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I was one of the first people on Facebook. I shouldn’t have trusted Mark Zuckerberg

Over the course of two days of questioning before Congress, Zuckerberg sought to assure the public that we, not he, are in “complete control” of our relationships with Facebook. He repeated this guarantee dozens of times, returning again and again to the idea that users can control their Facebook data. …

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Facebook Answers Some Questions Zuckerberg Didn’t in Testimony

The company is working to be more transparent after Zuckerberg's testimony in Congress last week, during which the chief executive officer frequently deflected questions about how Facebook tracks its users by explaining that everyone has control over their information. Facebook said it needs the … Read More

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Judge says class action suit against Facebook over facial recognition can go forward

Whenever a company may be guilty of something, from petty neglect to grand deception, there's usually a class action lawsuit filed. But until a judge rules that lawsuit legitimate, the threat remains fairly empty. Unfortunately for Facebook, one major suit from 2015 has just been given that critical go-ahead. Read …

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Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit

Facebook must face a class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology, a California judge has ruled. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook gathered biometric information without users' explicit consent. It involves the "tag suggestions" technology, which spots users' friends in uploaded … Read More

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“Cambridge Analytica Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg”: Why the Privacy Crisis Is Bigger Than Facebook

It was one of the few moments that left Mark Zuckerberg speechless: during his joint hearing before the Senate's Judiciary and Commerce committees last week, Senator Dick Durbin asked the Facebook C.E.O., “Would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night? Read …

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Facebook to face class action lawsuit over facial recognition

Facebook will have to face a class action lawsuit alleging it illegally violated users' privacy by using a facial recognition process on photos without explicit consent. US District Judge James Donato ruled Monday in San Francisco federal court that the lawsuit could progress with class action certification, … Read More

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Facebook is probably tracking you whether you use it or not — and it doesn’t really give you a choice

Facebook collects data on non-users and logged out users alike, a company representative acknowledged Monday in a blog post. Non-users can't opt out of this data collection, but it isn't used to target them with ads, a spokeswoman said. Logged-out users can opt out of ad targeting based on their … …

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Does Facebook Know What a ‘Hard Question’ Is?

In June of last year, Facebook announced its latest effort to hold itself accountable and be more transparent. Called “Hard Questions,” the series of blog posts are intended to illuminate users about where the social network stands on some of the thornier issues facing the social network. But how hard …

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Facebook must face class action lawsuit over face-tagging in photos, judge rules

A U.S. federal judge ruled on Monday that Facebook must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully created facial templates for people without their permission. The ruling adds to the privacy woes that have been mounting against Facebook for weeks, since it was disclosed … Read More

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Facebook tries to clarify how it collects data when you’re not on Facebook

Facebook is trying to demystify the ways in which it tracks people when they aren't directly using the website or app. The company on Monday published a blog post that outlined its data collection practices less than a week after Mark Zuckerberg testified about his company in front of Congress. …