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facebook misled parliament over data leak risk




a british lawmaker accused facebook on sunday of misleading officials by downplaying the risk of users' data being shared without their consent, after a former employee of data firm cambridge analytica says his company harvested information from 50 million facebook users. conservative legislator dam...



eu parliament invites facebook boss zuckerberg to clarify data breach




european union (eu) and british lawmakers demanded on tuesday that social media giant facebook should clarify data breach following revelations that personal data was massively misused for political purposes. "we have invited mark zuckerberg to the european parliament.facebook needs to clarify befor...



zuckerberg: cambridge analytica leak a “breach of trust” with users




enlarge/ ceo mark zuckerberg speaks at facebook's 2016 "f8" conference.facebookshare this storyafter days of silence, facebook ceo mark zuckerberg has responded to the controversy over the 2014 leak of private facebook user data to a firm that went on to do political consulting work for the donald t...



facebook's mark zuckerberg under fire from u.k., u.s.




(london) — lawmakers on both sides of the atlantic criticized facebook and its chief executive, mark zuckerberg, after reports surfaced that another company, cambridge analytica, improperly harvested information from 50 million facebook users.a british lawmaker accused facebook on sunday of mislea...



facebook launches audit of data leaked to trump consultant




facebook is conducting a forensic analysis of the leak that allowed a political research firm aligned with donald trump to gain access to data on 50 million usersfacebook announced monday it has hired a digital forensics firm to investigate the handling of data on millions of americans leaked to a c...



160 attempts daily to access online porn in uk parliament: data




a total of 24,473 attempts were made since last june's general election from devices connected to the parliamentary network, according to data obtained by a pa freedom of information (foi) request.prime minister theresa may is already reeling from a wave of sexual misconduct allegations in westminst...



how to opt out of facebook data sharing




facebook knows a lot about you. i mean, a lot. if you've ever been creeped out by a scarily on-point ad while visiting facebook, that's why. but some of you might wonder where facebook gets its data. the answer is simple: data brokers.a data broker collects your information from various sources and ...



facebook rocked by new data breach scandal




facebook shares plunged monday following revelations that a firm working for donald trump's presidential campaign harvested data on 50 million users, as analysts warned the social media giant's business model could be at risk.



eu lawmakers, uk regulator press facebook on data breach




european lawmakers demanded answers from facebook on tuesday over a major data breach, as britain's information watchdog sought a warrant to search the london offices of the analysis firm involved. facebook has launched its own investigation into claims that data from up to 50 million of its users w...



ftc is reportedly investigating facebook's use of personal data




the ftc hasn't commented on the apparent leak, although any probe would likely take a significant amount of time for the agency to reach a definitive conclusion.if the trade regulator does get involved, it'll join a slew of state-level, uk and european union investigations. members of congress want ...



cambridge analytica's facebook data was valuable, worthless




a voter-profiling firm that worked with donald trump’s campaign improperly obtained information on 50 million facebook users, but experts say the data was both extremely valuable and possibly worthless.cambridge analytica, which worked with both trump and texas sen. ted cruz’s presidential campa...



whistleblower explains how cambridge analytica 'exploited' facebook




wylie's account largely fills in the gaps from facebook's statement. while facebook didn't explain how many users had their data snagged by the "thisisyourdigitallife" app, the reports say it pulled private info from more than 50 million people even though they didn't know about it or consent -- an ...



facebook never earned your trust and now we're all paying the price




news reports have been swirling about facebook (a company you know), cambridge analytica (a company you might not have heard of), and the 2016 united states presidential election. it's an important story, but i've observed a critical misunderstanding or miscasting of the discussion in many media out...



here we go again: verizon’s data leak will make you mad




another day, another security breach: researchers at upguard have revealed that verizon suffered a fairly massive data leak, exposing personal information on millions of customers. in this case, it wasn’t verizon itself that is responsible for the leak, but rather a third-party company partnered w...



another whistleblower says facebook knew for years that its data-sharing policie




facebook was well aware of the riskiness of its promiscuous data-sharing policies long before news of cambridge analyica’s misbehavior made headlines, and hundreds of millions of users may have been affected by them, according to a whistleblower—the second facebook whistleblower this week!—who...



will not share private data with facebook




whatsapp will not be sharing any user data with parent company facebook.the messaging app had recently been investigated by the information commissioner’s office (ico) uk in relation to data protection.whatsapp affirmed that it would uphold current general data protection regulations (gdpr) and no...



pitt cleared to replace wellington as speaker




former queensland treasurer curtis pitt has been cleared over opposition claims he misled parliament, allowing him to become the new parliamentary speaker.the liberal national party called for mr pitt to be referred to the ethics committee over his role in enterprise bargaining agreement negotiation...



zuckerberg’s plan to fix facebook is sensible, comforting, and totally inadequat




after a silence so long it made headlines of its own, facebook ceo mark zuckerberg responded on wednesday to the cambridge analytica data scandal that has plunged his $500 billion company into crisis. in a post on his facebook page, zuckerberg accepted responsibility for “mistakes” without exact...



facebook investor: data must be regulated




copied!facebook is facing harsh criticism amid reports that data firm cambridge analytica improperly accessed information from more than 50 million facebook users. ali velshi talks to elevation partners co-founder roger mcnamee, who started investing in facebook early on, about what facebook needs t...



facebook’s cambridge analytica scandal, explained [updated]




jd lasicashare this storyupdate: cambridge analytica has suspended ceo alexander nix. in addition to controversy over unauthorized access to private facebook data, nix is also facing a scandal over comments captured by hidden cameras. in those videos, nix boasts about using dirty tricks—including...



will a data leak bring down sweden's pm?




a minority government plunged into crisis over a series of confidential leaks is a familiar scenario for british readers. however, this drama is taking place in sweden and it is prime minister stefan lofven feeling the heat. earlier this week, the social democrat revealed that sensitive data from t...



hackers leak hbo episodes, 'game of thrones' info online




"hi to all mankind. the greatest leak of cyber space era is happening," an email to reporters says. "what's its name? oh i forget to tell. its [sic] hbo and game of thrones......!!!!!! you are lucky to be the first pioneers to witness and download the leak. enjoy it & spread the words. whoever sprea...



cambridge analytica: how to delete your facebook account




claims that cambridge analytica used illegally harvested facebook data in a bid to influence the 2016 us presidential election has sparked fear among social media users that their personal information may be at risk. see related cambridge analytica ceo ‘admits to dirty tricks’data illegally ha...



facebook is responsible for data scandal, apologies aren't enough: uk min




britain's culture minister said today that facebook chief mark zuckerberg's plan to fix problems at the world's biggest social media network did not go far enough. a scandal erupted last weekend when a whistleblower revealed that british data consultant cambridge analytica (ca) had created psycholog...



will the data leak bring down sweden's stefan lovfen?




a minority government plunged into crisis over a series of confidential leaks is a familiar scenario for british readers. however, this drama is taking place in sweden and it is prime minister stefan lofven feeling the heat. earlier this week, the social democrat revealed that sensitive data from t...