The Federal Trade Commission, the United States government agency that promotes consumer protection, voted to approve a US$5bn fine against Facebook, following allegations that the tech giant shared the data of over 50m users.
Facebook is set to face getting a big fine as a result of the Cambridge Analytica fallout of previous year, the media are reporting. Battling several privacy violations, Facebook in April said it has kept aside $3-$5 billion, anticipating a record fine coming from the US FTC. This is the highest it's been since late July previous year when it reached $US217.50.
Facebook will now have to document its decisions on data before offering new products and keep a closer eye on how third-party apps tap users' information, and its top executives will have to attest that the company has protected privacy, the Washington Postreports.
"If the financial losses don't paint a clear enough picture for the tech industry as a whole, perhaps new regulations for one of its key players will finally convince these companies to begin protecting users instead of exploiting them".
Meanwhile, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., blasted Facebook's entire business model and called for congressional hearings into the FTC's actions in a series of tweets.
If the Department of Justice agrees with it, the FTC will impose its largest fine ever on Facebook - no less than US$5 billion. Although critics have said it was in violation of that decree, the Menlo Park, Calif. company denied those allegations.
"[FIve] billion is chump change for surveillancebook, and without meaingful oversight and structural restrictions, we're just going to be back here again over something else", said Lindsey Barrett, a staff attorney at Georgetown University's Communications and Technology Law Clinic, via Twitter.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which has been investigating Facebook in the wake of its massive Cambridge Analytica scandal, has voted to approve levying a massive $US5 ($7) billion fine against the social media giant, according to reporting in both the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Mumbrella has approached Facebook for comment.
Or if Tequila's former Statesman partners, Ginger Ale ( Halle Berry ) and Champ (Jeff Bridges) will come back as well. Originally titled The Great Game , the Kingsman prequel The King's Man will hit theaters in February 2020.
She is the wife of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who had made no comment on Trump's attacks as of midday Monday. The Democrats' measure says the House is "committed to keeping America open to those lawfully seeking refuge and asylum".
Players have been sat down by team security staff and briefed on how to get around in one of South Africa's most risky cities. You can always replace a phone but you can never replace a life. "They've obviously been really great to us".
Both Simmons and Harris went to Los Angeles to work out together and Harris was amazed by the improvement. National Basketball Association all-star Ben Simmons has just landed himself an early birthday present.
Binnington was called up to the big club in the middle of the season and took over the starting job in January when St. The 23-year-old also played in 10 playoff games for the Stanley Cup champions, scoring one goal.
The pair will travel across the country beginning in the fall, hitting up big cities such as Boston, New York, Miami and others. A year and change after rocking Accesso ShoWare Center, Post Malone is set to return to the Seattle-Tacoma area.
Le drame s'est produit "à la fin de la cérémonie " vers midi, a fait savoir la compagnie de gendarmerie de Saumur à l'AFP. D'après Le Courrier de l'Ouest , un problème familial serait à l'origine de ce geste fatal.
The Turkish Defence Ministry said on 2 July that the first shipment of S-400 air defence missile systems had landed in Ankara . No details regarding when and where the Russian surface-to-air missiles will be installed have been revealed yet.
So it's actually the world that's built, it's the idea that the rest of the world is going through this exact same experience. It's that idea of living through the set of circumstances, not again in the same way obviously, but exploring it more.
The iconic British rock band's surviving members, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, were together again onstage on July 13. Once the drums were in place, the pair kicked off their performance of some of the Fab Four's classics, starting with "Sgt.
Ebola confirmed in DRC city of Goma, Rwanda on alert
Mistrust has been high in a region that had never faced Ebola before and the attacks by rebel groups have undermined aid efforts. Ryan said 30 contacts in the Goma case had already been vaccinated and the remaining 30 would be vaccinated on Tuesday.
Bottle Cap Challenge: Salman Khan Shares Moral Lesson
Actor Kunal Kemmu brought a comical take to the challenge as he opened the cap with "opposable thumbs " instead of kicking it. In the video, Salman can be seen removing the cap of the bottle with just a blow and then gulp down the water from it.
Tropical Storm Barry's flash flooding threat continues
Rain could linger in Arkansas and western Tennessee through Tuesday, where 6 to 10 inches of rain could fall and trigger flooding. Still, the storm's first wave had not inundated New Orleans as feared, with the city experiencing moderate rain Saturday.