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Facebook is tainted - can we build a better one?

8 monthes ago   |   By The Next Web

In the face of the Cambridge Analytica exposé that saw Facebook expose 50 million users' information to a data mining company, as well as other recent fiascos with the social network like Russia influencing voters in the US and the spread of fake news, it's becoming clear that Mark Zuckerberg's creation has evolved into a monster that can't be tamed. The company's revenues and net worth are made up of essentially ill-gotten gains. Even Brian Acton, who co-founded WhatsApp and sold it to Facebook in 2014 for billions, thinks the site has worn out its welcome. It is time. deletefacebook...
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A Facebook shareholder launched a lawsuit against the social network over the Cambridge Analytica scandal

A Facebook shareholder launched a lawsuit against the social network over the Cambridge Analytica scandal

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

A Facebook shareholder is suing the company for allegedly misleading investors. The suit is seeking class action status.
The investor claims that since Facebook did not inform shareholders about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, the company omitted facts that have led to a decline in Facebook's value.
Facebook has lost about $50 billion in market value since the scandal broke on Saturday.
A Facebook shareholder is suing the social media giant for allegedly misleading investors in the Cambridge Analytica affair that's currently rocking the social network.
Fan Yuan, who owns Facebook...
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Whistleblower Wylie: Facebook can 'delete you from the internet' - CNET

Whistleblower Wylie: Facebook can 'delete you from the internet' - CNET

8 monthes ago   |   By CNET

During a London press conference, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie talks about Facebook's massive power.
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FTC to Probe Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Incident

8 monthes ago   |   By PCMag

The leaking of 50 million Facebook users' data may have violated a settlement the FTC made with the company back in 2011.
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Some Facebook employees are angry that Mark Zuckerberg has ghosted in the middle of this scandal

Some Facebook employees are angry that Mark Zuckerberg has ghosted in the middle of this scandal

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Facebook held a meeting on Tuesday for employees to ask questions about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
But CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg were MIA.
Some employees are taking to the anonymous chat app "Blind" to commiserate and discuss the situation.
As the latest news rages about how Facebook was exploited to manipulate voters by a company working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Brexit vote, frustration is growing within Facebook's employee ranks.
Facebook staffers want their CEO Mark Zuckerberg to speak up and defend the company. He has been noticeably MIA...
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Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: Here's what you need to know

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: Here's what you need to know

8 monthes ago   |   By The Next Web

Strategic Communications Laboratories and its data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica have both been suspended from Facebook after each “gained access to information” without the consent of certain individuals. And if the latter name sounds familiar, it should; but we'll get to that in a moment. The story is a complicated one. At its surface it seems like a simple suspension, but the implications here are huge - extending all the way up the executive branch to the President. Due to the timing of the piece, and the complex nature of the subject matter, we felt it best to break...
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