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Facebook given maximum fine by UK watchdog over Cambridge Analytica fiasco

Facebook is to receive the heaviest fine possible from the UK's data watchdog after it breached the Data Protection Act twice. The maximum fine the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) is able to impose is £500,000 — a figure that's
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Facebook gave a Russian firm with Kremlin ties an extension on data collection

Hmmm, the Facebook data collection scandal just got more interesting. It turns out that one of the 61 companies that got an extension to collect certain kinds of data was a Russian tech firm with ties to the Kremlin.  SEE ALSO: The call to
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61 Facebook app developers still had access to users' friends data after 2015

Facebook said that apps' data-scraping days ended in 2015. But that wasn't the end of the story. In 2015, Facebook says it changed the policy that allowed app developers — such as the Cambridge Analytica-affiliated researcher Aleksandr Kogan
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Of course ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers are working on Trump's 2020 campaign

Former Cambridge Analytica (CA) employees are working on Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, according to a new report from the Associated Press (AP).  Because of course they are — it was a winning strategy, after all. Under a new
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Facebook finally got around to answering all those senators' questions

Looks like his team finally got back to them.  Almost two full months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dodged senators' questions about the Cambridge Analytica and user privacy scandals with the vague promise that someone would be in touch,
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Facebook's new data shocker involves accused national security threat Huawei

Cambridge Analytica wasn't the only company creeping on Facebook users and their friends.  The Menlo Park-based social media giant reportedly provided a host of phone manufacturers with access to the data of some Facebook users' and their
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Amazon's kid-friendly Echo works well, but don't waste your money on the bundle

Echo Dot Kids Edition $79.99 View Product The Good Alexa tells great jokes (for kids) • Voice-driven kids games are entertaining • Works just like a regular Echo Dot The Bad Teaching manners not effective for Echo veterans
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EU lawmakers raked Mark Zuckerberg over the coals — but, as usual, it didn’t matter

Mark Zuckerberg is back on his bullshit.  The Facebook CEO appeared before Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Tuesday to discuss data protection in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The questions of European lawmakers were
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Mark Zuckerberg awkwardly dodges question about shadow profiles from European Parliament

Mark Zuckerberg really doesn't want to talk about shadow profiles.  On Tuesday, May 22, the Facebook CEO did his best to avoid directly answering questions from the European Parliament covering data privacy, Cambridge Analytica, and whether or
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The European Parliament will livestream its meeting with Mark Zuckerberg

Get ready to rumble. On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg will participate in another government hearing, this time with European officials. And the head of the EU parliament just announced that the meeting will be livestreamed.  Zuckerberg will meet

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