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Facebook Privacy Lapses Are the Target of More Probes in the U.S.

  • Pennsylvania, Illinois, North Carolina said to investigate
  • Cambridge Analytica data breach triggered state probes
Web servers stand inside the Facebook Inc. Prineville Data Center in Prineville, Oregon, U.S.

Photographer: Meg Roussos/Bloomberg

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Facebook Inc. has become the target of at least three more state probes into the alleged mishandling of user data, expanding the number of government agencies investigating privacy-violation claims against the company, according to people familiar with the matter.

The state probes are coalescing into two main groups scrutinizing the social-media company’s data-protection practices, said the people, who declined to be named because the inquiries are confidential.