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  • A report from London- based charity Privacy International said that many users around the world lack meaningful insight into how ads are targeted on social media services. Privacy International's criticisms come ahead of the European Commission's own report, due by the end of the year, on the tech companies' commitments to its self-regulatory Code of...

  • A report from London- based charity Privacy International said that many users around the world lack meaningful insight into how ads are targeted on social media platforms. Privacy International's criticisms come ahead of the European Commission's own report, due by the end of the year, on the tech companies' commitments to its self-regulatory Code of...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 20- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrapped up three days of discussions with Washington movers and shakers on Friday, with few if any indications he had won new "friends" to help the top social media company deal with multiple probes by Congress, state attorneys general and federal regulators. An advertising powerhouse, Facebook also faces...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 19- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill for a second day on Thursday as part of an effort by the social media giant to mend its reputation as it faces a slew of government investigations. Zuckerberg, who is also Facebook's founder, is due to meet in Washington with Republican Senators Mike Lee of Utah and John...

  • MARK WARNER HELPED ORGANIZE DINNER MEETING IN WASHINGTON FOR MARK ZUCKERBERG AND GROUP OF SENATORS- WARNER'S SPOKESPERSON.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- The potential penalties for several wide-ranging investigations into whether Facebook, Google and other big U.S. tech companies used their market power unfairly include everything from breaking up the companies, to large fines and forcing them to create more competition. The Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission are...

  • Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday if "outside" influence caused him to delay awarding a $10 billion cloud computing contract, after President Donald Trump suggested Amazon.com Inc should not win it. Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Jack Reed asked Esper in a letter why the Defense Department was reviewing the contract and if Esper was directed by...

  • Senator Mark Warner on Friday raised concerns over the Pentagon's decision to put on hold a $10 billion cloud computing contract after President Donald Trump said his administration was examining Amazon.com Inc's bid following complaints from other tech companies. A Pentagon spokeswoman said on Thursday that Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who assumed...

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- Credit-reporting company Equifax Inc will pay up to $700 million to settle claims it broke the law with a massive 2017 data breach and to repay harmed consumers, in a landmark settlement that could spur new consumer data rules. The largest-ever settlement for a data breach draws to a close multiple probes into Equifax by the Federal Trade...

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- President Donald Trump told prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum that he is being treated unfairly by big tech firms which he says suppress conservative voices. Dozens of pro-Trump online personalities convened at what the White House billed as a gathering of "digital leaders" where invitees...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 11- President Donald Trump met with prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum where he is set to reiterate frustrations with big tech firms for allegedly suppressing conservative voices. Pro-Trump online personalities got together at what the White House billed as a gathering of "digital...

  • Trump says China to buy U.S. farm products. *Xi says China is sincere about continuing talks. OSAKA, June 29- The United States and China agreed on Saturday to restart trade talks after President Donald Trump offered concessions including no new tariffs and an easing of restrictions on tech company Huawei in order to reduce tensions with Beijing.

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy and security. Maxine Waters, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, said...

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy and security. Maxine Waters, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, said...

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- Both Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers joined policymakers across the globe who are concerned what Facebook Inc's decision to launch its own cryptocurrency could mean for data privacy and security. Representative Patrick McHenry, the senior Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, wrote a letter Tuesday to...

  • *Facebook unveils plans for digital coin called Libra. SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, June 18- Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns. The social networking giant has linked with 28 partners including Mastercard,...

  • By Katie Paul and Anna Irrera. SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, June 18- Facebook Inc plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra next year as part of its wider efforts to expand beyond social networking into e-commerce and global payments. Facebook said it has linked with 28 partners to form Libra Association, a Geneva- based entity governing its new digital coin, which...

  • Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio on Thursday urged the Trump administration not to use Huawei Technologies Co as a bargaining chip in trade talks with China that might allow expanded use of the company's equipment in the U.S. telecommunications industry. Trump reiterated on Monday in a CNBC interview that Huawei could be part of a trade deal with China, a...

  • Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio on Thursday urged the Trump administration not to use Huawei Technologies Co as a bargaining chip in ongoing trade talks with China. "Allowing the use of Huawei equipment in U.S. telecommunications infrastructure is harmful to our national security, the senators wrote." Trump said last month that while Huawei was "very...

  • Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., arrives in the Capitol for the weekly Senate luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

    Silicon Valley's tech giants have "enormous power" and need to be regulated, says Sen. Mark Warner.