Facebook suspends ‘tens of thousands’ of apps

Facebook suspends ‘tens of thousands’ of apps

An investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal is ongoing and has looked at millions of apps so far.

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British MPs ask Facebook to explain ‘discrepancies’ in Cambridge Analytica evidence

British MPs ask Facebook to explain ‘discrepancies’ in Cambridge Analytica evidence

Facebook has been asked to clarify evidence given to a British parliamentary select committee around the Cambridge Analytica scandal, after legal documents in the US contradicted the firm’s account of events.

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Cambridge con

Cambridge con

Experts in the black arts of marketing know that success depends not so much on the tangible quality of goods and services but on the extent to which potential customers have been spellbound by overstated claims.

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Cambridge Analytica faces trial for ignoring data request enforcement notice

Cambridge Analytica faces trial for ignoring data request enforcement notice

It was revealed last year that the firm used personal information harvested from millions of Facebook accounts.

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India to probe whether Cambridge Analytica misused Facebook data

India to probe whether Cambridge Analytica misused Facebook data

Authorities will determine whether the company violated Indian laws to manipulate the electoral process.

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CA Facebook data was accessed from Russia, says UK MP leading fake news probe

CA Facebook data was accessed from Russia, says UK MP leading fake news probe

Damian Collins said he wanted to know who had accessed the data.

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Readers' blog: Sifting opinion from fact

Readers' blog: Sifting opinion from fact

More than ever the public has been required to carefully sift opinion from what seems factual in the print and picture media.

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Boss at centre of data row tells British MPs he has been ‘victimised’

Boss at centre of data row tells British MPs he has been ‘victimised’

The former chief executive of Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, dismissed claims the company influenced the Brexit vote as a ‘point-blank lie’.

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Facebook will not pay compensation for Cambridge Analytica case

Facebook will not pay compensation for Cambridge Analytica case

The company made the statement in a list of written replies to questions by European Union politicians.

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UK's Information Commissioner finds in favour of professor over Cambridge Analytica personal data fight

UK's Information Commissioner finds in favour of professor over Cambridge Analytica personal data fight

The ICO said in a ruling that SCL must provide the data within 30 days, warning that failure to do so would be a criminal offence.

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Bosses of collapsed Cambridge Analytica could still face action – ICO

Bosses of collapsed Cambridge Analytica could still face action – ICO

Data watchdog Elizabeth Denham said she had ‘the mechanisms to pursue individuals and directors even if the company is no longer operating’.

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Latest: Mark Zuckerberg threatened with formal summons in fake news inquiry in the UK

Latest: Mark Zuckerberg threatened with formal summons in fake news inquiry in the UK

Latest: The chairman of the British parliamentary inquiry into fake news has threatened Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg with a formal summons to give evidence before the inquiry in person.

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Company spokesman: Cambridge Analytica is no Bond villain

Company spokesman: Cambridge Analytica is no Bond villain

Cambridge Analytica has admitted making mistakes over the Facebook data misuse scandal, but refused to be drawn into the detail of what they were.

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Former chief executive of Cambridge Analytica accused of lying to parliamentary inquiry

Former chief executive of Cambridge Analytica accused of lying to parliamentary inquiry

The academic at the centre of a row over the use of Facebook data has accused the former chief executive of Cambridge Analytica of lying to the parliamentary inquiry into fake news.

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Outside audit cleared Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks

Outside audit cleared Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks

An audit of Facebook's privacy practices for the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found no problems, even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users.

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Facebook to alert users affected by Cambridge Analytica data breach

Facebook to alert users affected by Cambridge Analytica data breach

Facebook is to begin alerting users whose private data may have been compromised in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Latest: Almost 45,000 Irish Facebook users could have had personal data improperly shared

Latest: Almost 45,000 Irish Facebook users could have had personal data improperly shared

Latest: Up to 44,687 Irish Facebook users may have had some personal information improperly accessed by Cambridge Analytica, RTÉ News has reported.

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Data on 87 million Facebook users may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica

Data on 87 million Facebook users may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica

Data held by Facebook on 87 million of its users may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, the company has said.

