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Facebook might have 29,000 data points on you, but Mark Zuckerberg doesn't really know...
It's well known that Facebook collects a voluminous amount of data on its 2.2 billion users—but CEO Mark Zuckerberg could not confirm exactly how many data points the social network collects.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-11 18:32 UTC
Zuckerberg Asked About How Facebook Tracks Your Browser Data — He Can't Answer...
Facebook CEO and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg was asked if Facebook tracks private browsing data, even after the user logs off of Facebook.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-10 22:34 UTC
Facebook's Most Popular Black Lives Matter Page Was Fake and Had Ties to a White Australian Man...
The page used fundraising websites to raise at least $100,000
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-10 17:58 UTC
Zuckerberg Gaslights Congress Before The Hearings Even Start...
Mark Zuckerberg swears he found out just two weeks ago that bad actors were harvesting users private info by the millions. But the company was alerted long, long before that.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-10 17:57 UTC
As Mark Zuckerberg Testifies, More Class-Action Lawsuits Filed Against Facebook...
Facebook faces two new federal lawsuits for allegedly violating the trust of the millions of users whose personal data was shared with the data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-10 17:56 UTC
Facebook will pay a whole $40,000 to users who sniff out the next Cambridge Anlaytica...
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Get this crazy coincidence, guys! On the same day that Mark Zuckerberg is headed to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers ahead of his congressional testimony , Facebook announced a new initiative for rooting out external abusers of the Facebook platform an
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-10 17:17 UTC
I'm sorry.' Zuckerberg's written testimony to Congress promises better privacy...
Congress released Mark Zuckerberg's prepared testimony ahead of his Wednesday hearing, in which Zuckerberg concedes that Facebook was "too slow to spot and respond to Russian interference" during the 2016 election. The post I'm sorry.'
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-09 20:31 UTC
Advocacy Groups Say YouTube Is Illegally Collecting Data From Children...
23 privacy and children's advocacy groups filed a Federal Trade Commission complaint against YouTube, alleging the platform illegally collects data from children. The groups, led by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), allege YouTube i
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-09 20:30 UTC
Diamond and Silk: 'Offensive, appalling' that Facebook found our content to be 'unsafe to the community'...
Conservative Internet pundits Diamond and Silk lashed out at Facebook on Monday and said the social media giant's finding that the sister duo's
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-09 16:32 UTC
U.S. Prepares to Distribute H-1B Visas Without Trump-Demanded Changes...
The government is set to again distribute scarce H-1B visas for high-skilled foreign workers by lottery, without the big changes President Trump promised to enact a year ago.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-08 19:01 UTC
Facebook sent a doctor on a secret mission to ask hospitals to share patient data...
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Facebook's Building 8 team approached top hospitals about a data-sharing agreement, but the plan has been put on pause after the Cambridge Analytica data leak scandal.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-08 18:22 UTC
U.S. senator warns of possibility of breaking up Facebook over privacy concerns...
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Will Congress break apart Facebook? One U.S. senator from Oregon is considering such an action if the company does not take better steps to safeguard its users' private information. The post U.S. senator warns of possibility of breaking up Facebook ov
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-08 04:32 UTC
Saudi Arabia To Fund Giant Solar Project With Oil Riches...
To put the project’s scale into perspective, U.S. solar PV capacity at the end of 2016 stood at 40 GW. The world’s entire installed solar PV capacity at the end of 2016 was 300 GW. This plant would be 130 times larger than the world’s current largest solar plant, the 1,547-megawatt (MW) Tengger
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-07 18:48 UTC
Facebook penalizes pro-Trump Diamond & Silk: Deems duo 'unsafe to the community'...
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The hilarious duo of Diamond & Silk is a danger to society. That's according to Facebook. The pro-Trump pair posted on the embattled social media platform on Friday night, saying after months of correspondence, they were deemed to be "unsafe to th
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-07 15:49 UTC
Backpage 'seized': FBI raids founder's home just as classified listing site shutdown...
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Backpage shutdown, FBI raids founder's home
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-07 00:33 UTC
Sex marketplace seized by U.S. justice authorities: posting...
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U.S. law enforcement agencies have seized the sex marketplace website as part of an enforcement action by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a posting on its website on Friday.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-07 00:32 UTC
Easily exploited flaw in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine allows total system compromise...
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A critical and extremely easily exploitable vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MMPE) has been patched through an out-of-band security update pushed out by Microsoft on Tuesday. "Administrators of enterprise antimalware deploymen
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-05 18:32 UTC
South Korea Detains Cryptocurrency Executives on Embezzlement Allegations...
South Korean prosecutors detained the heads of two cryptocurrency exchanges for allegedly embezzling customers' assets, the latest in a string of enforcement actions tied to suspected malfeasance in the country's bitcoin market.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-05 14:48 UTC
Facebook Admits "Most" Of Its 2.2 Billion Users Exposed To Data Scraping, "Malicious Actors"...
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Facebook has admitted that "most" of its 2.2 billion users "could have had their public profile scraped" by third parties without their knowledge, and that the personal information of up to 87 million people was improperly shared with Camb
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-05 14:45 UTC
Google's near-monopoly may be crumbling...
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The tech lords of Silicon Valley have never been short on arrogance, but as Mark Zuckerberg just learned, they are not invulnerable to public and political backlash
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-05 14:38 UTC
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