Facebook face-off: EU gets little news from Zuckerberg


(In paragraph 9, adds word "and" to make clear complaints are from both Nigel Farage and an ally of Marine Le Pen) | Video

Facebook not done enough to prevent misuse: Zuckerberg

BRUSSELS Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologised to EU lawmakers on Tuesday, saying the company had not done enough to prevent misuse of the social network and that regulation is "important and inevitable".

Tech, 22 May 2018

Facebook director to start after annual meeting, avoid shareholder vote

BOSTON Facebook Inc named a new director this month and timed his appointment to avoid a shareholder vote, raising concern among some investors who want to see more accountability from the social media company.

Tech, 22 May 2018

As Zuckerberg heads to Brussels, British lawmakers ask for answers

LONDON British lawmakers want their European counterparts to quiz Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about a scandal over improper use of millions of Facebook users' data, as he will not give evidence in London himself.

Tech, Cyber Crime 22 May 2018

EU parliament to broadcast Zuckerberg hearing

BRUSSELS A European Parliament meeting on Tuesday with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be broadcast live, parliamentary officials and the company said on Monday after controversy over plans for a closed-door hearing.

Tech, 21 May 2018

Socially responsible funds dump or rethink Facebook over data privacy

BOSTON Several socially conscious investment firms are selling or rethinking their Facebook Inc holdings, unsatisfied by the company's moves to strengthen personal data protection and online safety after scandals involving the improper sharing of users' information. | Video

Tech, Business, 19 May 2018

Former Cambridge Analytica boss to appear before British lawmakers on June 6

LONDON The ex-boss of Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that closed down after being involved in a scandal about the improper use of the data of millions of Facebook users, will appear in front of British lawmakers on June 6.

Tech, 17 May 2018

Big proxy adviser ISS does not support Facebook's Zuckerberg in proxy vote

BOSTON Top proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services on Wednesday recommended Facebook Inc investors withhold support from five directors including Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and vote in favor of shareholder proposals aimed at improving the social media company's response to problems like election interference and harassment.

Business, Tech, 17 May 2018

Facebook's Zuckerberg to meet European Parliament over privacy

BRUSSELS Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will meet the leaders of the European Parliament to answer questions about the improper use of millions of users' data by a political consultancy, as pressure on the company's protection of data continues.

Tech, 16 May 2018

France’s Macron to hold 'tough talks' with Facebook's Zuckerberg

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron will hold "frank" talks with Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on tax and data privacy in a week's time when he welcomes the bosses of leading tech firms to Paris in a drive to lure more investment.

Tech, 16 May 2018