Tag Archives: Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Faces Probe by Australia over Data Misuse

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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

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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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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

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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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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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Facebook Launches Program To Teach Digital Job Skills

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Starting next year, a team from Facebook will tour 30 cities across the U.S. that will teach digital job skills to the unemployed and help small businesses expand their digital footprint. The company announced on Friday that it had launched a program called Community Boost that “will provide US businesses and workers with the digital education and skills they need …

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Instagram And WhatsApp Are Now Twice as Popular As All Of SnapChat

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Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status both now have 300 million daily active users. With that number, the two social networks have surpassed Snapchat as the most popular messaging and photo-and-video sharing platforms. Snapchat only has 173 million daily active users as stated in the platform’s earnings report for the second quarter. …

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