FTC settlement The inevitable has happened for Facebook. After weeks of reports that the company was working to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its privacy practices, the two parties have finally...
02:17 2019-07-13

Facebook Agrees to Pay $5 Billion in FTC Settlement Facebook agreed to pay a record $5 billion fine and better police its data-privacy practices to settle a long-running federal investigation that has damaged the company’s standing with consumers and c...
15:51 2019-07-24

Facebook's $5 Billion US FTC Settlement Said to Be Announced This Week The US FTC expected to announce a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook as early as this week, two sources briefed on the matter said on Monday....
13:51 2019-07-23

FTC to Announce $5 Billion Facebook Settlement as Soon as This Week The Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce as soon as this week a settlement with Facebook over the company’s privacy practices, according to people familiar with the matter....
20:34 2019-07-22

FTC Approves Roughly $5 Billion Facebook Settlement The Federal Trade Commission voted this week to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook over a long-running probe into the tech giant’s privacy missteps, according to a person familiar w...
23:34 2019-07-12

Facebook to pay record £4bn fine to end US privacy probe Facebook has been told to restructure its privacy policies and relax founder Mark Zuckerberg's control over them as part of a regulatory settlement that will see it pay a record $5bn (£4bn) fine....
17:00 2019-07-24

Facebook’s $5 billion settlement blasted as insufficient by FTC’s own chiefs Facebook’s record-breaking $5 billion settlement is already being slammed as a slap on the wrist for Mark Zuckerberg — by leaders of the very government agency that orchestrated the deal. The Federal ...
21:51 2019-07-24

Senators grill FTC over reported $5 billion Facebook settlement Facebook's reported $5 billion settlement with the FTC isn't even official yet, but that isn't stopping politicians from bristling at it. Senators Richard Blumenthal, Josh Hawley and E...
21:00 2019-07-16

Facebook to Pay Record $5 billion US FTC Fine Over Privacy Facebook will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and will boost safeguards on user data, the US FTC and the social media company said on......
08:00 2019-07-25

US fines Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations The US Federal Trade Commissions has said it would also place new oversight and restrictions on Facebook. It is the largest fine that the FTC has ever imposed on a technology company....
16:17 2019-07-24

Facebook warns of costly privacy changes, discloses another U.S. probe Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that new rules and product changes aimed at protecting users' privacy would slow its revenue growth into next year and significantly raise expenses, taking the shine of...
02:51 2019-07-25

It won't be hard for Facebook to afford a $5 billion settlement with the FTC, but there may be other costs beyond money (FB) Getty Facebook is facing a record penalty of about $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission — but for the tech giant, that's only about as much as the revenue it generates in a month. What ...
11:17 2019-07-13

FTC to announce $5 billion settlement with Facebook as early as this week: sources The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc as early as this week of its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user...
22:17 2019-07-22

Facebook faces $5 billion fine over privacy violations US regulators have reportedly voted to fine Facebook $5 billion for data breaches. The social network landed in hot water last year amid allegations it shared users' personal information with Cambridg...
01:17 2019-07-13

Facebook To Pay Record $5 Billion Fine Over Privacy Violations Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will restructure its approach to privacy...
16:17 2019-07-24

Facebook agrees to pay FTC $5 billion fine for various privacy violations Due to a slew of privacy violations, Facebook finally reached a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that will see the social networking giant pay out a hefty fine of $5 billio...
09:17 2019-07-13

Facebook Worried About Mark Zuckerberg's Old Emails in FTC Privacy Probe Employees within Facebook have dug up “emails that appear to connect Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to potentially problematic privacy practices” in the course of responding to a Federal Trade Commis...
04:51 2019-06-13

Facebook pays $5 billion fine, FTC orders new privacy plan Facebook must pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine as part of a settlement with the FTC and also agreed to measures that limit the power of the CEO.       ...
21:34 2019-07-24

Facebook Slapped With Record 5-Billion Fine By US Over Privacy Violations Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will restructure its approach to privacy, the U.S. Federal.....
15:34 2019-07-24

Facebook to create privacy panel, pay $5 billion to U.S. to settle allegations The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay $5 billion, two people...
22:51 2019-07-23

Facebook warns privacy changes will slow revenue growth, discloses another U.S. probe Facebook said that new rules and product changes aimed at protecting users' privacy would slow its revenue growth and significantly raise expenses.Read More...
03:51 2019-07-25

UPDATE 3-Facebook to pay record $5 bln U.S. fine over privacy; faces antitrust probe Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and will boost safeguards on user data, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the socia...
00:17 2019-07-25

Facebook fined $5 billion by FTC, must update and adopt new privacy, security measures The Federal Trade Commission says Facebook will be a safer social network due to the agency's $5 billion settlement over privacy violations.       ...
17:34 2019-07-24

UPDATE 2-Facebook to create privacy panel, pay $5 billion to U.S. to settle allegations The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay $5 billion, two people ...
22:51 2019-07-23

Facebook to pay record $5 billion U.S. fine over privacy violations; critics call it a bargain Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will restructure its approach to privacy, the U.S. Federal T...
16:34 2019-07-24

Advocates, lawmakers blast Facebook $5 billion FTC fine as 'chump change,' slam settlement as meaningless Activists and Democratic lawmakers blasted the Federal Trade Commission's $5 billion fine against Facebook as "chump change" and lambasted the agency's work as toothless....
19:34 2019-07-15

U.S. government issues stunning rebuke, historic $5 billion fine against Facebook for repeated privacy violations The U.S. government on Wednesday issued an unprecedented rebuke of Facebook after a year of massive privacy mishaps, charging the company deceived its users and "undermined" choices they made to prote...
18:01 2019-07-24

UPDATE 2-JPMorgan shareholders approve executive pay, fewer votes than last year JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Tuesday that only 72 percent of shareholder votes approved its executive compensation packages, marking a rare instance of criticism over the bank's top leaders pay....
19:51 2019-05-21

UPDATE 3-JPMorgan shareholders approve executive pay, fewer votes than last year JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Tuesday that only 72% of shareholder votes approved its executive compensation packages, marking unusual opposition to pay for the bank's top leaders....
21:51 2019-05-21

California lawmakers approve legislation for $21 billion wildfire fund California lawmakers approved legislation on Thursday to create a $21 billion fund to help utilities in the state pay for claims arising from future wildfires sparked by their equipment, tackling a to...
00:17 2019-07-12

Facebook warns about iPhone privacy change that could unsettle Facebook users The blog post appears to be a way to get out in front of software changes made by Apple and Google that could unsettle Facebook users given the company's poor reputation for privacy....
08:00 2019-09-10

Google will pay $170M in settlement over children's privacy on YouTube Google agreed to a record-setting $170 million settlement with federal and state regulators over allegations YouTube, its subsidiary, illegally gathered children’s personal information....
21:00 2019-09-04

FTC approves settlement with Google over YouTube kids privacy violations The settlement finds that Google inadequately protected kids who used its video-streaming service and improperly collected their data, said two people familiar with the matter....
06:17 2019-07-20

FTC's settlement with Google over YouTube kids privacy violations blasted by critics The Federal Trade Commission's reported settlement with Google over YouTube childrens privacy violations was been blasted by tech critics as not going far enough to rein in the search giant....
19:51 2019-07-22

U.S. appeals court voids Google 'cookie' privacy settlement that paid users nothing A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down Google's class-action settlement meant to resolve claims it invaded the privacy of millions of computer users by installing "cookies" in their browsers, ...
00:34 2019-08-07

Reckitt in $1.4bn settlement over US opioid treatment probe Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser said it has agreed to pay up to $1.4bn to settle US investigations into the sale and marketing of an opioid addiction treatment by its former pharmaceuticals bus...
10:00 2019-07-11

U.S. House panel votes to ramp up Trump impeachment probe The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to intensify its investigation of Republican President Donald Trump on Thursday, as lawmakers edged closer to deciding whethe...
22:00 2019-09-12

US House panel votes to ramp up Trump impeachment probe The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to adopt a resolution intended to intensify its impeachment probe of President Donald Trump....
08:34 2019-09-13

House panel votes to intensify Trump impeachment probe The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to intensify its investigation of Republican President Donald Trump on Thursday, as lawmakers edged closer to deciding whethe...
20:00 2019-09-12

House judiciary votes to subpoena 12 linked to Russia probe The House Committee on the Judiciary voted Thursday to empower Chairman Jerrold Nadler to subpoena 12 people, including some former Trump administration officials, as part of its investigations into t...
05:34 2019-07-12

PG&E Strikes $11 Billion Settlement With Insurers Over Wildfires PG&E agreed on an $11 billion settlement to resolve all claims by insurance carriers from the 2017 Northern California wildfires and the 2018 Camp Fire....
06:00 2019-09-14

U.S. Reaches $1.4 Billion Opioid-Drug Settlement With U.K.'s Reckitt U.K. consumer-goods company Reckitt Benckiser will pay up to $1.4 billion to settle U.S. investigations into whether its former pharmaceuticals unit organized a multibillion-dollar fraud to drive up s...
16:34 2019-07-11

PG&E reaches $11 billion settlement relating to wildfire claims California power producer PG&E Corp said on Friday it has reached an $11 billion settlement with entities representing about 85% of insurance subrogation claims relating to 2017 and 2018 wildfires....
19:00 2019-09-13

MacKenzie Bezos To Be Richer By $38 Billion After Divorce Settlement Even after paying $38 billion in stocks, Jeff Bezos will retain 59.1 million shares of Amazon -- currently worth nearly $112 billion which still makes him the richest man in the world. MacKenzie ......
12:34 2019-07-02

PG&E Reaches $1 Billion Settlement With Paradise, California Governments PG&E has agreed to pay $1 billion to a range of California cities, counties and other government entities to settle claims related to taxpayer losses caused by three devastating fires in the state....
07:34 2019-06-19

Here's Why Facebook's FTC Settlement Is a Joke After some rumor-milling and informed reportage attributable to anonymous sources, Facebook has finally made public the contours of its deal with the Federal Trade Commission to end a probe into its h...
00:34 2019-07-25

Senate votes to block Trump’s $8 billion Saudi arms deal ​The Senate voted on Thursday to block the Trump administration’s $8 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia,​ but the numbers were not enough to overturn a veto by President Trump. The Republican-l...
00:17 2019-06-21

