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Bitche slapped by Facebook as French ville’s page mistakenly removed

The town hall had to create a new page, Mairie 57230, named in reference to the town's postcode, after its page was removed.

Facebook says hackers ‘scraped’ data of 533 million users in 2019 leak

The data included phone numbers, birth dates, and email addresses according to media reports, although Facebook says it did not include passwords or financial details.

Facebook plans undersea cables to speed Southeast Asia internet to US

Facebook cancelled projects to connect the US to Hong Kong following government concerns over Chinese spying.

Facebook fails in bid to derail US$15 billion privacy suit

The suit accuses Facebook of wrongly tracking users away from the social network, then making money from the data by selling it to marketers for targeting ads.

Instagram to ban adults from messaging teens who don’t follow them

New teenage users who sign up to Instagram will also now be encouraged to make their profile private.

Facebook to pay US$650 million settlement over US privacy dispute

During the trial, it emerged that Facebook was violating Illinois law by storing biometric data – digital scans of people's faces, in support of its face-tagging feature – without users' consent.

Australia passes landmark law requiring tech firms to pay for news

The new law paves the way for Google and Facebook to invest tens of millions of dollars in local content deals, and could prove a model for resolving the firms' tussles with regulators worldwide.

Facebook to restore Aussie news pages as deal reached on media law

The compromise means that Facebook and Google – the main targets of the law – are unlikely to be penalised so long as they reach some deals with local media firms to pay for news.

Facebook blocks Aussie users from viewing or sharing news amid legal dispute

A new Australian law wants tech giants like Facebook and Google to pay for content reposted from news outlets.

Tech giants ‘close’ to deals with Aussie media

Australia is poised to adopt legislation that would force digital companies to pay for news content.

Facebook to take a page from audio social network Clubhouse, says report

Executives at Facebook have ordered employees to create a version of Clubhouse, New York Times reports.

WhatsApp flap shows importance of message platform to Facebook

The California giant last month delayed implementation of a new policy which critics said could expand data collection from some two billion WhatsApp users around the world.

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