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Facebook to offer clearer terms on privacy, data use

Facebook on Wednesday said it is updating its terms on privacy and data sharing to give users a clearer picture of how the social network handles personal information.

Amid growing firestorm, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg sets Congress date

Mark Zuckerberg agreed to appear before a congressional panel next week, putting a spotlight on the Facebook chief executive and social networking giant pressured by a massive breach of private data and misinformation on the platform.

Facebook removes pages controlled by Russian organisation

Facebook says it has removed more than 200 Facebook pages and Instagram accounts controlled by the Russian organisation that had meddled in the US 2016 presidential election.

Mark Zuckerberg urged to quit Facebook board

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, should quit from the Facebook board to protect user privacy said investor Scott Stringer.

Mark Zuckerberg calls Tim Cook’s comments on Facebook ‘extremely glib’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hit back Apple CEO Tim Cook, calling Cook’s comments about Facebook “extremely glib.” Cook told Recode last week that he would never be in the situation that Zuckerberg has found himself in, facing backlash for the massive Cambridge Analytica data breach.

Facebook to force advertisers to prove they have user consent for ad targeting over...

Facebook has been rolling out a series of changes to its platform that are all aimed at closing up loopholes following the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook needs ‘a few years’ to fix problems

Facebook will likely need “a few years” to fix the problems uncovered by the revelations on the hijacking of private user data, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview released Monday.

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni slaps taxes on social media users

Faced with an increasingly critical citizenry, the Ugandan government has slapped new taxes on social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Viber to stop what President Yoweri Museveni has called lugambo (gossip).

Leaked Facebook memo questions cost of growth

Facebook troubles worsened late Thursday with the leak of a two-year-old memo from a high-ranking executive hinting that the social network was determined to grow despite risks to users.

Facebook ends data broker partnerships in blow to targeted ads

Facebook said on Wednesday it would end its partnerships with several large data brokers who help advertisers target people on the social network, a step that follows a scandal over how Facebook handles personal information.

Facebook announces new steps to protect users’ privacy

Facebook said Wednesday it would overhaul its privacy settings tools to put users “more in control” of their information on the social media website.

Indian billionaire promises to fund Facebook rival

An Indian billionaire who promised to help fund a rival to Facebook said Wednesday he had been “overwhelmed” with the response as the world grapples with concerns about data privacy.

Facebook sued for allegedly enabling housing discrimination

Facebook is facing a lawsuit from civil rights groups that claim the company’s ad practices enable discriminatory housing practices.

EU: Facebook’s response to data scandal ‘diminished’ trust

Facebook must do more to address allegations of large-scale data mining, the EU has said, warning that the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal threatens democracy and has diminished trust in the social media giant.

Mark Zuckerberg rejects UK request to answer questions about Facebook’s data privacy

Mark Zuckerberg has ignored calls to appear before a U.K. Parliament Committee for questioning over the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal.

Facebook shares decline as US regulator announces privacy probe

Facebook Inc shares fell to 6.5 percent on Monday after United States-consumer-protection-regulator said it was investigating how the social-network allowed data of 50 million users to get into the hands of a political-consultancy.

Twitter to ban cryptocurrency adverts on its platform

Twitter Inc is to ban most advertising of cryptocurrencies on its platform, joining Facebook and Google in a clampdown on the nascent industry, the company said in a statement.

Facebook expands its local news prioritization efforts globally

As Facebook continues to fire-fight the fallout from the data harvesting exploits of Cambridge Analytica, the social network giant is getting back to basics today with the global expansion of an algorithm update it hopes will help foster a stronger community spirit among its users.

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(Files) The leadership of the Joint Action Committee of NASU and SSANU at a meeting on September 6, 2017 in Abuja.

NASU, SSANU commence warning strike

Members of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) have commenced a five-day industrial action.

National Children’s Leadership Ideas Contest calls for entries

The Children of Africa Leadership and Values Development (CALDEV) Initiative has called for entries on its maiden National Children’s Leadership Ideas Contest (N-CLIC) 2019.

Insecurity: Miyetti Allah to extend sensitisation to other Southeast states

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), South-East zone says it will extend the shutdown of cattle markets and settlement in other states in the zone in the bid to purge itself of the violent elements.