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BRIEF-Facebook Says Will Remove About 20 Ad Metrics In July

* FACEBOOK SAYS INTRODUCING NEW LABELS ON SOME METRICS TO CLEARLY SHOW HOW THEY ARE CALCULATED‍​

Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

WASHINGTON Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday.

Politics, Election 2016, Tech, U.S., Feb 17 2018

Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday.

Cuban comedian denounces discriminatory policies, attitudes on island

HAVANA Cuban comedian Luis Silva, better known as his popular television character Panfilo, denounced discriminatory policies against Cubans in their own country in a Facebook post on Friday, in an unusually strong, public criticism of the government.

World, Entertainment, Cuba, Feb 16 2018

Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine of up to $125 million

BRUSSELS A Belgian court threatened Facebook on Friday with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third-party websites.

Tech, Feb 16 2018

EU tells Facebook, Google and Twitter to do more for users

BRUSSELS Europe's justice commissioner told Facebook , Twitter and Google on Thursday to do more to bring their user terms in line with EU law, ramping up pressure on the tech giants after their efforts were deemed too little.

Tech, Twitter Feb 15 2018

What inflation? Apple and Facebook drive Wall Street rally

Wall Street surged on Wednesday as investors shrugged off stronger-than-expected inflation data and snapped up shares of Facebook, Amazon.com and Apple. | Video

Feb 14 2018

FTC nominees open to tech probes, concerned about high drug prices

WASHINGTON The Federal Trade Commission should be open to investigating big tech firms like Google or Facebook if they use their power inappropriately and should create a drug pricing task force to identify unusual price increases, Joe Simons said at a hearing to consider his nomination to head the agency.

NY top court says 'private' Facebook photos can be disclosed

NEW YORK New York state's highest court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook users may be required to turn over photos and other information that are relevant to litigation, even if they are shielded by "privacy" settings.

U.S., Tech, Feb 13 2018

Unilever threatens online ad cuts to clean up internet

(This version of the Feb 12 story corrects to say Unilever "revamping" its ad spend in eighth paragraph, not "slashing".) | Video

Tech, Feb 13 2018