"Analytica Scandal" News 

Microsoft's president says tech's bruising 2018 has left scars that will result in US federal regulation as early as this year

microsoft's president says tech's bruising 2018 has left scars that will result in us federal regulation as early as this year
· *Microsoft President Brad Smith said the tech industry is changed forever after a "watershed" 2018 when privacy became embedded into the global consciousness thanks to Facebook's Cambridge Analytica..
Business Insider - Published

Apple hires Facebook critic on its privacy team: Report

Apple has reportedly hired a former Facebook employee -- who testified before the British Parliament on the social media giant's data-sharing policies during the Cambridge Analytica scandal -- as..
Sify - Published

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Critics Say FTC's Privacy Fines Need To Get More Serious [Video]Critics Say FTC's Privacy Fines Need To Get More Serious  01:28

The FTC issues relatively weak penalties to tech companies that break data privacy rules. A new record-breaking fine may be a chance to change that.

Newsy Studio - Published

Sheryl Sandberg Gives Unconvincing Speech About Privacy [Video]Sheryl Sandberg Gives Unconvincing Speech About Privacy  00:33

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gave a speech in Munich on Sunday stating that Facebook needed to do better in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Sandberg outlined the steps Facebook was taking..

Wochit - Published

Mark Zuckerberg Lost Over $20 Billion In 2018 [Video]Mark Zuckerberg Lost Over $20 Billion In 2018  00:34

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg began the year with about $75 billion, but according to Business Insider he is now worth about $53 billion as of December 30. Bloomberg adds that this means he will lose..

Wochit - Published

Washington Attorney General Sues Facebook [Video]Washington Attorney General Sues Facebook  01:26

Facebook is in hot water with the U.S. Government. Here's the report.

Celebrity Wire - Published

Washington Attorney General Sues Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal [Video]Washington Attorney General Sues Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal  01:27

Washington Attorney General Sues Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal D.C. prosecutors claim Facebook misled users when they were allowed to download a Cambridge Analytica produced app. The..

Wibbitz Top Stories - Published

DC Sues Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal [Video]DC Sues Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal  01:04

Cambridge Analytica collected information from up to 87 million users without their explicit consent.

Newsy Studio - Published

D.C. Attorney General To Take Legal Action Against Facebook [Video]D.C. Attorney General To Take Legal Action Against Facebook  01:06

According to a report by Business Insider, the District of Columbia's attorney general is taking legal action against Facebook, accusing the company of misleading users and failing to protect their..

Wochit News - Published

D.C. Sues Facebook [Video]D.C. Sues Facebook  00:32

Reuters reports that the city of Washington D.C. is suing Facebook. The attorney general for Washington, D.C. is suing Facebook Inc for allegedly misleading users about how it safeguarded their..

Wochit - Published

Facebook says users knew of tech firms' data access [Video]Facebook says users knew of tech firms' data access  01:30

Facebook said it did not give some companies access to people’s data without their permission, after the New York Times reported on Tuesday that the social network allowed some large technology..

Reuters Studio - Published

Mark Zuckerberg Lost More Money Than Any of the World's Billionaires [Video]Mark Zuckerberg Lost More Money Than Any of the World's Billionaires  01:08

Mark Zuckerberg Lost More Money Than Any of the World's Billionaires Facebook's difficult year has made a major dent in its CEO's wallet. Zuckerberg started 2018 with about $75 billion but is now worth..

Wibbitz Top Stories - Published


Cambridge Analytica scandal: Facebook sued over data breach accusations

Shares in the company were down 4.7 percent in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
Zee News - Published

Facebook sued over Cambridge Analytica data scandal

Washington DC's top prosecutor is suing Facebook in the first significant US move to punish the firm for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Sify - Published

Facebook sued by Washington, D.C. over data breach accusations

The attorney general for Washington, D.C. said on Wednesday the U.S. capital city had sued Facebook Inc for allegedly misleading users about how it safeguarded their personal data, in the latest..
Reuters India - Published

'FB gave tech giants access to private messages'

Embroiled in a massive data breach following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has been reeling from a series of privacy scandals. In March, it was revealed that a British political consulting..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mark Zuckerberg backed decision to share Facebook customer data with outside developers: Report

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg could have prevented the Cambridge Analytica scandal and all subsequent matters that have led to users doubting the privacy and security of their data, had he not signed..
BGR India - Published

Facebook contemplated charging for access to user data: Report

Facebook's miseries post Cambridge Analytica scandal are only mounting. In a latest revelation, the social networking giant allegedly contemplated charging
Sify - Published

