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Facebook Launches Transparency Tool Before Irish Referendum

Facebook Launches Transparency Tool Before Irish Referendum

Apr 25
Facebook is launching a pilot program in Ireland ahead of a referendum on abortion which it hopes will ensure greater transparency in political advertising.

Researcher in Facebook Data Scandal Apologizes

Researcher in Facebook Data Scandal Apologizes

By Mae Anderson | Apr 25
The academic at the center of the Facebook data-misuse scandal apologized for his actions, but said he thought he did nothing wrong at the time.

Construction Robots Weld, Bolt, Lift to Beat Worker Shortage

Construction Robots Weld, Bolt, Lift to Beat Worker Shortage

By Yuri Kageyama | Apr 25
Using robots makes sense in urban construction, where buildings are high-rise and the same work is repeated on each floor.

Shanghai Gets Automated Bank with VR, Robots, Face Scanning

Shanghai Gets Automated Bank with VR, Robots, Face Scanning

By Dake Kang | Apr 25
The high-tech branch is meant to make banking more convenient, personalized, and efficient. It also reflects growing competition from cashless payment systems that are giving the banks a run for their money.

Financial Expert Taking Facebook to UK Court over Fake Ads

Financial Expert Taking Facebook to UK Court over Fake Ads

Apr 24
A personal finance expert launched a lawsuit against Facebook in Britain on Monday, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name.

After Facebook Scrutiny, Is Google Next?

After Facebook Scrutiny, Is Google Next?

By Ryan Nakashima and Matt O'Brien | Apr 24
Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress, but YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts and pages than any set of human eyes could ever check.

For the First Time, Facebook Spells Out What it Forbids

For the First Time, Facebook Spells Out What it Forbids

By Barbara Ortutay | Apr 24
If you've ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you're in luck.

SunTrust Warns 1.5 Million Clients of Potential Data Theft

SunTrust Warns 1.5 Million Clients of Potential Data Theft

Apr 23
SunTrust Banks Inc. says accounts for 1.5 million clients could be compromised following a potential case of data theft.

Facebook Introducing More Privacy Safeguards

Facebook Introducing More Privacy Safeguards

By Danica Kirka | Apr 22
Facebook is enhancing privacy safeguards for users around the world as it complies with new European rules designed to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data.

Maryland Bill Seeks Transparency in Online Political Ads

Maryland Bill Seeks Transparency in Online Political Ads

By Brian Witte | Apr 22
In the wake of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, Maryland is close to enacting a law that some experts say would set a new standard for how states deal with foreign interference in local elections.

Teachers Use Social Media in U.S. Uprisings, Fight for Funding

Teachers Use Social Media in U.S. Uprisings, Fight for Funding

By Melissa Daniels | Apr 22
Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth of state funding, begin talking to each other online. Their Facebook groups draw tens of thousands of members. They share stories of their frustrations and then they demand change.

Audit Clears Facebook Despite Cambridge Analytica Leaks

Audit Clears Facebook Despite Cambridge Analytica Leaks

By Barbara Ortutay | Apr 21
An audit of Facebook's privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users.

Cell Phones, Biometrics Fuel Jump in Bank Account Ownership

Cell Phones, Biometrics Fuel Jump in Bank Account Ownership

By Ken Sweet | Apr 21
Roughly seven out of every 10 adults worldwide now has some form of a bank account, the World Bank said Thursday, largely due to by the proliferation of cell phone-based bank accounts.

Amazon Reveals Its Prime Service Has 100 Million Members

Amazon Reveals Its Prime Service Has 100 Million Members

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 21
Amazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service that offers free two-day shipping and other perks that help bind people to the company and its ever-expanding empire.

 Russia Takes Heavy Hand to Internet to Block Messaging App

Russia Takes Heavy Hand to Internet to Block Messaging App

By Nataliya Vasilyeva and Frances Ebel | Apr 20
Russian authorities are freezing up vast swathes of the country's online world in what critics call a heavy-handed - and so far unsuccessful - attempt to block a popular messaging app, Telegram.

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