Google And Facebook Accused Of Breaking GDPR Laws

Complaints have been filed against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp within hours of the new GDPR data protection law taking effect.

Facebook Details Scale Of Abuse On Its Site

Facebook says it deleted or added warnings to about 29 million posts that broke its rules on hate speech, graphic violence, terrorism and sex, over the first three months of the year.

Facebook Bans Ads On Abortion Referendum

Facebook has said it will block ads relating to Ireland's forthcoming referendum on abortion that do not originate from advertisers inside the country.

Cambridge Analytica To Shut Down

Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal, is shutting down.

Obaseki Converts ICE To Tech-Innovation Hub

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government has converted the Institute for Continuing Education (ICE) in Benin City to a technology innovation hub, as part of initiatives to engage and develop skills of the teeming youth population in the state.

Globacom Partners Huawei To Lay Undersea Fibre Cable In Niger Delta

Nigerian telecoms company Globacom and China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd are laying an undersea cable that will provide high-speed internet to oil platforms in the country’s Niger Delta region.

Facebook Profit Hits $4.9 Billion Despite Data Scandal

Facebook's quarterly sales rose by nearly 50% in the social media giant's first results since a privacy scandal over users' data emerged.

The company said that revenues rose to $11.9bn in the first three months of the year, compared to $8bn previously.

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said: "Despite facing important challenges, our community and business are off to a strong start in 2018."

He added that the firm is "taking a broader review of our responsibility".

Facebook said that its advertising revenue rose to $11.7bn in the three months to the end of March, compared to $7.8bn in the same period a year ago.

First quarter profits also grew, reaching $4.9bn compared to $3bn last year.

In March, towards the end of Facebook's reporting period, the company was caught up in a massive privacy scandal involving the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica,

Facebook admitted that the data of 87 million users had been improperly shared with the consultancy.

Commenting on the first quarter results, Mr Zuckerberg said: "We are taking a broader view of our responsibility and investing to make sure our services are used for good.

"But we also need to keep building new tools to help people connect, strengthen our communities, and bring the world closer together."

Facebook said the average number of daily active users over March had risen to to 1.45 billion, a 13% increase year-on-year.

The average number of monthly active users for March also rose by 13%, to 2.2 billion, and the number of staff saw a steep 48% increase to 27,742.

Soldier Gets World's First Penis And Scrotum Transplant

A team of US doctors has successfully carried out the world's first total transplant of a penis and scrotum.

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