Social Media

UK fines Facebook over data privacy scandal, EU seeks audit

Oct 25, 2018

Britain slaps Facebook with a fine of 500,000 pounds ($644,000) _ the maximum possible _ for its behavior in the Cambridge Analytica scandal as EU seeks audit.

UK police hunt shoplifter who looks like David Schwimmer

Oct 25, 2018

British police are hunting a shoplifter who bears a striking resemblance to Ross Geller, the character played by David Schwimmer on "Friends."

UK government accused of lack of action on Russian fake news

Oct 22, 2018

The chair of an influential British parliamentary committee says the government has failed to take seriously the threat posed by Russia and other malign actors in the digital age.

Facebook recruits EU veteran to help with tougher scrutiny

Oct 19, 2018

Facebook has hired former U.K. deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to help it with increased regulatory scrutiny by the bloc.

Facebook requires UK political ad buyers to reveal identity

Oct 16, 2018

Facebook says anyone who takes out a British political ad on the social media platform will now be forced to reveal their identity, in a bid to increase transparency and curb misinformation.

Ronaldo faces growing heat from sponsors over rape case

Oct 5, 2018

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo faces growing heat from sponsors over rape allegations

Irish regulator opens Facebook data breach investigation

Oct 3, 2018

Ireland's data regulator has launched an investigation of Facebook over a recent data breach that allowed hackers access to 50 million accounts

Snapchat addict sentenced to 14 years for manslaughter

Sep 21, 2018

A judge has sentenced a Snapchat addict to 14 years in prison for orchestrating the killing of her sometime boyfriend and posting a video of him as he lay dying on a west London street

BBC journalist dies of cancer several days after statement

Sep 5, 2018

A BBC radio journalist has died of breast cancer several days after she announced on social media that her death was near

UK regulator says ad for birth control app were misleading

Aug 29, 2018

Britain's advertising regulator says a smartphone birth control app's Facebook ad contained misleading claims that breached the country's advertising practice code

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