Facebook board votes yay on Zuck, nay on Conservatives A mutiny attempt today by a coalition of anti-Zuckerberg Facebook shareholder groups resulted in a resounding defeat as the social network voted to retain its founder as CEO. In a separate smack-down,...
02:51 2019-05-31

Bayer mediator dismisses report of $8 billion Roundup settlement Bayer AG has not offered to pay billions of dollars to settle claims in the United States related to the Roundup herbicide, mediator Ken Feinberg said, dismissing a report to that effect which drove i...
19:00 2019-08-09

Mackenzie Bezos Will Be Richer By $38 Billion Post Divorce Settlement MacKenzie Bezos, wife of world's richest man Jeff Bezos for 25 years, is set to walk away with a whopping $38 billion this week -- roughly $1.52 billion a year since she got married to the Amazon......
15:34 2019-07-02

Vereit, others reach $1.025 billion settlement over American Realty accounting Investors on Monday asked a Manhattan federal judge to approve a $1.025 billion class-action settlement with Vereit Inc and other defendants of claims that prior management inflated a key operating pe...
02:34 2019-10-01

Bayer soars on report of proposed $8 billion Roundup settlement Bayer shares soared as much as 11% on Friday on a report that the German company has proposed to pay up to $8 billion to settle more than 18,000 U.S. lawsuits related to its weedkiller Roundup....
14:00 2019-08-09

Irish regulator opens third privacy probe into Apple Apple's main regulator in the European Union, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), has opened a third privacy investigation into the iPhone maker over the last few weeks, a spokesman for the...
18:00 2019-07-02

Irish regulator opens first privacy probe into Google Google's lead regulator in the European Union, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, opened its first investigation into the U.S. internet giant on Wednesday over how it handles personal data for th...
20:00 2019-05-22

Irish regulator near end of first privacy probe, ruling to take months Ireland's data privacy regulator is close to concluding its first probe into a multinational company under the EU's new privacy laws, likely to involve Facebook's WhatsApp subsidiary, although a forma...
12:34 2019-08-16

US senator calls for probe into FaceApp over privacy concerns Remember when FaceApp went viral for all the wrong reasons? That happened again recently, though this time, the controversy became big enough for a US Senator to get involved. New York Democratic Sena...
15:51 2019-07-18

FTC approves roughly $5 bln Facebook settlement - WSJ The United States Federal Trade Commission voted this week to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc over a long-running investigation into the company's privacy missteps, the Wall ...
23:34 2019-07-12

Amazon founder Bezos' divorce final with $38 billion settlement - report Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos' divorce from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, was finalized by a Seattle-area judge on Friday, paving the way for her to receive $38.3 billion worth of Amazon ...
09:34 2019-07-06

Report: Purdue Pharma Offered $10 to $12 Billion for Opioid Crisis Settlement Purdue Pharma, the company that makes the painkiller OxyContin, is offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits over its role fueling the opioid crisis for $10 billion to $12 billion, NBC News reported...
13:34 2019-08-28

Amazon founder Bezos' divorce final with $38 billion settlement: report Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos' divorce from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, was finalized by a Seattle-area judge on Friday, paving the way for her to receive $38.3 billion worth of Amazon...
18:51 2019-07-06

Amazon founder Bezos' divorce finalized with $38 billion settlement: report A US judge has ruled that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' wife MacKenzie will get a 4% stake in the tech giant. Concerns were mounting that the king of online retail may lose some of his power as a major s...
15:51 2019-07-06

Purdue, Sacklers offer bankruptcy, $10-12 billion for opioid settlement: Report Enlarge / Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and its owners, the Sackler family, are facing hundreds of lawsuits across the country for the company's alleged role in the opioid epidemic. (credit: ...
03:00 2019-08-28

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Divorce Final With $38 Billion Settlement: Report Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos' divorce from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, was finalised by a Seattle-area judge on Friday, paving the way for her to receive $38.3 billion worth of Amazon....
03:17 2019-07-06

Warren calls for probe into whether FTC ‘misled’ Americans into thinking they’d receive $125 from Equifax settlement Not everyone is going to receive the money they might have expected out of a settlement between Equifax and state and federal regulators over its 2017 security breach....
22:00 2019-08-14

Irish regulator nears end of first privacy probe, ruling to take months Ireland's data privacy regulator is close to concluding its first probe into a multinational company under the EU's new privacy laws, likely to involve Facebook's WhatsApp subsidiary, although a forma...
14:00 2019-08-16

Facebook CEO again calls for greater regulations following settlement with FTC On day of $5-billion settlement with FTC, Facebook announces $16.9-billion revenue quarter, up 8% from prior year, with $2 billion included in release.       ...
01:34 2019-07-25

Facebook shares rise on report of $5B settlement with FTC The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly slapped Facebook with a record-setting $5 billion fine over its privacy lapses, including a massive data leak to political research firm Cambridge Analytica...
00:00 2019-07-13

| Is a $5bn fine the least painful part of Facebook's settlement? US regulators are expected to unveil a settlement with Facebook - a reported $5bn fine that might be the least painful part of the agreement for the social network....
08:34 2019-07-25

Senators criticize FTC's reported Facebook settlement Three U.S. senators who have been frequent critics of U.S. tech giants wrote a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday to criticize its reported settlement with Facebook Inc....
21:00 2019-07-16

For Facebook’s Zuckerberg, FTC settlement could bring a new era of accountability Mark Zuckerberg’s power within Facebook is virtually unchallenged as the co-founder, CEO and largest stockholder. A deal that requires him to personally attest to the firm’s privacy practices may brin...
04:17 2019-07-25

The FTC Wants More Privacy, Less Zuckerberg, at Facebook As part of a $5 billion settlement, Facebook agreed to potentially sweeping changes in how it manages privacy. But some doubt they'll alter the company's culture....
07:01 2019-07-25

Google to pay 465 million euros in additional taxes in France, boosting settlement to 1 billion Google said on Thursday it agreed to pay 465 million euros in additional taxes to French authorities, boosting the total settlement to end a fiscal fraud probe in the country to nearly 1 billion....
17:00 2019-09-12

Report: FTC approves a fine for Google over YouTube kids privacy probe Google has to pay the FTC a multimillion dollar fine to settle a probe into YouTube's shortcomings when it comes to protecting kids using its service, according to The Washington Post. The agency...
08:34 2019-07-20

Apple faces third Irish privacy probe, this time over GDPR compliance While Apple has repeatedly touted its privacy credentials, investigators are now looking into three potential violations of EU data protection law.Read More...
02:51 2019-07-03

Why People Are Getting Money From the Equifax Deal But Not the Facebook Settlement In the span of just a few days, the federal government announced settlements relating to two massive privacy breaches that occurred over the last few years, fining Facebook $5 billion for mishandling ...
19:00 2019-07-31

Report: FTC’s political wrangling delays Facebook settlement SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may have to wait longer before resolving a U.S. government investigation into the company’s mishandling of personal information. The Wall Street Journal is reportin...
23:17 2019-05-24

FTC to announce $5 bln settlement with Facebook as early as this week -sources The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc as early as this week over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of use...
21:01 2019-07-22

Facebook Settlement Requires Zuckerberg to Certify Compliance Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have to personally certify that the company is following federal officials’ orders for protecting consumer privacy under a settlement expected with the Federal Trade ...
02:17 2019-07-24

Facebook’s New Privacy Feature Comes With a Loophole "Off-Facebook Activity" will give users more control over their data, but Facebook needs up to 48 hours to aggregate your information into a format it can share with advertisers....
05:00 2019-08-21

Facebook CEO may have known of questionable privacy practices: WSJ Facebook Inc emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's involvement in discussions about its much criticized privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citi...
07:17 2019-06-13

OxyContin maker negotiating $10 to 12 billion opioid settlement with state, local governments: report The maker of OxyContin—Purdue Pharma, which is owned by members of the Sackler Family--- is reportedly offering a $10 to $12 billion payout to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits brought by state, local a...
21:34 2019-08-28

Canadian government agrees to pay a nearly $1 billion settlement for claims of sexual misconduct in the armed forces The Canadian government has agreed to pay a nearly $1 billion settlement to members of the Armed Forces and Department of National Defense who allege widespread sexual misconduct....
12:34 2019-07-19

Facebook Reaches Proposed Settlement in Video Measurement Lawsuit The Menlo Park, Calif.-based tech giant may pay $40 million to settle a lawsuit over bad video metrics, but nothing in the way of a broader business cost....
05:51 2019-10-08

UPDATE 1-FTC to announce $5 bln settlement with Facebook as early as this week -sources The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc as early as this week of its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user ...
21:01 2019-07-22

Facebook's Zuckerberg Backs Privacy Legislation Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive and co-founder of Facebook, endorsed federal privacy legislation and greater regulation of political advertising, even as he cast governments as too slow to address ma...
21:34 2019-06-27

How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook's New Dating Service Gone are the days of poking people on Facebook that you wanted to poke in real life. Facebook officially debuted its new dating service in the U.S. yesterday, and that very sentence should cause priva...
20:00 2019-09-06

Facebook faces privacy hurdles in cryptocurrency Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency. One technology expert believes they must first 'convince people to trust' them with their personal information i...
22:34 2019-06-18

Facebook hit with $5bn fine over user privacy fears Facebook has been hit with a record $5bn fine by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to settle privacy concerns over the Cambridge Analytica data-stealing scandal.The social network will also be req...
21:51 2019-07-24

EU Nears Decisions in Facebook Privacy Cases The EU could begin to hit Facebook with decisions under the bloc’s new privacy law by the end of the year, raising the specter of billions of euros in fines and orders to change business practices....
21:34 2019-08-12

Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency Despite Privacy Concerns As it continues to explore new business models that may work in a world focused on privacy rather than broadly sharing data online, Facebook on Tuesday revealed plans for its own global digital curren...
00:17 2019-06-19

Turkey fines Facebook $282,000 over privacy breach Turkish authorities have fined Facebook Inc 1.6 million lira ($282,000) for violation of data protection laws which affected nearly 300,000 people, the Personal Data Protection Board (KVKK) said on T...
12:34 2019-10-03

