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Facebook in fresh video metrics row

 Facebook was aware of inaccuracies in the way it measured how many people viewed video on its site for a year longer than it has previously admitted, court documents have claimed.

Facebook hack victims will not get ID theft protection

 Facebook has said it will not provide identity fraud protection for the victims of its latest data breach.

Will Facebook be fined after hack attack?

 Following the revelation that up to 50 million Facebook accounts may have been accessed in an attack due to a weakness in the platform's code, many questions remain about the breach.

Taxation body eyes thousands of accounts earning money from Facebook

The HCMC Taxation Agency has found 598 institutions and 17,130 individuals who received earnings totalling VND1.114 trillion from social networks (Google, Facebook and Youtube) via four banks.

Online sellers keep tax officers busy

VietNamNet Bridge - As there are no records about online sales, officials find it difficult to identify taxpayers and calculate the tax amounts they owe. 

Another big sports deal for Facebook

 People in the Indian subcontinent will, from Friday, have only one way to watch top flight Spanish football: on Facebook.

Vietnamese marketing community rattled over Facebook’s new feature

The decision by Facebook to allow everyone to view ad content on fanpages is facing opposition from the Vietnamese marketing community. 

Facebook will not remove fake news - but will 'demote' it

 Facebook says it will not remove fake news from its platform because it does not violate its community standards.

Facebook shuts down Hello, Moves and tbh apps

 Facebook is retiring three apps, blaming low user numbers. One, an anonymous social media app aimed at teenagers called tbh, is less than one year old.

Facebook bug unblocked unwanted users

 Facebook has admitted a glitch in its network meant people who had been blocked were temporarily unblocked.

Facebook abandons its Project Aquila flying internet plan

 Facebook is giving up on its plan to create drones that beam down internet connectivity, the company has confirmed.

Facebook ordered to explain deleted profile

 Facebook has been ordered by a UK high court judge to reveal who told it to delete the profile of a jazz musician and his band, six months after he died.

Facebook confirms data-sharing agreements with Chinese firms

 Facebook has confirmed it has a data-sharing partnership with Chinese firms including Huawei, a company US intelligence previously flagged as a security threat.

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’s advertising restrictions criticized by local companies

VietNamNet Bridge - The accounts of a number of professional marketing companies have been locked, causing harm to many advertisement campaigns, companies say.

Coc Coc browser criticized for collecting users’ information

A group of domestic users believe that Coc Coc, a Vietnamese browser, has been quietly storing http cookies recording users’ history of logging in on Facebook and sending the information to another website. 

Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws

 Facebook has changed its terms of service, meaning 1.5 billion members will not be protected under tough new privacy protections coming to Europe.

Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit

 Facebook must face a class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology, a California judge has ruled.

Apps scan and collect Facebook user information for sale

VietNamNet Bridge - Telephone numbers, emails and addresses of millions of Vietnamese Facebookers can be bought easily.

Facebook's Zuckerberg says his data was harvested

 Facebook's chief executive has revealed that his data was among that harvested in a privacy scandal.