|Bid||178.06 x 800|
|Ask||178.18 x 1000|
|Day's range||177.34 - 178.88|
|52-week range||123.02 - 218.62|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||1.20|
|PE ratio (TTM)||23.55|
|Earnings date||24 Apr 2019|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||197.14|
Amazon under scrutiny … 97% of those in a Which? survey said they used reviews when deciding what to buy. Photograph: Tim Goode/PAConsumers continue to risk being ripped off as a result of fake review “factories” on Facebook that manufacture misleading Amazon product reviews, says Which? It told Guardian Money that “nearly all” of the Facebook groups it uncovered last autumn were still active this month.Earlier this week it claimed Amazon’s system was being undermined by a flood of fake five-star reviews for unfamiliar brands. Researchers analysed listings of hundreds of popular tech products and found top-rated items were dominated by brands with names such as Itshiny, Vogek and Aitalk, many with thousands of unverified reviews.In October 2018, Which? said two large Facebook groups, plus some smaller groups, may between them have up to 87,000 members potentially engaged in writing fake reviews.Inside the Facebook groups, companies post details of products for which they are seeking positive reviews. Reviewers have to pay for the items – so Amazon believes the buyer is genuine – but after leaving a glowing review, the company refunds the purchase price and sometimes pays a fee.Natalie Hitchins, head of home products and services at Which?, says: “Clearly the current system to prevent this type of activity is not working. People should use independent sites such as Which? to find product reviews they can trust.”Facebook told Which?: “We don’t allow people to facilitate or encourage the trade of fake user reviews. The groups brought to our attention have now been removed for violating our policies.“We urge people to continue to use our reporting tools to flag content they think breaks our rules.”Amazon says it invests “significant resources” to protect the integrity of reviews on its site. “We have clear participation guidelines for both reviewers and selling partners, and we suspend, ban and take legal action on those who violate our policies.”
Ka’Shawn Baldwin, 22, was pulled over on his way to a job interview on Wednesday because he had borrowed a car with expired license plates. Worse, when Cahokia, Ill., Officer Roger Gemoules asked to see his ID, Baldwin’s license was expired. “He was very respectful when I pulled him over and you could just tell — I could feel that he really was wanting to get to this job interview,” said Gemoules, a resource officer for Cahokia High School who was on patrol because the school is closed for spring break this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's mishandling of users' personal information.
Regulators and lawmakers worldwide have begun to take a firmer stance against executives whose companies are found guilty of wrongdoing.
Trump really was working on a Trump Tower Moscow project through at least June 2016. A Russian lawyer really met with campaign officials, including Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr., after promising an intermediary to deliver "official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary."Others will weigh in on what it all means for the Trump presidency.
Millions of Instagram users’ passwords were stored in plain view on Facebook’s servers, the company has said. The admission arrived in a quiet update to a previous blog post – at the exact time US attorney general William Barr was giving a press conference on the release of the Mueller report. In the update, Facebook revealed it had found a privacy bug that meant millions of passwords would have been able to be read without the protection of encryption.
Federal regulators are considering holding Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg accountable for the company's handling of users' personal data, the Washington Port reported late Thursday. The issue of targeting Zuckerberg has been brought up in the FTC's settlement talks with Facebook concerning its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the Post reported. Sanctioning a tech CEO would be a rare move by the FTC, and could serve as a shot across the bow to other tech executives amid a growing public and political backlash to privacy and the handling of user data. Options could potentially include forcing Zuckerberg to periodically certify Facebook's privacy practices, heightened oversight by the FTC or even financial penalties, the Post said. Earlier this year, the Post reported Facebook could end up paying a record-breaking fine, in the multi-billion-dollars range, to avoid a court battle. Facebook's privacy problems grew Thursday, as the company admitted far more Instagram passwords were inappropriately stored in plain text on its internal servers than were originally reported, and a report that its "unintentional" uploading of 1.5 billion users' email contact data without their consent may have broken U.S. and EU laws.
Facebook Inc. said Thursday that a security incident that exposed Instagram passwords internally was significantly worse than first thought.
The listing is second in the U.S. this year only to Lyft Inc.’s $2.34 billion offering in March. Pinterest’s strong showing, along with an even stronger first-day performance by Zoom Video Communications Inc. on Thursday, signals continuing investor thirst for new stocks amid a surge of unicorns -- startups valued at $1 billion or more -- coming to market. Other high-profile companies considering going public include Slack Technologies Inc., Postmates Inc., Palantir Technologies Inc. and Airbnb Inc.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago.
Facebook has revealed that millions of Instagram users' passwords were stored in plain text on the company's servers, making them potentially accessible to employees.
StockTwits — a social-media platform founded in 2008 as a venue for day traders to exchange ideas and musings — is set to kick off a free online brokerage unit, aimed at appealing to its current roster of approximately two million members, as well as luring millennials.
The company originally said in March that thousands of Instagram passwords were exposed, but updated that figure Thursday.
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The British National Party (BNP) and the English Defence League (EDL) are among a number of far-right groups that have been banned by Facebook. Facebook's policy does not allow groups or individuals which engage in "terrorist activity, organised hate, mass or serial murder, human trafficking or organised violence or criminal activity". Britain First, the National Front and Knights Templar International have also been removed, as well as convicted neo-Nazi Jack Renshaw.
Facebook has repeatedly vowed to shore up its platform, and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg in February said the price tag will exceed $3.7 billion on safety and security measures this year.
Facebook's (FB) first-quarter 2019 results are likely to gain on continued subscriber growth, driven by rapid adoption of Instagram and WhatsApp Stories.
Facebook has admitted that it "unintentionally" uploaded email contacts of as many as 1.5 million users without their permission, in the social network's latest privacy blunder.
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt in a new interview rejected the notion that Capitol Hill has a role to play in regulating big tech companies.
Facebook has banned some of the UK’s most high-profile far-right groups from its social network. Britain First, the English Defence League, the British National Party and more will now be blocked from posting on the site. Facebook said the decision was taken because it bans users who “proclaim a violent or hateful mission or are engaged in acts of hate or violence”.
Facebook had "unintentionally uploaded" email contacts of 1.5 million new users since March 2016, Reuters reported late Wednesday, citing company confirmation in its report. New users of the social media site were being asked to verify accounts with their email passwords, a process that in some cases uploaded those users' email contacts to Facebook, the company told Reuters in a statement. "These contacts were not shared with anyone and we are deleting them," the company told Reuters. Facebook has dropped the email password verification requirement. It's the latest discovery about a company already under scrutiny for privacy-related issues, including a data scandal in which Cambridge Analytica obtained 87 million Facebook users' personal information without their consent. FB shares are slightly lower in Thursday pre-market action. They're up more than 36% year to date.