Facebook releases new tool to block data gathering

Soon you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet, or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. (Aug. 21)

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Facebook releases new tool to block data gathering

Soon you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. (Aug. 20)

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Skepticism over Facebook $5B privacy violations fine

Facebook users and critics expressed skepticism and disappointment over the Federal Trade Commission’s settlement with the company, which includes a $5 billion fine for privacy violations and new oversight and restrictions on its business. (July 24)

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Here’s the latest for Wednesday July 24th: Mueller testifies before Congress; President Donald Trump lashes out at Mueller on day of hearing; British P.M. Boris Johnson assumes office as Britain’s new Prime Minister; FTC announces $5B fine against Facebook

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2 Officers fired for Ocasio-Cortez Facebook post

Two Louisiana police officers have been fired over a Facebook post calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “vile idiot” and suggesting that she be shot. (July 23)

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Senators scrutinize Facebook’s digital currency

U.S. senators from both parties opened a hearing with tough questions and criticisms of Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency. (July 16)

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US: Facebook currency plan ripe for illicit use

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration has concerns that the new digital currency planned by Facebook could be used for illicit activity such as money laundering, human trafficking and financing terrorism. (July 15)

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California Facebook mail facility quarantined

A Facebook mail facility near company headquarters was evacuated Monday after a routine check found mail possibly containing the nerve agent sarin. Authorities put the site under quarantine as they conducted additional testing. (July 2)

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