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Zuckerberg to give evidence to US committee over Facebook use of data

Zuckerberg to give evidence to US committee over Facebook use of data

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is to give evidence to a US committee on April 11, according to officials.

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Facebook asks users if they think the social network is good for the world

Facebook asks users if they think the social network is good for the world

Facebook is asking users whether they think it is "good for the world" in a poll sent to an unspecified number of people.

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Apple moves to reassure users on data protection

Apple moves to reassure users on data protection

Apple has said users of its devices should have no reason to worry about how it uses their data ahead of the EU implementing the new data protection law in May.

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Facebook announces new privacy tools to edit personal information

Facebook announces new privacy tools to edit personal information

Facebook has announced new privacy tools that will allow users to edit personal information the social network holds.

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Facebook faces US federal investigation over privacy

Facebook faces US federal investigation over privacy

The US Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook's privacy practices following a week of scandals including whether the company engaged in "unfair acts" which cause "substantial injury" to consumers.

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Downing Street aide faces calls to quit over 'outing' of Brexit whistleblower

Downing Street aide faces calls to quit over 'outing' of Brexit whistleblower

A Downing Street aide is facing calls to resign after allegedly "outing" a whisteblower who claimed the official Brexit campaign broke strict spending rules during the European Union referendum.

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Claims Vote Leave broke law 'utterly ludicrous' says Boris Johnson

Claims Vote Leave broke law 'utterly ludicrous' says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has dismissed as "ludicrous" claims the Brexit campaign he backed broke election spending rules, amid calls for the police to investigate.

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Irish watchdog warned Facebook over data security measures in 2011

Irish watchdog warned Facebook over data security measures in 2011

A watchdog told Facebook that relying on developers to follow information rules in some cases was not good enough two years before a "data grab" on millions of users is said to have taken place.

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Investigators leave Cambridge Analytica office after seven-hour search

Investigators leave Cambridge Analytica office after seven-hour search

Enforcement officers for the Information Commissioner spent nearly seven hours searching Cambridge Analytica's central London premises overnight.

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Seven hour raid takes place at Cambridge Analytica following Facebook data breach

Seven hour raid takes place at Cambridge Analytica following Facebook data breach

Enforcement officers for the Information Commissioner spent nearly seven hours searching Cambridge Analytica's central London premises overnight.

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Facebook feels the pressure over data leak

Facebook feels the pressure over data leak

Politicians and regulators are demanding answers from the social media giant in the wake of revelations about the use of users’ personal information, writes Ben Brody

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Mark Zuckerberg admits mistakes and outlines steps to protect user data at Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg admits mistakes and outlines steps to protect user data at Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has admitted mistakes and outlining steps to protect user data in light of the privacy scandal involving a data mining firm.

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Facebook had a wild west approach to user data, says ex-employee

Facebook had a wild west approach to user data, says ex-employee

Facebook had "wild west" approach to looking after its users' data and had "little detection" of any violations of its policies, a former employee of the company has told British MPs.

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WhatsApp co-founder encourages user to delete Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

WhatsApp co-founder encourages user to delete Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Pressure is mounting on Facebook to explain how a British firm used data from 50 million of its users without permission.

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Cambridge Analytica chief suspended; Board promise independent investigation

Cambridge Analytica chief suspended; Board promise independent investigation

Updated: The board of Cambridge Analytica has announced it has suspended chief executive Alexander Nix with immediate effect and promised a full investigation whose findings will be made public.

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Concerned by Cambridge Analytica revelations? Here's a simple guide to keeping your Facebook data more private

Concerned by Cambridge Analytica revelations? Here's a simple guide to keeping your Facebook data more private

As questions are asked about Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data, here’s how users can be more confident about their data privacy on the site.

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We must guard against people interfering in elections, says Taoiseach

We must guard against people interfering in elections, says Taoiseach

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that Ireland could become a soft target for international organisations and secret backers trying to undermine the EU if we hold any referenda on the future of Europe in the coming years.

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What is Cambridge Analytica? The company linked to Trump and Brexit explained

What is Cambridge Analytica? The company linked to Trump and Brexit explained

Here are answers to some of the key questions about the British firm.

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