Facebook hit with antitrust lawsuits, hackers steal some COVID-19 vaccine data
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The Federal Trade Commission and 48 states have officially sued Facebook for alleged abuse of monopoly power.
The first lawsuit filed by 48 state attorneys general accuses Facebook of buying companies to illegally stifle competition.
The FTC filed a related antitrust complaint in a separate lawsuit.
The filings come as tech giants face increasing antitrust scrutiny from lawmakers around the globe.
Facebook didn't immediately have a comment about the lawsuits.
Hackers were able to get documents related to approved COVID-19 vaccines after they hit the European Medicines Agency with a cyber attack.
Biotech firm bio Penn tech says some information related to the regulatory submission process for Pfizer's Coronavirus vaccine was illegally accessed.
Bio and tech says it does not appear It's or Pfizer systems have been breached, and also believes no study participants have been identified through the stolen data.
And finally twitch is updating its harassment policy to curb online abuse.
The changes clarify what behaviors the platform considers sexual harassment and hate speech, and include bans on encouraging viewers to dock someone else.
Displaying the Confederate flag in streams, and repeatedly commenting on someone's appearance if you've been asked to stop the new rules take effect on January 22.
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