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International legislators flag regulatory options for data giants

Media | 05/29/2019 6:01 pm EDT

OTTAWA - Legislators on Tuesday gave some sense of what regulatory options may be coming down the road for big data and social media giants as lawmakers from Canada and some...

OPC will file suit against Facebook before election: Commish

Media | 05/08/2019 1:27 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The Office of the Privacy Commissioner plans to file in Federal Court a lawsuit against Facebook Inc. before this year’s federal election, commissioner Daniel Therrien said Tuesday, following the completion of a year-long investigation that found the social...

Ethics committee calls for new social media rules

Media | 12/11/2018 7:27 pm EST

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is unanimously calling for new rules for social media companies...

Political parties ‘bumbling rubes’ on data: CPC campaign chair

Media | 11/20/2018 4:58 pm EST

OTTAWA —  The head of the Conservative Party’s 2019 national election...

Zuckerberg declines joint Canada-UK committee appearance

Media | 11/07/2018 1:50 pm EST

Facebook Inc.’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declined a joint-request by...

MPs call on Zuckerberg to testify to international committee on ‘fake news’

Media | 10/31/2018 7:45 pm EDT

MPs in Canada and the United Kingdom have stepped up their efforts to get the chance to grill Facebook Inc.’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a parliamentary committee hearing. The chairs of two...

Data of over 600K Canadians swept up in Facebook data scandal

Media | 04/04/2018 6:34 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. released its estimates of how many people were affected by the data scandal rocking the social media company on Wednesday, saying the total amount of Canadians included in the information collection was 622,161. That’s out of an estimated 87 million...

OPC investigating Facebook as gov’t responds to privacy concerns

Media | 03/21/2018 6:20 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Revelations over the weekend that Facebook Inc. data was used...

Facebook to hand over Russia ads to Congress

Media | 09/22/2017 2:25 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. will cooperate with the U.S. Congress on its investigation into Russian meddling in the...

Twitter ramping up app advertising

Media | 04/17/2014 2:48 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. said Thursday it is opening up more opportunities for developers to promote their mobile applications to Twitter users, and up to a billion others not on the social network through a mobile-ad exchange. The company...

Virtual reality ‘the next social and communications platform’: Facebook

Media | 03/26/2014 6:31 pm EDT

Facebook Inc., in announcing the purchase of a pioneering virtual reality company, said this kind of immersive technology is "a strong candidate to emerge as the next social and communications...

Facebook to pay $19B US for WhatsApp

Media | 02/20/2014 6:52 pm EST

Facebook Inc. said Wednesday has reached an agreement to pay about $19 billion US for mobile-messaging application company WhatsApp Inc. Facebook said in a press release that the purchase price includes $4 billion US in cash and...