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Facebook Must Face Data Breach Class Action on Security, But Not Damages

A federal judge said up to 29 million Facebook Inc users whose personal information was stolen in a September 2018 data breach cannot sue as a group for damages, but can seek better security at the social media company after …

Woman Charged After Gripe About Ex on Facebook Gets Justice

TENNILLE, Ga. — A Georgia woman who was criminally charged after complaining about her ex-husband on Facebook said she feels like she’s finally gotten justice. Anne King posted in 2015: “That moment when everyone in your house has the flu …

Lawmakers Urge Trade Officials to Remove Tech Liability Shield

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is stepping up efforts to have U.S. trade officials eliminate a legal liability shield that tech companies are pushing to keep in new agreements, including a deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement …

Mass Shooting Rumor In Facebook Group Shows Private Chats are Not Risk-Free

Ahead of the annual Blueberry Festival in Marshall County, Indiana, in early September, a woman broadcast a warning to her neighbors on Facebook. “I just heard there’s supposed to be a mass shooting tonight at the fireworks,” the woman, whose …

Capital One, Enterprise Ensnared in Facebook Ad Bias Scandal

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is pursuing allegations that several of Facebook’s advertisers broke the law by restricting job postings on the social network to people of certain ages or genders. The agency joins the Department of Justice and …

Facebook Wins Dismissal of Investor Lawsuit Over Privacy Breach

NEW YORK – 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 price, though the investors will …

Facebook Faces Massive Damages in Cambridge Analytica Suit

Facebook Inc. users suing over the social network’s worst-ever privacy scandal gained leverage to pry into its internal records to back up their claims that it failed to safeguard their personal data, exposing the company to potentially billions of dollars …

Facebook Users Revive Lawsuit Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Four Facebook Inc. users revived a lawsuit against the social media company, claiming it invaded their privacy and violated its terms of service by selling their data to Cambridge Analytica and more than 150 other companies. The amended complaint, filed …

Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe User Audio Files

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 rattled the contract employees, who are not told where the …

Facebook Must Face Lawsuit Over Facial Recognition

Facebook Inc. failed to undo a ruling that allows millions of its users to band together in a lawsuit accusing the social network of gathering and storing biometric data without consent, potentially exposing the company to billions of dollars in …