Facebook: 2.7m EU users affected by data privacy scandal

Facebook says up to 2.7 million Facebook users in the European Union have been affected by the data privacy scandal, a spokesman for the European Commission said on Friday.

Facebook secretly deleted messages Mark Zuckerberg sent on Messenger

Facebook has admitted the company has been secretly deleting messages sent on Messenger by founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “After Sony Pictures’ emails were hacked in 2014 we made a number of changes to protect our executives’ communications,” says a Facebook spokesperson in a statement to TechCrunch.

UN: Facebook, WhatsApp media of choice for human traffickers

A United Nations migration official called Thursday for Facebook to police its site and its WhatsApp messaging subsidiary for use by abusive human smugglers.

Facebook deletes Russian media accounts, Kremlin calls it censorship

The Kremlin on Thursday said Facebook’s removal of accounts controlled by various Russian media was a hostile move that smacked of censorship.

Facebook: Cambridge Analytica data leak rises to 87m users

Facebook has said more users may have been affected by a data leak than previously thought, bringing the total to 87 million.

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.

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