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Ousting King Mark From Facebook Would Be Hard

A lot of people these days think Facebook Inc. has become an incorrigible, toxic "regime of one-sided, highly profitable surveillance" under the near-absolute control of a "sovereign and singular ruler," as University of North Carolina information scholar Zeynep Tufekci summed up in Wired a couple of … Read More

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Why Facebook Still Matters to Me

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh — I try not to overthink it, because there are probably 101 better things to do with my time, but I spend a lot of time scrolling through, liking, laughing at, getting angry about and sharing things I see on social media. Facebook tells me I have …

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Fed up? How to delete or deactivate your Facebook account

Video: Worried about your Facebook data? Check the new privacy settings. In the wake of Facebook's massive mishandling of user data, you may be inclined to delete your entire account's existence off the social network. We're not going to judge. Facebook previously revealed up to 87 million … Read More

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The problems with Facebook are inherent in its design, but that can change

The latest controversies of social networks Facebook and Twitter are easily the most heated in their entire 12-14 year history — not just because of their suspect role in enabling interference in the 2016 election, but because by now, nearly all of us are users. If history is any guide, …

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Facebook points finger at Google and Twitter for data collection

Facebook product management director David Baser wrote, “Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn all have similar Like and Share buttons to help people share things on their services. Google has a popular analytics service. And Amazon, Google and Twitter all offer login features. These companies — and … Read More

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Here’s how Facebook collects your data when you’re logged out

Facebook's data collection practices have come under scrutiny following a controversy involving Cambridge Analytica, a digital consultancy with ties to the Trump presidential campaign that improperly obtained data on up to 87 million Facebook users without their permission. The data originally came … Read More

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You don’t need a Facebook account to use Bumble

You don't need a Facebook account to sign up for Bumble anymore. Starting tomorrow, you can use your phone number to register for a new account on the dating app, according to Wired. Like Tinder, Hinge and countless other apps and services, Bumble streamlined the process of setting up a …

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Bumble will allow users to log in without Facebook

In response to recent concerns about Facebook's handling of user data, Bumble has announced it will drop its Facebook login requirement for users. The dating app will allow users to log in and register for an account using a phone number beginning tomorrow, according to a new report from Wired. …

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Facebook explains how it can collect info about you even if you never post on Facebook

Facebook can collect a lot of data about you even if you seldom or never post to Facebook. In a blog post, the company explained it can collect info if you use the "like" button on a third-party site, sign in to an app using Facebook, and many other situations. …

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Homicidal Asshole Rodrigo Duterte Claims Facebook Fact-Checkers Are Biased, Might Be Funded …

Rodrigo Duterte rode to the presidency of the Philippines through a wave of social media promotion. But the homicidal world leader, who has overseen the murder of over 20,000 people in a brutal crackdown on alleged drug dealers and users, isn't too happy with Facebook these days. Duterte claims … Read …