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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
Matthew Rosenberg / New York Times:
Aleksandr Kogan, an academic who shared Facebook user data his quiz app collected with Cambridge Analytica, sues Facebook for defamation   —  WASHINGTON — The academic who helped Cambridge Analytica vacuum up private information from tens of millions of Facebook profiles sued the social media giant …
Mar 17, 2019, 5:45 PMIn context
Shona Ghosh / Business Insider:
Facebook board member Marc Andreessen denies Guardian's report about Cambridge Analytica meeting in 2016, says he never met Wylie in his life   —  - Andreessen Horowitz investor and Facebook board member Marc Andreessen has denied claims he met the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie in 2016.
Mar 17, 2019, 12:13 PMIn context
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
Sources: Facebook board member Marc Andreessen attended a meeting with Christopher Wylie about Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data, in the summer of 2016   —  Allegations come as US prosecutors investigate claims of cover-up  —  Facebook is facing explosive new questions …
Mar 16, 2019, 5:20 PMIn context

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