U.S. judge orders Facebook to show data privacy records to shareholders

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 British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. In a 57-page decision on Thursday, which followed a one-day trial in March, Vice Chancellor Joseph Slights… Read More U.S. judge orders Facebook to show data privacy records to shareholders

Facebook debuts design overhaul of its social network

Facebook Inc debuted an overhaul of its core social network on Tuesday, taking its first concrete steps to refashion itself into a private messaging and e-commerce company as it tries to move past scandals while tapping new revenue sources. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a fresh design for the world’s biggest social network that de-emphasized… Read More Facebook debuts design overhaul of its social network

New York investigating Facebook over unauthorized storage of users email contacts

New York Attorney General Letitia James said on Thursday she is investigating Facebook Inc’s unauthorized storage of up to 1.5 million Facebook users’ email contact databases, the latest privacy issue to affect the U.S. social media giant. Last week, Facebook said it may have unintentionally uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million new users… Read More New York investigating Facebook over unauthorized storage of users email contacts

Canada to regulate social media firms as measure against election meddling

The world’s major social media companies are not doing enough to help Canada combat potential foreign meddling in this October’s elections and the government might have to regulate them, the cabinet minister in charge of ensuring a fair vote said on Monday. Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould spoke shortly after Canada’s electronic signals spy agency… Read More Canada to regulate social media firms as measure against election meddling

Facebook set to place restrictions on who can go live following New Zealand massacre

Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Friday the company was looking to place restrictions on who can go live on its platform based on certain criteria in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre. The company will monitor who can go ‘Live’ on Facebook depending on factors such as prior community standard violations,… Read More Facebook set to place restrictions on who can go live following New Zealand massacre