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Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019
Thinking about finally getting off of Facebook? "The Great Hack ," a new documentary on Netflix, might just be the push you were looking for. At the very least, you'll probably never take another online personality test. It's meant to scare and influence you, and probably even for good reason —...
Friday, Apr. 6, 2018
Facebook's No. 2 executive says the company should have conducted an audit after learning that a political consultancy improperly accessed user data nearly three years ago.
Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg told NBC's "Today" show that at the time, Facebook received legal assurances...
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018
The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) has issued a response to the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook controversy in which sensitive consumer data was compromised, if not outright exploited. The ANA statement expressed appreciation for “the responsible steps that Facebook has taken since the...
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018
Wondering why Facebook seems to be taking baby steps to address the biggest scandal in its history? Stronger safeguards on user data might damage Facebook's core business of using what it knows about you to sell ads that target your interests.
Facebook is proposing only narrow...
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018
Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a "major breach of trust," admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.
"I am really sorry that happened," Zuckerberg said of...
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018
A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions as authorities stepped up efforts to determine if the personal data of social-media users has been used improperly to influence elections.
The request comes amid allegations that a data-...
Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018
Lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic criticized Facebook and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, after reports surfaced that another company, Cambridge Analytica, improperly harvested information from 50 million Facebook users.
A British lawmaker accused Facebook on Sunday of...