Justice Department to open Facebook antitrust investigation: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department will open an antitrust investigation of Facebook Inc, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. It will mark the fourth recent investigation of the social media company which also faces probes by the Federal Trade Commission, a group of state attorneys general led by New York and the House of Representatives […]

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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg to meet with U.S. senators this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is on Capitol Hill this week to meet with senators as the social media giant faces scrutiny from both the Federal Trade Commission and members of Congress, the company confirmed on Wednesday. Zuckerberg will be in Washington to “talk about future internet regulation” with policymakers but has no public events planned, Facebook […]

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Facebook rolls out new line of creepy home speakers

Facebook just can’t take a hint. After its first-ever hardware device got slammed by critics as a potential spying device last year, Facebook on Wednesday unveiled a new generation of its “Portal” video chatting devices. The screen-equipped home speaker is a privacy nut’s nightmare: it is equipped with long-range microphones, as well as a smart camera that follows users around […]

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Facebook auto-generated dozens of pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida: whistleblower

In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it’s reported. But a whistleblower’s complaint shows that Facebook itself has inadvertently provided the two extremist groups with a networking and recruitment tool by […]

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