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  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg deflects questions on regulation

    Facebook shares posted their biggest daily gain in nearly two years on Tuesday as Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg fended off questions from U.S. senators on how the world's largest social network might be regulated more closely.

    Written by Reuters11 April 18 08:37
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg says sorry

    ​Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg swapped his trademark T-shirt and jeans for a dark suit and a purple tie as he met U.S. lawmakers to apologise for the social network's misuse of its members' data and to head off possible regulation.

    Written by Reuters10 April 18 10:42
  • Privacy Commissioner launches investigation into Facebook

    Australia’s privacy commissioner has launched an investigation into Facebook after it was revealed that information about more than 300,000 users of the social media network here may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.

    Written by Byron Connolly05 April 18 14:58
  • Facebook privacy scandal widens as data leak hits 87 million users

    Facebook said on Wednesday that the personal information of up to 87 million users, mostly in the United States, may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million.

    Written by Reuters05 April 18 10:15
  • Twitter to ban cryptocurrency ads

    Twitter Inc will start banning cryptocurrency advertising from Tuesday, joining Facebook and Google in a clampdown that seeks to avoid giving publicity to potential fraud or large investor losses.

    Written by Reuters27 March 18 10:43
  • Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook has made mistakes

    ​Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that his company made mistakes in how it handled data belonging to 50 million of its users and promised tougher steps to restrict developers' access to such information.

    Written by Reuters22 March 18 09:30
  • US Congress members call for tighter Facebook regulation

    Facebook faced new calls for regulation from within U.S. Congress and was hit with questions about personal data safeguards on Saturday after reports a political consultant gained inappropriate access to 50 million users' data starting in 2014.

    Written by Reuters19 March 18 09:43
  • Google, Facebook could be slugged by 3 per cent tax in EU

    ​Large companies with significant digital revenues in the European Union such as Google and Facebook could face a 3 percent tax on their turnover under a draft proposal by the European Commission seen by Reuters.

    Written by Reuters16 March 18 10:28
  • Does 'leaning in' really help women get ahead?

    The advice often given to women in the workplace, particularly those in the tech sector, is that they should be more assertive if they want to get ahead.

    Written by George Nott13 March 18 16:35