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    Facebook Faces a Multi-Billion Dollar Fine for Its Privacy Practices

    According to a report from the Washington Post, Facebook is negotiating with the FCC over a multi-billion dollar fine for its privacy issues and practices. The fine is expected to be the largest ever levied against a tech company. In 2011, the FTC and Facebook reached a deal to improve the...
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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Turns down UK Parliament Request to be Interviewed

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has again turned down an invitation from UK and Canadian lawmakers to appear in London to politely discuss disinformation and fake news on the social media site. Instead of sending Mr. Zuckerberg to be questioned about Cambridge Analytica and other issues, Facebook...
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    Facebook Reveals Data Sharing Contracts in 700 Page Congressional Release

    Facebook released a new 700 page document revealing 52 corporations that held contracts with the social media giant to create data sharing apps to make Facebook more effectively integrated into their devices. Facebook answered many of the 1,200 questions that members of Congress requested of...
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    Cambridge Analytica is Shutting Down

    In a press release on their website today, the company who harvested the data of 87 million people from Facebook is shutting down. Since the story first broke in March of the massive data breach, the scandal has cause Facebook to lose $60 billion in market share in 2 days, cause Mark Zuckerberg...
  5. DooKey

    There's no Scandal as far as Facebook is Concerned

    Apparently the so-called Cambridge Analytica scandal hasn't hurt Facebook at all. They just released their first quarter earnings and they beat analysts' estimates like a drum. As a matter of fact, daily and monthly user numbers are up, up, up. Just goes to show all the faux outrage in the world...
  6. DooKey

    Americans Ready for Tougher Privacy Rules on Big Tech

    According to a national survey of 2,500 adults in the US at least 83% of those surveyed want tighter rules on companies like Facebook that have their personal data. Also, the same percentage of those surveyed think companies that have their information should be legally responsible in the event...
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    Cambridge Analytica Planned a Cryptocurrency ICO

    The New York Times is reporting that the now infamous Cambridge Analytica was quietly planning to offer its own virtual currency in an initial coin offering. The New York Times obtained documents and emails that show Cambridge Analytica was also promoting another cryptocurrency behind the...
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    The Woz Has Left Facebook

    Ina report from USA Today, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told reporters that he is leaving Facebook over privacy concerns. "Users provide every detail of their life to Facebook and ... Facebook makes a lot of advertising money off this," he said in an email to USA TODAY. "The profits are all...
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    Zuckerberg to Testify Before Congress April 11th

    In the latest news from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11 the committee announced on their website today. The announcement comes after lawmakers formally asked Zuckerberg to testify on March 23rd. E&C...
  10. DooKey

    Tim Cook Says He Wouldn't be in Facebook's Situation

    Tim Cook says he wouldn't be in the same situation as Facebook because they don't do business the same way. Of course it's easy to differentiate yourself from a information company since you only sell hardware. However, it wouldn't surprise me if Apple sells our information and just hasn't been...
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    Facebook Released New Tool to Delete Your Data

    In the wake of the ongoing Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook is releasing new tools to make privacy settings, as well as deleting your data easier to find. The system is focused around a new Privacy Shortcuts menu, where users can can control the data Facebook collects in just a few taps...
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    Facebook on Data Collection: You Agreed To It

    Vanity Fair is reporting that Facebook is getting even more bad press when it comes to user data. With the events of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, more and more people are taking a look at the data the Facebook has on them. One user, Dylan McKay, and Android user, downloaded his Facebook data...
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    Congress Asks Zuckerberg To Testify

    Reuters is reporting that U.S lawmakers have formally asked Mark Zuckerberg to explain how 50 million users' data ended up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica. The request comes from The House Energy and Commerce Committee, and no date has been set for the testimony. Things just keep going...
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    Elon Musk Deleted SpaceX and Tesla Facebook Accounts

    Time is reporting that Elon Musk has deleted the Facebook accounts for SpaceX and Tesla following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Following a call on twitter to delete facebook, Elon Musk was not even aware of the pages existance. Musk shortly after deleted both accounts. While the quote below...
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    Zuckerberg Breaks Silence On Cambridge Analytica Scandal

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has broken his silence on the Cambridge Analytica scandal today in a Facebook post. Zuckerberg basically gave a timeline of events, starting at the creation of Facebook, leading up to the event. Zuckerberg states that "This was a breach of trust between Kogan...
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    Facebook May Have Violated FTC Privacy Deal

    Expanding on the story we covered yesterday where Cambridge Analytica harvested millions of Facebook profiles, an article from The Washington Post states that Facebook may have violated an FTC decree. The article states that two former federal officials who crafted the consent decree governing...
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