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France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users


PARIS All French children under the age of 16 will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network under draft legislation presented on Wednesday.

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Facebook to book advertising revenue locally amid political pressure

BRUSSELS Social media giant Facebook said on Tuesday it would start booking advertising revenue locally instead of re-routing it via its international headquarters in Dublin although the move is unlikely to result in it paying much more tax.

Tech, Dec 12 2017

Wall Street rising: Facebook, Alphabet, Lululemon gain

Wall Street rose on Thursday, buoyed by popular technology companies including Facebook and Alphabet, while shares of yoga pants seller Lululemon Athletica also worked up a sweat. | Video

Dec 07 2017

Exclusive: Uber paid 20-year-old Florida man to keep data breach secret - sources

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called "bug bounty" program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities, three people familiar with the events have told Reuters. | Video

Tech, Cybersecurity Dec 07 2017

Instagram testing standalone Direct messaging app

Facebook Inc's Instagram said on Thursday it was testing a standalone messaging app called Direct, making it the company's third chat tool alongside its hugely popular WhatsApp and Messenger.

Tech, Dec 07 2017

Gay man to run against Kentucky clerk who denied him marriage license

A gay man who was denied a marriage license in Kentucky two years ago by a county clerk who refused to issue licenses for same-sex marriages will run to unseat her next year, he said on Wednesday. | Video

U.S., Gay Marriage, Dec 07 2017

German SPD leader takes aim at U.S. tech giants

BERLIN The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) took aim at U.S. technology firms Apple, Facebook and Google on Thursday, saying a strong Europe was needed to make sure they stick to the rules.

Tech, Dec 07 2017

EU urges internet companies to do more to remove extremist content

Internet groups such as Facebook , Google's YouTube and Twitter need to do more to stem the proliferation of extremist content on their platforms, the European Commission said after a meeting on Wednesday.

Tech, Twitter Dec 06 2017

Apple, Facebook find something to praise China for amid internet clamp

WUZHEN, China Top executives at Apple Inc and Facebook Inc managed to find something to praise Beijing for at an internet conference in China this week, even as its Communist Party rulers ban Western social media and stamp on online dissent.

Tech, China, Dec 05 2017