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Facebook's Libra announces board as support shrinks further

15 Oct 2019

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO Backers of Facebook Inc's Libra cryptocurrency project pledged to forge ahead after selecting a five-member board on Monday, shrugging off the latest member defection by online travel company Booking Holding earlier in the day. | Video

Facebook's Libra currency abandoned by major financial companies

12 Oct 2019

Facebook Inc's ambitious efforts to establish a global digital currency called Libra suffered severe setbacks on Friday, as major payment companies including Mastercard and Visa Inc quit the group behind the project.

UPDATE 2-California proposes new rules to enforce state privacy law

11 Oct 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10 California proposed regulations Thursday that would give consumers more control over how businesses collect and manage their personal information, including requiring a "Do Not Sell My Info" link on companies' websites or apps.

RPT-Livestreamed killings test social media measures to block extremist content

10 Oct 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 9 Social media companies scrambled on Wednesday to scrub footage of a shooting outside a German synagogue from their platforms, in the first major test of their systems since a massacre in the New Zealand city of Christchurch prompted a global outcry.

Livestreamed killings test social media measures to block extremist content

10 Oct 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Social media companies scrambled on Wednesday to scrub footage of a shooting outside a German synagogue from their platforms, in the first major test of their systems since a massacre in the New Zealand city of Christchurch prompted a global outcry.

Livestreamed killings test social media measures to block extremist content

10 Oct 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Social media companies scrambled on Wednesday to scrub footage of a shooting outside a German synagogue from their platforms, in the first major test of their systems since a massacre in the New Zealand city of Christchurch prompted a global outcry.

U.S., allies urge Facebook for backdoor to encryption as they fight child abuse

04 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The United States, the United Kingdom and Australia have called on Facebook Inc to not go ahead with end-to-end encryption across its messaging services unless law enforcement officials have backdoor access, saying encryption hindered the fight against child abuse and terrorism. | Video

Facebook's Zuckerberg defends encryption, despite child safety concerns

04 Oct 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg defended on Thursday his decision to encrypt the company's messaging services, despite concerns about its impact on child exploitation and other criminal activity.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 4-U.S., U.K. urge Facebook not to encrypt messages as they fight child abuse, terrorism

04 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 The United States and the United Kingdom are seizing on Facebook Inc's plan to apply end-to-end encryption across its messaging services to press for major changes to a practice long opposed by law enforcement, saying it hinders the fight against child abuse and terrorism.

San Francisco tour guide charged with carrying U.S. secrets to China

01 Oct 2019

A San Francisco tour guide has been charged with being an agent of the Chinese government, accused of picking up U.S. national security secrets from furtive locations and delivering them cloak and dagger style to Beijing, federal prosecutors said on Monday.

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