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Katie Paul

Facebook agrees to advertising overhaul to settle U.S. discrimination suits

Mar 20 2019

Facebook Inc has agreed to change its paid advertising platform as part of a wide-ranging settlement to prevent discriminatory and "harmful" practices, the company and U.S. civil rights groups said on Tuesday.

Foreign efforts to influence 2018 U.S. elections on Twitter 'limited': company

Jan 31 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Twitter Inc took down nearly 6,000 tweets during last November's U.S. congressional elections, most of which were attempting to suppress the vote through intimidation or sharing false information, the company said on Thursday.

Facebook keeps attracting digital ads, shares jump after hours

Jan 30 2019

Facebook Inc reported better-than-expected profit on Wednesday, showing that digital advertisers were still flocking to spend money on the service in order to reach customers even after a series of high profile embarrassments for the world's largest online social media network. | Video

Apple bans Facebook from tech tools for tracking teen browsing habits

Jan 30 2019

Apple Inc said on Wednesday it had banned Facebook Inc from a program designed to let businesses control iPhones used by their employees, saying the social networking company had improperly used it to track the web-browsing habits of teenagers. | Video

Facebook plans content oversight board, tightens paid ad rules

Jan 28 2019

BRUSSELS Facebook Inc on Monday laid out plans for an independent content oversight board with the power to overturn company decisions on user posts, aimed at addressing concerns over misinformation and abusive behavior on the platform. | Video

Saudi king taps veteran finance chief as foreign minister to improve image

Dec 27 2018

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Arabia's king put a veteran former finance minister in charge of foreign affairs on Thursday, aiming to improve the kingdom's image after the crisis caused by the killing of a journalist and greater scrutiny of the Yemen war.

Senior Saudi prince says CIA cannot be trusted on Khashoggi conclusion

Nov 25 2018

(This November 24 story corrects to remove New York-based from description of Beirut Institute in fourth paragraph.)

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Israel, Hamas trade blows as Gaza tensions simmer

Gaza militants fired rockets into southern Israel and Israeli aircraft carried out strikes in the Hamas-ruled territory overnight Tuesday, though the level of violence appeared to abate after Palestinians said a ceasefire had been reached.