Facebook Under Joint Investigation By DOJ, FBI, SEC, and FTC
Facebook Under Joint Investigation By DOJ, FBI, SEC, and FTC
U.S. agencies widen investigation into what Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica
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".
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".
Such features were known previously, but this is the first time the planet causing one has been directly detected. The image was captured by the Sphere instrument of the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope .
On 4 June in Saitama, Japan and Belgium drew 2-2, as Japan became the first Asian host country to play a World Cup match. Which TV channels will broadcast the FIFA World Cup 2018 Brazil vs Mexico, Belgium vs Japan football matches in India?
Iran's rial currency has lost up to 40 per cent of its value since last month, when Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal. Estimates vary, but Saudi Arabia may have the ability to produce as much as 12.5 mb/d, although perhaps less.
Staff at the aquarium fed Paul mussels carrying the colours of either Germany or their opponents during the competition. Paul passed away peacefully in his aquarium at the Sea Life Center in Oberhausen in 2012.
Germany has to accept "that it is a migration country and that it has to decide whom to keep and whom to send out", Fricke added. The conflict had nearly toppled Germany's ruling coalition comprised of CDU, CSU and the Social Democratic Party (SPD).
This was all because of the pressure James put on the organization with his short-term contracts and his demands to win now. Short of San Antonio lowering its asking price for Leonard, this situation is likely going to drag on for a lot longer.
He scored the game's first goal and assisted its second but received plenty of criticism for the way he went down when challenged. Mexico fans made their presence felt in Russia with their traveling fan base and celebrations out on the Russian streets.
But Stone adjourned the matter until August 14 to assess whether Wilson was suitable to serve the sentence at his sister's home. Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Bill Wright said Wilson as a bishop had taken vigorous action against child abusers.
The president nominated 34 judges to the United States Court of Appeals, and the Senate has already confirmed 20. The president has a list of 25 candidates, which he said he has narrowed down to five, including two women.
Brooke and Stefanie's father, George Schaffer, and their brother, George Jr., are traveling to be with them in the Bahamas. Several people were injured in the blast. "The kind words and prayers are very much needed and appreciated", it reads.
The committee added it would be recommending the cash offer because of the certainty it provided and the "attractive" valuation. The proposed offer does not affect Indian unit Vedanta Ltd, in which Vedanta Resources is the largest shareholder.
Win Awesome Ant-Man And The Wasp Merch!
With Infinity War at $2 billion and counting and Black Panther sitting on top of $1.3 billion globally, Marvel is doing just fine. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp.
US police say woman, 92, killed 72-yr-old son
Blessing reportedly also claimed that she meant to kill herself after, but didn't have any other weapons. The sheriff's office said they are investigating the case as a domestic violence homicide.
It begins: Free agency in NBA starts with a flourish
He had expressed interest in those teams in "My Journey", however, George didn't even meet with one team except with the Thunder. Derrick Jones Jr. has signed a minimum deal with the Miami Heat, after playing with them on a two-way contract last season.
Hot, humid weather to continue through the week
The heat is hanging in there but take heart - it was a mere 18 C at dawn Tuesday and daytime highs will stay in the 20s by Friday. Meanwhile, the the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has prolonged their extended heat warning.
Dead woman found alive inside mortuary
The Gauteng district health department is to investigate the incident. "There is no proof of any negligence by our crew‚" he said. In 2016 another road accident victim, from KwaZulu Natal, was declared dead, only to be found breathing the next day.
European Union leaders defend migration deal as snag emerges
The resettlement or relocation of migrants across the bloc is expected to be done on a voluntary basis amid the lack of consensus. The Eastern Europeans made sure that the "controlled centers" would not be forced on any countries that don't want them.