Technology Issues

Facebook suspends Canadian firm amid data mining scandal

Apr 7, 2018

Facebook says it has suspended a Canadian political consulting firm amid media reports it had ties to Cambridge Analytica, a British data mining firm accused of obtaining data from 87 million Facebook users to sway elections

The Latest: Facebook admits to secretly deleting CEO's texts

Apr 6, 2018

Facebook has been secretly deleting some of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's texts sent through its Messenger application to various people for several years

Facebook says it should have audited Cambridge Analytica

Apr 6, 2018

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says the company is conducting audit of Cambridge Analytica's data use

Did Cambridge Analytica get your data? You'll know soon

Apr 6, 2018

Did Cambridge Analytica get your data? Facebook will let you know starting Monday

Facebook: Most users may have had public data 'scraped'

Apr 6, 2018

Facebook's acknowledgement that nearly all of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their public data scraped by "malicious actors" is the latest example of the social media giant's failure to protect users' data

The Latest: UK investigates 30 groups, including Facebook

Apr 5, 2018

Britain's Information Commissioner says some 30 organizations _ including Facebook _ are being investigated as part of an investigation into how social media platforms were used in political campaigns

Facebook scandal affected more users than thought: up to 87M

Apr 5, 2018

Facebook revealed Wednesday that tens of millions more people might have been exposed in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal than previously thought and said it will restrict the data it allows outsiders to access on its users.

Congress' challenge: How to tame industry giant Facebook

Apr 5, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying before a House oversight panel next week as Congress and U.S. regulators consider how to deal with the social media giant and its privacy scandal

The Latest: Facebook CEO to testify in the Senate, too

Apr 5, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to testify in a second congressional hearing next week, this time in the Senate

Judge to decide if Nazi 'troll storm' is protected speech

Apr 4, 2018

A Montana judge is considering whether a neo-Nazi website publisher has a First Amendment right to unleash a "troll storm" of anti-Semitic and threatening messages against a Jewish woman and her family

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