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Belgian court orders Facebook to stop tracking web users

Brussels - A Belgian court on Friday ordered Facebook to stop tracking internet users in Belgium who have no accounts with the social network, or face fines of 250,000 euros a day.

Facebook's Onavo VPN service branded 'spyware' for tracking users

Facebook has updated its iOS app to include links to Onavo, a VPN service the company bought in 2013. The VPN has been branded "spyware" because it sends usage information back to Facebook. The company claims it offers "protection" while browsing online.

German court finds Facebook oversharing user data

Frankfurt Am Main - A German court has found Facebook is breaching data protection rules with privacy settings that over-share by default and by requiring users to give real names, a consumer rights organisation said Monday.

Op-Ed: Canada's PM Trudeau demands Facebook address 'fake news' problem

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned social networking behemoth Facebook the that it must address its "fake news" problem or it would face stronger regulation by the Canadian government.

Virginia aquarium captures video of octopus being born

Virginia Beach - A remarkable video showing the birth of a Caribbean reef octopus at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has been viewed more than 1 million times on social media.

Op-Ed: Facebook seeks to gather more data about its users

Facebook has patented an algorithm which, according to the filing, seeks to collect data about its users in terms of their apparent socioeconomic 'class'.

Facebook booming even as time spent on it drops

San Francisco - Facebook on Wednesday reported a big jump in profits even though people are spending less time on the world's biggest social network.

Facebook clamps down on cryptocurrency ads

Facebook's announced a change to its ad policies that bans ads for products including cryptocurrencies and ICOs. The company said online cryptocurrency promotions are often "misleading or deceptive," adding it wants to remove scams from its platform.

Facebook to prioritise local news

Facebook has announced another major change to its News Feed as it refocuses around "authentic" content. The company will now favour news from local publications. Facebook said this could increase "civic engagement" by encouraging people to get involved.

'Irresponsible' Facebook urged to scrap Messenger Kids

Over 100 child health experts have signed a letter asking Facebook to withdraw its "Messenger Kids" app. The recently-launched app is aimed at children under the age of 13. The letter argues these children are too young to understand the dangers.

Salesforce CEO says Facebook should be regulated like cigarettes

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has called for Facebook and other social networks to be regulated. He likened the addictive nature of social media to the cigarette industry, saying there are "a lot of parallels" between the two.

Facebook wins EU court fight against class action lawsuit

Luxembourg - The EU's top court on Thursday dismissed a bid by an Austrian activist to bring a class action against Facebook for privacy breaches, although he can sue the US social media giant on a personal basis.

Facebook admits social media threat to democracy

Washington - Facebook acknowledged Monday that the explosion of social media poses a potential threat to democracy, pledging to tackle the problem head-on and turn its powerful platform into a force for "good.

Rupert Murdoch: Facebook has become 'inherently unreliable'

In a surprise statement, News Corp's executive chairman, Rupert Murdoch, called on Facebook to start paying publishers for content posted to the site.

Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

San Francisco - Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network.

Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news

London - British lawmakers probing possible Russian interference in the Brexit referendum revealed Wednesday that Facebook had agreed to broaden its own investigation into fake news around the vote, after the social media platform's initial efforts drew critici...

Denmark to charge 1,000 youths with spreading sex videos via Facebook

Stockholm - More than 1,000 youths in Denmark are to be charged with spreading sex videos of two 15-year-olds through Facebook, Danish police said on Monday, in the nation's largest case of its kind.

Facebook joins Europol talks to fight Islamist propaganda

Den Haag - Facebook took part this week in key talks with European police agencies on how to stop and eliminate violent and terror-related Islamic jihadist posts, in an evolving battle against such propaganda.

Facebook overhauls the News Feed to prioritise real people

Facebook's announced a series of major changes coming to its News Feed that will prioritise posts from your real friends and family. Articles and videos published by Pages will be demoted. Facebook said it wants to improve "personal well-being."

Facebook trials new app section to spotlight local news

Facebook's launched a test of a new app section that showcases news, events and announcements in your local area. The company is using machine learning to promote content from local publishers, helping you find interesting stories relevant to your region.

Facebook partners with SESAC's HFA/Rumblefish to streamline music

Facebook will partner with SESAC's HFA/Rumblefish to streamline music licensing, as well as administration for the independent publishing market.

Facebook to shut down its 'M' digital assistant service

Facebook has announced it's shutting down part of its "M" digital assistant. The AI, accessed through Messenger, offered a "virtual concierge" supported by human operators. The human element of the service is now being closed down after over two years.

Facebook inks deal with Sony to allow users to share music videos

Facebook fans of Sony Music artists have a major reason to be proud! The social media company signed a deal with the Sony music division to let its users share music and music videos by their artists on its network.

Zuckerberg aims to 'fix' Facebook

Each year Mark Zuckerberg sets himself a challenge in relation to his personal or business interests. For 2018 his aim is to 'fix' an number of issues affecting the social media community on Facebook.

Zuckerberg says Facebook is looking into using cryptocurrency

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he will research cryptocurrency in 2018. The goal is part of his yearly personal challenge, which is mainly focused on fixing Facebook's problems.

Op-Ed: Facebook has a tool to dig up what Russian ads you followed

Saint Petersburg - In November, Facebook announced that it would create a tool that would allow users to see if they followed pages or accounts that were linked to Russian-backed groups notably the Internet Research Agency.

Op-Ed: Facebook vs fake news — Why it will work well

San Francisco - Facebook, not too happy about its status as Troll Heaven for fake news, has decided to stop flagging disputed news and start verifying articles with a clear indicator. That’s a lot simpler than trying to chase every fake new event worldwide.

Facebook drops potential fake news warning flag

Despite an earlier commitment, in the post-Trump world, to combat fake news, Facebook has dropped its 'fake news' warning flag. The social media site offers an alternative news 'suggestion' link instead.

France orders WhatsApp to seek permission for data transfer

Paris - France's data protection agency on Monday told messaging app WhatsApp it needs to obtain users' permission to transfer some information to its parent company Facebook and gave it a month to comply.

Facebook cutting down on spam 'engagement bait'

Facebook's announced a set of measures to combat "engagement bait" in its News Feed. The company is targeting spammy posts that ask users to like, comment or share them. The measure targets ads and sponsored posts that try to game Facebook's algorithms.
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