The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced it formally approved amendments to its 2012 privacy order with Facebook. The amendments incorporate provisions that were part of the FTC's $5 billion settlement with the tech company. The FTC was not able to amend the 2012 order until the settlement was approved by a district court judge. Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal court of appeals to unseal a judge's decision in which Facebook successfully blocked the wiretapping of its encrypted Messenger app.
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