Facebook pivots privacy failings into pop-up cafes Facebook is fighting back against the perception that it doesn't care about protecting user data, confirming that it will open a number of pop-up cafes where visitors can get privacy check-ups....
18:34 2019-08-16

Facebook simplifies its Group privacy settings Facebook wants to make it easier to understand its Group privacy settings. It's doing away with public, closed or secret settings. Instead, Groups will be "private" or "public." Facebook claims t...
05:34 2019-08-15

Facebook CEO May Have Known of Questionable Privacy Practices: Report Facebook emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's involvement in discussions about its much-criticized privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported....
09:34 2019-06-13

Facebook reaches settlement with company selling fake Instagram likes Instagram has been struggling recently from an onslaught of spam comments, fake likes and fake follows. Now Facebook, which owns the service, has won a small victory against the spammers. The social m...
13:00 2019-10-03

Facebook to be fined close to $5B after privacy breaches: report The fine would be the largest the FTC has levied on a tech company. But it won't make much of a dent for Facebook, which had nearly US$56 billion in revenue last year....
20:17 2019-07-13

Facebook has unfairly become the 'boogeyman on privacy,' says ex-general counsel Facebook's first General Counsel Chris Kelly says it'll be hard to prove an antitrust case against big technology companies, like Facebook or Google....
16:17 2019-06-10

Apple is adding new privacy features in iOS 13 that'll hurt Facebook Messaging apps that offer VoIP calling (Voice over Internet Protocol) typically utilize an ‘always-on’ behavior in order to answer calls more quickly by continuously running in the backg...
06:00 2019-08-07

| Privacy watchdogs warn Facebook over Libra currency Global privacy regulators have joined forces to demand guarantees from Facebook on how it will protect users' financial data when it launches its planned cryptocurrency, Libra....
17:00 2019-08-07

| Facebook poised to fight disclosure of US privacy assessments Facebook will seek to block disclosures from years’ worth of privacy reports it submitted to the US Federal Trade Commission, according to filings in a lawsuit seeking the release of information in th...
19:34 2019-05-21

Facebook’s group privacy settings actually make sense now Until today, Facebook has given you three options for creating a user group: Open, closed, or ‘secret.’ While the first is pretty obvious, the other two were occasional sources of confusion – an admin...
08:00 2019-08-15

EU grills Facebook over Libra's financial and privacy risks It's not just central banks interrogating Facebook over its Libra cryptocurrency as of late. The Financial Times has learned that the European Commission has asked Facebook to answer a range of ...
07:17 2019-10-07

Facebook suspends thousands of apps over privacy issues Removals are part of inquiry into how developers use data, which the company started after the Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps from the platform for privac...
02:51 2019-09-21

Facebook’s COO Sandberg goes silent over Zuckerberg privacy concerns MENLO PARK, Calif. — Sheryl Sandberg isn’t worried about the elephant in the room. Facebook’s No. 2 exec made a show of meeting with journalists at the company’s sprawling campus here on Wednesday — b...
06:00 2019-06-13

Senators question whether Facebook is doing enough to protect kids’ privacy Senators are questioning Facebook again. This time their concerns are related to a design flaw that let thousands of kids join group chats with unauthorized users, The Verge reports. Senators Edward M...
04:00 2019-08-07

Zuckerberg May Have Known Of Facebook's Suspect Privacy Practices: Report Facebook Inc emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's involvement in discussions about its much criticized privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday,......
00:51 2019-06-13

FTC fines Facebook $5B, adds oversight for privacy mishaps WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are fining Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding CEO Mark Zuckerberg...
23:51 2019-07-24

Facebook data privacy scandal: A cheat sheet Read about the saga of Facebook's failures in ensuring privacy for user data, including how it relates to Cambridge Analytica, the GDPR, the Brexit campaign, and the 2016 US presidential election....
15:51 2019-05-21

Facebook privacy rules could help abusers, Zuckerberg warned Mark Zuckerberg has been warned that Facebook's new privacy proposals could help child abusers evade detection, with an estimated 12 million suspected incidents going unflagged....
10:34 2019-10-04

Regulators from Australia, Canada, UK hit Facebook with Libra privacy concerns Facebook's history of mishandling data has come back to haunt it as the privacy and regulatory community team up to probe the social media giant on Libra....
06:51 2019-08-06

Court Tells Facebook to Open Its Records on Data Privacy A Delaware court has ordered Facebook to hand over records to shareholders investigating the data privacy breach that fed information to now-defunct data miner Cambridge Analytica....
07:51 2019-06-03

Barr Presses Facebook on Encryption, Setting Up Clash Over Privacy U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, citing public safety, is asking Facebook to hold off on plans to add end-to-end encryption throughout its messaging services....
02:00 2019-10-04

Judge orders Facebook to turn over records on data privacy DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is ordering Facebook to turn over internal records regarding data privacy and access to user data. Thursday’s ruling involves an investor lawsuit seeking comp...
01:17 2019-05-31

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps over privacy concerns Facebook has said it has reviewed millions of apps and suspended tens of thousands out of privacy concerns. The ongoing probe was launched in response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal....
10:17 2019-09-21

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, sparking new privacy concerns Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns....
20:51 2019-06-18

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency stirs criticism, privacy concerns US lawmakers have grilled Facebook on its ambitious plan to create a financial ecosystem based on a digital currency called Libra. The project is viewed with skepticism in many countries, including Ge...
20:17 2019-07-16

US lawmakers hammer Facebook exec over Libra's threat to privacy House members challenge company over its plans to protect data and question its goals in latest clash on Capitol HillFacebook once again faced intense questioning from US lawmakers over the future lau...
01:17 2019-07-18

Facebook wins dismissal of investor lawsuit over privacy breach Facebook Inc and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday won dismissal of an investor lawsuit accusing them of deceiving investors about the likely impact of a privacy breach on its stock pric...
20:34 2019-09-26

Facebook to be fined $5bn for Cambridge Analytica privacy violations – reports The $5bn fine would be the largest ever levied by the Federal Trade Commission against a technology companyThe Federal Trade Commission has reportedly voted to approve fining Facebook roughly $5bn to ...
00:51 2019-07-13

Facebook lawyer says ‘there is no privacy,’ hinting at the challenges of Zuckerberg’s pivot _____ A lawyer for Facebook argued on Wednesday that its users had no expectation of privacy when using the social network, pushing for a judge to throw out a class-action lawsuit related to the Cambr...
04:34 2019-06-03

| Facebook suspends 'tens of thousands' of apps in privacy review Facebook says it suspended "tens of thousands" of apps on its platform as a result of its review on privacy practices launched following the scandal involving Cambridge Analytica....
11:51 2019-09-21

Two U.S. senators raise privacy concerns over Facebook's Messenger Kids Democratic U.S. senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal have written to Facebook Inc questioning whether there was a "worrying pattern" of poor privacy protection for children using its Messenge...
09:00 2019-08-07

'Tens Of Thousands' Of Facebook Apps Suspends In Privacy Review Facebook said Friday it suspended "tens of thousands" of apps on its platform as a result of its review on privacy practices launched following the scandal involving Cambridge Analytica...
13:17 2019-09-21

Facebook to settle FTC privacy allegations, adopt new policies: sources The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay roughly $5 billion, two people bri...
21:51 2019-07-23

iOS 13 privacy feature will force total overhaul for Facebook apps Apple's Craig Federighi unveils iOS 13 at WWDC 2019. (credit: Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica) Privacy has been a renewed focus with Apple’s next operating system update. One new feature in iOS 13 that se...
06:00 2019-08-07

US states to launch antitrust and privacy inquiries into Facebook and Google New York state attorney general said bipartisan coalition investigating if Facebook stifled competition and put users at riskDozens of US states are set to launch antitrust and privacy investigations ...
20:00 2019-09-06

UPDATE 4-Apple touts privacy in web sign-on war with Facebook, Google Apple Inc on Monday launched a "Sign In With Apple" function to rival Facebook and Google web login accounts, drawing a contrast with rivals by stressing protection of users' information....
01:51 2019-06-04

Europe's top court sets date for opinion on Facebook privacy Europe's top court will give an opinion on Dec. 12 on Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems' landmark case against Facebook, which will affect how hundreds of thousands of companies transfer personal ...
18:51 2019-07-09

Federal court: Facebook's facial recognition violates privacy Facebook's facial recognition data, used to identify friends tagged in photos, violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday....
11:00 2019-08-10

Judge demands Facebook hand over data privacy records Facebook will have to hand over emails and records related to how it handled the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In September, shareholders sued the company in order to obtain information pertaining to t...
22:17 2019-05-31

Facebook ordered by U.S. judge to turn over data privacy records A U.S. judge ordered Facebook Inc to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data for 87 million users was accessed by the Britis...
21:51 2019-05-31

| Facebook CEO eases tensions but lawmakers press on privacy rules Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's Washington charm offensive appeared to ease tensions between the social media giant and US lawmakers critical of its business practices....
23:34 2019-09-23

US Judge Demands Facebook Hand Over Records on Data Privacy A US judge ordered Facebook to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data for 87 million users was accessed by the British......
07:00 2019-06-01

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces privacy concerns and political backlash Facebook announced a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns.Read More...
06:51 2019-06-19

UPDATE 1-Facebook to settle FTC privacy allegations, adopt new policies -sources The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay roughly $5 billion, two people brie...
21:34 2019-07-23

Facebook's cryptocurrency ambitions face privacy concerns, political backlash Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns....
01:51 2019-06-19

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps in ongoing privacy investigation Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Facebook—the social media company that has been under intense public criticism for not adequately safeguarding the personal information of its 2 billion users—has susp...
09:51 2019-09-21

Swiss privacy office wants details on Facebook's Libra crypto project Switzerland's privacy watchdog said on Tuesday it has yet to receive a reply to a July 17 letter seeking details about Facebook's Swiss-based Libra cryptocurrency project, adding it needs the informa...
18:51 2019-07-23

Facebook, privacy activist Schrems face off in July 9 court hearing Facebook will face Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems next week at Europe's top court in a landmark case that could affect how hundreds of thousands of companies transfer personal data worldwide as...
22:17 2019-07-03

