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The UK and Canada summon Mark Zuckerberg for a hearing

Another Facebook hearing is on the horizon. Canadian and UK lawmakers have banded together in a fight against political manipulation online, according to TechCrunch. The two countries have together summoned Mark Zuckerberg to appear before a joint
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Facebook fined £500K for 'serious breaches' of data protection law

Facebook has been fined half a million pounds by the UK's data watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office. The ICO fined Facebook £500,000 ($645,175) for "serious breaches of the data protection law," per the penalty notice.  The
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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton: 'I sold my users' privacy'

In March, around the time when the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal was shaking Facebook's foundations, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton publicly called people to #deletefacebook on Twitter.  That wouldn't be so odd if he weren't one of two
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Facebook has locked down its platform. Why that's bad news for researchers.

File this under "lose-lose" for Facebook. A group of high-profile researchers and journalists sent a formal request to social media giant to amend its Terms of Service in order to enable studies of Facebook that promote the public good. But either
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61 Facebook app developers still had access to users' friends data after 2015

Facebook said that apps' data-scraping days ended in 2015. But that wasn't the end of the story. In 2015, Facebook says it changed the policy that allowed app developers — such as the Cambridge Analytica-affiliated researcher Aleksandr Kogan
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Of course ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers are working on Trump's 2020 campaign

Former Cambridge Analytica (CA) employees are working on Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, according to a new report from the Associated Press (AP).  Because of course they are — it was a winning strategy, after all. Under a new
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Facebook finally got around to answering all those senators' questions

Looks like his team finally got back to them.  Almost two full months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dodged senators' questions about the Cambridge Analytica and user privacy scandals with the vague promise that someone would be in touch,
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Facebook's new data shocker involves accused national security threat Huawei

Cambridge Analytica wasn't the only company creeping on Facebook users and their friends.  The Menlo Park-based social media giant reportedly provided a host of phone manufacturers with access to the data of some Facebook users' and their
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Amazon's kid-friendly Echo works well, but don't waste your money on the bundle

Echo Dot Kids Edition $79.99 View Product The Good Alexa tells great jokes (for kids) • Voice-driven kids games are entertaining • Works just like a regular Echo Dot The Bad Teaching manners not effective for Echo veterans
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EU lawmakers raked Mark Zuckerberg over the coals — but, as usual, it didn’t matter

Mark Zuckerberg is back on his bullshit.  The Facebook CEO appeared before Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Tuesday to discuss data protection in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The questions of European lawmakers were

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