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ZUCKERBERG TO MEET EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT OVER PRIVACY

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will meet the leaders of the European Parliament to answer questions about the improper use of millions of users’ data by a political consultancy, as pressure on the company’s protection of data continues. The world’s largest social network has come under scrutiny over the way it handles personal data after revelations […]

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FACEBOOK DELETES 583 FAKE ACCOUNTS IN FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2018

Facebook is in a state of constant deletion.  The social network released its Community Standards Enforcement Report for the first time on Tuesday, detailing how many spam posts it’s deleted and how many fake accounts it’s taken down in the first quarter of 2018. In a blog post on Facebook, Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president […]

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IMPROPER DATA USE AFFECTED THE 87 MILLION : FACEBOOK

Facebook on Wednesday said the personal information of up to 87 million people, most of them Americans, may have been improperly shared during the 2016 election with Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm connected to President Trump. The new figure sharply increased the company’s previous estimate of how many users’ information was harvested by Cambridge […]

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FACEBOOK AS AN ELECTION WEAPON – FROM OBAMA TO TRUMP

The use of Facebook data to target voters has triggered global outrage with the Cambridge Analytica scandal. But the concept is nothing new: Barack Obama made extensive use of the social network in 2008 and stepped up “micro-targeting” in his 2012 re-election effort. The unauthorized gathering of data on 50 million Facebook users by a […]

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ZUCKERBERG ADMITS BREACH OF TRUST IN :CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA SCANDAL”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to the Cambridge Analytica data collection controversy Wednesday afternoon as Silicon Valley and concerned users continue to criticize the social media giant. Zuckerberg acknowledged that the company had not lived up to its privacy expectations from users and addressed concerns over the data of friends being gleaned for information who […]

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USERS ABANDON FACEBOOK AFTER CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA FINDINGS

Debates over privacy have plagued Facebook for years. But the news that Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm that worked on President Trump’s 2016 campaign, was able to gain access to private data through the social network has sparked an unusually strong reaction among its users. The hashtag #DeleteFacebook appeared more than 10,000 times on […]

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FACEBOOK APP SCRAPED MILLIONS OF PEOPLES PERSONAL DATA

Cambridge Analytica, the data firm hired by President Trump’s 2016 campaign, was involved in the harvesting of personal data from over 50 million Facebook users, according to news outlets such as the The New York Times, The Guardian’s Observer and Channel 4 News in the U.K. And it gathered that data in a matter of months. […]

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FACEBOOK’S DAILY NEWS VIDEO SECTION TO ARRIVE THIS SUMMER

Facebook has only hinted at its upcoming news video section in Watch, but some more tangible details are starting to trickle out. Axios sources have claimed a daily news service should launch in the summer, with about 10 publishers (both conventional and digital-focused) currently testing partnerships. Any news clips in Watch would have to be at […]

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FACEBOOK IS BRINGING MUSIC BACK INTO SOCIAL NETWORKING

It was a music lover’s utopia for a while—an online ecosystem hinged on the love of songs, on the giddy joy of discovering and sharing new riffs and rhythms. Then, it wasn’t. Since the fall of MySpace in the late 2000s at the hands of Facebook, music has been almost entirely absent from social networking. […]