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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it plans to launch an API designed for the academic community, after deprecating thousands of APIs following the Cambridge Analytica scandal   —  Facebook said it's preparing to launch a new Application Programming Interface (API) designed specifically for access by the research community.
Jun 2, 2021, 12:55 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / OneZero :
Q&A with “Real Facebook Oversight Board” members Carole Cadwalladr and Yael Eisenstat on tech criticism, the role of Facebook's Oversight Board, and more   —  The two join Big Technology to discuss tech criticism, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook can begin to right its wrongs
Apr 1, 2021, 5:10 PMIn context
Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review:
Facebook sidelined AI experts and weakened initiatives to clean up misinfo because leadership didn't want to hurt Zuckerberg's desire for growth   —  Joaquin Quiñonero Candela, a director of AI at Facebook, was apologizing to his audience.  —  It was March 23, 2018 …
Mar 11, 2021, 12:06 PMIn context
Bloomberg Law:
Judge rules Facebook must supply records to RI's public employee pension fund, which is investigating whether FB overpaid the FTC to legally protect Zuckerberg   —  Listen  —  Facebook Inc. lost a fight to withhold records in an investor lawsuit probing whether the company overpaid …
Feb 12, 2021, 2:20 AMIn context
Carrie Mihalcik / CNET:
Federal court officially approves the $5B settlement Facebook reached with the FTC last July   —  Now, it's Facebook official.  The social network said a federal court on Thursday officially approved a settlement Facebook reached with the US Federal Trade Commission last July following …
Apr 24, 2020, 10:25 AMIn context
Gilad Edelman / Wired:
Ban on targeted behavioral advertising may be the single best way to fix the internet, from protecting privacy and sanitizing social media, to saving journalism   —  From protecting privacy to saving the free press, it may be the single best way to fix the internet.
Mar 23, 2020, 8:50 AMIn context
Josh Taylor / The Guardian:
Australia's information commissioner sues Facebook for allegedly breaching the privacy of over 300,000 Australians caught up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal   —  Facebook alleged to have committed serious breaches with data collected by This is Your Digital Life app used by Cambridge Analytica for political profiling
Mar 9, 2020, 7:55 AMIn context
Steven Melendez / Fast Company:
A look at some of the Redditors and subreddits fighting disinformation on a site notorious for incubating conspiracy theories and spreading falsehoods   —  Robert Mercer invested in Cambridge Analytica, the company that became infamous for siphoning off Facebook users' information to target political ads.
Mar 2, 2020, 8:25 PMIn context
Andrew Bosworth / Facebook:
Andrew Bosworth publicly releases his internal post on Facebook's role in 2016 election, Cambridge Analytica, polarization, algorithmic transparency, and more   —  The NYT recently obtained a copy of a post I made to the wall of my internal profile within Facebook.
Jan 7, 2020, 5:20 PMIn context
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
100K+ leaked Cambridge Analytica docs show the Facebook data scandal was part of a broad operation in 68 countries involving governments, intel agencies, more   —  Company's work in 68 countries laid bare with release of more than 100,000 documents  —  An explosive leak of tens of thousands …
Jan 4, 2020, 11:35 PMIn context

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