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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

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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

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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

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Facebook: We’re not the only ones collecting your data across the web

Following CEO Mark Zuckerberg's two-day grilling before Congress, Facebook is clarifying to users (some confused congressmen among them) how exactly it collects data from people when they're not logged into Facebook. In a blog post published Monday, Facebook Product Management Director … Read More

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Facebook admits tracking users and non-users off-site

Privacy campaigner Paul-Olivier Dehaye disagreed, noting that, as a non-Facebook user, he had been unable to access personal data collected through the company's off-site tracking systems. Following an official subject access request under EU law, he told MPs last month, Facebook had responded … Read More

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Facebook must face class action over facial recognition: US judge

The ruling adds to the privacy woes that have been mounting against Facebook for weeks, since it was disclosed that the personal information of millions of users was harvested by the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. U.S. District Judge James Donato ruled in San Francisco federal court that a … Read More

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Zuckerberg failed to fix Facebook users’ privacy concerns

Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional testimony failed to restore Facebook users' trust in the social network's privacy policies, which plummeted following the revelation of the Cambridge Analytica leak. In a survey by the Ponemon Institute, the think-tank that has been tracking US Facebook users' attitudes … Read More

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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 …

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Facebook admits it does track non-users, for their own good

Facebook's apology-and-explanation machine grinds on, with The Social Network™ posting detail on one of its most controversial activities – how it tracks people who don't use Facebook. The company explained that the post is a partial response to questions CEO Mark Zuckerberg was unable to … Read More

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Facebook is reportedly testing payments in India

Although Facebook makes most of of its money by selling ads, it's now looking to monetize other parts of its business in India. FactorDaily reports that the social network is testing a payments service for users in the country, and that it's looking to hire people to champion the program. …