Facebook does not plan to notify half-billion users affected by data leak

Facebook does not plan to notify half-billion users affected by data leak

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc did not notify the more than 530 million users whose details were obtained through the misuse of a feature before 2019 and recently made public in a database, and does not currently have plans to do so, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.

Battling anti-encryption drive, tech companies pledge new child abuse disclosures

Battling anti-encryption drive, tech companies pledge new child abuse disclosures

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tech companies including Facebook, Google and Microsoft on Thursday pledged to improve and standardise annual disclosures around online child exploitation, as they fight off moves to limit encryption.

Dutch watchdog to investigate TikTok's use of children's data

Dutch watchdog to investigate TikTok's use of children's data

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch privacy watchdog said on Friday it would investigate how Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, which has become hugely popular during the COVID-19 pandemic, handles the data of millions of young users.

Facebook asks users about coronavirus symptoms, releases friendship data to researchers

Facebook asks users about coronavirus symptoms, releases friendship data to researchers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Monday it would start surveying some U.S. users about their health as part of a Carnegie Mellon University research project aimed at generating “heat maps” of self-reported coronavirus infections.

India may force social media platforms to offer user verification - government sources

India may force social media platforms to offer user verification - government sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s proposed new privacy bill may require large social media platforms to offer an identity-verification option, a potentially precedent-setting effort to rein in the spread of “fake news”, two government sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Facebook to buy brain science start-up CTRL-labs

Facebook to buy brain science start-up CTRL-labs

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Monday it bought New York-based CTRL-labs, a start-up that is exploring ways for people to communicate with computers using brain signals, in a deal that CNBC said was valued at $1 billion.