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Facebook's damage limitation drive hits trouble in Germany

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:50:53 -0400

BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Facebook's attempt to limit fallout from a massive data breach hit trouble in Germany on Friday as a privacy watchdog opened a case against the social network and politicians accused its bosses of evasion.(image)

PwC had cleared Facebook's privacy practices in leak period

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:48:57 -0400

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's privacy practices were cleared by auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in an assessment completed last year of the period in which data analytics consultancy Cambridge Analytica gained access to the personal data of millions of Facebook users.(image)

Indonesia demands more answers from Facebook on data misuse

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:41:09 -0400

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has given Facebook a week to provide more information on how personal data of about one million of its citizens was misused and on the steps the company is taking to prevent such breaches, the country's communications ministry said.(image)

Cambodian man kills ex-wife then commits suicide live on Facebook

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:07:46 -0400

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A Cambodian man murdered his ex-wife and then jumped off a bridge in a suicide that he broadcast live on Facebook, police said on Friday, in the first such case reported in the country.(image)

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

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:21:03 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - 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.(image)

German lawmakers to grill Facebook manager on data privacy

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:41:21 -0400

BERLIN (Reuters) - German lawmakers will question a senior Facebook Inc manager about data privacy in the wake of revelations that the personal information of millions of users wrongly ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.(image)

British lawmakers to interview Cambridge academic Kogan over Facebook data

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:24:16 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - 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.(image) secures U.S. Open tennis rights in UK and Ireland

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:05:23 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - confirmed on Thursday it has secured UK and Ireland rights to broadcast the US Open Tennis Championship, adding its first Grand Slam to a sports offer that already includes action from the ATP World Tour.(image)

German Supreme Court rules ad blockers legal, in defeat for Springer

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:07:46 -0400

KARLSRUHE/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a case brought by Axel Springer seeking to ban a popular application that blocks online advertising, in a landmark ruling that deals a blow to the publishing industry.(image)

Kenya's Microsoft-backed Mawingu aims to triple broadband users

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:12:56 -0400

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Mawingu Networks, a Microsoft backed Kenyan start-up using underutilized television frequencies, aims to triple rural broadband users in the next two years, its chief executive said.(image)