Facebook says it ‘unintentionally uploaded’ 1.5 million users’ email contacts without permission

Social networking giant Facebook said on Wednesday evening it may have “unintentionally uploaded” the email contacts of up to 1.5 million users on its site, without their permission or knowledge, when they signed up for new accounts since May 2016. Those contacts were not shared with anyone and Facebook is deleting them, a company spokesperson told CNBC. People can also review and manage contacts they share with Facebook in their settings,” the spokesperson said. Facebook said it used to have a


Social networking giant Facebook said on Wednesday evening it may have “unintentionally uploaded” the email contacts of up to 1.5 million users on its site, without their permission or knowledge, when they signed up for new accounts since May 2016. Those contacts were not shared with anyone and Facebook is deleting them, a company spokesperson told CNBC. People can also review and manage contacts they share with Facebook in their settings,” the spokesperson said. Facebook said it used to have a
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Facebook says it 'unintentionally uploaded' 1.5 million users' email contacts without permission

Social networking giant Facebook said on Wednesday evening it may have “unintentionally uploaded” the email contacts of up to 1.5 million users on its site, without their permission or knowledge, when they signed up for new accounts since May 2016.

Users affected by that incident were not just limited to the United States, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Those contacts were not shared with anyone and Facebook is deleting them, a company spokesperson told CNBC.

“We’ve fixed the underlying issue and are notifying people whose contacts were imported. People can also review and manage contacts they share with Facebook in their settings,” the spokesperson said.

Business Insider first reported the news and said a security researcher noticed the tech giant was prompting some users to type in their email passwords when they opened an account to verify their identity.

Facebook said it used to have a step in the account verification process where some users had the option to confirm their email address and voluntarily import their email contacts onto the site. The feature was meant to help them find their friends more effectively and improve ads, according to the company.

That process was redesigned in May 2016. While the language, which explained the step, was removed, the feature itself was not, Facebook said. Hence, email contacts were still being uploaded to the site without users being aware of that fact.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-04-18  Authors: saheli roy choudhury, niall carson, pa images, getty images
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Ireland is adequately prepared for a disorderly Brexit, finance minister says

Ireland is adequately prepared for a disorderly Brexit, finance minister says7 Hours AgoThe U.K.’s recently-granted Brexit extension is seen as a positive development in Ireland, but the government is encouraging Irish companies to make all necessary preparations to cope with a potential disorderly Brexit, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told CNBC’s Joumanna Bercetche during the IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C.


Ireland is adequately prepared for a disorderly Brexit, finance minister says7 Hours AgoThe U.K.’s recently-granted Brexit extension is seen as a positive development in Ireland, but the government is encouraging Irish companies to make all necessary preparations to cope with a potential disorderly Brexit, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told CNBC’s Joumanna Bercetche during the IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C.
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Ireland is adequately prepared for a disorderly Brexit, finance minister says

Ireland is adequately prepared for a disorderly Brexit, finance minister says

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The U.K.’s recently-granted Brexit extension is seen as a positive development in Ireland, but the government is encouraging Irish companies to make all necessary preparations to cope with a potential disorderly Brexit, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told CNBC’s Joumanna Bercetche during the IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C.


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Facebook spent $20 million last year on Zuckerberg’s personal security, up 4 times from 2016

Facebook on Friday announced that it allocated CEO Mark Zuckerberg $20 million for security purposes — that’s four times what he received for security in 2016. The company said Zuckerberg received nearly $10 million in 2018 for his standard personal security, plus an additional pre-tax allowance of $10 million, new this year, “to cover additional costs related to Mr. Zuckerberg and his family’s personal security.” Zuckerberg received $7.6 million and $5.1 million for security in 2017 and 2016,


Facebook on Friday announced that it allocated CEO Mark Zuckerberg $20 million for security purposes — that’s four times what he received for security in 2016. The company said Zuckerberg received nearly $10 million in 2018 for his standard personal security, plus an additional pre-tax allowance of $10 million, new this year, “to cover additional costs related to Mr. Zuckerberg and his family’s personal security.” Zuckerberg received $7.6 million and $5.1 million for security in 2017 and 2016,
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Facebook spent $20 million last year on Zuckerberg's personal security, up 4 times from 2016

Facebook on Friday announced that it allocated CEO Mark Zuckerberg $20 million for security purposes — that’s four times what he received for security in 2016.

The increase shows up in a Friday afternoon financial filing, which showed Zuckerberg’s compensation more than doubled from $9.1 million in 2017 to $22.6 million in 2018.

However, that increase is nearly all attributable to higher security costs. The company said Zuckerberg received nearly $10 million in 2018 for his standard personal security, plus an additional pre-tax allowance of $10 million, new this year, “to cover additional costs related to Mr. Zuckerberg and his family’s personal security.”

These funds are used to cover security at Zuckerberg’s “residences and during personal travel.” Zuckerberg received $7.6 million and $5.1 million for security in 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Not all of the funds in Zuckerberg’s security compensation are for security, the filing said. About $2.6 million of the $20 million were “for costs related to personal usage of private aircraft.”

Facebook has a broad security operation, which is known to track the locations of specific users that the company has deemed to be threats to Facebook and its executives.

Zuckerberg’s sharp increase in 2018 compensation came after the company navigated a turbulent year riddled with scandals, starting with the Cambridge Analytica scandal in March, in which a political consultancy obtained personal data of Facebook users in an unauthorized way and used it to target political ads; and ending with the Definers Public Affairs episode in November, where Facebook was found to have used a firm to write negative stories about competitors and plant them in the press.

WATCH: Here’s how to see which apps have access to your Facebook data — and cut them off


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Facebook, Google execs could reportedly be liable for harmful content under UK plans

Executives from the likes of Facebook and Google could reportedly be held liable for harmful content shared on their platforms under U.K. government plans. Britain is set to unveil legislation on Monday that brings about a new legally-binding duty of care on social media firms to make their platforms safer, The Guardian reported, citing a leaked government document. Those powers will likely initially come under Britain’s media watchdog Ofcom, the newspaper reported, before a new body is establis


Executives from the likes of Facebook and Google could reportedly be held liable for harmful content shared on their platforms under U.K. government plans. Britain is set to unveil legislation on Monday that brings about a new legally-binding duty of care on social media firms to make their platforms safer, The Guardian reported, citing a leaked government document. Those powers will likely initially come under Britain’s media watchdog Ofcom, the newspaper reported, before a new body is establis
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Facebook, Google execs could reportedly be liable for harmful content under UK plans

Executives from the likes of Facebook and Google could reportedly be held liable for harmful content shared on their platforms under U.K. government plans.

Britain is set to unveil legislation on Monday that brings about a new legally-binding duty of care on social media firms to make their platforms safer, The Guardian reported, citing a leaked government document.

A white paper due to be released by the government next week will reportedly include proposals for an independent regulator with the power to dish out fines and hold company executives personally liable for breaches.

Those powers will likely initially come under Britain’s media watchdog Ofcom, the newspaper reported, before a new body is established.

The news comes as social media giants face increasing calls to clean up their platforms in the wake of the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque attack. The gunman, who killed 50 people, livestreamed the attack on Facebook, with subsequent copies of the footage being shared on YouTube and Twitter.


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Ryanair says summer fares weaker than expected, warns of more strikes

Ryanair on Monday warned that average fares would be lower than expected during its key summer period due to high competition, unusually hot weather in Northern Europe and uncertainty caused by a series of strikes. Weaker fares combined with higher staff and fuel costs caused profit to fall by 20 percent compared with last year in the three months to the end of June, the first quarter of its financial year, it said. “While Q1 fares were marginally stronger than previously expected, the recent we


Ryanair on Monday warned that average fares would be lower than expected during its key summer period due to high competition, unusually hot weather in Northern Europe and uncertainty caused by a series of strikes. Weaker fares combined with higher staff and fuel costs caused profit to fall by 20 percent compared with last year in the three months to the end of June, the first quarter of its financial year, it said. “While Q1 fares were marginally stronger than previously expected, the recent we
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Ryanair says summer fares weaker than expected, warns of more strikes

Ryanair on Monday warned that average fares would be lower than expected during its key summer period due to high competition, unusually hot weather in Northern Europe and uncertainty caused by a series of strikes.

Weaker fares combined with higher staff and fuel costs caused profit to fall by 20 percent compared with last year in the three months to the end of June, the first quarter of its financial year, it said.

But the profit of 319 million euros ($374.4 million) for the quarter was in line with earlier guidance and slightly ahead of a forecast of 305 million euros, according to a company poll of analysts.

“While Q1 fares were marginally stronger than previously expected, the recent weaker fare environment and the expected impact of crew strikes on forward pricing mean that Q2 fares will only rise by approx. 1 percent,” Chief Executive Michael O’Leary said in a statement.

The weaker environment was “due to the World Cup, the Northern European heat wave and customer uncertainty about pilot strikes,” O’Leary said. Ryanair released the results ahead of its worst-ever week for strike action, with over 300 of its daily 2,400 flights cancelled on Thursday and Friday due to action by cabin crew in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium.

Ryanair, which flies in 37 countries and carried 130 million passengers last year, averted widespread strikes before Christmas by deciding to recognize trade unions for the first time in its 32-year history. But it has since struggled to reach agreement on terms with several of them.


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The Weinstein ripple effect: Famous men accused of sexual harassment and assault

For nearly three decades, Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein faced allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, The New York Times reported on Oct. 5. More than three dozen women have since publicly accused the entertainment mogul of abuse. “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it,” Weinstein told the Times. Spike network is also investigating reports of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein


For nearly three decades, Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein faced allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, The New York Times reported on Oct. 5. More than three dozen women have since publicly accused the entertainment mogul of abuse. “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it,” Weinstein told the Times. Spike network is also investigating reports of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein
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The Weinstein ripple effect: Famous men accused of sexual harassment and assault

For nearly three decades, Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein faced allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, The New York Times reported on Oct. 5.

More than three dozen women have since publicly accused the entertainment mogul of abuse.

“I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it,” Weinstein told the Times.

Spike network is also investigating reports of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein’s brother, Bob Weinstein, against the female showrunner of a series produced by The Weinstein Co. that aired on the network. Weinstein’s lawyer Bert Fields denied the allegations in a statement to Deadline.

These allegations have set off a ripple effect, empowering people who say they also were victims to come forward with stories of abuse by people in power.

Here are some of those accused:


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