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Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users’ audio chats

FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens in New York's Times Square.  The New York Times reports Wednesday, March 13, 2019, that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into Facebook's data deals with major electronics manufacturers. Facebook didn't respond to a request for comment. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Facebook has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work. The work has rattled the contract employees, who are not told where the audio ...

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District of Columbia attorney general’s suit against Facebook can proceed, judge rules

FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens in New York's Times Square.  The New York Times reports Wednesday, March 13, 2019, that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into Facebook's data deals with major electronics manufacturers. Facebook didn't respond to a request for comment. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Facebook suffered an early defeat in a D.C. court on Friday, after a judge rejected the social-networking giant’s request to quash a case brought by the District of Columbia attorney general challenging the company’s privacy practices. The ruling by D.C. ...

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Facebook says it’s investigating ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior,’ by ‘foreign entities,’ deletes 115 accounts

Facebook has blocked more than 100 accounts it believes may be engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behavior” hours before the midterm elections, launching an investigation into whether the accounts are linked to any foreign entities attempting to interfere in the election. ...

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Facebook uncovers disinformation operation ahead of 2018 midterm elections

Facebook has shut down a sophisticated disinformation operation on its platform that engaged in divisive messaging ahead of the U.S. midterm elections, the company said Tuesday, an escalation of what a top executive described as an “arms race” to manipulate ...

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Facebook hackers likely hit most users

Facebook said Wednesday that “malicious actors” took advantage of search tools on its platform, making it possible for them to discover the identities and collect information on most of its 2 billion users worldwide. The revelation came amid rising acknowledgment ...

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Russia said to aid effort to release memo on FBI

WASHINGTON – Top Democrats on Tuesday called on Facebook and Twitter to investigate what lawmakers said are Russian efforts to promote the release of a classified Republican memo criticizing the FBI probe of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 campaign. #ReleaseTheMemo ...

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