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.
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.
Coming into the October 2018 race, Enable had been restricted to just one run but was the even-money favorite nonetheless. Rode by Frankie Dettori, Enable sat just on the heels of the leaders before kicking on to claim the win.
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.
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 .
You should also know that Moto Mods are obviously only compatible with Motorola devices like the Moto Z3. The offer is available only on unlimited plans, which now start at $75 for one person without 5G.
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.
It’s worth familiarising yourself with these categories, as it makes it easier to predict how any given racket will respond. By being less taught and more elastic, you can benefit from a better feel for the ball, and as a result, more power over it.
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.
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.
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.
Android 10 beta rolls out
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.
All 157 people on board crashed Ethiopian plane confirmed dead
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.
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.
Why Pelosi Declares She Is 'Not for Impeachment'
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".
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.
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.
The Early 2018 World Series Favorites
People expected this young Yankees team (which still has more significant talent on the way from AAA) to start competing in 2018. Taking into account a few articles and odds listings that are already out there, here’s our look at the top contenders. 1.