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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 …

Facebook Isn’t Responsible as Terrorist Platform, Court Says

Facebook Inc. doesn’t have to face a lawsuit by victims of Hamas attacks and their relatives who claimed that the social network unlawfully assisted the terror group, a federal appeals court ruled. In a 66-page ruling issued Wednesday, a divided …

Craigslist Founder, Facebook’s Ex-Security Chief Team Up Over 2020 Online Fears

SAN FRANCISCO — The project by Facebook Inc. former chief security officer Alex Stamos to battle online abuses has received $5 million from Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, the Stanford Internet Observatory said this week. Stamos, in an interview with Reuters, …

Facebook Pays Record $5 Billion to Settle U.S. Privacy Claims

Facebook Inc. 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 users’ data while changing little about the company’s lucrative advertising …