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Orphaned fox cubs advertised for £120 each on Facebook as charities warn of wild animals being …

Horrified Facebook users who saw the ad begged him to take the animals to a shelter instead and eventually a woman claiming to be his daughter called a nearby wildlife centre which took the animals away to safety. The RSPCA warned there was a "nasty commercial element" to Dossett's case …

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What Mark Zuckerberg Didn’t Say About What Facebook Knows About You

That is reasonable, says Antonio Garcia-Martinez, a former Facebook ad-targeting product manager and current Facebook gadfly. Facebook targets ads based on an abstraction derived from your browsing history——an abstraction such as your interest in golf. When you download your data, Facebook … Read More

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I Can’t Jump Ship From Facebook Yet

For me, user-created Facebook groups for special-needs parents function like a very convenient support group you can check in with as your time-crunched life permits. People share recommendations and advice. They vent about schools, health insurance and daily life. I am not even that active in these … Read More

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Facebook board member Reed Hastings says companies like Facebook are trying to ‘grow up …

Facebook board member Reed Hastings offered his first public comments on the scandal that has gripped Facebook over the last month — and cast the concerns about Facebook's algorithms and data as part of how any young company matures over time. “Social, with these platforms — whether that's … Read More

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We can’t ditch Facebook because of our friends — but there’s a fix

It's more fashionable than ever to hate on Facebook. But it sure has been a long time coming — the proverbial excrement hit the fan only after the social media helped the Democrats lose the election, showed increasingly just how much they wanted to control information we see, and made …

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg got grilled, but nothing’s really changed

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg made a big splash testifying to Congress this week about the social network privacy scandal, but in the aftermath, not much changed. The big takeaway: Zuckerberg is still sorry, but no radical shift in business strategy was announced. Some senators are woefully … Read More

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Facebook has spent $20 million on Mark Zuckerberg’s security since 2015

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took home just $1 for his annual base salary last year, but the company shelled out nearly $9 million on his security and private planes. A new public filing shows Facebook significantly increased the amount it spent on keeping Zuckerberg safe in 2017, upping such … Read …

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Here’s how to see, edit and delete the topics that Facebook advertisers use to target you

If we've learned anything from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's lengthy congressional testimony this week, it's that most people are woefully unaware of how much data Facebook collects about them, and then how that data is used. Earlier this week, we wrote a story explaining how Facebook uses … Read More

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Recommended Reading: Facebook’s influence on Instagram

With all the attention on Mark Zuckerberg's visit to DC this week, it can be easy to lose sight of an important detail: Facebook also owns Instagram. Of course, this means it also has access to the photo-sharing app's massive user base. Bloomberg Businessweek has a detailed look at the …

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Let’s put this rumor to bed: Facebook is not spying on you through your phone’s microphone

It's time to move on from everyone's favorite Facebook conspiracy theory: No, Facebook is not listening to you through your phone's microphone. This is a crowd favorite. When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress this week to discuss the company's data collection and privacy … Read More