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In an About-Facebook, Zuckerberg Likes Internet Regulation As Way to Win Public Trust

For years, Facebook Inc. lobbied governments against imposing tough regulations, warning in some cases that they could harm the company’s business model. Now, it’s pleading for new rules for the good of its business. In a white paper published Monday, …

California Probing Facebook, Says Social Media Company Stonewalling

California revealed for the first time an 18-month investigation into Facebook Inc.’s privacy practices and accused the social media giant on Wednesday of hampering the probe by failing to turn over emails from Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg. The revelation is …

U.S. Announces $5 Billion Fine Against Facebook, Other Privacy Settlement Terms

Facebook Inc. will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will restructure its approach to privacy, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The FTC voted …

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Says He Backs Regulation of Internet Content, Privacy

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg called for new global regulations governing the internet, recommending overarching rules on hateful and violent content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. In a statement that was also published as an op-ed in …

Facebook Broke Data Privacy Rules, so Self-Regulation Must End: UK Lawmakers

Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, British lawmakers said on Monday. In a damning report that singled out …

Emails Released in U.K. Probe Show How Facebook Wielded Users’ Data

Facebook Inc. wielded user data like a bargaining chip, providing access when that sharing might encourage people to spend more time on the social network — and imposing strict limits on partners in cases where it saw a potential competitive …

What Comes Next in Facebook’s Major Data Breach

For users, Facebook’s revelation of a data breach that gave attackers access to 50 million accounts raises an important question: What happens next? For the owners of the affected accounts, and of another 40 million that Facebook considered at risk, …

First Facebook Investor Suit Filed Over Plunge in Shares

Facebook Inc. and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg were sued on Friday in what could be the first of many lawsuits over a disappointing earnings announcement by the social media company that wiped out about $120 billion of shareholder wealth. …

Terrorist Attack Victims Seek to Restart Lawsuit Against Facebook After Zuckerberg Testimony

A lawyer for victims of terrorist attacks in Israel on Monday urged a federal appeals court to revive their lawsuit against Facebook Inc., saying Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony undermined the social media company’s argument that it bore no responsibility for …

Cautious Facebook CEO Tells Congress ‘Details Matter’ On Any Privacy Regulation

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday told lawmakers that his own personal data was included in that of 87 million or so Facebook users that was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. But he pushed back on …