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British Lawmakers Accuse Facebook Of 'Intentionally' Violating UK Privacy Laws

A new report issued by British lawmakers argues Facebook “intentionally and knowingly” violated the United Kingdom’s data privacy and competition laws. The report, published by the U.K. Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Monday, said Facebook’s “handling of personal data, and its use for political campaigns, are prime and legitimate areas for inspection by […]

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Some lawmakers are already raising concerns about Facebook's plans to merge its messaging apps

Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images Some lawmakers have spoken out about Facebook’s plans to partially merge WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram. The social network plans to combine the back-end systems of the three apps, so users can talk to each other across platforms. But the move has faced early skepticism from some politicians, with concerns raised around data […]

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Facebook and Twitter Have a Message for Lawmakers: We’re Trying

Facebook and Twitter Have a Message for Lawmakers: We’re Trying Image“We were too slow to spot this and too slow to act. That’s on us,” Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, said in prepared testimony ahead of a Wednesday congressional hearing on social media.CreditCreditDrew Angerer/Getty Images By Cecilia Kang and Kate Conger Sept. 4, 2018 […]