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Facebook Faces Probe by Australia over Data Misuse

Facebook

Facebook’s woes as a result of the Cambridge Analytica scandal are not going away anytime soon. The Office of the Australian Information Commission (OAIC) has announced that it will conduct an inquiry into the misuse of the personal data of millions of Facebook users by the political consulting company. “I have opened a formal investigation into Facebook, following confirmation from …

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Cambridge Analytica Accessed Data on 87M Users

Cambridge Analytica

Political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica accessed personal data on 87 million people in 2014, according to a Facebook executive. Earlier reports had said that the company accessed info on 50 million users of the social network. In a post, Mike Schroepfer, chief technology officer of the social network, said: “We believe the Facebook information of up to 87 million …

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Mozilla Pauses Advertising on Facebook

Mozilla

In the wake of the privacy breach controversy involving Facebook and political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, Mozilla has suspended advertising on the social network, citing data privacy concerns. In a post on Medium, Mozilla chief business and legal officer Denelle Dixon said: “We understand that Facebook took steps to limit developer access to friends’ data beginning in 2014. This was …

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Mark Zuckerberg Breaks Silence on Cambridge Analytica Issue

Mark Zuckerberg

Days after the New York Times reported about the misuse by political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica of the personal information of 50 million Facebook users in 2014, Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg finally spoke about the issue. People worldwide had been waiting for Zuckerberg’s response to the issue, which broke out on Friday last week. He talked about …

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Data Firm Cambridge Analytica Gained Access to Info from 50M Facebook Profiles

Cambridge Analytica

A political data analytics company that has links to the Trump campaign collected personal information from 50 million Facebook profiles without their permission in 2014, according to a New York Times report. Quoting former employees of Cambridge Analytica and associates, and following a review of emails and documents, NYT said the personal data was “harvested” through an app. In a …

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Crypto Ads to Be Prohibited on Google

Crypto Ads

You won’t be seeing cryptocurrency ads on Google anymore starting this June. The Internet search giant announced on Wednesday a blanket ban on cryptocurrency ads as well as announcements related to the virtual currency like initial coin offering (ICO). The announcement of the ban on cryptocurrency ads, which was contained in an update to Google’s advertising policies section, did not …

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Uber Exec Designs New Cryptocurrency Called Eco

Eco

There is going to be a new digital currency in the market, and it’s called Eco. Eco was designed by Uber’s co-founder and chairman Garrett Camp and already has limited programming complete, according to an Investopedia report. Camp, the article added, is searching for more field experts, scientists, and researchers to get involved in his initiative, which he plans to …

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Facebook Suffers Slowest User Growth Ever

Facebook Daily User

Facebook has released its earnings report for the last three months of 2017. While the world’s most extensive social network enjoyed a 47-percent increase in revenue in the fourth quarter of last year compared with income recorded during the same period in 2016, the company suffered its slowest user growth in years. Lesser Time Spent on the Site Noted Also, …

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YouTube Takes Down Tide Pod Challenge Videos

Tide Pod Challenge Videos

YouTube has announced that it is removing videos that show people eating or pretending to eat Tide packets as part of a challenge that has become viral on the Internet. (Read:  Everything You Need to Know About the Internet’s New Obsession With Eating Tide Pods) While common sense dictates that we should never ingest anything that’s toxic, there are those …

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Facebook Taps AI in Suicide Prevention Efforts

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Facebook has announced that it will roll out artificial intelligence (AI) “to help identify when someone might be expressing thoughts of suicide, including on Facebook Live.” The AI suicide prevention tool will be available worldwide, except in the European Union (EU), according to the announcement made by Facebook Vice President of Production Management Guy Rosen. The tool will not be …

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