Facebook seemed to confirm the report by telling the Times it is "cooperating" with investigators.
"It has already been reported that there are ongoing federal investigations, including by the Department of Justice", a Facebook representative said in a statement.
In addition to looking at the data deals, the probes focus on disclosures that the company shared the user data of 87 million people with Cambridge Analytica, a British consulting firm that worked with U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign.
Facebook's stock declined 1.5 per cent in after hours trading on Wednesday. But a criminal investigation would raise the stakes significantly.
The investigation is being overseen by United States attorney's office for the Eastern District of New York, and a grand jury has been convened, The NY Times reports that the focus of the investigation remains unclear for now.
Facebook has defended the deals. Apple, for example, was able to slurp up contact numbers and calendar entries from users who thought they'd disabled all sharing, unbeknownst to the users - though Apple maintains it had no idea Facebook had given it special access and that it removed no data from users' devices.
"To be clear: none of these partnerships or features gave companies access to information without people's permission, nor did they violate our 2012 settlement with the FTC", wrote Facebook in that blog post.
Sterling was about half a percent weaker at $1.307 after trading in a wide range over the course of the day. When it was her turn, May appealed to Parliament - where her own Conservative Party is bitterly divided.
When he played, and even when he did not, MS Dhoni established how important he is, from behind the stumps and in front of it. The 3-2 result snaps a series losing streak in ODIs in India that dates back to a seven-game series in 2009.
In addition to a first-round pick and a third-round pick, the Browns also sent safety Jabrill Peppers to East Rutherford. In return for Vernon, the Giants brought back Kevin Zeitler , who will move in as the starting right guard.
William "Rick" Singer , front, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, exits federal court in Boston on March 12, 2019. Court documents allege that Felicity Huffman , 53, paid $15,000 to secure her eldest daughter a place at university.
Most importantly, it will maximize your career opportunities across several companies, which employs agile methods and practices. When your company has started to implement the Scrum technology, you have to upgrade your skill to sustain in your position.
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O'Rourke, 46, rose to national prominence past year when he narrowly lost his bid to defeat Republican U.S. He says he's made a decision about seeking the presidency in 2020 and will make his plans known soon.
As for Google Drive, while users could open Drive, downloading and uploading files has been an issue since a few hours now. Business Insider was not able to send an email to seek comment from Google. "We are continuing to investigate this issue".
In addition to this, they will also build their skills and knowledge levels required to implement WLAN in a small/medium network. At the end of the course, they will also be able to resolve regular issues with EIGRP, STP, and OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
Android Q will also let the users jump directly into another app for sharing content using a feature called Sharing Shortcuts. Fortunately for me, Android is smart, and manages to keep notifications it deems important bubbled up to the top of my list.
Leaders of the United Nations, the U.N. refugee agency and the World Food Program announced that colleagues had been on the plane. State-owned Ethiopian Airlines is widely considered the best-managed airline in Africa and calls itself Africa's largest carrier.
Rashida Tlaib of MI was caught on tape telling supporters it was time to 'impeach the mother******,' in comments pointed at Trump. I'm going to give you some news right now because I haven't said this to any press person before". "Let's vote our convictions".
Unlocked Galaxy Note9 receives Android Pie in the US
Rest assured, we'll definitely let you know more about the phone when more information about it becomes available. It's a near certainty that the Galaxy Note 10 will feature Samsung's brand new Infinity-O display panels.
Gambino crime family boss Frank Cali shot, killed
The Gambino crime family is one of New York's notorious "Five Families" and traces its origins to the early 20th century. It was a marked change from the Gotti era, which brought with its unnecessary attention and exposure.
Beto O’Rourke Confirms He’s Running For President
In 2018 speculation began that Mr O'Rourke may decide to run after his campaign for the US Senate proved his worth. The 46-year-old Democrat was the US Senate nominee but narrowly lost to Republican rival Senator Ted Cruz in 2018.
China blocks proposal to brand Masood Azhar as global terrorist
The request was moved by Britain, France and the United States, while Germany also joined as co-sponsor of the move on Wednesday. In 2017 too, India indirectly identified China as the UNSC member responsible for blocking the consensus on listing Azhar.
18,000 extra measles vaccines on way to Canterbury
Data from 2018 shows that 10% of cases are between 6 and 15 years of age, whereas 15% are between 16 and 30 years of age. To combat the outbreak, around 3000 and a further 18000 doses of measles vaccine have been sent to Canterbury this week.
How the Meat Industry Affects Our Planet
The two most popular reasons , however, are eating healthier and a strong objection to killing or using animals for food products. Highly processed meats and other food items lead to higher risks of type II diabetes, coronary heart disease, and some cancers.
The First Offline Date After Online Relationships
The Date Day: How To Behave When you meet your date offline for the first time, there are many things that can go wrong. That is a very responsible step that will either empower or destroy the already formed relationships.
Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas
However, Gustav Klimt bounced back with a fine performance at the Barronstown Stud Irish European Breeders Fund in June last year. Gustav Klimt moved to the inside down the final furlong and found just enough speed to beat out his compatriot Nebo by a head .
Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double
He was runner-up behind Big River in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle at Kelso and he then placed third at Newbury in March. Those having a bet on the Grand National will find him available at 16/1 with Paddy Power in the ante-post list.
How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money
The Rise of Mobile Payments Over the last few years, all of the major mobile innovators have stepped into the mobile payment game. As of 2016, Apple Pay had 12 million monthly users , a figure which is sure to rise substantially in the coming months and years.