A grand jury in NY has subpoenaed records from at least two prominent makers of smartphones and other devices, the paper reported without naming them, citing two people familiar with the requests. At the time, the company strongly disputed that these data partnerships violated users' privacy or the company's 2012 settlement with the FTC.
Facebook seemed to confirm the report by telling the Times it is "cooperating" with investigators.
Facebook gave companies including Netflix, Spotify, Microsoft, Sony and Amazon the ability to access user data long after it had stopped sharing data with most third-parties, the Times revealed. The Department of Justice began probing the Silicon Valley company after a report showed Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm, used the platform to improperly obtained data on 87 million people to help President Donald Trump's campaign.
Under the terms of those deals, which the Times reported about in June, Facebook allowed device makers including Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft to access personal user data, including friend lists, contact information, and sometimes even private messages - and not always with the user's consent, the report alleged. The US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of NY declined to confirm or deny the investigation's existence. There have also been reports that the company is negotiating a multi-billion dollar fine with the Federal Trade Commission over the company's privacy failures.
Eight killed in school shooting in Brazil, police say
The names and identities of the victims and the attacks have yet to be released and the motive for the attack is not clear. The school has about 1000 primary and secondary students aged between six and 18, and a language centre.
"We've provided public testimony, answered questions and pledged that we will continue to do so", it said in a statement.
As if today couldn't get any worse for Facebook, the company is now facing a criminal investigation as the result of its controversial data sharing practices. Facebook has said the partnerships were well-publicized at the time, and that it has since shut a lot of them down.
Facebook has allegedly ended most of the partnerships over the past two years.
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Signed HTTP exchanges and constructible style sheets are among the other features arriving with Chrome browser's latest build. With the release of Chrome 73 on Tuesday, the browser now natively supports the dark mode long offered in macOS Mojave.
Sometimes you had to wait for the app you wanted to pop up; sometimes you would move to tap on something and the icon would jump. As part of its work in Project Strobe , Google is adding a number of new privacy and security features to Android Q.
With people from all over the world coming together in a cleanliness drive, it is a change the environment beckons. It got nearly a new life as many youngsters joined along with more than 25,000 posts already on Instagram alone.
That's why many National Football League mock drafts have them pegged to take Dwayne Haskins with the No. 6 overall pick. The Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy victor also broke a few hearts. "At least to my face, no one was negative".
Several defendants, including Huffman, were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Around 300 law enforcement agents were involved in the arrests across the U.S. as part of "Operation Varsity Blues".
Moon Chung-in said such a North Korean move could eventually cause a "catastrophic" outcome or a "big disaster" in U.S. John Bolton insisted the president is confident about his good relationship with Mr Kim.
According to the latest patch notes from Epic Games , the PS4 and Xbox One pools have been combined for crossplay matchmaking. The orb completely encases us so we can't be shot while driving, though the vehicle only has 300 health and is a large target.
Hardware Engineers, Technical Program Managers and related supporting staff have been given notice of these " roadmap cutbacks ". An internal source close to Business Insider told that Google is now going through " roadmap cutbacks " and hence the decision.
At the Nairobi airport, hopes quickly dimmed for loved ones. "Some of them, as you know, they are very distressed", he said. Police and troops were on the scene, as well as a crash investigation team from Ethiopia's civil aviation agency.
Myers was with Seattle in training camp last season but was released after being beaten out for the job by Sebastian Janikowski . The Seahawks may have finally found a long-term answer after three years of questions at the kicking position .
Drugs Put a Stop to Judgment Sales in Asia
Earlier this week, the 51-year-old Masanori Taki admitted to using cocaine and was arrested after testing positive to the drug. Judgment launched for PlayStation 4 in December 2018 in Japan, and is due out in the Americas and Europe on June 25.
Sixers will have Joel Embiid back Sunday vs. Pacers
This gives them the tiebreaker if they finish with the same record as the Pacers (42-25) at the end of the regular season. Bojan Bogdanovic (18 points) and Darren Collison (14 points) stood out for the losing squad.
Beto O’Rourke to Announce 2020 Presidential Bid
Many Democrats believe O'Rourke could have far wider appeal on a national stage than in his home state. "If I were to run, if I were to win, that my administration looks like this country".
Boeing faces claims after 737 MAX groundings
In October a year ago 189 people died when Lion Air's flight ET302 crashed off the coast of Indonesia . Regulators across the world shut operation of the 737 down, sending the company's stock price falling.
Facebook filed a lawsuit against the Ukrainians
From the implications of the lawsuit, Facebook may have allowed these hackers into their network by approving them as developers. When users played a quiz, "malicious browser extensions" were installed on their phones, tablets and computers.
Verizon says its 5G network will cost an extra $10 a month
The offer is available only on unlimited plans, which now start at $75 for one person or $160 for a family of four without 5G. The insane affordable Moto Z3 can be paired with a special Moto Mod that will go on pre-order tomorrow, March 14.