Facebook loses facial-recognition privacy appeal and could pay billions in fines Facebook lost a federal appeal on Thursday in a lawsuit over facial-recognition data. That could lead to the company paying massive fines over its privacy practices....
06:00 2019-08-09

UPDATE 1-Facebook ordered by U.S. judge to turn over data privacy records A U.S. judge ordered Facebook Inc to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data for 87 million users was accessed by the Britis...
22:17 2019-05-31

UPDATE 3-Apple challenges Google, Facebook for web login, touts privacy  Apple Inc on Monday launched a "Sign In With Apple" function to rival Facebook and Google web login accounts, drawing a contrast with rivals by stressing protection of users' information....
22:34 2019-06-03

Facebook will have to pay a record-breaking fine for violating users’ privacy. But the FTC wanted more. The settlement the FTC brokered marks the most significant privacy punishment ever levied against a tech giant. But the story behind it — described by 10 people familiar with the matter — illustrates ...
03:00 2019-07-23

Facebook Expected to Settle SEC Claims of Inadequate Disclosures Over Privacy Practices The SEC is expected to announce a settlement with Facebook on Wednesday related to claims it inadequately disclosed risks involving its privacy practices....
09:17 2019-07-24

Europe's huge privacy fines against Marriott and British Air are a warning for Google and Facebook The EU imposed record fines this week on British Airways and Marriott, marking far and away the biggest fines imposed under the General Data Protection Regulation, which was enacted just over one year...
21:00 2019-07-10

Facebook falls following report that Zuckerberg emails link him to controversial privacy practices Facebook stock dropped on a Wall Street Journal report that the company uncovered emails linking CEO Mark Zuckerberg to the social media giant's controversial privacy practices....
03:51 2019-06-13

There's Zero Chance Facebook's FTC Fine Stops Future Abuse, Lawmakers and Privacy Experts Say Sure, $5 billion sounds like a pretty big fine, and for most Americans, the size of it is difficult to fathom. But for a corporation as massive as Facebook, it represents only around three month’s wor...
00:34 2019-07-25

Facebook confirms 419m phone numbers exposed in latest privacy lapse The information was stored in an online server that was not password protected, according to a report from TechCrunchHundreds of millions of Facebook users’ phone numbers were exposed in an open onlin...
08:34 2019-09-05

Facebook emails seem to show Zuckerberg knew of privacy issues, report claims Facebook has uncovered emails that appear to show chief executive officer’s connection to potentially problematic practices, WSJ reportsFacebook has uncovered emails that appear to show chief executiv...
22:17 2019-06-12

Facebook worries emails could show Zuckerberg knew of questionable privacy practices Facebook Inc. uncovered emails that appear to show Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s connection to potentially problematic privacy practices at the company, according to people familiar with the matte...
22:17 2019-06-12

Facebook loses facial recognition appeal, must face privacy class action A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc's effort to undo a class action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their co...
03:00 2019-08-09

Facebook Dating lets you seek romance on the social network: Is privacy a concern? More than 200 million people list themselves as single on Facebook. But do you trust Facebook's privacy to seek romance on the social network?       ...
18:34 2019-09-05

FaceApp's privacy concerns: How the app compares to Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat terms A new wave of interest has made FaceApp the top free entry in the Apple and Google app stores. It has also lead to privacy concerns.       ...
18:51 2019-07-18

Facebook's Privacy View "So Wrong", Says Judge, Lets Class Action Proceed A federal judge on Monday ordered Facebook to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users' private data, calling the social......
09:34 2019-09-10

Leaked Facebook emails might prove Zuckerberg knew about questionable privacy practices Facebook is under investigation due to policies related to user privacy. Shocking, right? And this time around, things aren’t looking very good for the company, which is already willing to settl...
17:00 2019-06-13

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg dined with lawmakers last night. Privacy and cryptocurrency were on the menu. Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg heard an earful from Democratic lawmakers Wednesday night about everything from his company's data collection practices to its cryptocurrency plans, a preview ...
19:17 2019-09-19

40 Crores Facebook Users' Phone Numbers Exposed In Privacy Lapse: Report Phone numbers linked to more than 400 million Facebook accounts were listed online in the latest privacy lapse for the social media giant, US media reported Wednesday....
18:34 2019-09-05

Swiss group that's supposed to oversee privacy for Libra says it hasn't heard from Facebook at all The Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner said on Tuesday it had not yet been contacted by Facebook about overseeing privacy protections for the Libra cryptocurrency....
20:34 2019-07-16

Google to pay $1.1 billion in France following tax probe After a four-year investigation, Google has agreed to pay almost €1 billion ($1.10 billion) to French authorities because it did not fully declare its tax activities in the country, as reported b...
12:34 2019-09-13

Firefox Deploys a Slew of New Privacy Features, Taking Aim at Facebook and Invasive Online Trackers There are plenty of browsers to choose from, but two of the most popular, when it comes to privacy at least, are headed down radically divergent paths.Read more......
02:34 2019-06-05

Facebook wins dismissal of lawsuit that accused it of deceiving investors over privacy breach impact Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg won dismissal of an investor lawsuit accusing them of deceiving investors about the impact of a privacy breach.Read More...
12:34 2019-09-27

Judge lets Facebook privacy lawsuit proceed, calls company’s views ‘so wrong’ A federal judge on Monday night ordered Facebook to face the brunt of a privacy class action lawsuit, chastising the social network for views about privacy he called “so wrong.” While dism...
19:34 2019-09-10

UK's Reckitt Benckiser to pay up to $1.4 billion to end Indivior probe Britain's Reckitt Benckiser (RB) said it would pay up to $1.4 billion to resolve all U.S. federal investigations into the firm in connection with the sales and marketing of Suboxone Film by its forme...
08:34 2019-07-11

Judge calls Facebook’s view on user privacy ‘so wrong’ as class-action lawsuit proceeds A federal judge ordered Facebook to face most of a lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users’ private data.Read More...
17:00 2019-09-10

Judge lets Facebook privacy class action proceed, calls company's views 'so wrong' A federal judge on Monday ordered Facebook Inc to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users' private data, calling the social...
01:34 2019-09-10

A titan of global investing just booted Facebook from its do-good index as a direct result of privacy concerns Associated Press S&P Dow Jones Indices is removing Facebook from its S&P 500 ESG Index, which tracks companies that score well in its environmental, social, and corporate governance rankings. The i...
23:01 2019-06-13

A new Facebook privacy flaw allowed thousands of children on Messenger Kids to enter group chats with strangers (FB) Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images Facebook's Messenger Kids had a design flaw that allowed for a situation in which a child can enter a group chat with other users — including adults — wh...
14:34 2019-07-23

HUD seeks financial probe of Puerto Rico agency set to get $8.2 billion Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has asked the department’s inspector general to open a financial investigation into the Puerto Rican agency set to get over $8 billion in disaster re...
00:34 2019-09-11

Google to pay $1 billion in France to settle fiscal fraud probe Google agreed to pay close to 1 billion euros ($1.10 billion) to French authorities to settle a fiscal fraud probe that began four years ago in a deal that may create a legal precedent for other large...
19:34 2019-09-12

FTC Gets Jurisdiction for Possible Facebook Antitrust Probe The Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into Facebook under an arrangement that gives the Justice Department chief oversight of Alphabet’s Google, as the U.S. government gea...
21:17 2019-06-03

Pentagon inspector general to probe $10 billion cloud computing project Critics of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure program have been fighting the Defense Department’s plan to award the entire contract to either Amazon or Microsoft....
00:34 2019-08-14

US States Announce Antitrust Probe Of Facebook A coalition of US states announced Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook to determine if the social media giant has hindered competition and put users at risk....
19:00 2019-09-06

FTC Antitrust Probe of Facebook Scrutinizes Its Acquisitions The Federal Trade Commission is examining Facebook’s acquisitions as part of its antitrust investigation into the social-media giant to determine if they were part of a campaign to snap up potential r...
22:51 2019-08-01

Facebook users have raised over $2 billion for causes Facebook frequently finds itself in the news for harm done to the public, but there are moments when its platform is put to good use. The social network has revealed that people have raised over $2 b...
23:17 2019-09-19

Facebook not worried about $5 billion FTC fine Facebook’s eye-popping $5 billion FTC fine may have set a record, but it’s a drop in the bucket for owner Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg, who has a net worth of $79.8 billion according to Bloomberg, coul...
10:17 2019-07-25

Facebook's Libra faces EU antitrust probe: Bloomberg Facebook Inc's proposed digital currency Libra faces anti-trust probe by European Union regulators, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a document seen by the organization....
16:34 2019-08-21

Explainer: What Google, Facebook could face in U.S. antitrust probe The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether big technology companies are engaged in anticompetitive behavior, addressing a rising tide of criticism they have become too powerful to the det...
00:00 2019-07-25

German Probe of Facebook Highlights Data Risks A German investigation into Facebook shows that multinational companies could face probes from multiple data-protection regulators in Europe over the same missteps....
15:34 2019-09-06

Facebook Antitrust Probe Announced by Coalition of US States A coalition of US state officials announced Friday they had launched an antitrust investigation of Facebook to determine if the social media giant "has stifled competition and put users at risk."...
02:34 2019-09-08

EXPLAINER-What Google, Facebook could face in U.S. antitrust probe The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether big technology companies are engaged in anticompetitive behavior, addressing a rising tide of criticism they have become too powerful to the det...
00:17 2019-07-25

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is launching a new digital currency to make e-commerce accessible to more people around the world. The social media giant is announcing Libra, a cryptocurrency it is crea...
14:00 2019-06-18

Facebook has taken down over 2 billion fake accounts in 2019 Facebook took down 2.19 billion fake accounts during the first quarter of 2019, the company has announced. In addition to that, Facebook said it disabled 1.2 billion fake accounts in Q4 2018. These nu...
19:34 2019-05-23

Opiate tycoons stashed $1 billion in Swiss banks amid probe: Court files The Sackler family, which owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, is believed to have transferred about $1 billion (€900 million) to themselves, including to their Swiss bank accounts, court papers showed...
12:00 2019-09-14

