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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...

Canada says Microsoft and Facebook will do more to help ensure security of election

The measures are outlined in a nonbinding declaration on electoral integrity, Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould told legislators. Last month Gould complained about the world's major social media companies were not doing enough to help combat potential foreign meddling in...
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Trump says “I’m the least racist person in this room”; Biden says he’s “the most racist”

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday (October 22) defended his handling of race issues which have dominated...
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Biden arrives in Nashville ahead of final presidential debate

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden arrived in Nashville Thursday (October 22) ahead of his final debate...

Goldman Sachs to pay nearly $3 bln to settle charges over 1MDB scandal role

Goldman Sachs on Thursday (Oct. 22) agreed to pay nearly $3 billion to settle a probe into its role in Malaysia's 1MDB...

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Invites Houstonians to the Music Friendly Community Workshop

HOUSTON, TX - The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) and the Texas Music Office are co-hosting the live virtual Music...

Man shot and killed at SE gas station

HOUSTON, TX – An investigation is pending after a man is found with several gunshot wounds at a gas station Wednesday night.