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Facebook was sued for enabling human traffickers

A human trafficking survivor from Texas sued Facebook this week, alleging the social media platform provides human traffickers an unrestricted way to “stalk, exploit, recruit, groom … and extort children into the sex trade.” The lawsuit was filed Monday in Houston against Facebook, the shuttered classifieds site Backpage.com and the owners of two Houston hotels. The suit…

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Facebook wants to launch own Internet satellite in 2019

As part of its plan to connect billions of people who are still offline, Facebook is working on launching Athena, its own Internet satellite, early in 2019, the Wired reported. According to an application Facebook appears to have filed with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under the name PointView Tech LLC, the project is designed to…

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Facebook bans ads tied to Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies

Facebook Inc is banning ads on its social network that promote cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings and binary options, saying they’re ‘frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices.’ The policy will be ‘intentionally broad’ while Facebook works to understand which ads are deceptive or misleading, from companies ‘not currently operating in good faith,’ the company said…

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Facebook to open digital training hubs in Europe

Facebook said on Monday it will open three new centres in Europe to train people in digital skills and committed to training one million people over the next two years, part of the social media giant’s drive to show its contribution to the bloc. The US company – which has faced regulatory pressure in Europe over…

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