Facebook says it wants to give you control over your data, but it won’t


Facebook has been embroiled in a major data privacy scandal over the past several weeks – one that got its CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying in front of the US Congress. One of the ways it's trying to fix its image is by offering up explanations of how its collects and uses data – but it fails to see the …

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Congress isn’t ready to regulate Facebook, but it wants to

The Facebook chief had been summoned to Washington after The New York Times and The Guardian's Observer newspaper reported a political consultancy had improperly accessed the personal data of about 87 million Facebook users. The consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, was affiliated with the … Read More Share this NewFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn

Number of Facebook users whose data was compromised ‘far more than 87m’, MPs told

Far more than 87 million people may have had their Facebook data harvested by Cambridge Analytica, according to evidence from former employee Brittany Kaiser. Speaking to the Commons digital, culture, media and sport select committee, Kaiser said Cambridge Analytica had a suite of personality … Read More Share this NewFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn

Facebook may face billions in fines over its Tag Suggestions feature

Facebook could face billions of dollars in fines after a federal judge ruled that the company must face a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook's facial recognition features violate Illinois law by storing biometric data without user consent. The lawsuit involves Facebook's Tag Suggestions … Read More Share this …