Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine up to $125 million


BRUSSELS A Belgian court threatened Facebook with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third party websites.

EU tells Facebook, Google and Twitter to do more for users

BRUSSELS Europe's justice commissioner told Facebook, Twitter and Google on Thursday to do more to bring their user terms in line with EU law, ramping up pressure on the tech giants after their efforts were deemed too little.

Tech, 15 Feb 2018

NY top court says 'private' Facebook photos can be disclosed

NEW YORK New York state's highest court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook users may be required to turn over photos and other information that are relevant to litigation, even if they are shielded by "privacy" settings.

Tech, 14 Feb 2018

Corrected: Unilever threatens online ad cuts to clean up internet

(Corrects Feb 12 story to say Unilever "revamping" its ad spend in 8th paragraph, not "slashing") | Video

Tech, Business, 13 Feb 2018

German court rules Facebook use of personal data illegal

BERLIN A German consumer rights group said on Monday that a court had found Facebook's use of personal data to be illegal because the U.S. social media platform did not adequately secure the informed consent of its users.

Tech, 12 Feb 2018

Special Report: How Myanmar forces burned, looted and killed in a remote village

INN DIN, Myanmar Bound together, the 10 Rohingya Muslim captives watched their Buddhist neighbors dig a shallow grave. Soon afterwards, on the morning of Sept. 2, all 10 lay dead. At least two were hacked to death by Buddhist villagers. The rest were shot by Myanmar troops, two of the gravediggers said. | Video

Turkey rolls out domestic rival to WhatsApp, raising surveillance concerns

ANKARA Turkey has launched a domestic messaging app to rival Facebook's popular WhatsApp Messenger service, raising concerns among government critics that Ankara could use the new platform to tighten surveillance and bolster an 18-month-old crackdown.

Tech, 09 Feb 2018

Facebook runs into lawsuit over Cambodian politics

PHNOM PENH Former Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy has filed a legal case in the United States to get Facebook to release information on Prime Minister Hun Sen's use of the social media platform, his legal team said.

World, Tech, 09 Feb 2018

Facebook launches $10 million community leader awards

LONDON Facebook launched a community leadership programme on Friday that will award $10 million in total to more than 100 people who have successfully built groups on the social network as part of its push to create "meaningful" interactions.

Tech, Top News, 09 Feb 2018

Facebook co-founder Saverin's VC firm raises $360 million fund

SINGAPORE Facebook Inc co-founder Eduardo Saverin's venture capital firm, B Capital Group, said it has raised $360 million for its fund as it seeks to invest in technology start-ups.

Tech, 09 Feb 2018