In our news wrap Thursday, Iraqi security forces shot and killed at least 12 more protesters, raising the death toll to 33. The government cut off internet access in a bid to quell the unrest, but crowds defied a curfew.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other U.S., U.K. and Australian officials are pressing Facebook to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages sent by users, re-igniting tensions between tech companies and law enforcement.
By Frank Bajak, Associated Press
At issue are internal Facebook documents unearthed in a case against the social media giant brought by the founders of a now defunct startup.
By Desmond Butler, Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
On Wednesday, U.S. senators on the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will be questioning representatives from social media companies.
In our news wrap Monday, North Korea says it is willing to restart nuclear talks with the U.S. Previous discussions stalled after President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un held a failed summit in Hanoi in February, but Trump…
In our Friday news wrap, U.S. businesses slowed their hiring in August amid global economic weakness and the tariff war with China. The Labor Department announced employers added a net of 130,000 jobs -- fewer than expected. Also, in Afghanistan,…
By Associated Press
Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world's largest and most ubiquitous tech companies.
By Tami Abdollah, Associated Press
"Law enforcement authorities, like everyone else, are required to use their real names on Facebook and we make this policy clear," Facebook spokeswoman Sarah Pollack told The Associated Press in a statement Tuesday.
In our news wrap Wednesday, Facebook says it will enforce stricter rules on political advertising ahead of the 2020 elections, in response to revelations that Russians bought thousands of political ads in 2016. Organizations will have to prove they are…
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
The changes include a tightened verification process that will require anyone wanting to run ads pertaining to elections, politics or big social issues like guns and immigration to confirm their identity and prove they are in the U.S.
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