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New York Times:
Facebook says it has removed tens of thousands of apps from about 400 developers to date, as part of its investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook indicated on Friday that the scale of its data privacy issues was far larger than it had previously acknowledged …
Sep 20, 2019, 2:15 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Facebook is expanding its data abuse bounty program, first introduced after Cambridge Analytica, to Instagram after more data incidents   —  Facebook is expanding its data abuse bug bounty to Instagram.  —  The social media giant, which owns Instagram, first rolled out its data abuse bounty …
Aug 19, 2019, 2:15 PMIn context
Rae Hodge / CNET:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduces a bill that would give voters five rights, including the right to be notified when campaigns obtain their data   —  Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday introduced a bill prompted by Cambridge Analytica's misuse of Facebook users' private data.
Aug 2, 2019, 8:45 AMIn context
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Facebook agrees to pay a $100M fine to the SEC over charges of making “misleading disclosures” related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal   —  Facebook isn't just settling with the FTC over the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.  The social network has also agreed to pay …
Jul 24, 2019, 9:20 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
FTC announces a $5B fine against Facebook for repeated privacy violations as part of a settlement that requires federal oversight of its business practices   —  The settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and Facebook ends a 16-month probe that began after revelations of the tech giant's entanglement with Cambridge Analytica
Jul 24, 2019, 8:37 AMIn context
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
Critics say the FTC's $5B settlement with Facebook is a “parking ticket” to the company, which had more than $15B in revenue in the first three months of 2019   —  The $5bn fine would be the largest ever levied by the Federal Trade Commission against a technology company
Jul 12, 2019, 7:30 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Apple's sign-in button, built for a post-Cambridge Analytica world, is a sign of how much tech infrastructure needs to be rebuilt as privacy expectations change   —  Protection against developers, not hackers  —  In 2019, Facebook isn't just a homepage; it's a passport.
Jun 9, 2019, 2:00 AMIn context
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Sources: acceptance rates for Facebook job offers among graduates of top US schools like Stanford fell from nearly 90% in late 2016 to around 50% in early 2019   —  KEY POINTS  — Among top schools, Facebook's acceptance rate for full-time positions offered to new graduates has fallen …
May 16, 2019, 4:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
In its lawsuit against Rankwave, Facebook alleges Rankwave misused Facebook data outside of the apps where it was collected and refused to comply with an audit   —  Facebook might have another Cambridge Analytica on its hands.  In a late Friday news dump,  —  TechCrunch has attained a copy …
May 10, 2019, 9:25 PMIn context
Chris Hughes / New York Times:
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says Mark Zuckerberg's influence is staggering and that it is time to break up Facebook   —  The last time I saw Mark Zuckerberg  —  was in the summer of 2017, several months before the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke.  We met at Facebook's Menlo Park …
May 9, 2019, 7:15 AMIn context

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