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Facebook tracks you even if you’re not a user, and you can’t really do anything about it

We've talked about the fact that Facebook is tracking everyone online — even people who choose not to open a Facebook account — long before the Cambridge Analytica revelations came to light. But now that Mark Zuckerberg had to face Congress twice in as many days, we know for a …

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Bumble drops Facebook login requirement

Facebook has long been a prerequisite for signing up for the service, along with competitors like Tinder, designed to help verify identities, offer common friends and speed up registration. But fallout from Facebook's most recent data sharing scandal has left plenty of users wary of the service and helped … Read …

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‘Suspicious’ Groups Paid for Most of Facebook’s Politically Divisive Ads, Researchers Find

More than half of the sponsors of ads on Facebook that featured divisive political messages ahead of the 2016 presidential election have little or no public paper trails, according to a study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One-sixth of those ad buyers with little background … Read More

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Facebook ad feature claims to predict user’s future behaviour

The product, named “loyalty prediction” by Facebook, is part of a suite of capabilities enabled by a machine learning-powered tool called FBLearner Flow. That tool was publicly introduced in 2016, but the advertising techniques it enables were only revealed in a pitch document leaked to the Intercept. Read More

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The Problems Aren’t Over. Facebook Now Has to Deal With Its Declining Employee Morale

As Facebook deals with the public backlash of its latest data breach, a few of its employees have reportedly requested internal transfers and even left the company, says a New York Times report. The news comes in light of a recent scandal where data from 87 million users was inappropriately …

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Facebook paid $7.3 million to protect Mark Zuckerberg last year

We require these security measures for the company's benefit because of the importance of Mr. Zuckerberg to Facebook, and we believe that the costs of this overall security program are appropriate and necessary. We paid for the initial procurement, installation, and maintenance of security measures … Read More

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Facebook expels alt-right figurehead

Facebook has banned the American white nationalist who popularised the term "alternative right". Richard Spencer's page on the social network was removed on Friday along with two other pages he controlled: that of his National Policy Institute think tank, and one promoting his AltRight.com news … Read More

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Recode Daily: The Facebook spying myth that won’t go away

Yes, we're still talking about Facebook. Onstage at the TED conference on Saturday, board member Reed Hastings offered his first public comments on Facebook's data privacy controversy. Social platforms like YouTube and Facebook “are clearly trying to grow up quickly. And you see that with all new … Read More

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Hey Facebook, I’m Quitting You—and It’s Not Just About Cambridge Analytica

But, to be fair to the senators, the most urgent questions about Facebook's business model are complicated. Most of us don't understand them, and the company has spent gobs of money to make sure both users and their elected officials remain foggy on the details. Zuckerberg actually pointed to the … …

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Facebook Privacy Issues Grow As CEO Confirms It Also Collects Non-User Data

Facebook gets some data on non-users from people in its network, such as when a user uploads their friends' email addresses. Other information comes from “cookies,” which the site often installs on non-users' browsers if they visit sites with Facebook “like” and “share” buttons, whether or not a person … Read …