Facebook under fire over privacy again, blames users for the scandal

Facebook under fire over privacy again, blames users for the scandal

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Facebook is under fire for its privacy issues — yet again. But this time, the social media giant is passing the blame around to its users. Apparently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in its complaint filed back in December last year accused Facebook of failing to protect sensitive data in its closed health groups. The
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Facebook is a law-breaking “digital gangster,” UK government report says

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Facebook yesterday said it is willing to face “meaningful regulation” after UK lawmakers accused the company of acting like a “digital gangster” that has knowingly violated laws and helped spread Russian misinformation during elections. A House of Commons committee that oversees media policy chastised Facebook in a report on “disinformation and ‘fake news.’” “Companies like Facebook should
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Roger McNamee: ‘It’s bigger than Facebook. This is a problem with the entire industry’

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Roger McNamee: ‘The internet is how it is because Google and Facebook made it that way.’ Photograph: Winni Wintermeyer/The Times/News Licensing Roger McNamee is an American fund manager and venture capitalist who has made investments in, among others, Electronic Arts, Sybase, Palm Inc and Facebook. In 2004, along with Bono and others, he co-founded Elevation
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Facebook shares could be on the road to new highs, trader says

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Trader sees new highs ahead for Facebook  9 Hours Ago | 03:42 Facebook shares are rising, and that has one trader hitting the buy button on the stock. The stock is up 15 percent since reporting earnings Jan. 30, leading Todd Gordon, founder of TradingAnalysis.com, to believe new highs could come sooner than investors think. “We have
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Is Facebook really that bad? A conversation with Roger McNamee and Antonio Garcia Martinez

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Facebook is worth almost a half trillion dollars. It has more than 2 billion users who log in at least once a month. It has a famous CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, hailed in Silicon Valley as a Bill Gates for the Internet age – the suburban Harvard kid who dropped out of college to start a company
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Germany to Facebook: Stop forcing users to share their data

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Facebook is pushing back against a German ruling that could make it harder for the company to combine data from all the services it runs in order to target ads even more precisely. February 7  ruling, though aimed at current practices, hints at potential troubles ahead if Facebook follows through with plans to integrate the
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Dear Mr Zuckerberg: the problem isn’t the internet, it’s Facebook

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‘The fact is that the structure and function of Facebook is antithetic to the ideology of the internet.’ Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images Dear Mr Zuckerberg: I read with great interest your post Monday on Facebook celebrating 15 years of helping people connect with others through a series of frames on a blue background. Let me add my
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Facebook’s Continued Growth Reminds Us: It’s Now Too Big To #DeleteFacebook

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Facebook logo. (Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)GETTY As Facebook suffered privacy scandal after privacy scandal last year, press and pundits across the world prognosticated the company’s rapid downfall, its days numbered as the #DeleteFacebook campaign would result in the whole world abandoning the platform over privacy fears. In contrast, others like myself argued that Facebook has become
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Key fact-checkers stop working with Facebook

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Two leading fact-checking agencies have ended their partnerships with Facebook, striking a significant blow to the network’s efforts to fight fake news. The social network had paid the Associated Press and Snopes to combat its misinformation crisis. But both firms confirmed they stopped checking articles at the end of 2018, and will not renew their
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Facebook says Apple is restoring a key developer tool

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Facebook says Apple is restoring its access to a key development tool that the iPhone maker disabled on January 30. Late January 29, TechCrunch reported that Facebook paid teens and other users who agreed to download an app called Facebook Research. That app could extensively track their phone and web use. Apple said Facebook was
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