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Facebook defends data sharing after new report on partner deals

Dec 20, 2018 - 2:39 PM

'None of these partnerships or features gave companies access to information without people's permission,' says Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, Facebook's head of developer platforms and programs

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Cambridge Analytica to close after Facebook data scandal

May 03, 2018 - 7:19 AM

'Despite Cambridge Analytica's unwavering confidence that its employees have acted ethically and lawfully... the siege of media coverage has driven away virtually all of the company's customers and suppliers,' says the company

FACEBOOK DATA SCANDAL. A view of 597 Park Avenue, where the New York City office of Cambridge Analytica is on the 7th floor, May 2, 2018 in New York City. The data firm announced it is shutting down following disclosures about its use of Facebook data. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Facebook privacy drive may crimp some political campaigns

Apr 30, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Changes may be limiting 'microtargeting' on Facebook, a technique successfully used by Donald Trump's campaign in 2016 and several others

CHANGES. Updates to the Facebook's ad targeting system may make it harder to political campaigns to target specific segments. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Professor defends role in Cambridge Analytica data scandal

Apr 23, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Aleksandr Kogan explains, 'Back then we thought it was fine... I think that core idea that we had – that everybody knows and nobody cares – was fundamentally flawed. And for that, I'm sincerely sorry'

DATA SCANDAL. The shared building which houses the offices of Cambridge Analytica are pictured in central London on March 21, 2018. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Facebook confirms it collects data beyond users

Apr 17, 2018 - 10:14 AM

'When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you're logged out or don't have a Facebook account,' says product management director David Baser

SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT. In this May 10, 2012 file photo, a view of an Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page on a computer are shown in Washington, DC. File Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

Playboy quits Facebook over data privacy scandal

Mar 29, 2018 - 10:23 AM

'There are more than 25 million fans who engage with Playboy via our various Facebook pages, and we do not want to be complicit in exposing them to the reported practices,' says Playboy

PLAYBOY. The men's magazine takes down their Facebook pages in light of the social network's data privacy scandal. Screenshot from

Call and text history not logged without user permission – Facebook

Mar 26, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Facebook responds as its users discover that the social network had kept records of their call and text history

FACEBOOK. This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows Facebook logos on a screen in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

As Facebook scandal mushrooms, Zuckerberg vows to 'step up'

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:34 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you,' Zuckerberg says, in his first public comments on the harvesting of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica

'STEP UP.' This file photo taken on February 21, 2016 shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking during a press conference in Barcelona. File photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Psychometrics: How Facebook data helped Trump find his voters

Mar 21, 2018 - 3:21 PM

In 2015, apps such as 'thisismydigitallife' could scrape up all the personal details of not only the quiz-taker, but all their Facebook friends