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Facebook's facial recognition features could cost it billions of dollars

If you thought Facebook was already having a bad couple weeks, a federal judge just reminded us that things could get a whole lot worse for the company. A judge in San Francisco ruled Monday that Facebook users in Illinois can proceed with a class
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Removing Richard Spencer from Facebook is a gesture, not a fix

After a long month and an even longer week for Facebook, the social network is taking publicity-friendly steps to scrub hateful views from its platform. Two pages associated with the prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer were removed on Friday
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Facebook isn't the only one with too much of your data. Just ask Google and Amazon.

So Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal has you freaked.  The social media giant's appetite for your personal data combined with its ability to exploit it for profit regardless of societal cost has soured many on the company. But as we
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I wrote the Facebook report Ted Cruz can’t stop talking about. He’s getting it all wrong.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent two days this week getting grilled by Congress in response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The hearings were often hampered by their awkward format and strict time constraints. But at least some legislators
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Egg Freezing: Who Benefits Most?

A few years ago Apple and Facebook introduced an employee benefit that made headlines — egg freezing. Just so everyone understands what it is — the scientific name is Oocyte Cryopreservation. It allows women to freeze and store
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Who are Diamond and Silk and why is everyone talking about them?

Over the past two days, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been bombarded with pointed questions and statements about the many missteps of the social media platform. But one thing that seems to be top in the minds of congresspeople is the
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Live updates from Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional testimony: Day 2

On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced over five hours of questions from Senators who demonstrated a limited grasp of how the internet works. Today, he's back on Capitol Hill to dish about the same topics in the House of Representatives. SEE
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Someone Photoshopped Mark Zuckerberg as Data from 'Star Trek' and it's incredible

This week on the internet, we've collectively ripped Mark Zuckerberg as he attempts to save Facebook from public scrutiny by the U.S. government. Zuck's two-day stint testifying in front of Congress this week after the Cambridge Analytica data
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Is Facebook’s Breach a Lens to Reexamine LinkedIn?

With daily revelations about Facebook, and our data (and I use that term loosely), and the nuances of constitutes privacy on the aforementioned social network, do we ever stop and think about our relationship with LinkedIn. I’m not talking

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