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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Facebook Communities Summit, in Chicago, in advance of an announcement of a new Facebook initiative designed to spur people to form more meaningful communities with Facebook's groups featureFacebook Mark Zuckerberg, Chicago, USA - 21 Jun 2017

Legal

Facebook Facing NY AG Investigation Over Users’ E-mail Contacts

The announcement comes a day after the social media company disclosed an expected $3 billion to $5 billion cost related to an FTC probe.

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Mark ZuckerbergVivaTech fair in Paris, France - 24 May 2018Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives on stage during the VivaTech fair in Paris, France, 24 May 2018. The annual commercial convention runs from the 24 to 26 May.

Technology

Facebook Held Strong With 2.38B Monthly Users in Q1

Facebook privacy scandals? What privacy scandals? … The ones that are prompting the company to create a private “digital living room.”

clock April 24, 2019Adriana Lee

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Technology

Oops: Facebook Mistakenly Mined E-mail Contacts From 1.5M Users

The social giant blames an old feature, long thought dead, for asking for e-mail passwords and snagging contacts from some new users — without consent.

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Jeffrey Tousey, founder of creative collective Beekman Social.

Business Features

Digital Download: Beekman Social, the Creative Collective With a Fresh Social Strategy

In just one year, Jeffrey Tousey and his team have rethought social media for the likes of Olivia Palermo, SoulCycle and Vanity Fair. And no, they don’t buy bots.

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Media

Europe Approves Tougher Digital Media Copyright Rules

Aimed at the likes of Google and Facebook, the new rules are meant to give some power back to news publishers and content creators.

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Technology

Facebook Stored Passwords in Plain Text

Facebook has been storing unencrypted passwords, readable by any employee, possibly for years.

clock March 21, 2019Adriana Lee

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Media

Facebook and Instagram Outage: Everything You Need to Know About the 14-Hour Freeze

The 14-hour outage was the largest one ever experienced by Facebook and Instagram.

clock March 13, 2019Layla Ilchi

Karlie Kloss and Natalia Vodianova try out Dior's AR filter on Instagram

Media

Dior Adds AR Filter With Instagram

With the feature, which allows users to virtually try on the spring 2019 DiorSoLight sunglasses, Dior is one of the first fashion brands to test Instagram’s new augmented reality filters.

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Fabien Baron in the front rowCoach 1941 show, Fall Winter 2018, New York Fashion Week, USA - 13 Feb 2018

Media

Instagram Said Working With Fabien Baron on Project

Instagram may be trying to up its allure for luxury fashion advertisers by partnering with the well regarded creative director.

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Technology

Facebook Posts Record-Breaking Profit — Despite New Privacy Kerfuffle

Facebook delivered an amazing holiday quarter, despite the barbs from privacy wonks. Then it gave them more fire — and ticked off Apple.

clock January 30, 2019Adriana Lee

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Government and Trade

France to Tax Internet Giants at Start of Year

The country’s finance minister expects Europe to soon follow suit.

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, left, accompanied by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are sworn in before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill, in WashingtonCongress Social Media, Washington, USA - 05 Sep 2018

Media

What to Watch: Regulation of Big Tech

Is 2019 the year that Facebook, Google and Amazon face the regulatory music?

clock January 4, 2019Kali Hays

Instagram either ran a "test" or experienced a "bug" when a new swipe format took over the app.

Media

Instagram Swipe ‘Test’: Sneak Peak or One Off?

Either way, it’s a glimpse into how the Facebook affiliate is looking to change.

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Mark ZuckerbergCEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, Washington, USA - 09 Apr 2018CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg (C) is surrounded by Capitol Police officers as he walks down a hallway to the office of Democratic Senator from California Dianne Feinstein, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 09 April 2018. Zuckerberg is meeting with lawmakers before testifying in two Congressional hearings this week regarding Facebook allowing third-party applications to collect the data of its users without their permission, and for the company's response to Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

Technology

Facebook’s Very Public Privacy Problems

The tech giant reels over accusations that it exposed more data than users realized…then gets sued over the previous privacy scandal.

clock December 19, 2018Adriana Lee

Facebook HQ buildingFacebook headquarters, Dublin, Ireland - 14 Sep 2018

Technology

Facebook Photos Bug Affected Up To 6.8M Users

Facebook says it fixed the glitch. Too bad it can’t get the images back — though it’s trying.

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NBC White House Crew Talk Highs and Lows of Covering Trump

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