Russia warns Google, Twitter and Facebook on law violations


MOSCOW/FRANKFURT - Russia's media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian Internet laws and a spokesman said on Thursday they risk being blocked if they do not comply with the rules.

Facebook "tramples European privacy law" - Belgian watchdog

BRUSSELS - Belgium's privacy watchdog accused Facebook on Friday of trampling on European privacy laws by tracking people online without their consent and dodging questions from national regulators.

Tech, 15 May 2015

Facebook raises minimum pay for contractors to $15 per hour

NEW YORK - Facebook raised wages for its contract workers, such as cafeteria staff and janitors, to a minimum of $15 per hour amid rising tension over the wage gap between the technology sector's elite and the lower-paid workers.

Tech, 14 May 2015

Facebook ties up with 9 publishers to directly inject news

- Facebook Inc tied up with nine news publishers to launch "Instant Articles" that will let them publish articles directly to the social network's mobile news feeds. | Video

Tech, Business, 14 May 2015

Facebook may sue lawyers over fugitive's lawsuit - N.Y. judge

NEW YORK - Facebook Inc may pursue a lawsuit against law firms that represented a New York man who recently turned fugitive rather than face federal charges that he tried to defraud founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of the company, a judge ruled on Monday.

Tech, 12 May 2015

Facebook's Seattle site leader leaves company

SEATTLE - The leader of Facebook Inc's fast-growing Seattle office left the company last month, a spokeswoman for the online social network told Reuters on Wednesday, a crucial personnel change at Facebook's largest engineering office outside of its Silicon Valley headquarters.

Tech, 07 May 2015

EU to review behaviour of web giants in digital market overhaul

BRUSSELS - The European Commission will conduct a comprehensive review this year of the role of web giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon to decide whether it should regulate them more tightly, it said on Wednesday.

Tech, 06 May 2015

Facebook's Sandberg emerges to speak at husband's memorial

STANFORD, Calif - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg re-emerged in public on Tuesday after the accidental death of her husband last week, offering a personal tribute to him in a Silicon Valley memorial service and on her Facebook page.

Tech, Top News 06 May 2015

EU to probe big tech companies in digital market overhaul

BRUSSELS - The European Union will announce a wide-ranging probe on Wednesday into how big technology companies such as Google , Amazon and Facebook use their market power as it considers whether to regulate them more tightly.

Tech, 05 May 2015

Facebook opens Internet.org to developers amid open web debate in India

MUMBAI - Facebook Inc opened up its Internet.org platform to new websites and applications from developers on Monday, a move the social media giant said would boost efforts to get people online in low-income and rural areas in emerging markets.

Top News, Business, Tech, 04 May 2015