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Facebook scandal

Image copyright Laurence Dutton Image caption You may never know how much data there is about you While Facebook desperately tightens controls over how third parties access its users’ data – trying to mend its damaged reputation – attention is focusing on the wider issue of data harvesting and the threat it poses to our […]

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Facebook reveals Mark Zuckerberg's US Congress testimony

Image copyright Reuters Mark Zuckerberg has revealed his planned testimony to the US Congress, ahead of answering questions during a two day hearing about data privacy. The Facebook founder will speak about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Russian election interference and what the company is doing to prevent future incidents. He will say the firm’s […]

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Durham police criticised over 'crude' profiling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The research project drew on information about offenders’ lifestyle and location Durham police has been criticised by privacy campaigners over the “crude” data used in software to help process offenders. The tool helped predict which people were likely to commit more crimes. To generate its assessments on reoffending, it […]

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YouTube 'broke child protection laws'

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube has been accused of violating child protection laws in the US, by a collection of 23 consumer, child safety and privacy advocacy groups. The coalition has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that YouTube collects data from children aged under 13. It said YouTube was “skirting […]

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Facebook: Cambridge Analytica warning sent to users

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Facebook users will see one of these two screens, informing them whether their data may have been shared with Cambridge Analytica. Facebook members will find out from 17:00 BST whether they are among the 87 million potential users whose data was shared with Cambridge Analytica. Every account holder will receive […]

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Facebook data: How it was used by Cambridge Analytica

Facebook has said it believes that up to 87 million users’ data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica claims its data and research helped Donald Trump win the US presidency. But how did it turn a Facebook user’s data into a personality type, and what did it do with that information? Source link

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Facebook suspends AIQ data firm used by Vote Leave in Brexit campaign

Image copyright Aggregate IQ Image caption The British Columbia-based company denies ever being part of Cambridge Analytica or its parent company SCL Facebook has suspended a Canadian data firm that played a key role in the campaign for the UK to leave the EU. The social media giant cites reported links with Cambridge Analytica (CA), […]

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How the internet is clogging up city streets

Image caption Ride-hailing services have had a big impact on the volume of traffic in New York Traffic in New York is slowing down. Jams are endemic in Manhattan, especially in its business districts. Daytime traffic in the busiest areas now moves almost 20% more slowly than it did five years ago. It seems a […]

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Facebook urged to block Nazi relic sales

Facebook has been urged to do more to prevent the sale of Nazi memorabilia on its website. Items including an SS badge, a Nazi military cross and Third Reich propaganda materials have recently been posted on Facebook’s Marketplace. Facebook does not allow the sale of offensive items and removed the goods after being contacted by […]

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Headset allows silent chat with computers – and other news

BBC Click’s Paul Carter looks at some of the best of the week’s technology news including: Facebook believes the data of up to 87 million people was improperly shared with the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica – many more than previously disclosed A wearable device has been developed which allows you to talk silently to your […]

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Russia seeks to block Telegram messaging app

Image copyright AFP Image caption Telegram has proved popular because of the way it protects messages from scrutiny The Russian government has started legal proceedings to block the Telegram messaging app in the country. The Roskomnadzor media regulator is seeking the block because the firm has refused to hand over encryption keys used to scramble […]

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Facebook halts medical data sharing plan

Image copyright PA Facebook has halted plans to collect patient data from hospitals and match it up with its users’ information. The social network confirmed the idea had been discussed but had been “paused” while the company dealt with its privacy crisis. Facebook has faced scrutiny after the data of millions of people was improperly […]