Facebook also has talked with FTC staffers about the investigation, one of the people familiar with the probe said, but it is unclear whether the company would settle with the FTC by accepting a significant financial penalty.
Three sources familiar with deliberations told the paper anonymously that the penalty is expected to be significantly larger than the $22.5 million fine levied against Google in 2012 - a record penalty for breaching a deal with the government to bolster privacy safeguards.
The announcement followed news reports that revealed lax oversight by the social media company had enabled a quiz app on Facebook to gather details on 87 million users and share it with now-defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. In the 2012 agreement with the FTC, Facebook agreed that it had deceived users by telling them certain information would be kept private when it was not. Another commentator, Marc Rotenberg, the executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said: "The agency now has the legal authority, the evidence, and the public support to act". That fine set a record for the greatest penalty for violating an agreement with the FTC to improve its privacy practices.
Both the FTC and Facebook have denied commenting on the investigation. It's also not clear whether the agency has settled on how much to seek from the Menlo Park, California-based company or whether it will also require changes to Facebook's data collection and sharing practices.
2018 has been a rough year for Facebook with incessant data leak reports and internal turmoil between CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook employees.
Sharapova crashes out of Australian Open
"I've never known someone to get so many injuries", Channel Nine commentator Sam Smith told Wide World of Sports in the lead up to Sharapova's match with Barty.
After a series of data-privacy scandals from Facebook were thrown some lights on, FTC chairman, Joe Simons, has been under massive pressure to come down hard on the social media platform.
Since the Cambridge Analytica situation emerged 10 months ago, Facebook has vowed to do a better job of corralling its users' data.
The U.K. handed Facebook a $640,000 fine that they are appealing. Facebook has said the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are also investigating.
Atletico Madrid Closing In On Presenting Alvaro Morata
Morata has struggled at Chelsea since his arrival in 2017, failing to settle under either Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri . You need to play a few games in a row to be competitive, so that's what's a bit hard in this last month.
The advisory begins at 9 PM and replaces any winter weather headlines as no more snow is expected during the cold spell. Another round of snow is on its way to Lawrence, and this time winter winds are coming with it.
They had no answer for Mahomes or the speedy Tyreek Hill, who torched the Patriots secondary for 140 yards and two touchdowns. As USA Today 's Andy Nesbitt put it on Thursday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady "has been to what feels like 90 Super Bowls".
Meanwhile, China's crude oil imports in December soared almost 30 percent from the previous year, to average 10.35 million b/d. Oil prices rose on Tuesday as market sentiment was lifted by news that China might roll out further fiscal stimulus measures.
The crash took place on Thursday near the royal family's Sandringham Estate, in Norfolk county, some 185 kms northeast of London . The crash dominated tabloid coverage in the United Kingdom , with both the Daily Mail and the Sun leading their websites with it.
But Sharapova finally gained the upper hand with a break for a 4-3 lead, clinched with that big forehand she was so excited about. I think I have never had that much fun in a match before, and the crowd was just wonderful , supporting me all the time.
Sanchez Lopez said she first met Guzman in 2010, and became his lover in 2011, when she was just 22. "I thought he could hurt me". Guzman was recaptured in 2016 and sent to the U.S.to face drug-trafficking charges carrying a maximum sentence of life in prison.
The disclosure for this sale can be found here. $2.02M worth of stock was sold by Denton David M on Thursday, November 29. The company had revenue of $47.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $47.22 billion.
They will be joined by Better Now rapper Post Malone , 23, who received four nods including Best Pop Vocal Performance and Album. Not only are Cabello and Mendes making their Grammy performance debut, but both stars are also up for a few awards.
All eyes were on this bout after Ostovich was almost forced off the card due to an alleged assault at the hands of her husband. Ariel Helwani, who is a UFC analyst and insider, went on ESPN's First Take to talk about the UFC's decision.
Qatar’s emir to attend Beirut economic summit
Syria, whose Arab League membership has been suspended since 2011, and Libya are not taking part in the meeting. Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit said almost half of all refugees "come from our Arab world".
Trump Says 'No deal' on 'SNL' Game Show Cold Open
The sketch began with Kenan Thompson as Steve Harvey, explaining why Howie Mandel was not hosting. "Five", Trump said. Trump actually picks briefcase #3 as his first choice, which is being held by a characterized version of U.S.
Protester's Funeral New Flashpoint in Sudan's Spreading Unrest
The tough government response has drawn worldwide criticism, while Bashir has blamed the violence on unidentified "conspirators". According to The New York Times , up to 28 have died in clashes, while Human Rights Watch now estimates the death toll at 40.
8 killed in Bogota vehicle explosion
Chief Prosecutor Nestor Martinez says a man identified as Jose Aldemar Rodriguez entered the police academy around 9:30 a.m. Duque, who took office in August, has conditioned peace talks on the ELN suspending hostilities and releasing all hostages.
What next if PM's deal finally goes down in flames?
She continues to say she does not believe doing so would be a good idea, but is not categorically ruling it out. A defeat would leave Britain on course to leave the European Union with no new trading arrangements in place.
Storm that carpeted Midwest with snow barrels to New England
The highest snowfall totals were expected in Vermont, New Hampshire and ME , which could see up to 18 inches (46) centimeters. Meanwhile, in the South, more than 10 million people face a risk of severe weather, including severe winds and tornadoes.