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German court rules Facebook use of personal data illegal

German court rules Facebook use of personal data illegal

The verdict, from a Berlin regional court, comes as Big Tech faces increasing scrutiny in Germany over its handling of sensitive personal data that enables it to micro-target online advertising.

Twitter hits a milestone with first-ever profit

Twitter hits a milestone with first-ever profit

Twitter on Thursday reported its first-ever quarterly profit, in a key milestone for the social network which has been lagging for years against fast-growing rivals.

Soros to Google, Facebook: 'Your days are numbered'

Soros to Google, Facebook: 'Your days are numbered'

During an annual dinner he hosts at the World Economic Forum, Soros turned his sights on a host of subjects including US President Donald Trump and the speculation frenzy surrounding the bitcoin cryptocurrency.

Facebook top choice for Philippines wildlife traders

Facebook top choice for Philippines wildlife traders

Monitoring network TRAFFIC said Facebook had not done enough to shut down the trade, which saw more than 5,000 reptiles from 115 species put up for sale on its discussion groups from June to August 2016 alone.

New photo of former Thai PM confirms London exile

New photo of former Thai PM confirms London exile

Yingluck Shinawatra fled Thailand in August a month before being convicted of criminal negligence over a failed rice subsidy scheme.

US boy's anti-bullying video sparks outpouring of support

US boy's anti-bullying video sparks outpouring of support

A video of a boy tearfully talking about being bullied at school has gone viral and prompted an outpouring of support from Hollywood celebrities, music stars and athletes.

Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption

Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption

Australia's competition regulator said on Monday it would investigate whether US online giants Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google have disrupted the news media market to the detriment of publishers and consumers.

Facebook to expand artificial intelligence to help prevent suicide

Facebook to expand artificial intelligence to help prevent suicide

Facebook Inc will expand its pattern recognition software to other countries after successful tests in the US to detect users with suicidal intent, the world's largest social media network said on Monday.

Russia to check if Facebook is complying with law

Russia to check if Facebook is complying with law

Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor said on Wednesday it planned to check whether Facebook was in compliance with Russian law.

Facebook's WhatsApp messenger down for some users

Facebook's WhatsApp messenger down for some users

Users in countries from Myanmar to Russia and Vietnam to Brazil reported that WhatsApp was down in their countries too on social media.

EU privacy regulators increase pressure on WhatsApp over data sharing

EU privacy regulators increase pressure on WhatsApp over data sharing

European Union privacy regulators rapped WhatsApp on the knuckles for not resolving their concerns over the messaging service's sharing of user data with parent company Facebook, a year after they first issued a warning.

Facebook and Instagram down for some users

Facebook and Instagram down for some users

Facebook and Instagram users in some parts of the United States, Europe and Canada were unable to access their accounts on Wednesday as the social networking website faced technical issues.