UK Parliament may soon release documents about Facebook’s knowledge of Russian meddling on the platform: Report

There seems to be no end in sight to Facebook’s woes. Ever since the notorious Cambridge Analytica scandal surfaced earlier this year, the social media company’s public image and credibility have..
BGR India - Published

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg continues to draw flak as social media giant’s woes worsen

To say that things have been going bad for Facebook would probably be a major understatement. The year 2018 has been quite disastrous for the social media major, having begun with the notorious..
BGR India - Published

UK Parliament uses rare power to seize Facebook documents, which could shed light on Zuckerberg’s knowledge about Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook’s problems related to privacy practice are far from over. The US social media giant has come under the scanner of governments around the world since the Cambridge Analytica scandal came to..
BGR India - Published

Investors want Facebook CEO Zuckerberg to quit

The report said Facebook used a Republican public relations firm, Definers Public Affairs, to help repair its battered reputation following intense criticism of the social media platform's handling of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mark Zuckerberg took Tim Cook's criticism so personally, he barred employees from using iPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook would probably be more cautious when he says anything against Facebook. Following the CEO's remark on Facebook and its handling of user privacy, Mark Zuckerberg reportedly ordered..
DNA - Published

Facebook referred to EU watchdog over targeting, fake ads

Britain's information watchdog has asked Facebook's lead European regulator to investigate how the company targets, monitors and shows adverts to users, saying it was concerned about some practices at..
DNA - Published

UK watchdog fines Facebook $644,000 over users' data breach

Britain's Information Commissioner has slapped Facebook with a fine of 500,000 pounds (USD 644,000) 'the maximum possible' for its behavior in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
DNA - Published

Facebook's Ad Archive tool makes it easier to know about political spenders: Here's how

Facebook has made its Ad Archive feature a little more comprehensive to help citizens understand which political party is spending more on ads on the social network. The Ad Archive feature was..
DNA - Published

Mark Zuckerberg: Key investors want Facebook Chairman to step down

The recent privacy and security woes, as well as the calls for greater regulation of Facebook in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, have led to an embarrassing situation for Facebook Chairman..
BGR India - Published

Facebook to be fined $1.63 billion by European privacy regulators over data breach: Report

Facebook might get fined for $1.63 billion by European privacy regulators over latest data breach. The social networking giant on Friday admitted that hackers broke into nearly 50 million users’..
BGR India - Published

50m FB accounts hacked: Find out if yours too was

In what has come as a shocking breach of user data, it was revealed yesterday that as many as 50 million Facebook accounts were hacked. It’s a big blow to the social media network giant’s..
IndiaTimes - Published

Hackers broke into 50 mn users accounts, says Facebook

In the biggest-ever security breach after Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook on Friday admitted hackers broke into nearly 50 million users' accounts by stealing their "access tokens" or digital..
Sify - Published

EU plans fines over misuse of voter data to sway polls

The EU executive will propose new fines for misusing voters' data to sway elections on Wednesday, as it seeks to guard against a repeat of the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, especially in an EU..
Reuters India - Published

Twitter might soon help you decide who you should unfollow

If you feel the list of people you follow is exploding, Twitter will now help you ease out the burden by suggesting users you can unfollow. The platform is testing a new feature which suggests..
DNA - Published

Twitter will now label issue ads ahead of US elections

In a bid to ensure better transparency for ads on Twitter, the company has announced new guidelines on how ads will be shown on the platform. With the launch of the new US-specific Issue Ads Policy..
DNA - Published

Facebook bans another app under suspicion of misusing data from 4 million users

Facebook’s security woes seem far from over as the company again wrote in its blog that another app misused user user data. Following the revelation of the Cambridge Analytica scandal where tens of..
BGR India - Published

Facebook blocks thousands of apps from accessing user data

In its latest efforts at combating privacy abuse of its users, Facebook announced that it has cut off API access for hundreds of thousands of inactive apps. These apps have not submitted for Facebook's..
DNA - Published

Facebook adds more human moderators to keep your posts in check

In its latest blog post, Facebook revealed that it has added more human moderators to review content for hate speech. Facebook is doubling the team size to 7,500 content reviewers to scan the..
DNA - Published

CBI to probe whether Cambridge Analytica obtained data of Indians illegally: Report

Facebook revealed details of Cambridge Analytica scandal early this year. The company confirmed that the UK-based big data firm scraped user data without consent and it affected 87 million users. It..
BGR India - Published

'Facebook taking steps to block fake accounts, monitor abuse'

Social media giant Facebook has said that it has initiated a series of measures, including blocking fake accounts to combat fake news, proactively monitor abuse and increase advertisement transparency..
DNA - Published

Facebook faces record UK fine for data misuse

Social networking giant Facebook faces a fine of 500,000 pounds ($662,954) over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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This is the main reason why 'blocked' Facebook contacts were able to message you!

