The US government alleges Facebook enabled housing ad discrimination

August 20, 2018

Facebook didn’t show ads to people who listed things like ‘child care,’ ‘mobility scooters,’ or ‘assistance dog’ as interests Facebook has a new headache when it comes to housing advertisements. The federal government has filed charges (via Axios) that the social media site violated the Fair Housing Act by allowing ads to discriminate against some protected groups. The […]

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Facebook takes heat from HUD over allegedly discriminatory housing ads

August 18, 2018

Facebook is getting in trouble again for housing ads that a US agency says are discriminatory. The Department of Housing and Urban Development said Friday that it’s filed a formal complaint against Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act because the social network lets landlords and home sellers engage in housing discrimination. Facebook allows advertisers to […]

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Tech Giants Face Hefty Fines Under Australia Cyber Laws

August 16, 2018

Tech companies could face fines of up to AUD 10 million ($7.3 million or roughly Rs. 51 crores) if they fail to hand over customer information or data to Australian police under tough cyber laws unveiled Tuesday. The government is updating its communication laws to compel local and international providers to co-operate with law enforcement […]

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Facebook tightens noose around fake accounts

August 14, 2018

Facebook introduced two-factor authentication for page administrators in order to determine fake accounts. SAN FRANCISCO: The world’s largest social media network Facebook on Friday took measures to make it more difficult to run fake or compromised accounts on its platform as it demanded authorization from its users who have a large number of followers in […]

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Facebook business pages redesign to interact with small businesses

August 8, 2018

Facebook on 6th August, 2018 announced a slew of tweaks to the design and features of small business pages on mobile. The social media company hopes that the new changes will make it easier for these local businesses to interact with customers. The company has redesigned the Pages on mobile to make the pages more […]

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Facebook in talks with banks to expand customer service

August 7, 2018

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Monday it is in talks to deepen links with banks and financial institutions, saying it can help the firms improve their customer service. The social media company said users of financial firms such as PayPal (PYPL.O), Citibank (C.N) and American Express (AXP.N) could link their financial accounts with […]

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Facebook: Stop recording your call and SMS data

August 2, 2018

Facebook is having a not all that great time since recent days as it has gone under a blast of feedback from a few government experts for imparting client information to an outsider counseling firm. As of late it was uncovered that the online networking mammoth has likewise been gathering customary call and SMS information records […]

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Facebook Finds ‘ Worldly ‘ Efforts to Disrupt Elections in front of Mid-Term Polls in the US

August 1, 2018

Facebook elevated concerns about election interference Tuesday, announcing that it had uncovered “sophisticated” efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to manipulate US politics and by extension the upcoming midterm elections. The company was careful to hedge its announcement; it didn’t link the effort directly to Russia or to the midterms, now less than a hundred days away. And […]

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Facebook’s privacy push will erode profits for years

July 28, 2018

Facebook Inc’s shares lost as much as a quarter of their value on Wednesday after executives said that profit margins would plummet for several years due to the costs of improving privacy safeguards and slowing usage in the biggest advertising markets. Facebook Inc’s shares lost as much as a quarter of their value on Wednesday […]

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Facebook quietly sets up subsidiary in China

July 25, 2018

Facebook (FB.O) has set up a subsidiary in China and plans to create an “innovation hub” to support local start-ups and developers, the social media company said on Tuesday, ramping up its presence in the restrictive market where its social media sites remain blocked. Facebook has set up a subsidiary in China and plans to […]

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