Europe is beginning to break up Facebook's business


WPLG—Facebook built a massive advertising business on what it knows about its users. But could the company's enormous database soon become its biggest problem? The clearest warning yet came Thursday, when Germany's antitrust office ruled that Facebook was abusing its market position by combining its data with information from Instagram, WhatsApp and third party websites. The regulator ordered Facebook to stop the practice in a ruling that experts say could shape the company's future — and potentially...

Facebook begins unifying messaging services for businesses. At its Communities Summit, Facebook also announced it's launching a pilot program that lets groups and brands collaborate.