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Facebook Fined Yet Again Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Forbes reports: "Brazil has fined Facebook 6.6 million reais ($1.64 million) for improper sharing of user data. The fine is the latest penalty levied...

Apple, Facebook Among Tech Giants Facing Harsh Regulatory Environment in Russia...

Billboard reports: "U.S. media and tech giants are likely to face increased pressure in Russia next year as various laws are being tightened." Read more

16 predictions for social networks in 2020

The Verge reports: "And just like that, we’ve reached the final issue of the year — and also, somehow, the decade. As is tradition...

Facebook acquires cloud gaming service PlayGiga

The Verge reports: "Facebook has acquired the Spanish cloud gaming company PlayGiga, which previously offered its services across Italy, Argentina, Chile, and Spain. The...

Subscription-based social network MeWe launches premium features and a business product

TechCrunch reports: "MeWe, the subscription-based social network that emphasizes privacy and bills itself as the anti-Facebook, is launching a premium tier of its service...

Social ad company Smartly.io sells a majority stake to Providence Equity...

TechCrunch reports: "Smartly.io, a company helping advertisers automate their campaigns across Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, has sold a majority stake to Providence Equity Partners...

Report: Amazon’s Twitch Could Face $2.8 Billion Suit From Russian Media...

Forbes reports: "Rambler, a Russian media company, is planning to sue Amazon’s Twitch for allegedly and illegally broadcasting 36,000 Premier League soccer games⁠—and has...

Regulator weighs action against Facebook over plans to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram,...

VentureBeat reports: "The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering asking a court to stop Facebook from moving ahead with plans to integrate its WhatsApp,...

TikTok Gains Global Momentum — but Also Raises Sticky Privacy Questions

Variety reports: "Bay Area rapper Saweetie didn’t intend for “My Type” to come out as a single. But when a clip of the bouncy...

Facebook, Microsoft, and others launch Deepfake Detection Challenge

VentureBeat reports: "Deepfakes, or media that takes a person in an existing image, audio recording, or video and replaces them with someone else’s likeness...