NY Governor Cuomo orders probe into Facebook's advertising platform New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered the U.S. Department of Financial Services to investigate reports that state-regulated advertisers were using Facebook Inc's advertising platform in a d...
23:17 2019-07-01

Facebook's Zuckerberg pledges cooperation with antitrust probe: Cicilline Rep. David Cicilline, chair of the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, said on Friday that Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg pledged cooperation with the panel's probe into online mar...
19:17 2019-09-20

Facebook targeted in antitrust probe led by New York Attorney General New York Attorney General Letitia James is leading a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general in an antitrust investigation into Facebook for alleged antitrust activity....
17:34 2019-09-06

Law Firm To Probe Death Of Facebook Employee Who Jumped Off Headquarters The family of a Facebook employee, who allegedly committed suicide at the Menlo Park-based headquarters, is taking the social networking giant to court. Facebook has termed the death of 38-year-old......
08:00 2019-10-01

Facebook's Zuckerberg pledges cooperation with U.S. antitrust probe: congressman Congressman David Cicilline, chair of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, said on Friday that Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg pledged cooperation with the panel's probe into...
22:51 2019-09-20

CBP leader decries 'deplorable' Facebook posts, as probe launched Customs and Border Protection confirmed Friday that it has opened an investigation into a second Facebook page containing posts that mock migrants and members of Congress -- as an internal memo showed...
19:17 2019-07-05

FTC hits Facebook officially with record $5 billion fine The Federal Trade Commission charged Facebook on Wednesday a record-breaking $5 billion penalty for violating a 2012 order by the commission related to fooling users about their ability to control pri...
22:51 2019-07-24

Facebook is staring down a record-setting $5 billion fine The fine, which is massive by any yardstick, still represents less than one month's revenue for the social media titan.       ...
23:17 2019-07-15

Facebook's $5 Billion US FTC Fine Doesn't Mark the End of Its Troubles Facebook survived its latest brush with US privacy regulators, at the cost of a record $5 billion fine and other restrictions imposed by the US FTC. But it's far from home free....
10:34 2019-07-25

Facebook removed 3 billion fake accounts in just 6 months Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday. Nearly all of them were caught before they had a chance t...
21:51 2019-05-23

Facebook’s fundraising tools have raised over $2 billion, fast In the few years since Facebook introduced fundraising tools, people on the social network have raised $2 billion for charities.       ...
12:17 2019-09-19

Facebook removes 3 billion fake accounts over six months Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts over a six-month span, far outpacing previous efforts by the company in striking fraudulent accounts from the platform, the tech giant said Thursday....
23:17 2019-05-24

In 6 Months, Facebook Removes Over 3 Billion Fake Accounts (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday. Nearly all of them were caught be...
21:01 2019-05-23

U.S. DHS boss orders probe into border agents' 'disturbing' Facebook posts The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's acting secretary, Kevin McAleenan, has ordered an investigation into reports that border patrol agents have been posting offensive anti-immigrant comments an...
15:34 2019-07-03

New York governor orders discrimination probe into Facebook’s advertising platform New York has ordered the Department of Financial Services to investigate reports that advertisers are using Facebook in a discriminatory manner.Read More...
12:51 2019-07-02

Facebook has ‘systematically failed’ to stop fake reviews, probe concludes Facebook stands accused of not doing enough to stem the sale of fake reviews through its platform, more than one month after being told by a British regulator to fix the problem. A probe by consumer w...
08:34 2019-08-08

Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google Emails Demanded in US Antitrust Probe A US congressional panel stepped up its antitrust probe of four Big Tech firms on Friday with a wide-ranging request for documents on their business operations....
15:34 2019-09-14

Estimated 40 U.S. state attorneys general will join Facebook probe -source An estimated 40 U.S. state attorneys general will participate in a probe of Facebook Inc , a source said on Monday, which would be a big increase in the number of states joining the investigation....
03:51 2019-10-08

Estimated 40 U.S. state attorneys general will join Facebook probe: source An estimated 40 U.S. state attorneys general will participate in a probe of Facebook Inc, a source said on Monday, which would be a big increase in the number of states joining the investigation....
07:51 2019-10-08

FTC Claims Potential Facebook Antitrust Probe as DOJ Snags the Right to Ruin Apple's Day In a flurry of headlines late last week, U.S. government bodies were reported to be looking into antitrust cases against tech giants. The Department of Justice planted its flag in Google on Friday, ac...
23:17 2019-06-03

New York Governor Cuomo orders probe into Facebook's advertising platform New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered the U.S. Department of Financial Services to investigate reports that state-regulated advertisers were using Facebook Inc's advertising platform in a d...
02:51 2019-07-02

US asks Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon for docs in antitrust probe The federal government is ramping up its antitrust investigation into big tech. On Friday, lawmakers from the House Judiciary Committee asked Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google parent company Alphabet...
04:00 2019-09-14

Facebook will pay $5 billion fine for Cambridge Analytica data breaches The Federal Trade Commission has announced that Facebook will pay a massive fine after it bungled the use of its users' private data. The financial penalty, worth $5 billion, was agreed upon back...
14:51 2019-07-24

The FTC's $5 billion fine for Facebook is so meaningless, it will likely leave Zuckerberg wondering what he can't get away with (FB) AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The Federal Trade Commission's reported deal to settle its investigation into Facebook's alleged privacy violations looks like little more than a slap on the wrist. The settlem...
11:17 2019-07-13

FTC 'Failed Miserably' in Punishing Facebook With $5 Billion Fine, Democrats Say The Federal Trade Commission, which has been investigating Facebook in the wake of its massive Cambridge Analytica scandal, has voted to approve levying a massive $5 billion fine against the social me...
04:34 2019-07-13

Facebook removed 3 billion fake accounts over a six-month period Facebook said it had removed more than 3 billion fake accounts over the past two quarters, a spike in inauthentic activity that the tech giant attributed to “unsophisticated” bad actors that are caugh...
22:51 2019-05-23

Facebook Fined $5 Billion and Ordered to Add Oversight of Data Practices The F.T.C. placed new conditions on Facebook for privacy violations, but did not restrict the social network’s ability to gather and use people’s personal information....
15:34 2019-07-24

Germany: AfD's anti-refugee Facebook video sparks massive incitement probe In 2017, a Facebook video posted by the far-right AfD amassed numerous hate-filled comments against refugees. German authorities said they've fined nearly 100 people over their remarks and are probing...
06:00 2019-08-10

Florida's attorney general: There's no 'case study' for our multistate Facebook antitrust probe "It's an entirely different way of dealing with a monopoly," says Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody of the multi-jurisdictional Facebook probe....
08:00 2019-09-10

Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google emails demanded in U.S. House panel probe A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from top executives of Amazon.com Inc. , Facebook Inc , Apple Inc , a...
00:34 2019-09-14

Roughly 40 state attorneys general plan to take part in Facebook antitrust probe Participation in the New York-led antitrust investigation of Facebook reflects a broadening belief among the country’s top Democrats and Republicans that the tech giant may be undermining its social-n...
05:17 2019-10-08

How consumers rank Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube on privacy, fake news, content relevance, safety, and sharing (FB, GOOGL, TWTTR, MSFT, SNAP) Digital trust is the confidence people have in a platform to protect their information and provide a safe environment for them to create and engage with content. Business Insider Intelligence surv...
04:51 2019-07-20

Congress asks Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon for documents in Big Tech bipartisan probe Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents.       ...
17:00 2019-09-14

Big Tech companies like Facebook, Amazon to face antitrust probe by U.S. state attorneys general A bipartisan group of state attorneys general will announce on Monday an investigation into large tech companies, like Facebook and Google, for potential violations of antitrust law, Texas Attorney Ge...
19:00 2019-09-06

Facebook board member Peter Thiel calls for probe of Google for ‘treasonous’ acts Late last year, a top US general went public with a pointed question for Google’s leadership, around the time the search giant was coming under fire over its interest in developing a search engi...
21:00 2019-07-15

Over 3.5 billion people are on social media; Facebook still biggest with teens; Esports on the rise The new Global Digital Statshot report from Hootsuite and We Are Social is packed with all the latest data you need to understand how people are using the internet in July 2019. You’ll find the ...
15:17 2019-07-17

CTRL-Labs: Facebook didn't buy a billion-dollar, brain-scanning startup Facebook's public trust issues create a perception of a nefarious agenda with the recent acquisition of a New York-based startup that uses electrical muscle signals to control a virtual hand....
03:34 2019-09-28

Facebook says it removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous 6 months SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous 6 months. The post Facebook says it removed more than 3 billion fak...
19:34 2019-05-23

House lawmakers ask Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google to turn over trove of records in antitrust probe The requests ask each of the tech giants to provide detailed information about their internal operations, including copies of key communications between top-level executives and records related to "an...
15:34 2019-09-14

Facebook to buy brain science start-up CTRL-labs; CNBC says deal worth $1 billion Facebook Inc said on Monday it bought New York-based CTRL-labs, a start-up that is exploring ways for people to communicate with computers using brain signals, in a deal that CNBC was valued at $1 bil...
03:34 2019-09-24

Why Facebook's stock jumped despite facing a record-breaking $5 billion FTC penalty: 'A slap on the wrist' (FB) AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana Facebook's stock rose around 1% after news broke that it is facing a record-breaking $5 billion penalty from the Federal Trade Commission. Investors are breathing a collecti...
11:17 2019-07-13

Democratic Sens. Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal urge Facebook to protect 'children's privacy and safety' The "design flaw" allowed children to circumvent protections and chat with strangers. Two Democratic Sens. expressed deep concern in letter.       ...
17:00 2019-08-07

UPDATE 1-Facebook to buy brain science start-up CTRL-labs; CNBC says deal worth $1 billion Facebook Inc said on Monday it bought New York-based CTRL-labs, a start-up that is exploring ways for people to communicate with computers using brain signals, in a deal that CNBC said was valued at $...
03:34 2019-09-24

The Department of Justice just launched a broad probe into whether big tech companies like Amazon, Facebook, and others illegally harm competition (APPL, GOOG, AMZN, FB) Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images The Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing to open a broad probe into whether big tech companies like Amazon, Facebook, and others are illegally harming their competito...
04:51 2019-07-24

