Facebook and Google see surge in online activity, still expected to see combined ad revenue hit of $44 billion

Facebook and Google generate around $ 200 billion per year in advertising revenue, so you’d think that this period of self-isolation and working from home is driving more use of their services and thus, more revenue. However, brands are in … Read more…

It’s not just you: A Facebook glitch marked authentic coronavirus news as spam

Social platforms and big tech companies have stepped up amid the coronavirus pandemic, moving aggressively to try and combat misinformation and put expert, reliable sources front and center for users. And people have been using Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and various … Read more…

Facebook, Twitter suspend Russian-linked operation targeting African Americans on social media

Facebook and Twitter have disabled a Russian operation designed to stoke racial tensions among African Americans in the United States, the companies announced Thursday, raising fresh alarms that the Kremlin may seek to interfere in the 2020 presidential election and … Read more…

Australia sues Facebook for $529 billion. That’s more than the government makes in a year.

Facebook is being sued by the Australian government for allegedly violating the country’s privacy laws, with requested damages potentially reaching $ 529 billion. The Cambridge Analytica data scandal may have been years ago now, but its effects still linger on. … Read more…

Coronavirus live updates: Asia markets plummet, Facebook tells employees to stay home

Japan markets led losses across Asia as investors continued to fall back amid virus fears, and airline shares dropped. International: Top News And Analysis SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up … Read more…

U.S. legislation targets online child sexual abuse; threatens encryption on Facebook, Google

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on the powerful judiciary committee on Thursday introduced a bill aimed at curbing online distribution of child sexual abuse material that technology and civil liberties groups said was an attack on strong encryption critical … Read more…

Facebook agrees to pay $550 million to settle privacy lawsuit, days after Supreme Court declined to hear case

Facebook has agreed to pay roughly half a billion dollars to settle a class-action case alleging the company violated Illinois law in the way it collected data for its facial-recognition tools, the tech giant said Wednesday. Technology BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Podcast: Violaine Gressier (Facebook France) on the growing power of luxury labels on social media

Violaine Gressier is in charge of the relationship with the luxury industry at Facebook France. In this new podcast, in French, she gives her views on the relationship between luxury labels and social media. News – FashionNetwork.com USA BEST DEAL … Read more…

5 Lessons From Q3 Earnings in Entertainment and Tech, From Teflon Facebook to Disney’s Streaming Onslaught

With the third quarter earning season officially wrapped up, it’s time to take a step back and see how major entertainment and tech companies held up at a time of transition. For many content-based … news entertainment – BingNews DEAL … Read more…

Facebook, YouTube censor mentions of ‘whistleblower’ in Trump-Ukraine scandal

Social media companies are removing any mentions of the whistleblower in the Trump-Ukraine scandal, according to a report. Though the whistleblower’s name has been percolating online — including in the widely-read Drudge Report — Facebook said publishing the name on … Read more…

Facebook and YouTube block spread of supposed whistleblower’s name and photo. Twitter allows both.

Facebook and YouTube said they would block references to the supposed whistleblower’s name under their policies against “coordinating harm.” But Twitter said it would permit such references, including posts that both name the person and show pictures supposedly depicting the … Read more…

Watch live: Facebook CEO Zuckerberg is grilled in Congress on cryptocurrency, 2020 election

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Years after Obama used Facebook to help him win the presidency, Silicon Valley is under Democratic fire

The Democratic Party’s rapidly fading love affair with Big Tech has broken into open acrimony in recent weeks, punctuated by a presidential debate Tuesday in which leading candidates took turns decrying the industry’s impact on the nation and workshopping ways … Read more…

Balancing the Ledger: Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Talks XRP, Lawsuit, and Facebook Libra

Fortune Magazine SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating … Read more…

Facebook, Google and Twitter face fresh heat from Congress on harmful online content

The continued struggles of Facebook, Google and Twitter to stop the spread of hate speech, disinformation and other harmful content online has sparked heightened interest on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are expected to unveil legislation to probe the matter in … Read more…

The Facebook page ‘Vets for Trump’ was hijacked by a North Macedonian businessman. It took months for the owners to get it back.

The takeover of Vets for Trump underscores how money, politics and online misinformation remain deeply and often invisibly entangled ahead of the 2020 presidential election, despite years of promises by government officials and technology companies to combat such problems. Technology … Read more…

House lawmakers ask Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google to turn over trove of records in antitrust probe

The requests ask each of the tech giants to provide detailed information about their internal operations, including copies of key communications between top-level executives and records related to “any prior investigation” they have faced on competition grounds. Technology BEST DEAL … Read more…

The Debrief: Puerto Rico governor resigns, Mueller testimony reaction, FTC Fines Facebook | ABC News

ABC News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release … Read more…

Vaping companies reprimanded for violating tobacco ad rules on Facebook, Instagram

The FDA and FTC issued warning letters to four e-cigarette companies for allegedly using influencers to advertise their products on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter who failed to include required warnings that e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click … Read more…

The Ledger: IPOs to Rival Dotcom Bubble, Facebook ‘GlobalCoin’ Coming Soon, Billion-Dollar Blockchain Buybacks

2019 is poised to be the biggest year for U.S.-listed initial public offerings since the dotcom bubble. That was one of the findings in a piece I contributed to the recently published Fortune 500 issue of the magazine. As Kathleen … Read more…