Facebook to pay $5 billion fine as part of a sweeping settlement with the FTC

While the settlement resolves a major regulatory overhead for Facebook, the embattled social media giant still faces potential antitrust probes from the FTC and Justice Department. On Wednesday, in a significant development, the Federal Trade Commission stated, Facebook Inc has agreed to pay $5 billion as part of a sweeping settlement to create a board…

Facebook to launch new video chatting devices in 2019 Autumn

The chat devices fits snugly into Facebook’s focus towards private messaging by encryption of conversations on more of its messaging services. In the autumn of 2019, Facebook Inc plans to release new versions of its Portal video chatting devices, said Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s vice president of AR/VR, in an interview at the Code Conference in…

Instagram’s co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resign from Facebook

The development adds to the growing number of high profile executives, and co-founders leaving Facebook’s businesses. In a development that adds to the growing list of executives leaving Facebook, Instagram has notified that Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, its co-founders, have resigned as the company’s chief executive officer and chief technical officer. Facebook has provided…

Cambridge Analytica’s data practice puts Facebook in a spot

It is very likely that the way social media giants, including Facebook, collect and use user data is going to be scrutinized under a microscope. British privacy regulators are now zeroing in on the offices of the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica with a search warrant following reports that the company may have improperly gained access…