Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright to meet Mark Zuckerberg for internet safety talks

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is to discuss internet safety with the Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright today, as the Government looks to tackle online harms with legislative measures to protect vulnerable people. Mr Wright has flown out to San Francisco with Digital Minister Margot James this week, to meet with companies in Silicon Valley, the world’s…

Facebook acquires AI furniture shopping startup GrokStyle

  (Dominic Lipinski/PA) Facebook has bought an AI furniture shopping startup called GrokStyle, as the social network continues to broaden its technology with greater focus on artificial intelligence. The San Francisco-based company, which was founded in 2015, developed technology that allows consumers to take a photo of furniture and uses AI…

German anti-trust authorities restrict Facebook data use

German anti-trust authorities have ruled against Facebook combining user data from different sources, saying it exploits its position as a dominant social media company in violation of European regulations. The Federal Cartel Office, or Bundeskartellamt, said Facebook was guilty of “exploitative abuse” by forcing users to agree allow it to collect data from other Facebook-owned…