Friday, 16 November, 2018

Facebook Under Joint Investigation By DOJ, FBI, SEC, and FTC

FBI SEC and FTC join DOJ in investigating Facebook's connection to Cambridge Analytica U.S. agencies widen investigation into what Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica
Pablo Mccormick | 04 July, 2018, 13:34

Today, The Washington Post published a story stating that both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica are both also being looked at by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FTC and the SEC. The Post suggests that the focus of this investigation is on how truthful Facebook has been about its disclosures.

Representatives from these agencies have joined the Federal Trade Commission in the inquiry, the newspaper reported, citing five unnamed people familiar with the matter.

On Monday, Facebook published a blog post that reads: "In late March, we promised to take a hard look at the information apps can use when you connect them to Facebook".

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Investigators are reportedly examining the action and statements of high profile company executives at Facebook, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who testified about this issue before Congress recently.

The Cambridge Analytica scandal isn't over-at least not for Facebook.

A Facebook spokesperson told Reuters on late Monday that it is cooperating with officials in the U.S., United Kingdom and beyond.

AT&T is Raising the Price of All DIRECTV NOW Tiers by $5/Month
That means the DirecTV Now packages that currently cost $35, $50, $60, and $70 a month will go up to $40, $55, $65, and $75. AT&T confirmed the price increase to Ars Technica and said it began informing customers of the increase this past weekend.

"In April, we publicly announced that we'd start shutting down these APIs (application programming interface)-and we continue to make other changes that restrict the information people can share to better protect their privacy".

Facebook has faced intense scrutiny around the Cambridge scandal, which saw millions of users' data improperly accessed by the political consultancy.

According to Justice Department sources, Facebook is being investigated because the agencies want to learn more about what Facebook knew back in 2015 and why there have been discrepancies between what Facebook was doing in private and telling the public in other recent accounts.

Protesters stopped as Hong Kong marks handover to China
Hundreds of police were deployed as some demonstrators marched with yellow umbrellas, a symbol of democratic activism in the city. Under the so-called "one country, two systems" formula , Hong Kong enjoys a high degree of autonomy but not full democracy.

Ashkan Soltani, former FTC chief technologist told the New York Times that the involvement of so many federal agencies is "very significant because it means the government is not just interested in harms to privacy, but is interested in a broad array of harms".

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