Business

Facebook parent Meta to remove sensitive ad categories

Facebook's parent company Meta says it will remove sensitive ad targeting options related to health, race or ethnicity, political affiliation, religion or sexual orientation beginning on Jan. 19.

Internet

Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection

As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world's largest social media company.

Internet

Kids may be red line in Facebook regulation fight: experts

Facebook's previous major scandals barely dented its global dominance, but experts said Wednesday the tech giant may have hit a red line this time: evidence that it knew children using its apps were at risk of being harmed.

Business

China tightens political control of internet giants

The ruling Communist Party is tightening political control over China's internet giants and tapping their wealth to pay for its ambitions to reduce reliance on U.S. and European technology.

Internet

Facebook: 'Ludicrous' to say it fueled US Capitol riot

Facebook on Sunday dismissed as "ludicrous" suggestions it contributed to the US Capitol riot on January 6, a charge the social media giant expects will be leveled in an upcoming whistleblower interview.

Automotive

Brussels urges VW to compensate all EU 'Dieselgate' customers

Brussels on Tuesday called on Volkswagen to pay out all European consumers—and not just German ones—affected by the "Dieselgate" scandal in which the automaker tampered with vehicle emissions to cheat pollution tests.

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