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New York Attorney General Letitia James Investigating Facebook For Possible Antitrust Violations
Friday, 6 Sep 2019 

Sept 6 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc ::NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL LETITIA JAMES INVESTIGATING FACEBOOK FOR POSSIBLE ANTITRUST VIOLATIONS.NY AG JAMES - AGS OF COLORADO, FLORIDA, IOWA, NEBRASKA,NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, TENNESSEE, & THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA JOINING TEAM INVESTIGATING FACEBOOK.  Full Article

U.S. States To Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Probes- WSJ
Friday, 6 Sep 2019 

Sept 6 (Reuters) - :U.S. STATES TO LAUNCH GOOGLE, FACEBOOK ANTITRUST PROBES - WSJ.TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL TO LEAD EFFORT EXAMINING IMPACT OF GOOGLE ON DIGITAL ADVERTISING MARKETS- WSJ.NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL TO HELM FACEBOOK REVIEW, CITING CONCERNS OVER CONTROL OF PERSONAL DATA- WSJ.GOOGLE PROBE TO BE ANNOUNCED AT NEWS CONFERENCE ON MONDAY, WITH BIPARTISAN GROUP OF ABOUT THREE DOZEN STATE AGS JOINING EFFORT- WSJ.  Full Article

Facebook Says Launching Facebook Dating In The U.S. - Blog
Thursday, 5 Sep 2019 

Sept 5 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc ::FACEBOOK SAYS LAUNCHING FACEBOOK DATING IN THE US - BLOG.FACEBOOK INC SAYS ALL USERS' DATING ACTIVITY WILL STAY IN FACEBOOK DATING ; IT WON’T BE SHARED TO THE REST OF FACEBOOK..  Full Article

Facebook Provides Update On Face Recognition, To Discontinue Tag Suggestions
Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019 

Sept 3 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc ::FACEBOOK - TAG SUGGESTIONS SETTING, WHICH CONTROLS IF FACEBOOK CAN SUGGEST THAT USERS' FRIENDS TAG THEM USING FACE RECOGNITION, TO NOT BE AVAILABLE.FACEBOOK PROVIDES UPDATE ON FACE RECOGNITION.FACEBOOK - STARTING TUESDAY, PEOPLE WHO JOIN SITE OR HAD TAG SUGGESTIONS SETTING, WILL HAVE FACE RECOGNITION SETTING.  Full Article

Facebook Introduces New Way To View And Control Off-Facebook Activity
Tuesday, 20 Aug 2019 

Aug 20 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc ::FACEBOOK INC - INTRODUCING A NEW WAY TO VIEW AND CONTROL YOUR OFF-FACEBOOK ACTIVITY.FACEBOOK INC - GRADUALLY MAKING OFF-FACEBOOK ACTIVITY AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE IN IRELAND, SOUTH KOREA AND SPAIN..FACEBOOK INC - WITH OFF-FACEBOOK ACTIVITY, USERS CAN SEE & CONTROL DATA THAT OTHER APPS AND WEBSITES SHARE WITH FACEBOOK.FACEBOOK SAYS OFF-FACEBOOK ACTIVITY LETS SEE SUMMARY OF APPS & WEBSITES THAT SEND DATA ABOUT ACTIVITY, CLEAR THIS DATA FROM ACCOUNT IF YOU WANT TO.FACEBOOK - IF USERS CLEAR OFF-FACEBOOK ACTIVITY, CO WILL REMOVE USER'S IDENTIFYING INFORMATION FROM DATA THAT APPS & WEBSITES CHOOSE TO SEND CO.FACEBOOK - EXPECT THAT CLEARING USER'S OFF-FACEBOOK ACTIVITY COULD HAVE "SOME IMPACT" ON CO'S BUSINESS.FACEBOOK - DATA DISCONNECTED USING OFF-FACEBOOK ACTIVITY WILL BE USED, WITHOUT LINKING IT TO USER'S ACCOUNT.  Full Article

Facebook's Update on Senator Kyl’S Review Of Potential Anti-Conservative Bias
Tuesday, 20 Aug 2019 

Aug 20 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc ::FACEBOOK INC PROVIDES AN UPDATE ON SENATOR KYL’S REVIEW OF POTENTIAL ANTI-CONSERVATIVE BIAS.FACEBOOK INC - SENATOR KYL AND HIS TEAM WILL REPORT AGAIN IN A FEW MONTHS’ TIME ON POTENTIAL ANTI-CONSERVATIVE BIAS AT FACEBOOK.FACEBOOK ON SENATOR KYL’S REVIEW OF ANTI-CONSERVATIVE BIAS SAYS WILL ADJUST COURSE IF "OUR POLICIES ARE IN FACT LIMITING EXPRESSION IN AN UNINTENDED WAY".  Full Article

