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Professor defends role in Cambridge Analytica data scandal

Washington - The psychologist behind an app that harvested data from up to 87 million Facebook users defended his role in the scandal Sunday, saying he "never heard a word" of opposition from the social media giant.

Facebook aims for facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

Facebook has begun the process of asking its European and Canadian users to allow the social media giant to use facial recognition technology. This is for the purpose of identifying users in photos and videos.

EU parliament demands Zuckerberg answer questions in person

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Wednesday demanded Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg appear in person to answer questions about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, rejecting his offer to send a more junior executive in his place.

Facebook rolling out privacy choices under EU rules

Menlo Park - Facebook announced Wednesday it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first.

Cambridge Analytica and Facebook are part of a bigger problem

From helping to successfully sway the Brexit vote in the UK, to aiding President Donald Trump's election campaign by the use of false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and hatred, Cambridge Analytica has changed how we view social media.

EU senses Facebook scandal shifts privacy tide in its favour

Apo - Sensing the Facebook scandal has shifted the transatlantic winds, the EU is asserting itself as a forward-looking regulator rather than a retrograde bulwark against Silicon Valley's innovative might.

Philippines says wants to probe Facebook over data breach

Manila - The Philippine government said Friday it was investigating the breach of data of its citizens who use Facebook, after a massive leak of user information to British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

EU urges Facebook to 'cooperate fully' in data scandal

Apo - The European Commission on Thursday called on Facebook to "cooperate fully" with investigators into the scandal over the harvesting of personal data of millions of users which were then shared with the British political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica...

Angry Myanmar activists grab Zuckerberg's attention on hate speech

Yangon - A whoop of disbelief erupted in the small office used by anti-hate speech activists in Myanmar when they spotted the name that had dropped into their email inbox: Mark Zuckerberg.

#ZuckerBowl without a clear winner as Facebook hearings end

Washington - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg emerged largely unscathed Wednesday from two days of high-stakes hearings that saw US lawmakers grill the billionaire over how the online giant feeds users' data to advertisers and chide him over privacy rights.

EU's tough new data protection rules

Apo - The European Union introduces tough new data protection rules next month to give people more control over the way their personal information is used online, as Facebook is grilled over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

'My mistake': Key Zuckerberg quotes in Senate Facebook grilling

Washington - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg appeared before US lawmakers Tuesday to apologize for how his company has handled the growing furor over online privacy, to promise change, and explain the social media giant's policies.

Facebook sends Cambridge Analytica warning to users

Facebook members can now check if they are one of the 87 million potential users whose data has been shared with Cambridge Analytica.

Zuckerberg tells lawmakers 'I'm sorry' for data abuses

Washington - Facebook chairman Mark Zuckerberg offered apologies to US lawmakers Tuesday as he made a long-awaited appearance in a congressional hearing on the hijacking of personal data on millions of users.

Contrite Zuckerberg says Facebook in 'arms race' with Russia

Washington - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg accepted personal responsibility Tuesday for the leak of data on tens of millions of its users, while warning of an "arms race" against Russian disinformation during a high-stakes hearing with US lawmakers.

Facebook to offer 'bounty' for reporting data abuse

Washington - Facebook said Tuesday it would begin offering rewards to people who report misuse of private information from the social network, as part of an effort to step up data protection in the wake of a firestorm.

Facebook's Zuckerberg contrite ahead of grilling in Congress

Washington - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg placed the blame for privacy and security lapses at the world's largest social network squarely on himself as he girded for appearances this week on Capitol Hill before angry lawmakers.

Facebook's Zuckerberg contrite ahead of grilling in Congress

Washington - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg placed the blame for privacy and security lapses at the world's largest social network squarely on himself as he girded Monday for appearances this week on Capitol Hill before angry lawmakers.

Facebook is putting experiences on augmented reality posters

If you came across a movie poster at the movie theater, you may have not given it much thought. In the near future, you may be able to interact with characters from that publicity poster thanks to augmented reality.

Top MEP says Zuckerberg 'must' face European Parliament

Apo - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg must come to the European Parliament to face questions about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, the head of the parliament's leading political group said Monday.

Zuckerberg to face angry lawmakers as Facebook firestorm rages

Washington - Mark Zuckerberg will appear before US lawmakers this week as a firestorm rocks Facebook over its data privacy scandal, with pressure mounting for new regulations on social media platforms.

AggregateIQ is not the independent data broker it claimed to be

AggregateIQ, a Canadian advertising tech and audience intelligence company, has been suspended by Facebook for allegedly being closely connected with SCL, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook set to verify identity of major page owners

As the full extent of Facebook's data misuse and increasing questions over the credibility of material that purports to be 'news', Facebook is to embark on a page verification program.

Facebook to verify identities, require labels for political ads

Washington - Facebook announced Friday it will require political ads on its platform to state who is paying for the message and would verify the identity of the payer, in a bid to curb outside election interference.

Facebook to verify identities for political ads

Washington - Facebook announced Friday that it will require any political ads on its platform to state who is paying for the message, and would verify the identity of the payer, in a bid to curb outside election interference.

Facebook's Sandberg says other cases of data misuse possible

Washington - Facebook was aware more than two years ago of Cambridge Analytica's harvesting of the personal profiles of up to 87 million users and cannot rule out other cases of abuse of user data, chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said.

Up to 2.7 million Europeans affected by Facebook data scandal: EU

Apo - Facebook has admitted it may have "improperly shared" the personal data of up to 2.7 million people in the European Union, the bloc announced Friday, saying it would demand further answers from the social media giant.

Facebook apologises after Myanmar groups blast Zuckerberg

Yangon - Facebook apologised on Friday to Myanmar civil society groups who took issue with Mark Zuckerberg's defence of the platform's record on curbing hate speech roiling the country.

Facebook pressed over role in people smuggling

Washington - A United Nations migration official called Thursday for Facebook to police its site and its WhatsApp messaging subsidiary for use by abusive human smugglers.

Facebook says 87 million may be affected by data breach

Washington - Facebook said Wednesday the personal data of up to 87 million users was improperly shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, as Mark Zuckerberg defended his leadership at the huge social network.
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