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Beto O’Rourke faces an uphill battle, Poland turns right and a tennis star serves up some love for crypto currencies. Catch up on the latest headlines.

'Enough excuses!' France's Le Maire grows impatient over GAFA tax

PARIS Europe has talked long enough about whether to make internet giants like Google , Apple and Facebook pay more taxes and it is time for a decision, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday.

Tech, 5:23am EDT

Facebook tentatively concludes spammers were behind recent data breach: WSJ

Facebook Inc has tentatively concluded that spammers looking to make money, and not a nation-state, were behind the largest-ever data theft at the social media company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

Tech, Cybersecurity Oct 17 2018

At Facebook, public funds join push to remove Zuckerberg as chairman

Four major U.S. public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday proposed removing Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman following several high-profile scandals and said they hoped to gain backing from larger asset managers. | Video

Tech, Wealth Oct 17 2018

Exclusive: Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming U.S. elections

MENLO PARK, Calif. Facebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month's U.S. midterm elections, company executives told Reuters, the latest effort to reduce voter manipulation on its service. | Video

Facebook to say who pays for UK political adverts

Facebook said on Tuesday that it would require British political adverts posted on its pages to carry disclaimers and identity flags, in an attempt to crack down on the spread of misinformation.

Tech, Oct 15 2018

Facebook now says data breach affected 29 million users, details impact

Cyber attackers stole data from 29 million Facebook accounts using an automated program that moved from one friend to the next, Facebook Inc announced on Friday, as the social media company said its largest-ever data theft hit fewer than the 50 million profiles it initially reported. | Video

Tech, Cybersecurity Oct 12 2018

WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India

JAIPUR, India On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit. | Video

World, Tech, Oct 12 2018

Facebook deletes Russian firm's accounts over alleged data scraping

MOSCOW Facebook has disabled dozens of accounts and profiles belonging to Russian database provider SocialDataHub for what it termed the unauthorized collection of user information, the social media giant said on Thursday.

Tech, Oct 11 2018

Facebook deletes Russian firm's accounts over alleged data scraping

MOSCOW, Oct 11 Facebook has disabled dozens of accounts and profiles belonging to Russian database provider SocialDataHub for what it termed the unauthorised collection of user information, the social media giant said on Thursday.