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Irish regulator nears end of first privacy probe, ruling to take months

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DUBLIN Ireland's data privacy regulator is close to concluding its first probe into a multinational company under the EU's new privacy laws, likely to involve Facebook's WhatsApp subsidiary, although a formal decision could take months.

Facebook failed to warn users of known risks before 2018 breach: court filing

Facebook users suing the world's largest social media network over a 2018 data breach say it failed to warn them about risks tied to its single sign-on tool, even though it protected its employees, a court filing on Thursday showed.

Tech, Cybersecurity Aug 16 2019

Instagram adds tool for users to flag false information

SAN FRANCISCO Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced on Thursday, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform.

Tech, Aug 15 2019

Vietnam says Facebook steps up local content restrictions

HANOI Facebook is restricting access to increasing amounts of content in Vietnam, a government official said on Thursday, as the Southeast Asian country ramps up a campaign to tighten access to the internet.

Tech, World, Aug 15 2019

Vietnam says Facebook steps up local content restrictions

HANOI, Aug 15 Facebook is restricting access to increasing amounts of content in Vietnam, a government official said on Thursday, as the Southeast Asian country ramps up a campaign to tighten access to the internet.

Democratic senator asks Facebook CEO if he gave 'incomplete' testimony

WASHINGTON Democratic U.S. Senator Gary Peters on Thursday asked Facebook Inc's chief to answer questions about his April 2018 congressional testimony in light of reports that Facebook captured audio from users and sent it to a vendor to be analyzed and transcribed.

Irish regulator queries Facebook on transcription of users' audio

DUBLIN/WASHINGTON The lead regulator of Facebook Inc in the European Union is seeking information on how the company handled data during the manual transcription of users' audio recordings, Ireland's Data Protection Commission said on Wednesday.

Tech, Ireland, Aug 14 2019

Google, Facebook, Amazon to testify in U.S. against French digital tax

WASHINGTON Alphabet Inc's Google unit, Facebook Inc and Amazon.com Inc are among the companies that will testify Monday at a U.S. government hearing on the French government's digital services tax.

Tech, Aug 13 2019

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users' audio: Bloomberg

Facebook Inc has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Tech, Aug 13 2019

Between gun massacres, a routine, deadly seven days of U.S. shootings

A boy accidentally killed by his father during a fishing trip in Montana. A woman dead and her husband behind bars after a single gunshot in a Dallas hotel room. A teenager cut down on his porch on a warm day in Washington state.

World, U.S., Aug 12 2019