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Exclusive: Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

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SAN FRANCISCO If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people's online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook Inc users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network is making changes that ensure the number will be much smaller. | Video

British lawmakers to interview Cambridge academic Kogan over Facebook data

LONDON A Cambridge University academic who harvested data on millions of Facebook users will appear before a British parliamentary committee investigating the scandal on April 24.

Tech, 10:24am EDT

Thursday Morning Briefing

North Korea has expressed its commitment to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said today, as the United States vowed to maintain “maximum pressure” on Pyongyang. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-seeks-complete-denuclearization-says-moon-as-u-s-vows-continued-pressure-idUSKBN1HQ1BK

Facebook says users must accept targeted ads even under new EU law

MENLO PARK, Calif. Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would continue requiring people to accept targeted ads as a condition of using its service, a stance that may help keep its business model largely intact despite a new European Union privacy law.

Tech, Apr 18 2018

Zuckerberg under pressure to face EU lawmakers over data scandal

STRASBOURG Facebook Inc's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg came under pressure from EU lawmakers on Wednesday to come to Europe and shed light on the data breach involving Cambridge Analytica that affected nearly three million Europeans.

Tech, Cybersecurity Apr 18 2018

Investor urges Facebook to set up risk oversight committee

(This April 17 story corrects first paragraph to show Trillium is an asset manager not an activist hedge fund)

Tech, Apr 18 2018

Return to Ward 17: Making peace with lost comrades

MELBOURNE, Australia As the start of the memorial service neared, I hurriedly texted an Indonesian friend. "Is it OK for me to stand on a Muslim prayer mat?" I asked.

Iraq, Twitter, WikiLeaks Apr 18 2018

Facebook says users must accept targeted ads even under new EU law

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 17 Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would continue requiring people to accept targeted ads as a condition of using its service, a stance that may help keep its business model largely intact despite a new European Union privacy law.

Cambridge Analytica planned to issue digital currency: sources

NEW YORK Cambridge Analytica was planning to raise money by issuing a new type of digital currency before it became embroiled in a scandal surrounding the misuse of Facebook Inc personal data, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

Tech, Apr 17 2018

Facebook must face class action over facial recognition: U.S. judge

SAN FRANCISCO A U.S. federal judge ruled on Monday that Facebook Inc must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission. | Video

Tech, Apr 17 2018