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Facebook Inc is preparing for a record-setting fine from U.S. regulators over privacy issues, but Wall Street shrugged at the looming penalty after the company added users and trounced profit expectations for the first quarter.

Facebook files lawsuit against New Zealand company, three people

U.S. social media giant Facebook Inc on Thursday said it has filed a lawsuit in U.S. Federal court, against a company and three people in New Zealand, alleging the sale of fake engagement services on its Instagram photo-sharing platform.

Tech, Apr 25 2019

New York investigating Facebook over storage of 'unauthorized' email contacts

New York Attorney General Letitia James said on Thursday she is investigating Facebook Inc's unauthorized storage of up to 1.5 million Facebook users' email contact databases, the latest privacy issue to affect the U.S. social media giant.

Tech, Apr 25 2019

Canada watchdog to seek court order to force Facebook to follow privacy laws

OTTAWA Facebook Inc broke Canadian privacy laws when it collected the information of some 600,000 citizens, a top watchdog said on Thursday, pledging to seek a court order to force the social media giant to change its practices.

Tech, Apr 25 2019

S&P 500 nudges lower as industrials drag

NEW YORK The S&P 500 closed just barely lower on Thursday, as a dive in industrial stocks and concerns about slowing global growth eclipsed gains in Facebook and Microsoft.

Apr 25 2019

Irish regulator opens inquiry into Facebook over password storage

DUBLIN Facebook's lead regulator in the European Union, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, on Thursday said it had launched an inquiry into whether the company violated EU data rules by saving user passwords in plain text format on internal servers.

Tech, Ireland, Apr 25 2019

Facebook beats profit estimates, sets aside $3 billion for privacy penalty

Facebook Inc on Wednesday blew past Wall Street profit estimates in the first quarter and set aside $3 billion to cover a settlement with U.S. regulators, calming investors who had worried about the outcome of a months-long federal probe. | Video

Tech Apr 25 2019

UPDATE 3-Facebook beats profit estimates, sets aside $3 bln for privacy penalty

April 24 Facebook Inc on Wednesday blew past Wall Street profit estimates in the first quarter and set aside $3 billion to cover a settlement with U.S. regulators, calming investors who had worried about the outcome of a months-long federal probe.

REFILE-Facebook revenue jumps as U.S. privacy penalty looms

April 24 Facebook Inc beat analysts' estimates for quarterly revenue on Wednesday, aided by growth in its Instagram business and a surge in advertising spending by companies while also warning it could face up to $5 billion in losses related to an official U.S. privacy investigation.

Facebook's flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content

NAIROBI/SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc's struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company's inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe.

Myanmar, Twitter, Tech Apr 23 2019