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Washington AG: Facebook gave false info in campaign suit

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says a Facebook representative provided false testimony in a lawsuit that accuses the company of violating state campaign finance laws. The Seattle Times reports that in court filings the Democratic attorney general says both the social media giant and its attorneys knew the testimony was false. Ferguson sued Facebook last year, for the second time, alleging the company has “repeatedly and openly” violated state campaign transparency laws by selling political ads without providing legally required details of the spending. The company has argued that Washington’s campaign finance laws are unconstitutional.

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp go down

Facebook's week just went from bad to worse. Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all suffered outages midday Monday, according to public statements from the three Facebook services. "We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products," Facebook said…

WATCH: SpaceX's first all-tourist space flight

(Start at 04:16:30) [videoembed][/videoembed] CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX aimed to blast a billionaire into orbit Wednesday night with his two contest winners and a health care worker who survived childhood cancer. It’s the first chartered passenger flight for Elon…

T-Mobile confirms data breach, says it's investigating scope

T-Mobile says it is investigating a leak of its data after someone took to an online forum offering to sell the personal information of cellphone users. The company said Monday that it has confirmed there was unauthorized access to “some T-Mobile data” but was still determining the scope of the breach and who was affected. It also said it was confident that it has closed the entry point used to gain access. Vice’s Motherboard reported Sunday that someone was offering to sell personal data from more than 100 million people. T-Mobile hasn't said how many were affected.