Facebook boots 115 accounts on eve of U.S. election after tip

Facebook Inc blocked about 115 user accounts after U.S. authorities tipped it off to suspicious behavior that may be linked to a foreign entity, the company said in a blog post on Monday, hours before U.S. voters head to the polls. The social network said it needed to do further analysis

Facebook says big breach exposed 50 million accounts to full takeover

Facebook Inc <FB.O> said on Friday that hackers stole digital login codes allowing them to take over nearly 50 million user accounts in its worst security breach ever given the unprecedented level of potential access, adding to what has been a difficult year for the company's reputation. Facebook, which has more

Global spending on digital marketing nears $100 billion: study

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Spending on digital marketing grew by 44 percent last year in the United States and Britain to $52 billion, a study has found, estimating that global outlays on such tactics are approaching $100 billion. In contrast to placing online ads through intermediaries, digital marketing, or "martech", has the

Facebook’s success has shaken Alphabet Inc’s Google

Google retains only a slight lead over Facebook in the competition for digital ad dollars in the crucial India market, sources familiar with the figures say, even though the search giant has been in the country far longer and has avoided the controversies that have dogged its rival. Facebook's success has

Facebook has been blocked in Tripoli and other cities

Facebook has been blocked in the Libyan capital of Tripoli and other cities, residents said on Monday as fighting between rival groups raged. Facebook is the main platform for news in Libya with officials, ministries and armed groups that effectively control the country posting statements there. The blockage started at noon, angry

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