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Facebook co-founder calls for WhatsApp, Instagram to be made into separate companies
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Facebook co-founder calls for WhatsApp, Instagram to be made into separate companies

Facebook rejected Hughes' call for WhatsApp and Instagram to be made into separate companies.

FTC urged by child advocates to investigate Amazon Alexa for alleged privacy flaws
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FTC urged by child advocates to investigate Amazon Alexa for alleged privacy flaws

Amazon has been accused of violating the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Facebook's FTC settlement may include the creation of a privacy oversight board
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Facebook's FTC settlement may include the creation of a privacy oversight board

Facebook board members might sit on the oversight committee, which will meet quarterly and issue reports.

Facebook beats profit Q1 estimates with $14.9 bn revenue; sets aside $3 bn for privacy penalty
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Facebook beats profit Q1 estimates with $14.9 bn revenue; sets aside $3 bn for privacy penalty

Monthly and daily users of the main Facebook app compared to last quarter were both up 8 percent to 2.38 billion and 1.56 billion, respectively.

Apple and Qualcomm agree to drop all litigation ending royalty, patent dispute
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Apple and Qualcomm agree to drop all litigation ending royalty, patent dispute

The settlement deal requires Apple to pay Qualcomm and also includes a six-year licensing agreement.

US prosecutors conducting criminal investigation in Facebook's data deals
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US prosecutors conducting criminal investigation in Facebook's data deals

Federal prosecutors probing Facebook data deals it made with big tech brands including Apple, Samsung.

US FTC forms task force to monitor big tech and look out for anti-competitive conduct
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US FTC forms task force to monitor big tech and look out for anti-competitive conduct

The FTC’s Bureau of Competition will put some 17 staff attorneys on the newly-announced task force.

Facebook and FTC negotiating a multi-billion dollar settlement over privacy lapses
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Facebook and FTC negotiating a multi-billion dollar settlement over privacy lapses

FTC and Facebook had not agreed on an amount, said two people who were familiar with the matter.

Mark Zuckerberg's write-up defends Facebook's murky data-sharing practices: Report
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Mark Zuckerberg's write-up defends Facebook's murky data-sharing practices: Report

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest attempt to explain Facebook’s practices is notable for its omissions.

US regulators being urged to investigate Google for deceiving children on Play Store
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US regulators being urged to investigate Google for deceiving children on Play Store

Google issued a statement emphasizing its commitment to protecting children while they are online.

Facebook fired with the latest legal salvo by DC targeting its privacy lapses
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Facebook fired with the latest legal salvo by DC targeting its privacy lapses

The lawsuit seeks to punish Facebook for allowing data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica.

Sundar Pichai defends Google's 'integrity' of products ahead of 11 Dec testimony
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Sundar Pichai defends Google's 'integrity' of products ahead of 11 Dec testimony

In written testimony, Sundar Pichai said he has led the company “without political bias.”

Future of video game loot boxes uncertain as game-of-chance mechanics come under increased government scrutiny
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Future of video game loot boxes uncertain as game-of-chance mechanics come under increased government scrutiny

One popular type of in-game purchase, the ‘loot box’, has recently drawn a large amount of scrutiny from various governmental bodies and advocacy groups who feel that the mechanics of ‘loot boxes’ could technically qualify as gambling.

Facebook accused by US groups of allegedly violating privacy law for children
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Facebook accused by US groups of allegedly violating privacy law for children

A complaint has been filed against Facebook for collecting kids' personal data without consent.

Google to acknowledge its mistake on privacy issues in a written testimony
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Google to acknowledge its mistake on privacy issues in a written testimony

Google will testify alongside AT&T, Amazon, Apple amid growing concerns about data privacy.

US to rekindle Google antitrust investigation following Trump's accusations
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US to rekindle Google antitrust investigation following Trump's accusations

US Senator Orrin Hatch asked the FTC to rekindle an antitrust investigation of Google.

Japanese watchdog claims that Apple could have breached antitrust rules: Report
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Japanese watchdog claims that Apple could have breached antitrust rules: Report

Apple forced NTT Docomo, KDDI, and SoftBank to offer subsidies and sell iPhones at a discount.

US consumer groups challenge Tesla's Autopilot advertising, calls it 'deceptive and misleading'
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US consumer groups challenge Tesla's Autopilot advertising, calls it 'deceptive and misleading'

The Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog, both non-profit groups, sent a letter to the FTC saying that consumers could be misled into thinking, based on Tesla’s marketing and advertising, that Autopilot makes a Tesla vehicle self-driving.

Socially responsible firms are selling or rethinking their stake in Facebook over its inability to strengthen data privacy
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Socially responsible firms are selling or rethinking their stake in Facebook over its inability to strengthen data privacy

The retreat from the world’s largest social media network is one of the sharpest responses by investors to concerns about Facebook's handling of user data.

Facebook's privacy practices were cleared by PwC for the period in which Cambridge Analytica was misusing user data
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Facebook's privacy practices were cleared by PwC for the period in which Cambridge Analytica was misusing user data

Facebook has been under scrutiny since disclosing personal information of 87 million Facebook users wrongly ended up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica.