The U.S. government and Facebook are negotiating a record, multibillion-dollar fine for the company’s privacy lapses

Facebook | February 14, 2019

The U.S. government and Facebook are negotiating a record, multibillion-dollar fine for the company’s privacy lapses
The Federal Trade Commission and Facebook are negotiating over a multi-billion dollar fine that would settle the agency’s investigation into the social media giant’s privacy practices, according to two people familiar with the probe. The fine would be the largest the agency has ever imposed on a technology company, but the two sides have not yet agreed on an exact amount. Facebook has expressed initial concern with the FTC’s demands, one of the people said. If talks break down, the FTC could take the matter to court in what would likely be a bruising legal fight.

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This infographic from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine presents ten statistics to counter common misconceptions about immigrants in America. For more surprising statistics, read our report, The Integration of Immigrants into American Society.

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This infographic from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine presents ten statistics to counter common misconceptions about immigrants in America. For more surprising statistics, read our report, The Integration of Immigrants into American Society.

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