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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
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
YouGov and Cambridge poll of 25,000+ people in 23 countries finds that UK citizens trust social media platforms less than any other nation surveyed   —  Majority in UK favour stronger regulation of tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter  —  Britons trust social media platforms less …
May 4, 2019, 1:15 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Ad Archive API is criticized for lacking info on ad targeting criteria and being limited to keyword searches, preventing a comprehensive look at ads   —  Facebook has been accused of blocking the ability of independent researchers to effectively study how political disinformation flows across its ad platform.
Apr 29, 2019, 2:50 PMIn context
Wired:
Interviews with 65 current and former employees on the meltdown inside Facebook over the last 15 months as the Cambridge Analytica scandal unfolded   —  Scandals.  Backstabbing.  Resignations.  Record profits.  Time Bombs.  In early 2018, Mark Zuckerberg set out to fix Facebook.
Apr 16, 2019, 7:20 AMIn context
Jason Kint / Nieman Lab:
Survey: fewer than 50% of US adults expect Google to collect data on users' activities on its platforms or apps, track personal browsing for ad targeting, more   —  Numerous privacy scandals over the past couple of years have fueled the need for increased examination of tech companies' data tracking practices.
Apr 8, 2019, 1:10 AMIn context
Emily Bell / The Guardian:
Apr 7, 2019, 10:02 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Millions of Facebook Records Found on Amazon Cloud Servers   —  Researchers at UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm, found troves of Facebook user information hiding in plain sight, inadvertently posted publicly on Amazon.com Inc.'s cloud computing servers.  The discovery shows that a year …
Apr 3, 2019, 1:36 PMIn context
Hannah Kuchler / Financial Times:
A look at Facebook's growth team, set up in 2007 to pioneer techniques to lure in new users, that has now been charged to fix the company's “integrity” problems   —  If you joined Facebook at any time over the past decade, Alex Schultz probably had something to do with it.
Mar 29, 2019, 10:20 PMIn context
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
Court filing by DC AG: Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica data misuse months before it was first reported; Facebook says it did not mislead about timeline   —  Company confirms suspicions of separate incident following Washington DC attorney general court filing
Mar 21, 2019, 9:25 PMIn context

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