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Facebook faces U.S. lawsuits that could force sale of Instagram, WhatsApp

New York state announced Wednesday (December 9) it has sued Facebook Inc, saying that it broke antitrust law and should potentially be broken up. The lawsuit is being joined by nearly every U.S. state...

Starbucks employee fired for “DEFUND THE POLICE” label on customers order

HOUSTON, TX - A Starbucks employee has been fired after they allegedly wrote: “defund the police” on a customer's order label. The incident happened at the Starbucks located off Katy Freeway...

Facebook launches TikTok-like product inside Instagram

Facebook rolled out its own version of social media rival TikTok in the United States and more than 50 other countries on Wednesday (August 5), embedding a new short-form video service called Reels as a feature within...

Facebook beats estimates for quarterly revenue

Facebook Inc beat analysts' estimates for quarterly revenue on Thursday, as businesses used its digital advertising tools to tap a surge in online traffic during the coronavirus pandemic even as they slashed marketing budgets elsewhere.

Auto DTech CEOs dodge question on whether China steals technology raft

The chief executives of four of the world's largest tech companies, Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc, Apple and Alphabet's Google, faced a congressional hearing on Wednesday (July 29) where, amongst other questions, they were asked whether the Chinese...

Australia to set up antitrust office to police Facebook, Google

Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said Canberra would form a special branch of the Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC), the antitrust watchdog, to scrutinize how the companies used algorithms to match advertisements with viewers, giving them a stronghold on the...

Facebook to pay record $5 billion U.S. fine over privacy violations, but critics call it a bargain

Facebook 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 3-2...

U.S. regulators approve $5 bln Facebook settlement over privacy issues

The FTC has been investigating allegations Facebook inappropriately shared information belonging to 87 million users with the now-defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. The probe has focused on whether the sharing of data and other disputes violated a...

Two possibly exposed to sarin at Facebook California facility -official

Two buildings were evacuated, the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper reported. Agents from the San Francisco office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation were responding to the scene, a spokesman for the agency said. Representatives for Facebook could not immediately be...

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, with lofty goals

Facebook has linked with 28 partners in a Geneva-based entity called the Libra Association, which will govern its new digital coin set to launch in the first half of 2020, according to marketing materials and interviews with executives. Facebook has...
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Biden orders assessment of domestic extremism risk, White House says

U.S. President Joe Biden has tasked his administration with completing a full assessment of the risk of...
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Trump impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate to begin week of Feb. 8 – Schumer

Former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial will begin during the week of February 8th, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday...

Homeowner shoots intruder in Sugar Land

SUGAR LAND, TX - A burglary suspect was taken into custody early Friday morning after being shot by a homeowner.

Fort Bend ISD to shift educational approach for six schools

The Fort Bend Independent School District plans to divert away from face-to-face learning to virtual education for six different schools that will...

Pedestrian struck and killed by a vehicle on Laura Koppe Road

HOUSTON - HPD units are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian crash in 9207 block of Laura Koppe Road.