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Zuckerberg Admits Mishandling Controversy Surrounding Labeling Conservative Pundits ‘Dangerous’

  by Kyle Perisic Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted Monday that his company “mishandled” the controversy of labeling “Diamond and Silk” — two popular conservative personalities — “dangerous” and “unsafe to the community” in early April. Facebook restricted the two conservative social media personalities on its platform on April 5 after being given the labels. The two are ...

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If You Run A Facebook Page, You’re Responsible For User Data, Says EU Court

  by Eric Lieberman The top court in Europe ruled Tuesday that users who operate and organize a fan page on Facebook are responsible for safeguarding the involved data. The decision from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) could conceivably make page administrators — which are sometimes average users only overseeing a group with members in the single digits ...

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New Facebook data breach shows why you should never reveal personal information on social media

Facebook, still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica personal data scandal, is facing scrutiny again as the intimate details of 3 million of its users were exposed in a data breach. The data came from a popular Facebook hosted personality app which stored answers to very personal questions in a database that was accessible to anyone on the internet. ‘This type ...

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Facebook Looking Into Allegation That ‘Privileged Access’ Employee Used Company Tech To Stalk Women

  by Eric Lieberman The founder of a cybersecurity consulting startup said Sunday that she believes an unknown security engineer at Facebook is using special internal technology to stalk women on the internet. “I have Tinder logs,” Jackie Stokes of Spyglass Security wrote on Twitter, referencing the highly popular dating app. “What should I do with this information?” I’ve been ...

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Facebook Plans To ‘Dial Up’ Suppression Of News Outlets

  by Peter Hasson Facebook plans to “dial up” the suppression of certain news outlets, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed on Tuesday. Zuckerberg made the comment while holding an off-the-record meeting with a select group of media outlets. Zuckerberg briefly went on the record at the end of the meeting to answer questions about Facebook’s recent changes to the newsfeed, according ...

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Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Listening Tour’ Stops in DC

It’s ironic that privacy vulture Mark Zuckerberg’s first day of Senate testimony so closely resembled the action in a first–person shooter: 44 waves of poorly programmed, time–limited attackers that didn’t come close to doing any real damage. It was like Zuckerberg was shooting tunnel rats in Fallout. The Senate questioning was so ineffective Zuckerberg could have gone all Microsoft on ...

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Using Facebook Data-Genius or Villain? Depends On the Year…and the Winner!

Theatrics and politics are constant companions, and this week’s appearance of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg before a congressional committee was almost entirely theater. It was for show, both by the politicians who use their questions and comments to posture for their supporters and feed their confirmation biases, as well as for Zuckerberg, who climactically fell on his sword in a ...

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Facebook: Message Banning Two Popular Conservative Content Creators Is ‘Inaccurate’

  by Eric Lieberman Facebook seems to regret banning two highly popular conservative women from Facebook earlier in April, telling The Daily Caller News Foundation that the message purporting their content is “unsafe” is “inaccurate.” The dynamic duo, known as Diamond and Silk, are known for creating and publishing videos on multiple social media platforms. The content includes discussions of current ...

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Trust Us! Remember When Facebook Wanted Nude User Pics to Combat Revenge Porn?

Now that the cat is out of the bag about how Facebook has been allowing the exploitation of user data for years, it is important to recognize that this evil corporation’s misdeeds have been hiding in plain sight for quite some time. It took the story that third-party Cambridge Analytica had used commonly accepted data-mining practices on Mark Zuckerberg’s social ...

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Hey Conservatives, Facebook is for finding cat videos, not news

Google and Facebook have admitted to changing their internal algorithms in a manner that favors some sites over others and Twitter has been accused of “shadowbanning” conservatives. The move has channeled traffic away from right-leaning sites and personalities while leaving left-wing entities virtually unharmed or even fairing better. Those changes have caused a massive drop in revenue for many outlets ...

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Facebook Deleted Zuckerberg’s Personal Messages Retroactively. No One Else Can Do That

  by Eric Lieberman Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had some of his communications retroactively deleted at some point in the past, the social media company essentially admitted in a statement to TechCrunch. Such a benefit, even power, is not afforded to the average person, of course. Facebook introduced a feature for its proprietary Messenger app in 2016 that empowered users with the ...

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Facebook to overhaul privacy and security amid data collection scandals

Facebook announced Wednesday that it will overhaul its privacy and security settings as fallout from the Cambridge Analytica and smartphone data gathering scandals continue to cause problems for the social media behemoth with the public, Congress, the Federal Trade Commission and private law firms. “The last week showed how much more work we need to do to enforce our policies, and ...

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