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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.

YouTube to roll out parent-approved accounts for tweens

The move responds to concerns about violence and other inappropriate content which may be viewed by minors on the massive video-sharing platform.

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