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Elizabeth Culliford

Facebook's VR Oculus business probed by U.S. states

Jan 14 2022

WASHINGTON Multiple states have begun investigating potential violations in how Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms Inc, runs its virtual-reality Oculus business, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

States ask U.S. court to reinstate Facebook antitrust lawsuit

Jan 14 2022

WASHINGTON Dozens of states led by New York asked a U.S. federal appeals court on Friday to reinstate an antitrust lawsuit filed against Facebook.

Facebook, Google CEOs aware of formal advertising market deal -- court filing

Jan 14 2022

WASHINGTON Chief executives of Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook were aware of a deal to carve up part of the online advertising market, according to an amended antitrust complaint filed by Texas and 15 other states against Google.

U.S. House panel subpoenas social media firms in Jan. 6 attack probe

Jan 13 2022

By Jan Wolfe, Sarah N. Lynch, Elizabeth Culliford and Paresh Dave

Facebook owner to 'assess feasibility' of human rights review on Ethiopia practices

Jan 13 2022

Facebook owner Meta Platforms said on Thursday it would "assess the feasibility" of commissioning an independent human rights assessment into its work in Ethiopia, after its oversight board recommended a review of how Facebook and Instagram have been used to spread content that heightens the risk of violence there.

Amazon among key tech firms to drop CES plans on COVID-19 concern

Dec 22 2021

Amazon Inc, Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc, Twitter Inc and Pinterest Inc will not send teams to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas as concerns grow about Omicron, the firms said on Tuesday. | Video

Facebook will not attend CES in person over COVID-19 concerns

Dec 21 2021

Dec 21 Facebook parent Meta Platforms inc said on Tuesday it will not attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month as concerns grow about the omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus.

Facebook exposes mercenary spy firms that targeted 50,000 people

Dec 17 2021

WASHINGTON Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc is calling out half a dozen private surveillance companies for hacking or other abuses, accusing them in a report published Thursday of collectively targeting about 50,000 people across its platforms. | Video

Facebook exposes mercenary spy firms that targeted 48,000 people

Dec 16 2021

WASHINGTON, Dec 16 Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc is calling out half a dozen private surveillance companies for hacking or other abuses, accusing them in a report published Thursday of collectively targeting some 48,000 people across its platforms.

Exclusive-Zoom has joined tech industry counterterrorism group

Dec 15 2021

Video-conferencing platform Zoom has joined a counterterrorism organization formed by major U.S. tech companies including Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, and Microsoft Corp, the group said on Wednesday.

World News

N.Korea fires two ballistic missiles from Pyongyang airport, S.Korea says

SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) on Monday from an airport in its capital city of Pyongyang, South Korea's military reported, the fourth test https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/north-korea-used-railway-born-missile-fridays-test-kcna-2022-01-14 this month to demonstrate its expanding missile arsenal.