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Citing Reuters report, health groups push tech firms to police tobacco marketing

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More than 100 public health and anti-tobacco organizations are calling on Facebook Inc, Instagram, Twitter and Snap Inc to take "swift action" to curb advertising of tobacco products on their platforms.

Yet to show its teeth, landmark EU privacy law already a global standard

BRUSSELS A landmark European privacy law is making waves worldwide a year after it came into force, fundamentally changing the way data are handled as Facebook, Apple and Google face increasingly frequent complaints.

Tech, Cybersecurity May 22 2019

Facebook forms Swiss fintech firm with payments focus

ZURICH Facebook has set up a new financial technology company in Switzerland focusing on blockchain and payments as well as data analytics and investing, Geneva's commercial register shows.

Tech, May 17 2019

Facebook breakup would be solution of last resort: EU's Vestager

PARIS A break-up of U.S. social media company Facebook would be a solution of last resort that would probably generate long judicial procedures, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Friday.

Tech, May 17 2019

Google, Facebook, Twitter rapped for not doing enough in EU fake news fight

BRUSSELS Facebook, Google and Twitter were reprimanded by the European Commission on Friday for not doing enough to tackle fake news plaguing the election campaign to the European Parliament, seven months after promising to do more.

Tech, Twitter May 17 2019

Facebook says removes 265 'fake accounts' linked to Israel

JERUSALEM Facebook said on Thursday it had removed 265 Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages, groups and events linked to Israel due to what it called "inauthentic behavior" targeting users in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Tech, Israel May 16 2019

CORRECTED-Facebook says removes 265 "fake accounts" linked to Israel

JERUSALEM, May 16 Facebook said on Thursday it had removed 265 Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages, groups and events linked to Israel due to what it called "inauthentic behaviour" targeting users in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Facebook restricts Live feature, White House snubs call for New Zealand shooting response

PARIS/SAN FRANCISCO Facebook announced steps on Wednesday to temporarily block users who break its rules from broadcasting live video, in the wake of an international outcry after a gunman killed 51 people in New Zealand last month and streamed the attack live on his page. | Video

Tech, World May 15 2019

WhatsApp informs Irish regulator of 'serious security vulnerability'

DUBLIN Facebook's WhatsApp has informed its lead regulator in the European Union, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), of a serious security vulnerability on its platform, the DPC said on Tuesday.

Ireland, Tech May 15 2019

Venezuela top court accuses four opposition legislators of treason: statement

CARACAS Venezuela's supreme court on Tuesday accused four opposition legislators of treason and conspiracy, according to a statement posted on the court's Facebook page, following similar accusations earlier against 10 opposition lawmakers.

World, May 14 2019