FTC Confirms Probe Into Facebook Privacy Practices

FTC Confirms Probe Into Facebook Privacy Practices

Reuters' publication revealed that fewer than half of Americans now trust Facebook to obey us privacy laws.

Reuters and other media outlets reported last week the FTC is reviewing whether Facebook violated a 2011 consent decree it reached with the authority over its privacy practices, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters.

The chief law enforcement officers for 37 US states and territories are demanding to know when Facebook learned of a huge breach of privacy protections.

The attorneys general are asking how Facebook monitored what these developers did with all the data they collected and whether Facebook had safeguards to prevent misuse.

German court orders Puigdemont held pending extradition
Shortly after Puigdemont's arrest in Germany, Torrent denounced that "the time is serious", stressing its "clear exceptionality". The worldwide arrest warrant for Puigdemont was reactivated on Friday, when he was visiting Finland.

Germany's justice minister says she wants closer oversight of companies such as Facebook, following a meeting with executives about the abuse of users' private data.

Why, exactly, this information is tracked is part of the company's marketing witches brew, perhaps related to selling those bits of data to folks like Cambridge Analytica, which collected information on 50 million Facebook users before the last USA presidential election in an effort to help paying clients win. "In the future we will have to regulate companies like Facebook much more strictly".

Lawmakers have called for Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, to appear in hearings on Capitol Hill. SpaceX's and Tesla's Facebook profiles disappeared last week.

As the Associated Press notes, "Reports of the data collection came as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took out ads in multiple USA and British Sunday newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal".

Candidates cast vote in Egypt's presidential election
That improved the investment climate and earned Egypt a $12 billion bailout loan from the International Monetary Fund. Sisi, an ally of the United States, faces only one challenger who is a long-time supporter of the president.

Facebook said in a statement on Monday that the company remains "strongly committed" to protecting people's information and that it welcomes the opportunity to answer the FTC's questions.

Facebook shares briefly dipped below $150 on Monday for the first time since July 2017, before recouping some losses. "With the information we have now, our trust has been broken".

Zuckerberg said he learned two years later from journalists at the Guardian that the Cambridge researcher had shared the data from his app with Cambridge Analytica, a move that violates Facebook policies. The company has been the subject of several privacy investigations and charges by European regulators.

Ahem. Let me restate that to make it absolutely clear: Facebook tracked your phone call dates and times, logs of when you messaged people, and actual contact numbers with names.

Stormy protest in Barcelona after ex-Catalan leader arrested
He has been resident in self-imposed banishment in Belgium since the independence declaration of Catalonia from Spain . That ruling reactivated Puigdemont's arrest warrant, catching him off-guard while giving a university lecture.

The world's biggest social network is also facing calls on both sides of the Atlantic for more information on how its user data was leaked.