The company's "lax oversight and misleading privacy settings" allowed United Kingdom political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to gain access to the personal information of Facebook users without their permission, according to the attorney general's office. The Washington Post reports that this is "the first major effort" by USA regulators to punish Facebook over its involvement with the British political consulting firm, which was allowed to gain access to personal data of millions of the social network's users without their permission.
He said the Times's report "is yet another data point demonstrating that Facebook offers users far too little in the way of transparency about how their data is being used, and by whom".
The scandal has triggered a series of investigations and broad review by Facebook on how it shares user data with third parties. "Partnerships are one area of focus and, as we've said, we're winding down the integration partnerships that were built to help people access Facebook", he said.
In March, revelations surfaced that Cambridge Analytica, which had ties to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, had improperly gained access to the data of up to 87 million Facebook users.
Kanye West takes aim at Drake in a wild series of tweets
Opening with " Drake called trying to threaten me" Kanye said if anything happened to him Drake would be the prime suspect. Eventually, Kanye's tactics worked, as he tweeted, " Drake finally called". "Stop this already bro", Kanye added.
In 2013, a researcher launched a Facebook app that claimed to generate a personality profile.
The lawsuit seeks both monetary damages and a court order that would require Facebook to put in place stronger privacy controls.
He said that could happen once as a mistake, but for it to happen again, "it's a choice" on the part of the company's leaders.
Flights suspended at Britain's Gatwick airport after reports of drones
Gatwick added that airlines had been working to provide delayed and diverted passenger with hotel accommodation or transport. Fraser Hutcheson tweeted: "Had to land at Birmingham airport because #GatwickAirport has been closed due to drone activity".
That violated the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act, according to a statement from Attorney General Karl A. Racine.
The special arrangements are detailed in hundreds of pages of Facebook documents obtained by The New York Times.
Those are the words of Laura Murphy, a former director of the ACLU Legislative Office, who Facebook commissioned to conduct the audit, earlier this year.
"It appears that Facebook has not been honest with Congress or the public about how it treats its users' data", Congressman Frank Pallone, a Democrat, said in a tweet. Depending on how they turn out, the lawsuits and government probes could cost Facebook billions of dollars more in penalties.
Indian politician Sajjan Kumar gets life over 1984 anti-Sikh riots
One witness said she had seen him addressing a crowd, telling them that Sikhs had killed "his mother" - a reference to Mrs Gandhi. There are significant Sikh communities in Canada, the UK, US and Australia.