Italian populists approve new government The Five Star Movement has let a small group of party members vote online whether they back a proposed coalition deal with the center-left Democratic Party. They agreed by an overwhelming margin to su...
02:00 2019-09-04

Will NASA approve another untethered spacewalk? The first “free-flying” spacewalk was back in 1984 and the last one in 1994. User @itsjose_irl tweeted #AskNASA inquiring when we can expect the next one and NASA’s International Spa...
18:34 2019-08-20

Investors Approve UTC-Raytheon Merger Shareholders backed the creation of one of the world’s largest aerospace companies, voting in favor of the $135 billion combination of United Technologies and Raytheon....
17:51 2019-10-11

JPMorgan Shareholders Approve Jamie Dimon's Pay JPMorgan Chase investors voted to approve the chief executive’s pay at the bank’s annual meeting over the objections of ISS, the shareholder-advisory firm....
04:17 2019-05-22

U.S. regulators approve some tariff exemptions for Apple The move by U.S. officials could make it easier for both Apple and small makers of gaming computers to assemble devices in the United States by lowering the costs of importing parts....
09:17 2019-09-21

U.S. Poised to Approve Merger of T-Mobile, Sprint The Justice Department is poised to approve T-Mobile US’s merger with Sprint under a divestiture plan that would equip satellite-TV operator Dish Network with the building blocks for a new wireless ne...
15:51 2019-07-24

Taiwan is first country in Asia to approve same-sex marriage The vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody.        ...
19:17 2019-05-21

U.S. FDA declines to approve Sarepta's second Duchenne drug The U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve Sarepta Therapeutics Inc's newest treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare muscle-wasting disorder that mainly affects boys, th...
04:00 2019-08-20

San Francisco Set to Approve First-of-Its-Kind Ban on E-Cigarette Sales The city of San Francisco has become the first in the U.S. to move to ban all sales of e-cigarettes in a unanimous vote by city supervisors, SFGate reported on Tuesday, in what officials characterized...
18:34 2019-06-19

FDA declines to approve Sarepta's second Duchenne treatment Sarepta Therapeutics Inc said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its newest treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), citing safety concerns including the risk ...
01:34 2019-08-20

DOJ could approve T-Mobile and Sprint merger tomorrow T-Mobile and Sprint are still grappling with state lawsuits attempting to block their merger, but they can at least take some consolation from the federal government. CNBC sources claim that the Depa...
19:51 2019-07-24

Robert Vadra May Hamper Probe If Allowed To Travel To Spain: Probe Agency The Enforcement Directorate told a Delhi court on Thursday that Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, may hamper the probe if allowed to travel to Spain and other European......
21:00 2019-09-12

Alabama Lawmakers Approve "Chemical Castration" For Sex Offenders A bill in Alabama awaiting the governor's signature would require people convicted of certain sex offenses to undergo "chemical castration" as a condition of parole - a requirement meant to keep......
04:34 2019-06-06

Now, Saudi Women Can Approve Their Kids To Travel Abroad Saudi mothers will be able to apply for passports for children in their custody and approve travel abroad under new guidelines that represent further chipping away of exclusive male power in the......
14:34 2019-08-20

NY could approve sports betting next week, just not on mobile devices New York casinos will soon be taking sports bets. Even as hopes dim for mobile betting, the state Gaming Commission is expected to approve a new set of rules on Monday to authorize sports bets at four...
06:00 2019-06-07

UPDATE 3-AIG shareholders narrowly approve CEO's $21 million pay package American International Group Inc said shareholders approved a $21 million pay package for Chief Executive Officer Brian Duperreault by only a narrow margin during the company's annual meeting on Tues...
02:51 2019-05-22

Will stockholders approve the merger between GateHouse owner and Gannett? Stockholders need to OK the tie-up of New Media Investment Group's GateHouse Media and USA TODAY owner Gannett. Could new investments complicate that?       ...
06:00 2019-08-10

JPMorgan shareholders approve bank's executive pay with protest JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Tuesday that only 71.64 percent of shareholders voted to approve its executive compensation packages, marking a rare instance of criticism over the bank's top leaders pay....
19:51 2019-05-21

UPDATE 2-U.S. FDA declines to approve Sarepta's second Duchenne treatment Sarepta Therapeutics Inc said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its newest treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), citing safety concerns including the risk ...
04:00 2019-08-20

New York becomes 1st state to approve ban on sale of flavored e-cigs New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to v...
07:17 2019-09-19

DOJ to approve T-Mobile/Sprint merger despite 13 states trying to block it Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) The Justice Department plans to approve the T-Mobile/Sprint merger as part of a settlement involving the sale of spectrum licenses, wholesale access, and a...
20:00 2019-07-24

FCC chairman circulates order to approve Sprint, T-Mobile tie-up Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday circulated a draft order that would grant approval to the $26 billion tie-up of T-Mobile Us Inc and Sprint Corp....
19:00 2019-08-14

French MPs approve IVF draft law for single women and lesbians Bill is Emmanuel Macron’s biggest social reform since he was elected in 2017France has taken a step towards allowing lesbian and single women to conceive children with medical help, setting the stage ...
17:34 2019-09-27

US to Approve Sales It Deems Safe to Blacklisted Huawei The US government will issue licenses to companies seeking to sell goods to China's Huawei where there is no threat to national security, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said....
14:17 2019-07-10

French Lawmakers Approve 3 Percent Tax on Online Giants France's lower house of parliament approved Thursday a small, pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook - and the French government hopes other countries will follow suit....
17:00 2019-07-04

France to approve first crypto-issuers as new rules loom France's financial watchdog is poised to approve a first tranche of cryptocurrency-related companies under new rules on digital coins, some of the first such regulations to be launched by a major econ...
21:00 2019-07-16

Trump administration to approve pesticide that may harm bees EPA said studies it considered, most of which were sponsored by industry, found sulfoxaflor isn’t dangerous for the pollinators The Trump administration is approving the pesticide sulfoxaflor – though...
21:51 2019-07-12

U.S. to approve sales it deems safe to blacklisted Huawei The U.S. government will issue licenses to companies seeking to sell goods to China's Huawei where there is no threat to national security, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday, leaving indu...
01:00 2019-07-10

U.S. to approve Huawei sales where there is no threat to national security The U.S. government said it will issue licenses to companies seeking to sell goods to China’s Huawei where there is no threat to national security.Read More...
10:34 2019-07-10

UK lawmakers approve bid to legalize same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland Britain's parliament voted on Tuesday in favor of a plan that would compel the government to legalize same-sex marriage and extend abortion rights in Northern Ireland, if the province is unable to re-...
21:00 2019-07-09

FDA declines to approve Daiichi Sankyo's blood cancer treatment Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve its drug quizartinib as a treatment for adults with a type of blood cancer....
16:17 2019-06-21

Kamala Harris proposes having DOJ approve new abortion laws in certain states Presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris released a plan Tuesday that would mandate states where past anti-abortion laws have been overturned by the courts to have any new ones approved by the Departme...
04:51 2019-05-29

‘Would Dad Approve?’ Neil Armstrong’s Heirs Divide Over a Lucrative Legacy Mr. Armstrong was averse to cashing in on his celebrity. But as the 50th anniversary of the moon landing approached, his sons began auctioning off his memorabilia....
19:17 2019-07-31

U.S. Catholic bishops approve new national sex abuse reporting hotline The hotline, which would field allegations that bishops committed abuse or covered it up, would take complaints by telephone and through an online link. It’s supposed to be operating within a year....
04:51 2019-06-13

Nations approve greater protections for world giraffe population Parties voted Thursday at the World Wildlife Conference in Switzerland to limit giraffe parts international trade to help protect the species from extinction....
21:00 2019-08-22

Health officials approve drug to boost sex drive in women WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. health regulators have approved a prescription drug to boost sex drive in women. The Food and Drug Administration OK’d the medication for premenopausal women trouble...
05:34 2019-06-23

Catholic bishops in US approve new hotline for sexual abuse victims The church has made the move as it looks for a way of providing assistance to victims. Some experts, however, criticize the measure, saying it does not go far enough....
21:00 2019-06-13

Congressional Leaders Urge Members to Approve Spending Deal Congressional leaders from both parties are urging lawmakers to support a two-year spending deal that also lifts the government’s borrowing limit, seeking to ensure the compromise negotiated for weeks...
15:51 2019-07-24

Australian state leader intervenes to approve coal mine CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state government leader has intervened to fast-track a proposed coal mine days after voters rejected tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions in a feder...
07:17 2019-05-22

UPDATE 5-U.S. to approve sales it deems safe to blacklisted Huawei The U.S. government will issue licenses to companies seeking to sell goods to China's Huawei where there is no threat to national security, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday, leaving indu...
01:17 2019-07-10

Morgan Stanley shareholders vote to approve executive pay, director Morgan Stanley said on Tuesday that more than 95 percent of shares voted to approve its executive compensation packages and that all of its directors were elected at the bank's annual shareholder meet...
17:34 2019-05-23

Jet Airways' lenders approve interim finance plan for the carrier Lenders to Jet Airways agreed on Friday to provide some interim financing to the bankrupt airline to help it cover legal and other costs, as resolution experts look to find a potential buyer....
19:17 2019-07-19

Report says that the DOJ will approve the T-Mobile-Sprint deal with one crazy condition While the FCC is okay with the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is not. That's because both agencies have different responsibilities; the FCC is concerned with the technical asp...
04:34 2019-05-30

Regulators Approve Bitcoin Venture Backed by NYSE Owner New York state regulators approved a key license for Bakkt, a venture designed to make it easier for consumers to store bitcoins and pay for purchases in the cryptocurrency....
05:00 2019-08-17

Hurricane Dorian insured losses in Caribbean to range from $1.5 billion to $3 billion: AIR worldwide Insurance industry losses in the Caribbean spurred by Hurricane Dorian will range between $1.5 billion to $3 billion, according to catastrophe risk modeler AIR Worldwide, a Verisk Analytics Inc unit....
22:34 2019-09-06

Purdue Pharma offers $10 billion-$12 billion to settle opioid claims: NBC OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12 billion, NBC News reported on Tuesday citin...
21:34 2019-08-27

