Facebook Plans for WhatsApp Stumble on EU Privacy Concerns

Facebook Inc.’s stalled plans to leverage WhatsApp’s user data are about to hit another regulatory bump in Europe. Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, who heads a panel of Europe’s privacy watchdogs, said Facebook will probably face “additional action” over using WhatsApp’s data for its own advertising purposes when the group of regulators meets next month. Facebook has stopped merging some…

U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Research Bill Passes House

Nov. 29 — The U.S. would enhance its cybersecurity relationship with Israel under a bill passed by the House Nov. 29. The bill (H.R. 5877) would expand cooperative research agreements between the two allies. The passage of the bill signals the government’s willingness, at least in the House, to promote international cybersecurity relationships. It is…