Marcus, who in May was re-assigned to lead Facebook's blockchain efforts, had been focused on forging deals with major banks and payment companies to bring financial services to Messenger.
In response to the Journal's reporting, critics of corporate power used the word "dystopian" to describe the push by Facebook, Google, and Amazon for ever-greater access to users' personal information in a bid to boost profits.
The social network has asked several United States banks to share customers' financial data, including card transactions and checking account balances, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
"Like many online companies with commerce businesses, we partner with banks and credit card companies to offer services like customer chat or account management", Facebook said in a separate statement to AFP.
Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in west Tennessee
Eight counties have mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare . It's also important for residents to eliminate standing water around their homes, an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.
It has approached JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and US Bancorp about hosting several offers on Facebook Messenger.
Shares of Facebook are up just 0.3% since the beginning of 2018 thanks to massive selloffs in March following the Cambridge Analytica saga and another rout last week following a disappointing quarterly earnings report.
"We're not shoring up financial data", she added.
The news comes as Facebook struggles to fend off concerns that arose following the privacy scandal in which a political consulting firm obtained data on 87 million users without their knowledge.
The dust surrounding the Cambridge Analytica data privacy incident still hasn't fully settled, but Facebook is already looking for additional ways to get its hands on user data.
"While we regularly have conversations about potential partnerships, safeguarding the security and privacy of our customers' data and providing customer choice are paramount in everything we do", Citigroup told AFP by email. "Account linking enables people to receive real-time updates in Facebook Messenger where people can keep track of their transaction data like account balances, receipts, and shipping updates". A critical part of these partnerships is keeping people's information safe and secure.
White House says Trump receives letter from DPRK's Kim
Army soldiers who fought in the November, 1950 Battle of Chosin Reservoir - 1,024 Americans are still missing from that battle. The US military flew the caskets from Osan Air Base in South Korea. "This direction is without a doubt correct", he said.
Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James might have gone Hollywood but that doesn't mean he forgot about his hometown. Although James is leaving after his second stint with the Cavaliers, Carrie believes his work in OH remains.
The United States has also been seeking the release of three locally employed embassy staff detained in Turkey. Brunson, who was arrested in 2016 and is now under house arrest pending trial, denies the allegations.
A second wave of sanctions that will more directly target Iran's petroleum industry is set to go into effect in 90 days. Asked about threats to close the Strait of Hormuz, Mr Bolton said that would be Iran's "worst mistake yet".
Weeks after tying the knot themselves, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were at another wedding Saturday - this time as guests. Next spring, Meghan and Harry are scheduled to make their first tour to the United States at the request of the U.K.
Putnam earned $$612,000, a two-year tour exemption and a spot next week in the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Woods, an eight-times champion at Firestone, dismissed speculation that his surgically-repaired back had bothered him.
Seagal, who occasionally appears on Russian state television, said he welcomed the appointment, Reuters reported. The Hard To Kill action star is an accomplished martial artist, just like Russian president Vladimir Putin .
The Daily Express reports that Chelsea have now weighed their options and saw reasons Courtois will not be departing this summer. Willian is unlikely to feature in the Community Shield against Manchester City on Sunday.
Fox News national security strategist Sebastian Gorka reacts to media frenzy over Trump Tower meeting on 'Hannity'. One of Mr Trump's lawyers, Jay Sekulow , said on Sunday that the meeting had nor broken any laws.
Jose Mourinho tells ESPN FC that the World Cup was the ideal habitat for Paul Pogba as he could 'only think about football '. This is given the limited time available to sign a replacement for the French midfielder, according to Goal.
In a notice of proposed rulemaking , the EPA and Transportation Department would freeze the standards at 2020 levels through 2026. The resolution enables Congress to essentially void an executive branch regulation it deems misguided or unnecessary.
Fire whirl brings critical conditions in Northern…
A team of 188 specialist Australian and New Zealand firefighters are also on the ground in California to help battle the blazes. Varney's radio wasn't communicating with headquarters, so his assistant relayed messages - until they lost contact.
Demi Lovato's assistant thought she was dead
She celebrated six years of sobriety in March, but appeared to reveal she'd relapsed in a song, " Sober ", released in June. Star in an unconscious state was found by her assistant and, fearing that she was dead, began to shout ("She's dead!").
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 With Exynos 9810 SoC Spotted on Geekbench
Why Samsung was forced to accelerate was all their in the news reports and its roll-out for the new Galaxy Note 9 flagship phone. A poster leaked by Twitter user Ice Universe also recently, though it highlighted the new Galaxy Note model in Purple colour.
U.S. hiring slowed, with 157000 jobs added in July
Over the past year, it has hired more than a half-million Americans and stands as the leading job-creating sector. He has raised starting pay roughly 10 percent in the past two years, from $60,000 to between $65,000 and $70,000.
Iran Guards says it held Gulf drills as U.S. tensions rise
If the US wants negotiations, it should stop pressures and sanctions, Qasemi was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency. This accounted for 35 percent of Iranian exports last month, according to ship-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg .
Tourist plane crashes in Swiss Alps, 20 dead
Earlier on Saturday, a small plane carrying two parents and their two children crashed in the nearby canton of Nidwalden. The mountainous area in south-eastern Switzerland is popular with hikers and skiers and includes a glacier.
Trump taunts LeBron James on Twitter: 'I Like Mike'
"We are in a position in America where this race thing has taken over", James said Monday in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon . He sits down with @donlemon at the opening of his new elementary school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio .
Retailers Cash in on Sales Tax Holiday Weekend
English also explained that by shopping local the sales bump up sales tax, which brings in even more businesses to the area. Some restrictions do apply - single clothing items over $75 and individual back to school supplies over $20 will be taxed.