Peloton prices its IPO at the top of its range, raking in $1.2 billion and giving it a $8.2 billion value (PTON) Peloton / Youtube Peloton has priced its public offering. The maker of connected fitness equipment will go public at $29 a share. The offering will raise $1.3 billion for the company and give it a ma...
03:00 2019-09-26

AT&T, facing $158 billion debt, to sell Puerto Rico network for $2 billion Enlarge / An AT&T sign outside a company office in New York City. (credit: Getty Images | Roberto Machado Noa ) AT&T has agreed to sell its wireless and wireline networks in Puerto Rico and the US V...
05:17 2019-10-10

Jeff Bezos Cashes in $1.8 Billion of Amazon Stock, Will Keep $1.4 Billion After Taxes Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the world’s richest person, has cashed in $1.8 billion worth of Amazon shares, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission submitted last nig...
17:34 2019-08-01

Drugmaker Purdue Pharma reportedly offered $10 billion to $12 billion to settle opioid claims Reuters Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits for $10 billion to $12 billion, NBC News reported on Tuesday, The lawsuits accused the compan...
12:00 2019-08-29

Purdue Pharma in discussion on $10 billion-$12 billion offer to settle opioid claims: sources OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, is in discussion to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12 billion, two people familiar with the m...
22:00 2019-08-27

Purdue Pharma in discussion on $10 billion-$12 billion offer to settle opioid lawsuits: sources OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and its owners, the Sackler family, are in discussion to settle more than 2,000 opioid lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12 billion, two people familiar...
01:00 2019-08-28

Chewy stock IPO raises more than $1 billion. Values company at $8.8 billion Chewy.com, the online pet product retailer owned by PetSmart, priced its IPO at $22 per share Thursday, above the expected range.       ...
19:51 2019-06-14

Fin24.com | MPs approve initial stage of bill to stop no-deal Brexit UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit strategy is in tatters, his ruling Conservative party is disintegrating and he's clinging on to power by a thread....
19:34 2019-09-04

House lawmakers approve $600M in budget to upgrade election security Exactly 17 months before the 2020 U.S. elections, a House subcommittee approved a bill Monday that would spend $600 million on increased security for voting systems across the United States....
01:51 2019-06-05

Canada set to approve Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Trudeau unlikely to benefit Canada looks set to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but the move is unlikely to help Justin Trudeau rebuild flagging support ahead of the October election....
21:34 2019-06-17

Southwest Airlines Mechanics Approve Contract, Ending Long Impasse After almost seven years of negotiations, the union reached an agreement with the airline that gives its members $160 million in back pay and raises of 20 percent....
23:51 2019-05-21

Canada set to approve hotly-debated pipeline expansion, Trudeau unlikely to benefit Canada looks set to approve a hotly-debated plan to expand an oil pipeline this week, people familiar with the process told Reuters, but the move is unlikely to help Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rebu...
17:00 2019-06-16

Voters in Switzerland approve stronger gun control laws by nearly two-thirds despite resistance Switzerland's public broadcaster said more than 63% of voters nationwide agreed to align with European Union firearms rules adopted two years ago.        ...
19:17 2019-05-21

The Latest: Judge in SEAL case didn’t approve email tracking SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the court case of a Navy SEAL accused of murder (all times local): 3:40 p.m. A military judge overseeing the case of a Navy SEAL charged with murder says he never approv...
01:17 2019-05-31

New York latest state to approve driver's licenses for illegal immigrants Illegal immigrants to the United States will be able to obtain driver's licenses in New York under a bill passed by the state legislature on Monday and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo....
12:17 2019-06-18

CBOE Holdings Stockholders Approve Share Issuance In Bats Merger CHICAGO, IL – January 17, 2017 – At a special meeting of stockholders of CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) held today, CBOE Holdings stockholders voted in favor of a proposal to approve the issuance ...
10:01 2019-05-22

Indiabulls Ventures, Real Estate Approve Share Buyback Plans Capital markets company Indiabulls Ventures said in a filing that its board has approved buyback of upto 6.66 crore equity shares at Rs 150 per share....
02:51 2019-10-12

Illinois lawmakers vote to allow sports betting, approve Chicago casino A major gambling expansion in Illinois that will give Chicago its first casino, allow betting on sports and raise money for a massive infrastructure program won final approval on Sunday in the state l...
02:51 2019-06-03

Uber Lost Another $5.2 Billion, Has Now Burned $16.2 Billion Since 2016 Uber, a company that uses rich people’s money to subsidize artificially cheap taxi rides provided by underpaid drivers, continued its streak of having never made a profit by losing another $5.2 billio...
10:34 2019-08-09

WeWork seeks $20 billion-$30 billion in IPO valuation: Bloomberg WeWork owner The We Company is targeting an initial stock market valuation of less than half of estimates from earlier this year, according to a report on Thursday, another sign of growing skepticism ...
16:00 2019-09-05

Majority of Americans approve of Trump's handling of economy, credit his policies: Poll A majority of Americans approve of how President Trump has handled the economy, feel confident about their personal finances, and believe Trump's policies have had an impact on the country's economic ...
05:51 2019-05-23

U.S. trade regulators approve some Apple tariff exemptions amid broader reprieve U.S. trade regulators on Friday approved 10 out of 15 requests for tariff exemptions filed by Apple Inc amid a broader reprieve on levies on computer parts, according to a public docket published by ...
05:17 2019-09-21

Southern Baptists approve changes aimed at expelling churches that don't address sexual abuse The Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest Protestant denomination, held its annual meeting in Birmingham, Alabama.        ...
03:34 2019-06-12

UPDATE 1-U.S. trade regulators approve some Apple tariff exemptions amid broader reprieve U.S. trade regulators on Friday approved 10 out of 15 requests for tariff exemptions filed by Apple Inc amid a broader reprieve on levies on computer parts, according to a public docket published by t...
03:17 2019-09-21

Alibaba shareholders approve stock split that could boost shares ahead of reported Hong Kong IPO The one-to-eight stock split would mean the current number of ordinary shares — which stands at 4 billion — will increase to 32 billion. It comes ahead of a reported Hong Kong listing....
09:34 2019-07-16

'Storm Area 51' spurs rural Nevada county to draft emergency plan, approve 2 festivals Before the masses descend on the Nevada desert next month as part of the "Storm Area 51" event, local officials are pulling out all stops to ensure they are able to handle whatever crowds may come....
02:34 2019-08-21

Facebook Has Been Paying Contractors to Transcribe Users’ Facebook Messenger Voice Chats (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work. The work has ...
17:00 2019-08-14

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes reportedly working with FTC on Facebook breakup Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is reportedly in talks with the US government about breaking up the social networking company.       ...
18:34 2019-07-31

Facebook’s Libra currency spawns a wave of fakes, including on Facebook itself The accounts purporting to sell or represent the not-yet-available digital currency could undermine efforts to inspire confidence and satisfy regulators scrutinizing Libra....
03:00 2019-07-23

Elizabeth Warren Facebook ad mocks Facebook's fact checking policies Earlier this year Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign ran ads on Facebook that proposed breaking it up, and they were temporarily pulled. Now, after Mark Zuckerberg talked at company meeting...
12:51 2019-10-12

Calling all Facebook singles, you can now find a match with Facebook Dating Facebook Dating might be new to America, but it's a service that is already available in 19 other countries.       ...
00:34 2019-09-06

Trump, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg had 'good, constructive' meeting -Facebook U.S. President Donald Trump and Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg had a "good, constructive" meeting at the White House on Thursday, the social media company said in a statement....
03:51 2019-09-20

Trump, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg had 'good, constructive' meeting: Facebook U.S. President Donald Trump and Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg had a "good, constructive" meeting at the White House on Thursday, the social media company said in a statement....
07:17 2019-09-20

Brian May applauds Adam Lambert, says Freddie Mercury 'would approve, big time' Queen co-founder Brian May said Adam Lambert is "the reason we are still alive as a functioning rock band."        ...
07:34 2019-07-18

Facebook wants to let you share your WhatsApp status to Facebook and Instagram What’s the first thing you can think of when you hear that Facebook is considering allowing WhatsApp users to share their status updates to Facebook, Instagram, and other apps? If you said &ldqu...
02:00 2019-06-28

To Keep Votes Safe, $250 Million Only Goes So Far After months of pressure, Mitch McConnell agreed to spend $250 million for voting security in the 2020 elections. But experts estimate that adequate protection will require billions....
08:34 2019-09-26

Europe's likely next president may need far-right votes to win Germany's Ursula von der Leyen is on the verge of succeeding Jean-Claude Juncker to become the European Commission's first female president on Tuesday -- if leaders of the 28 EU member states have the...
01:00 2019-07-16

'Euphoria': Louis Tomlinson says he didn't approve fake sex scene with Harry Styles HBO's "Euphoria" is polarizing viewers once again with an animated sex scene between former One Direction bandmates Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.        ...
06:17 2019-07-02

Tunisians Cast Votes for President Tunisians voted Sunday in their second free presidential election since the uprising that toppled an autocratic regime in 2011, consolidating the country’s position as the only democracy to survive th...
02:34 2019-09-16

The Democrats, Unfortunately, Have The Votes: Trump On Impeachment Text messages sent by US diplomats revealing an apparent effort by Donald Trump's government to push Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden bolstered the Democrats' impeachment inquiry.....
03:34 2019-10-05

De Blasio Got Their Donations. Their Votes for President? Not So Much. The Times asked donors to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s federal political action committee if he should be president. Their answers showed why he is viewed as such an outsider....
10:00 2019-05-28

Poland votes in parliamentary elections Poland's ruling Law and Justice party is expected to be victorious in the parliamentary elections. The main opposition parties are hoping to gain enough support to band together and form a coalition g...
18:17 2019-10-13

Highlights: Europe votes for EU parliament Following are predictions of the European Parliament election results based on exit polls and some official results. Over 400 million people can vote in 28 countries, seven of which held ballots betwe...
03:51 2019-05-27

Democrats Have Enough Votes For Impeachment, But We Will Win, Says Trump President Donald Trump conceded Friday that Democrats had enough votes to impeach him, but he suggested that Speaker Nancy Pelosi hold a House vote to formally begin an inquiry to force a Senate trial...
03:34 2019-10-05

