F.T.C. Is Said to Be Considering Large Facebook Fines

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission is in the advanced stages of its investigation into whether Facebook violated privacy rules and is expected to seek large fines from the company, according to two people familiar with the inquiry. The five members of the commission met in mid-December to discuss the investigation, according to the people, who would speak only on […]

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Facebook Aims To Lure In Teen Users With New Meme App

Facebook is currently testing out a new app that they hope will increase their teenage demographic, the Verge is reporting. This new app is said to be entitled “LOL” and will provide the latest GIFs and memes, sorted by categories like “pranks” and “animals.” They are currently testing the new app with 100 high school students, with the consent of […]

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D.N.C. Says It Was Targeted Again by Russian Hackers After ’18 Election

SAN FRANCISCO — The Democratic National Committee believes it was targeted in a hacking attempt by a Russian group in the weeks after the midterm elections last year, according to court documents filed late Thursday. On Nov. 14, the documents say, dozens of D.N.C. email addresses were on the receiving end of a so-called spearphishing campaign by one of two […]

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WhatsApp update will make it much easier to send Stickers to your friends

It’s one of the most creative features on WhatsApp, but until now, users have been slightly limited about which Stickers they can send. Thankfully, that’s set to change with the latest WhatsApp update. The update, which was spotted by WABetaInfo , will allow third-party keyboards to be integrated within the app, providing access to more Stickers. The first keyboard app […]

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Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others

VIENNA (Reuters) – Apple and Amazon are among eight tech firms named in a complaint filed in Austria by non-profit organization noyb, which cited their failure to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The action by noyb, chaired by data privacy activist Max Schrems, also named Netflix, Spotify and Youtube, after it tested them by requesting […]

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Three Mobile are handing out free gym memberships when you buy a new phone

When it comes to saving money, our phone contracts and gym memberships can end up making a huge dent each month. So to keep up with the inevitable "lose weight" and "save money" New Year’s resolutions, phone giants Three have just announced a very decent two for one offer that means you can now combine those monthly outgoings into one […]

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Tencent weighing bid for holding company behind Korea's Nexon: sources

HONG KONG/SEOUL (Reuters) – Chinese gaming titan Tencent Holdings Ltd is considering a bid for the holding company that controls South Korean gaming company Nexon, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Tencent is looking to enlist co-investors, the sources said. One of the sources also said private equity firms are studying options for a deal, including taking […]

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