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Zuckerberg says sorry, but people are still using Facebook to mess with Mexico’s election

Earlier this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for his company's role in the Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal. Zuckerberg spent two days appearing before Congress in Washington, D.C.. During his hearings, Zuckerberg was asked about data sharing, but he was also asked … Read More

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Would you pay for an ad-free Facebook?

That business-world adage has allowed Facebook to thrive, attracting 2 billion users who choose to trade their personal information for no-cost access to the world's largest social network. The data they fork over have proven to be a treasure trove for Facebook, which relies on the information to sell ads … …

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Facebook Recap: Why Exactly Did Mark Zuckerberg Testify Before Congress?

Ted Cruz (R-TX) questioned Zuckerberg about the perceived anti-conservative bias of Facebook; Zuckerberg said his company does not ask employees their political affiliation; Zuckerberg confirmed Facebook is working with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the … Read More

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Facebook isn’t the only tech company with too much of your data

To be clear, Google and Amazon are not Facebook. The data they collect is not unavoidably another Cambridge Analytica in the making. But just as Russian trolls' use of Facebook to influence the election was simply an application of the company's stated business model, so too are Google and … Read …

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg smooth-talked Congress. Only 1 senator got to him

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg's testimony tour before Congress was one of the best-staged appearances I've seen in years. Dressed in his new, slightly ill-fitting, off-the-rack suits, he did his best to appear as inoffensive and apologetic as possible. Read More

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BRAUN: Two-faced Facebook?

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Whether you like it or not, the current Facebook fiasco involves you. Yes, you and your amusing cat pictures and anything else you happen to post on the social media platform. Just how big a boogeyman is Facebook? What do they know about us? Should …

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Citizen Zuck: Facebook Claims To Protect Us From Scams, But Who Will Protect Us From Facebook?

The internet's oligopolies are not fond of Blockchain. Early this year, Facebook broke the ice with instituting a blanket ban on all cryptocurrency and initial coin offering (ICO) ads; not long after, Google and Twitter followed suit. While the stated rationale for the ban is protecting users from “misleading or … …

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Beyond Facebook: The Multi-Billion Dollar Personal Data Ecosystem

Facebook alone uses nearly one hundred data points to target ads to you – everything from your marital status to whether you've been on vacation lately or not. Telecoms have access to extremely detailed information on your location. Apple has biometric data. Also watching your every move are web … Read …

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Facebook CEO Didn’t Have All the Answers for Congress

A series of tough inquiries about how much personal information Facebook vacuums up on and off its social network seemed particularly vexing for Zuckerberg, who couldn't quantify it. He was vague about whether Facebook was a monopoly and whether it would offer an ad-free option, as well as about … Read …

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Removing Richard Spencer from Facebook is a gesture, not a fix

After a long month and an even longer week for Facebook, the social network is taking publicity-friendly steps to scrub hateful views from its platform. Two pages associated with the prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer were removed on Friday. Both the National Policy Institute, an organization … Read More