US city votes to pay ransomware demand Ransomware can bring even the largest organizations to a halt and the same can be said for local governments whose systems have been infected. However, one city in Florida is preparing to pay hackers ...
19:00 2019-06-21

Poland votes: PiS and its pact with the people Poles go to the ballot box on Sunday. The upcoming elections are expected to point the way ahead for Poland — but critics fear the country could move further toward an authoritarian dictatorship....
00:51 2019-10-13

| Malawi votes in tight three-way election Malawi polls have opened after a closely-fought election campaign, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two serious rivals in a race that has focused on corruption allegations and econo...
13:17 2019-05-22

Nomura to pay $26.5m settlement to SEC Nomura will pay $26.5m (£21m) to settle charges in the US that it failed to properly supervise five former traders who lied to customers about mortgage bond prices....
22:00 2019-07-15

FTC: You'll Probably Get Almost Nothing From the Equifax Settlement Ever the parade-rainer, the Federal Trade Commission announced today that with so many Equifax breach victims opting for cash payments instead of free credit monitoring, each one of them will likely o...
21:00 2019-07-31

Renault Board Votes to Remove CEO Bolloré Renault fired Chief Executive Thierry Bolloré as the French car maker seeks to turn the page on auto titan Carlos Ghosn’s decades of leadership and reboot its globe-spanning alliance with Nissan....
17:51 2019-10-11

House votes to ban drilling in Arctic refuge The House on Thursday voted 225-193 to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in a move meant to stymie President Trump’s plan to open up the ...
23:34 2019-09-12

NBA board votes for stiffer tampering measures Seeking to enforce compliance with tampering and salary-cap circumvention, the NBA board of governors on Friday unanimously passed a number of stiffer measures....
09:17 2019-09-21

Kazakhstan votes for new president to replace Nazarbayev The presence of long-time leader Nursultan Nazarbayev looms large over elections in Kazakhstan, as his handpicked successor admitted Nazarbayev still exerted power. Some 500 people were detained for p...
19:51 2019-06-09

Jailed former governor says he bought votes for Rio Olympics A jailed former governor of Rio de Janeiro state has told a judge he paid about $2 million for the votes of International Olympic Committee members to award the Brazilian city the 2016 Summer Games &...
00:17 2019-07-05

Fed Votes to Lighten Regulations for All but the Largest Banks Banks including Capital One, U.S. Bancorp, Barclays and Credit Suisse can file ‘living wills,’ which describe how they would wind down in a failure, less often....
00:51 2019-10-11

Factbox: Europe votes - Timeline to handover EU citizens will elect a new European Parliament this week, the first step in a process that will change the leadership of major European Union institutions later this year....
18:51 2019-05-23

Moscow votes in protest-shadowed election Residents of Russia’s capital have voted in a city council election shadowed by a wave of protests that saw the biggest demonstrator turnout in seven years and a notably violent police response...
20:00 2019-09-08

As EU votes, Belgians hope to end national stalemate Belgians go to the polls Sunday looking to end months of political limbo sparked after the biggest party in the governing coalition quit over Prime Minister Charles Michel’s support for the U.N. migra...
10:51 2019-05-24

VK Singh Leading From Ghaziabad With Over 6 Lakh Votes VK Singh, a former army chief and junior minister in the External Affairs Ministry, is contesting the Lok Sabha election from Ghaziabad in western Uttar Pradesh....
06:51 2019-05-24

Abe’s coalition still short of votes to change constitution Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition appeared to have secured a majority in Japan’s upper house of parliament in elections but won’t reach the super-majority needed to propose constitutional r...
05:00 2019-07-22

The America That Votes in 2020 Will Look Radically Different Than it Did in 2016 The day after Hillary Clinton announced in March that she would not make a third bid for the White House, President Trump expressed in a tweet his mock disappointment that 2020 would not be a rematch....
05:00 2019-09-12

| Modi healthcare scheme won hearts, and votes While India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nationalist tub-thumping has been widely credited with his recent election win, another factor was one he kept relatively quiet about: Modicare....
18:51 2019-05-29

Europe's likely next president may need far-right votes to win. Some see that as a 'catastrophic sign' Germany's Ursula von der Leyen is on the verge of succeeding Jean-Claude Juncker to become the European Commission's first female president on Tuesday -- if leaders of the 28 EU member states have the...
18:51 2019-07-15

| Israel votes on Netanyahu's political survival Israelis have voted in their second election in five months that will decide whether to keep Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the country's longest-serving prime minister, in office despite corrupti...
20:17 2019-09-17

Austrian parliament votes to ban glyphosate weedkiller Austria is set to become the first EU country to completely ban weedkiller glyphosate, originally developed by Monsanto and marketed under the name Roundup. The ban could clash with the EU law....
07:17 2019-07-03

Donald Trump Says Democrats Have Enough Votes For Impeachment, But... President Donald Trump conceded Friday that Democrats had enough votes to impeach him, but he suggested that Speaker Nancy Pelosi hold a House vote to formally begin an inquiry to force a Senate trial...
15:00 2019-10-05

Russia votes in long-protested elections Municipal and regional polls have taken place across the country. Attention was focused on Moscow's parliamentary vote following a crackdown on independent candidates and some of their supporters....
21:34 2019-09-08

NAACP votes to support Trump impeachment “Trump’s misconduct is unmistakable and has proven time and time again that he is unfit to serve as the president of this country,” tweeted NAACP President Derrick Johnson after the vote....
21:17 2019-07-23

House votes to block military transgender ban The Democratic-controlled House voted Tuesday night to block President Donald Trump's move to restrict transgender men and women from military service....
06:01 2019-06-19

Cincinnati Votes To Decriminalize Up To 100 Grams Of Marijuana CINCINNATI (WCPO) — City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday decriminalizing up to 100 grams of marijuana. The ordinance — proposed by Jeff Pastor and Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman — allows peop...
20:17 2019-06-12

California Assembly votes to cap rent increases SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly voted Wednesday to cap rent increases for many tenants as America’s most populous state faces a housing crunch. A bill, which now goes to the st...
04:51 2019-05-30

Istanbul votes in crucial mayoral rerun The first mayoral vote in March was annulled after the ruling AKP party's losing candidate cried foul. Critics say the rerun is proof that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not want to lose his grip...
12:51 2019-06-23

Bundestag votes to move Stasi files Germany's parliament has voted to move the files of the East German secret police into the nation's Federal Archives. The vote came despite the concerns of and objections from some historians and GDR-...
04:00 2019-09-27

The House Finally Votes for a $15 Minimum Wage Nearly seven years after the grassroots Fight for $15 movement began, the House of Representatives has voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by the middle of the next decade, and to tie the m...
23:00 2019-07-18

Beverly Hills votes to end most tobacco sales BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Beverly Hills has become the first U.S. city to end most tobacco sales. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to snuff out sales of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarette...
07:51 2019-06-05

House votes to set aside impeachment resolution against Trump The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to table an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump, effectively killing the measure for now but not burying the issue that has divided ...
00:00 2019-07-18

Votes still being counted in Afghanistan presidential election Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and candidate Abdullah Abdullah have both claimed victory, reminiscent of a similar scenario that unfolded five years ago....
16:34 2019-09-30

9,000-year-old settlement unearthed A huge Stone Age settlement unearthed outside Jerusalem may have been home to 3,000 people, the Neolithic equivalent of a large city, according to details released by the Israel Antiquities Authority ...
17:00 2019-07-17

GM-UAW talks hit big snag; settlement not near Contract talks aimed at ending a 21-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors have taken a turn for the worse, hitting a big snag over product commitments for U.S. factories, a unio...
12:51 2019-10-07

Israeli parliament votes to hold new elections in September Israeli lawmakers have voted in favor of dissolving parliament following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau's failure to form a coalition government. The move comes after weeks of difficult negotiation...
23:51 2019-05-29

Ilhan Omar said she hopes Israel votes out Netanyahu With Israel heading to the polls Tuesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar said Sunday she hoped the country would break from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's agenda and defended her support for the Boycott, Divest...
13:17 2019-09-16

Tucson council votes on sanctuary city initiative TUCSON – The city of Tucson is now one step closer to becoming a “sanctuary city”. On Tuesday Tucson city council members voted to put a voter sponsored initiative on the November ba...
12:34 2019-08-07

Istanbul votes for mayor again in test for Turkey, leader Vote-counting has started in Istanbul’s repeated mayoral election, which was held after the ruling party challenged the first election narrowly won by an opposition candidate...
17:51 2019-06-23

Indian Parliament votes to change Kashmir's status India's parliament has voted to reorganize and reclassify the state of Jammu and Kashmir, a far-reaching and highly contentious move that will give the government in New Delhi greater authority over t...
09:34 2019-08-07

Guatemala votes for new president, runoff likely to decide outcome Guatemalans on Sunday voted for a new president, who will face the daunting challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has ravaged the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United State...
03:17 2019-06-17

Guatemala votes for new president as gang violence soars Ending gang violence has become a priority for citizens in Guatemala, a country with one of the highest homicide rates in the world. One top candidate, a former attorney general, has fled to the US, c...
13:17 2019-06-16

$250 Million to Keep Votes Safe? Experts Say Billions Are Needed After months of pressure, Mitch McConnell agreed to spend $250 million for election security. Pennsylvania alone plans to spend $125 million just to update voting machines for 2020....
19:34 2019-09-26

Union votes to strike at General Motors’ US plants DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union announced Sunday that its roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. would go on strike just before midnight because contentious talks on ...
05:51 2019-09-16

House Votes to Give ‘Dreamers’ a Path to Citizenship The House voted Tuesday to give 2.5 million young undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship, a defiant gesture as President Trump pushes a crackdown on migrants....
03:34 2019-06-05

| US House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist comments' The US House of Representatives formally condemned Donald Trump on Tuesday for xenophobic attacks on four minority Democratic lawmakers and hostile language targeting immigrants, as the president deni...
22:01 2019-07-17

Germany wary as Istanbul votes under shadow of Erdogan As the re-run elections in Istanbul approaches, Germany — Turkey's top trading partner — has called for fair elections. Why is this election so significant? Is this the beginning of the end for Presid...
22:51 2019-06-21