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Former Facebook Employees Say The Company’s Recent Prioritization Of Privacy Is All About Optics

Last May, Facebook promised to create a “Clear History” function it said would give users more control over their data. Nine months later it's nowhere to be found and sources say it's a key example of the company's “reactionary” way of dealing with privacy concerns.

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Has “Altered Its DNA” As He Reflects On His 2018 Goal To Fix The Company

You might think Facebook had a bad year in 2018. But CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a year-end post that at least progress was made.

Literally Just A Big List Of Facebook’s 2018 Scandals

Mark Zuckerberg began the year promising that he would fix Facebook. He didn’t, and 2018 has only presented more problems.

The NAACP Wants Users To Log Out Of Facebook In Protest

The digital protest follows recent reports noting foreign misinformation campaigns were disproportionately directed at black users.

Facebook’s Privacy Pop-Up In NYC Was Weird And Useless

What are we even doing here, on planet Earth, anymore?

Why, After 2018’s Privacy Scandals, Does Facebook Deserve Our Data?

A seemingly endless parade of privacy scandals has dredged up an existential question for the company.

The Rise, Lean, And Fall Of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg

The reality of Silicon Valley is that it’s commerce by any means necessary. And the reality of Sandberg is that she’s excellent at it.

Plaintiff In Facebook Lawsuit Hints A Reporter May Have Tipped Off Parliament To Seize Documents

The seizure could mean that the documents, which journalists have previously sued to release from a California court’s protective order, may now become public.

The UK’s Data Watchdog Just Fined Facebook The Maximum It Could For The Cambridge Analytica Scandal

“A company of its size and expertise should have known better and it should have done better.”

Tim Cook Called For A New Law To Mitigate The Intrusion Of Big Tech Firms Into People's Lives

“We see vividly, painfully how technology can harm, rather than help,” the Apple CEO said on Wednesday.

The Journalist Who Blew Open The Cambridge Analytica Scandal Threatened To Injunct Channel 4 News And Demanded They Hand Over Their Sources

Carole Cadwalladr hired lawyers to threaten action against her broadcast partner and fell out with the New York Times and BBC in rows over access to sources.

Departing Facebook Security Officer's Memo: "We Need To Be Willing To Pick Sides"

In a brutally honest note about his departure, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos calls on his colleagues “to intentionally not collect data where possible” and listen to people when they say a feature is “creepy.”

Facebook Just Got Hit With The Biggest Possible Fine In The UK For Improperly Protecting People's Data

The UK’s Information Commissioner's Office also said the data firm Cambridge Analytica, which famously worked on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, should face prosecution.

Three More Agencies Have Joined The DOJ’s Investigation Into Facebook

Federal agencies are asking whether Facebook’s disclosures about the breach were accurate and timely.

Meet The 29-Year-Old Trying To Become The King Of Mexican Fake News

Armed with millions of bots and thousands of fake Facebook pages, Carlos Merlo's digital marketing firm is trying to hijack Mexico’s politics with fake news.

Cambridge Analytica's Final Spinoff Spent A Year Trying To Get "Government Work"

A former Cambridge Analytica executive testified in a federal bankruptcy court Thursday that the firm was trying to spin off into a new company called Anaxi Solutions.

The Facebook VP Who Once Dismissed The Social Network's 2016 Election Influence Is Stepping Down

Elliot Schrage is out as VP after a series of scandals that plagued him and the social network.

Cambridge Analytica Wanted To Crack Trump’s Washington. “Our Job Is To Help You,” A Top British Official Told Them

The UK’s most senior trade official wanted the firm to spearhead a marketing campaign billed as “#dataisGREAT”, emails released to BuzzFeed News reveal.

Cambridge Analytica Just Filed For US Bankruptcy

The Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing shows the company’s web of high-powered connections.

The UK's Russia Inquiry Had A Date To Interview Julian Assange. Then The Foreign Office Called.

MPs wanted to hear from Assange about his contact with Cambridge Analytica but suddenly abandoned the plan after the date was set.

Facebook Suspended About 200 Apps That Potentially Misused Your Data

"There is a lot more work to be done to find all the apps that may have misused people’s Facebook data," the company said in a blog post.

Cambridge Analytica Is Dead. Its Legacy Will Haunt Us.

For decades Republicans have worked to stop Democrats from voting. In 2016, that effort went digital.

Facebook Placed An Employee Who Harvested User Data For Cambridge Analytica On Leave

Facebook is now conducting an investigation into Joseph Chancellor, who cofounded a company that sold Facebook user information used by Cambridge Analytica.

Cambridge Analytica Shuts Down After Igniting Debate Around Facebook And Privacy

In March, the consulting firm was engulfed in controversy about how it obtained and used data on millions of Facebook users in American elections.

House Dems Say Christopher Wylie Provided New Info About Cambridge Analytica's Links To WikiLeaks

The new information came during interviews this week with House Democratic members. The contact Wylie revealed was “substantive and separate” from previously reported contacts between Julian Assange and Cambridge CEO Alexander Nix, the members of Congress told BuzzFeed News.

