Facebook said it may have "unintentionally uploaded" email contacts of up to 1.5 million new users since May 2016, adding that the "contacts were not shared with anyone and we are deleting them."
The one-time charge slashed Facebook's first-quarter net income considerably, although revenue grew by 25 percent in the period. The FTC has been looking into whether Facebook broke its own 2011 agreement promising to protect user privacy.
Facebook is restricting who can run foreign political ads around the world after abuse of its social media platform around the world, in a bid to reduce election tampering and increase accountability.
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Investors are concerned about snowballing legal and regulatory efforts over data use polices that have upset many customers and could carry significant penalties and costs.
Lawmakers leading the probe into the Cambridge Analytica data scandal seize confidential documents believed to include data about Facebook's privacy controls.
Kirsten Fontenrose, the official in charge of US policy towards Saudi Arabia resigned on Friday. US media says the circumstances of her resignation are unclear, but she may have clashed with her superiors over what to do about Khashoggi’s killers.
Facebook has come under scrutiny from politicians on both sides of the Atlantic after it emerged that Cambridge Analytica improperly acquired the data of 87 million users, including up to 2.7 million in the EU.
British consulting company Cambridge Analytica has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy at the US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York.
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The London firm at the centre of a scandal in which it collected data to profile potential voters in the US election blames unfair media coverage and a subsequent loss of customers that has led it to declare bankruptcy.
Users of the world's largest social network can make separate profiles to find a dating match based on shared interests.
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