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ECB's Villeroy tells Facebook that Libra faces tough scrutiny

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LONDON European Central Bank board member Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Tuesday that "stablecoins" like Facebook’s Libra highlight gaps in rules and the media giant's payments project faced a tough regulatory approach.

Vietnam's social media crowd swells with new entrant to take on Facebook, Google

HANOI A new social network has entered the already crowded field in Vietnam as the communist party squeezes U.S. tech giants Facebook and Google with a new cybersecurity law.

Tech, Cybersecurity 4:33am EDT

Facebook's Libra in regulators' sights as ECB's Coeure warns of 'stablecoin' risks

ZURICH/LONDON Facebook's attempt to drag cryptocurrencies into the mainstream with its Libra digital coin met with further scepticism on Monday when an ECB board member said such "stablecoins" posed serious risks.

Tech, Sep 16 2019

Global regulators to question Facebook's Libra amid EU concerns: paper

Global regulators will question Facebook on Monday about its Libra cryptocurrency, amid concerns from European Union governments over the threat the digital currency poses to financial stability, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

Tech, Sep 15 2019

Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

One of Facebook's third-party fact-checkers accused Britain's governing Conservative Party on Friday of misrepresenting a BBC News article in its ads on the social media platform.

World, Tech, Sep 13 2019

UPDATE 1-Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

Sept 13 One of Facebook's third-party fact-checkers accused Britain's governing Conservative Party on Friday of misrepresenting a BBC News article in its ads on the social media platform.

Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google emails demanded in U.S. House panel probe

WASHINGTON A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from top executives of Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc, Apple Inc, and Alphabet Inc's Google, widening the antitrust probe of Big Tech. | Video

Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

Sept 13 One of Facebook's third-party fact-checkers accused Britain's governing Conservative Party on Friday of misrepresenting a BBC News article in its ads on the social media platform.

France, Germany blast Facebook's Libra, back public cryptocurrency

HELSINKI France and Germany said on Friday that Facebook Inc's Libra currency posed risks to the financial sector that could block its authorization in Europe, and backed the development of an alternative public cryptocurrency.

Tech, Sep 13 2019

Factbox: Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK Facebook Inc revealed lofty plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra in June, but the project quickly ran into trouble with skeptical regulators around the world.

Tech, Sep 13 2019