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Facebook Delays Naming Oversight Board Members Until 2020

Facebook Delays Naming Oversight Board Members Until 2020Facebook will not announce the first members of its independent oversight board this year as it originally expected, the company said on Thursday. The new board will be able to make final decisions on whether individual pieces of content - such as a...
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Facebook Sues Hong Kong-Based Company Alleging Ad Fraud

Facebook on Thursday sued a Hong Kong company that it said used malware to bait people into clicking on celebrities' photos and bogus advertising links, so it could run ads for counterfeit goods, diet pills and male enhancement supplements. The social media company accused ILikeAd Media International Co software developer...
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Facebook Portal Devices Can Now Work With WhatsApp Login

Facebook's video calling device Portal will now work with just a WhatsApp account, allowing users to make video calls to friends and family and access features like "Story Time" even if they don't have a Facebook account. "Story Time" lets you bring children's stories to life with Augmented Reality (AR)...
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Cambridge Analytica Deceived Facebook Users, US FTC Finds

US regulators on Friday said they had found now-defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica deceived consumers about the collection of Facebook data for voter profiling and targeting.The Federal Trade Commission also found that Cambridge Analytica engaged in deceptive practices relating to its participation in the EU-US Privacy Shield framework - a pact...
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Facebook Sues Hong Kong-Based iLikeAd, Alleged Ad Fraud

Facebook on Thursday sued a Hong Kong company that it said baited people into clicking on celebrities' photos and bogus advertising links, so it could install malware and run ads for counterfeit goods, diet pills and male enhancement supplements.The social media company accused ILikeAd Media International Co software developer Chen...
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Facebook, Instagram Back Online After Major Outage

Facebook said it had restored service following a major outage on Thursday that hindered access to the social platform and its other apps such as Instagram and Messenger. Facebook blamed "an issue in one of our central software systems" for snarling connectivity for several hours. Many users, often wryly, took...
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