FTC Chief Says Breaking Up Facebook Would Be Hard To Do - FT
Monday, 19 Aug 2019 

Aug 19 (Reuters) - :FTC CHIEF SAYS BREAKING UP FACEBOOK WOULD BE HARD TO DO - FINANCIAL TIMES.U.S. FTC CHAIRMAN SAID FACEBOOK'S PLAN TO INTEGRATE INSTAGRAM, WHATSAPP MORE CLOSELY COULD STYMIE ANY EFFORT TO BREAK UP SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT - FT.  Full Article

Facebook Says Removing Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior From China
Monday, 19 Aug 2019 

Aug 19 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc ::FACEBOOK SAYS REMOVING COORDINATED INAUTHENTIC BEHAVIOR FROM CHINA.FACEBOOK - REMOVED 7 PAGES, 3 GROUPS, 5 FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS INVOLVED IN COORDINATED INAUTHENTIC BEHAVIOR AS PART OF SMALL NETWORK ORIGINATING IN CHINA.FACEBOOK - INDIVIDUALS BEHIND COORDINATED INAUTHENTIC BEHAVIOR FROM CHINA FREQUENTLY POSTED ABOUT TOPICS LIKE ONGOING PROTESTS IN HONG KONG.FACEBOOK, ON REMOVING COORDINATED INAUTHENTIC BEHAVIOR FROM CHINA, SAYS INVESTIGATION FOUND LINKS TO INDIVIDUALS ASSOCIATED WITH CHINESE GOVERNMENT.FACEBOOK SAYS TAKING DOWN PAGES, GROUPS, ACCOUNTS RELATED TO COORDINATED INAUTHENTIC BEHAVIOR FROM CHINA BASED ON BEHAVIOR, NOT CONTENT POSTED.FACEBOOK, ON REMOVING COORDINATED INAUTHENTIC BEHAVIOR FROM CHINA, SAYS ABOUT 15,500 ACCOUNTS FOLLOWED ONE OR MORE OF THESE PAGES.FACEBOOK, ON REMOVING COORDINATED INAUTHENTIC BEHAVIOR FROM CHINA, SAYS ABOUT 2,200 ACCOUNTS JOINED AT LEAST ONE OF THESE GROUPS.  Full Article

Facebook Says Team Has Been Working On Safe Communities Initiative
Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019 

Aug 14 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc ::FACEBOOK SAYS TEAM HAS BEEN WORKING ON SAFE COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE, WITH THE GOAL OF PROTECTING PEOPLE USING FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM HARM.FACEBOOK SAYS IN SAFE COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE, ONE OF THE MAIN WAYS TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE IS PROACTIVELY IDENTIFYING AND REMOVING POSTS AND GROUPS THAT BREAK CO'S RULE.FACEBOOK SAYS CAN USE AI AND MACHINE LEARNING TO PROACTIVELY DETECT BAD CONTENT BEFORE ANYONE REPORTS IT, AND SOMETIMES BEFORE PEOPLE EVEN SEE IT.FACEBOOK SAYS BUILT GROUP QUALITY, WHICH GIVES ADMINS OVERVIEW OF CONTENT COMPANY HAS REMOVED AND FLAGGED TO THEM FOR MOST COMMUNITY STANDARDS VIOLATIONS.  Full Article

Facebook Rolling Out New Simplified Privacy Model For Groups - Public And Private
Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019 

Aug 14 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc ::FACEBOOK INC SAYS ROLLING OUT A NEW SIMPLIFIED PRIVACY MODEL FOR GROUPS - PUBLIC AND PRIVATE.FACEBOOK SAYS HAVING 2 PRIVACY SETTINGS FOR GROUPS WILL HELP MAKE IT CLEARER ABOUT WHO CAN FIND THE GROUP & SEE MEMBERS & POSTS THAT ARE PART OF IT.FACEBOOK INC SAYS GROUP ADMINS WILL BE ABLE TO CLEARLY CHOOSE WHETHER OR NOT THE GROUP CAN BE FOUND IN SEARCH AND OTHER PLACES.FACEBOOK SAYS BY DEFAULT, A GROUP THAT WAS FORMERLY 'SECRET' WILL NOW BE 'PRIVATE' & 'HIDDEN'.FACEBOOK INC - PUBLIC GROUPS ALLOW ANYONE TO SEE WHO’S IN THE GROUP AND EVERYTHING THAT’S SHARED THERE..FACEBOOK INC - WITH PRIVATE GROUPS, ONLY MEMBERS CAN SEE WHO ELSE IS IN THE GROUP AND WHAT THEY’VE POSTED..FACEBOOK SAYS A GROUP THAT WAS FORMERLY 'CLOSED' WILL NOW BE 'PRIVATE' AND 'VISIBLE' & GROUPS THAT ARE 'PUBLIC' WILL REMAIN 'PUBLIC' AND 'VISIBLE'.  Full Article

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India tells tech firms to protect user privacy, prevent abuse

NEW DELHI Technology firms must protect user privacy and prevent abuse of their platforms, India's IT minister said on Thursday, speaking as the government draws up a data privacy law and seeks to push companies to store more data locally.