British MPs Just Called Facebook A "Morality-Free Zone" And Likened It To A "Vampire Squid"

"I put it to you today, sir: Facebook is a morality-free zone, destructive to a fundamental right to privacy," said one Conservative MP.

Cambridge Analytica Scientist Says Alexander Nix "Absolutely" Lied To Parliament

After the latest parliamentary hearing, a spokesperson for Cambridge Analytica denied the company was a "Bond villain".

Cambridge Analytica Data Scientist Aleksandr Kogan Wants You To Know He’s Not A Russian Spy

Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge University academic whose app has set off the firestorm about online user data, says he’s considering suing Facebook.

Facebook Said Hate Groups Aren't Allowed On The Site. Now It Has Shut Down White Nationalist Richard Spencer's Accounts

The pages were booted from Facebook just days after CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network wouldn't tolerate hate groups. His Instagram account was also taken down.

Two Democrats Accuse Cambridge Analytica CEO Of Misleading House Committee In Still-Secret Testimony

Alexander Nix answered "no" to a question about whether Cambridge Analytica had obtained bulk data from Facebook.

Journalists Are Criticizing Facebook For Its Data Collection. At The Same Time, They Often Use It To Their Advantage.

The exposure of Cambridge Analytica's unauthorized use of Facebook data has also revealed how journalists and researchers have taken advantage of Facebook features and loopholes for years.

Mark Zuckerberg très gêné face aux questions sur sa vie privée

Lors de son audition devant le Sénat américain, le patron de Facebook a refusé de répondre aux questions personnelles que lui posait un sénateur.


Is Mark Zuckerberg Sorry?

Facebook has had lots of scandals. See if you can guess when its CEO actually apologized.

Here's How To Check If Your Facebook Data Was Shared With Cambridge Analytica

As many as 87 million people had their Facebook data inappropriately accessed. Here's how to check if you're one of them.

A Conservative Party Donor And Brexit Supporter Resigns From Cambridge Analytica Parent

Roger Gabb, who supported Britain's withdrawal from the EU, stepped down quietly last month as a director of SCL, one day after Christopher Wylie testified before parliament. Why he resigned is unclear.

Billionaire George Soros Has Donated Another £400,000 To An Anti-Brexit Campaign Group

In response to criticism in the right-wing press, a crowdfunding campaign raised £100,000 for Best for Britain, which Soros pledged to match – and now he's gone even further.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: “I Take Responsibility For This”

"As we find more Cambridge Analyticas, we’re going to find a comprehensive way to put them out and make sure people see them. So far, we don’t have another clear case to share.”

Facebook Now Says Cambridge Analytica Accessed Up To 87 Million People's Data

Cambridge Analytica accessed tens of millions more user profiles than previously reported.

Zuckerberg Says He Strongly Disagrees With "The Ugly" Memo By Top Facebook Exec

The Facebook CEO's comments came shortly after BuzzFeed News reported on the internal memo that championed growth even if "it costs someone a life."

Growth At Any Cost: Top Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo — And Warned That Facebook Could Get People Killed

Facebook Vice President Andrew “Boz” Bosworth said that “questionable contact importing practices,” “subtle language that helps people stay searchable,” and other growth techniques are justified by the company’s connecting of people.

La primeras elecciones en tiempos de Facebook están por comenzar –y nadie está preparado

La influencia de Televisa –la mayor empresa de medios del país y brazo mediático extraoficial del partido dominante– ha tocado los niveles más bajos en su historia. ¿Acaso su declive está abriendo las puertas a algo aun peor?

Facebook Must Decide Whether It Will Refurbish Its Facade Or Rebuild Its Service

Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox told BuzzFeed News, “We’re going through our tools and approach with a fine-toothed comb.”

The Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Wanted His New Company To Work With Trump Campaign’s Manager

"We have developed a series of algorithms that can predict the personality traits of individual voters by analyzing their voterfile, social, online and consumer data.”

The Economist And Financial Times Both Hired Cambridge Analytica For US Expansion

An Economist spokesperson said the company did not know whether it benefited from misused Facebook data.

Facebook Is Getting Grilled In India As Elections Draw Near

The world's largest democracy wants some answers.

The Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Claimed Employees Of Peter Thiel's Surveillance Company Saw Their Data

The data company Palantir — cofounded by billionaire Facebook board member and Trump supporter Peter Thiel — has denied allegations it ever worked with Cambridge Analytica's data.

Facebook Has Had Countless Privacy Scandals. But This One Is Different.

It’s a moment that forces us, collectively, to step back and think about what we sacrificed for a more convenient and connected world.

FTC Is Investigating Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica

“The FTC takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook.”

A UK Privacy Watchdog Is Searching Cambridge Analytica's Office As Its Scandal Fallout Deepens

"Please can I be absolutely clear: we did not use any GSR data in the work we did in the 2016 US presidential election," Cambridge Analytica acting CEO Alexander Tayler said in an email to press.

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