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Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Facebook disables email and phone number search after malicious actors abused the features to scrape public profile data; company says most accounts affected   —  Since the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal first broke last month, Facebook has tried out a number of PR strategies to address the growing outcry.
Apr 5, 2018, 2:03 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Highlights and audio from Mark Zuckerberg's conference call with reporters on Cambridge Analytica scandal, Boz memo, GDPR, and more   —  “This is going to be a never-ending battle,” said Mark Zuckerberg .  He just gave the most candid look yet into his thoughts about Cambridge Analytica …
Apr 4, 2018, 11:40 PMIn context
Tim Burrowes / Mumbrella Asia:
Facebook statistics show data from 3.6M+ users in Asia, ~1M in UK, and 700K+ in Mexico may be among the 87M who had information analyzed by Cambridge Analytica   —  Facebook has this morning revealed that more than 3.6 million users its service in Asia may have had their information improperly shared …
Apr 4, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Cambridge Analytica denies Facebook's claim that it accessed data on 87M Facebook users, claims it “licensed data for no more than 30M people”   —  Cambridge Analytica is refuting a report by Facebook today that said Cambridge Analytica improperly attained data on up to 87 million users.
Apr 4, 2018, 9:40 PMIn context
Axios:
Mark Zuckerberg confident no more than 87M affected by Cambridge Analytica scandal and says that Facebook hasn't seen meaningful decline in users, usage, or ads   —  Facebook made a “huge mistake” in poorly managing its platform of more than two billion people, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg …
Apr 4, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Facebook says it's working with Tinder to address issues with users being logged out and unable to log back in after its recent privacy changes   —  Tinder users are stuck in purgatory  —  Facebook has broken Tinder and users who were booted off the dating app have taken to Twitter to complain about it, as spotted first by Select All.
Apr 4, 2018, 5:10 PMIn context
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
Facebook disables searching for users via email or phone number due to “malicious actors”, says most people could have had their public profile scraped this way   —  - The number of users whose information was improperly shared with research firm Cambridge Analytica was previously estimated by reports to be 50 million.
Apr 4, 2018, 3:28 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook will stop sharing as much of your personal data with people outside of Facebook   —  Facebook is making sweeping changes to many of its most important APIs.  —  Facebook is aggressively cutting down on the amount of personal data third-party developers can collect from users as part …
Apr 4, 2018, 3:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram shuts down part of its API platform that was scheduled for deprecation on July 31, killing APIs for follower lists, commenting on public content, more   —  Facebook is entering a tough transition period where it won't take chances around data privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco …
Apr 4, 2018, 2:58 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have collected information on as many as 87M people, mostly in US; original reports pegged the number closer to 50M   —  On Monday, April 9, you can find out if you were one of them.  —  Cambridge Analytica may have had data from more unwitting Facebook users than originally thought.
Apr 4, 2018, 2:37 PMIn context

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