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Boy whose parents fought to keep life support mourned in UK

Apr 29, 2018

The parents of a terminally ill British toddler whose case drew attention from Pope Francis and others around the world say they are "heartbroken" that their son has died.

UK lawmakers call on Zuckerberg to appear before them

Apr 26, 2018

The UK parliament's media committee has criticized Facebook's response to allegations that data from millions of accounts was misused.

Facebook launches transparency tool before Irish referendum

Apr 25, 2018

Facebook is launching a pilot program in Ireland ahead of a referendum on abortion which it hopes will ensure greater transparency in political advertising

Cambridge Analytica fights back on data scandal

Apr 24, 2018

A Cambridge University professor at the heart of the Facebook privacy scandal says that the suspended CEO of data firm Cambridge Analytica lied to a British parliamentary committee investigating fake news

English FA apologizes for tweet poking fun at Harry Kane

Apr 23, 2018

England's Football Association has apologized to Tottenham and Manchester United for a tweet posted on the official FA Cup account following the club's semifinal match at Wembley

Financial expert taking Facebook to UK court over fake ads

Apr 23, 2018

A personal finance expert is suing Facebook at Britain's High Court, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name.

UK calls on social media firms to better protect children

Apr 22, 2018

Britain's health secretary has threatened to introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children

Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules

Apr 18, 2018

Facebook is introducing more privacy safeguards to users in Europe to comply with new rules meant to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data

Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO refuses to testify in UK

Apr 17, 2018

The British Parliament's media committee says Cambridge Analytica's former CEO, Alexander Nix, says he'll no longer testify at an upcoming session on fake news, citing an ongoing investigation by the information commissioner's office.

UK academic says data firm helped Trump campaign spread fear

Apr 16, 2018

A propaganda expert who has studied Cambridge Analytica says the company helped Donald Trump's presidential campaign use false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and resentment in swing states he needed to win

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