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Facebook security app used to ‘spy’ on competitors

A report by a Commons committee has detailed Facebook’s use of an application to “spy” on users. The cross-party group said that Facebook used its Onavo virtual private network (VPN) app to gather information on competitors. The MPs claim Facebook “intentionally and knowingly violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws”. The report, which is more than 100 pages long, also

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NBC Smears Triple Amputee Purple Heart Vet Because He Ran a Conservative Facebook Page

NBC News smeared triple amputee Iraq war vet Brian Kolfage – the man behind the GoFundMe of the border wall – because the purple heart recipient once ran a right-wing Facebook page. Is there no low to which the mainstream media won’t stoop? In an article entitled Founder of viral fundraiser for Trump’s border wall has questionable news past, Ben

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Singapore PM Files Defamation Suit Against Blogger For Sharing an Article on Facebook

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has filed a defamation suit against a financial adviser and blogger who shared an article on his Facebook page, Lee’s spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The defendant, Leong Sze Hian, said on his Facebook page he had “merely shared” the article from a Malaysian online news media about Lee and Malaysia’s 1MDB state fund without

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Facebook And Russia: U.K. Seizes ‘Thousands’ Of Emails

Internal emails flagged by a U.K. lawmaker as evidence Facebook Inc. knew Russian-linked entities were harvesting data earlier than previously thought, have become the latest battleground between the social media giant and U.K. lawmakers. Following a public hearing Tuesdaybetween international lawmakers and a senior Facebook executive, the U.S. company released a heavily redacted internal email chain from late 2014, that

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Soros Foundation Takes Aim at Facebook

The head of billionaire George Soros’ foundation called for congressional oversight of Facebook, after the social media giant finally took some responsibility for hiring a PR firm to smear its critics as agents of Soros. “So @facebook decides to drop a turkey on Thanksgiving eve, with admission that Definers was tasked by company leadership to target and smear George Soros

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Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

Facebook announced Monday evening that it had blocked 115 accounts on its services that may have been engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior” ahead of the U.S. midterm elections. The company said U.S. law enforcement notified Facebook on Sunday of the accounts’ online activity, saying they believed the accounts “may be linked to foreign entities.” “Given that we are only one

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