If you were wondering why your ex was able to message you on Facebook even after you blocked him or her, blame a bug for that mess up. Facebook revealed that a privacy bug, impacting 800,000 users,..
DNA - Published

United States wants to know if Facebook shared everything about Cambridge Analytica as FBI, SEC, and DOJ join the probe

It looks like the Cambridge Analytica scandal is here to stay as federal investigators have expanded the investigation to include Facebook itself in their effort to examine the relationship between the..
BGR India - Published

Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections for a bit

Facebook said it is notifying more than 800,000 users that a software bug temporarily unblocked people at the social network and its Messenger service. The glitch active between May 29 and June 5 has..
DNA - Published

French prosecutor: 40 terrorism convicts to be released soon

french prosecutor: 40 terrorism convicts to be released soon
France's anti-terrorism prosecutor says about 40 convicted terrorists are due to be released from French prisons this year and next, calling the entry back into society of the unrepentant ones a 'major..
Mid-Day - Published

Once in race for White House, Hillary Clinton now wants to be Facebook CEO

Facebook is working to win back its users' trust following a series of recent controversies, including the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Zee News - Published

Facebook accused of spying on users’ data

Already under fire for misuse of users’ data after the Cambridge Analytica scandal came to light, a new filing in a California lawsuit now alleges that Facebook collected information on users and..
BGR India - Published

'I'm sorry', Facebook boss tells European lawmakers

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg apologised to the European Parliament on Tuesday and said the social media giant is taking steps to prevent a repeat of a massive breach of users' personal..
DNA - Published

Can AI really save Facebook?

2018 has seen a new Mark Zuckerberg. The 33-year-old CEO and co-founder of Facebook, the world’s largest social media platform, decided to own up for failure to keep a leash on Facebook. Late March,..
BGR India - Published

Mark Zuckerberg to apologise to European Union lawmakers over data leak

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg arrived to meet European Union lawmakers on Tuesday ready to apologise for a massive data leak, in his latest attempt to draw a line under a scandal that has rocked the..
DNA - Published

Facebook’s Zuckerberg agrees closed-door talks with Members of European Parliament

Brussels, May 16 (AFP) Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to meet European Parliament members behind closed-doors to answer questions in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a top..
BGR India - Published

UK: Privacy Concerns In A Digital Age: The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Scandal - Goodman Derrick LLP

In a global age of technology, we are using more online platforms to assist with many aspects of our everyday lives, whether for ordering our weekly grocery shop online, or taking advantage of social..
Mondaq - Published

Facebook's upcoming dating service won't have ads

At the annual F8 2018 developer's conference, one of the most interesting announcements to come from Facebook was the launch of a new dating service within the social network. This announcement..
DNA - Published

Facebook needs to be more transparent: German minister

With the Cambridge Analytica scandal revealing massive misuse of Facebook users data, Germany’s justice minster has said that the social network must bring changes and become more transparent with..
BGR India - Published

Facebook firing employees for snooping on users: Report

Following the mega Cambridge Analytica scandal, social media platform Facebook has reportedly fired another employee for allegedly accessing user data. The latest employee to be fired from the team was..
DNA - Published

Facebook for Dating in the works, could be the next Tinder alternative

At its annual F8 2018 conference, Facebook introduced a range of new tools and services to further improve its social network. F8 is seen as a crucial event after the Cambridge Analytica scandal as CEO..
BGR India - Published

Facebook will introduce a simple way to clear cookies and browsing history

Facebook could soon introduce a simpler way to cover your tracks and erase your browsing history and searches on its service. This comes amidst serious privacy concerns in the wake of the Cambridge..
BGR India - Published

Facebook F8: After Cambridge Analytica, privacy, and WhatsApp, this is Zuckerberg’s most important event yet

A lot’s happened with Facebook this year. And we’re not even half way yet. The poster boy of start-up success, Mark Zuckerberg has been through a roller coaster this year. At the center of all the..
BGR India - Published

Facebook warns users, investors of more Cambridge Analytica-sized leaks in the future

Facebook has now warned its investors that the company is currently on the hurt for other Cambridge Analytica-sized data leaks, and might not like what it finds. Facebook chief executive Mark..
DNA - Published

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