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News Electronics General
September 15, 2020  

Facebook to buy REI’s new headquarters near Seattle

Company opened its first office in 2010 with three engineers, now it employs more than 5,000 workers in dozens of locations.

News Electronics General
August 5, 2020  

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

The new Instagram feature will let users record and edit 15-second videos with audio, and will let users add visual effects

News General
July 27, 2020  

Twitter and Facebook become targets in Trump and Biden ads

Since the last presidential election, Facebook and Twitter have banned voting-related misinformation

News Government General
July 2, 2020  

Canada’s five big banks join anti-hate advertising boycott of Facebook [UPDATED]

Scotiabank, RBC, CIBC, BMO and TD have pledged to stop purchasing ads on the site for the month.

News Electronics General
May 21, 2020  

Facebook pays $9.5M to end Competition Bureau’s privacy probe

Social media site gave the false impression privacy settings would give users control over who could see and access personal information.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 2, 2019  

US proposes tariffs on up to $2.4B on French imports

Retaliation on France’s tax on American tech giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook.

News Electronics General
October 15, 2019  

Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg

Elizabeth Warren, who in March proposed breaking up big tech companies, began running a text ad on Facebook to take aim at Zuckerberg.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 18, 2019  

Major economies raise red flags over Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra

Must meet highest standards” of financial regulation to prevent money laundering, threats to the banking and financial system.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 11, 2019  

France adopts pioneering tax on tech giants after US threat

Amounts to a 3% annual levy on French revenues exceeding US$28 million.

News General
June 20, 2019  

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion plus users

Digital currency, called Libra, scheduled to launch in the next six to 12 months.

News Government General
May 30, 2019  

Trudeau warns Internet regulation could be used to repress citizens, free speech

He made his case at a gathering of civil society and government representatives from some 100 countries.

News Electronics Government General
May 28, 2019  

Some tech giants sign onto Canada’s declaration on electoral integrity

Facebook, Google and Microsoft agreed to combat disinformation and promote transparency.

News Electronics General
May 14, 2019  

Google opens German centre to improve data privacy

Data privacy and security at Google and its tech rivals including Facebook are increasingly in the spotlight.

News Electronics General
May 2, 2019  

‘Privacy-focused’ Facebook puts the spotlight on groups

The social media giant is overhauling its flagship platform.

News Electronics General
April 25, 2019  

Facebook anticipates an FTC privacy fine of up to US$5B

Regulator has been looking into whether Facebook broke its own 2011 agreement promising to protect user privacy.