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Apple busts Facebook for distributing data-sucking app

Business / Tech Jan 31, 2019

Apple busts Facebook for distributing data-sucking app

Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. The tech blog TechCrunch reported late Tuesday that Facebook paid about $20 a month to users of the Facebook Research app. While Facebook ...

Facebook tightens EU political ad rules, adds 'paid for by' disclaimers

Business Jan 29, 2019

Facebook tightens EU political ad rules, adds 'paid for by' disclaimers

Facebook says it's tightening requirements for political ads in the European Union ahead of bloc-wide elections scheduled for the spring, its latest effort to fight misinformation and increase transparency on its platforms. The social media giant said Monday that starting in late March, political ad ...

National Jan 14, 2019

Japan plans to take steps against 'fake news' by June

The government plans to come up with a set of measures aimed at preventing the spread of false online information, or "fake news," particularly during elections and disasters, according to government sources. Officials are seeking to come up with the package around June, which may ...