Facebook parent settles suit in Cambridge Analytica scandal
Facebook’s corporate parent has reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit alleging the world’s largest social network service allowed millions of its users’ personal information to be fed to Cambridge Analytica, a firm that supported Donald Trump’s victorious presidential campaign in 2016.
Melinda Gates says philanthropy, government work best united
FILE - Melinda Gates attends a meeting at the G-7 Finance in Chantilly, north of Paris, on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Philanthropy is in a unique position to speed global change, but government action is necessary to implement it, Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said Wednesday, March 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)NEW YORK – Philanthropy is in a unique position to speed global change, but government action is necessary to implement it, Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said Wednesday. Facebook will now offer family members of domestic violence victims up to 20 days of paid leave. “It’s a horrific number and that’s before coronavirus where we know that domestic violence is spiking ….
House committee wants Zuckerberg, Sandberg to testify on Libra
(CNN) - Congress is concerned about Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, and one committee wants to question the folks in charge: Both Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg have been asked to testify before the House Financial Services Committee about Facebook's plans for Libra. Facebook has said Libra will be governed by an independent, third-party organization, the Libra Association, though many of that group's member companies have ties to Facebook. Facebook and the Libra Association have promised not to launch Libra until these regulatory concerns are addressed. Marcus is also among the few initial leaders of the Libra Association. That same month, privacy regulators from around the world including FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra sent a letter to the Libra Association companies asking how Libra users' privacy will be protected.