Facebook hit with biggest fine in FTC history for privacy violations

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just levied the largest fine in tech history to Facebook, to the tune of $5 billion. The fine was for using "deceptive disclosures and settings" that went against a privacy agreement Facebook made with the FTC in 2012. The FTC also said that Facebook used phone numbers that they obtained for security reasons to target users with advertisements.

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