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Facebook’s fate is skepticism even when it’s innocent

Facebook’s fate is skepticism even when it’s innocent

A new leak on how Facebook uses AI to predict users most susceptible to advertising has thrown trust in the social network back into the spotlight. The company has not been shy in discussing its work on artificial intelligence, which it uses in numerous ways to filter what it believes its users will be most interested in - and will keep them coming back for more.

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You’re apathetic about privacy, and Facebook is counting on it

You’re apathetic about privacy, and Facebook is counting on it

Facebook may be under scrutiny from privacy regulators, and its CEO in the hot seat in front of Congress, but the social network doesn't expect any of this outrage to affect its bottom line. The site has been repeatedly struck with negative headlines over the past month, beginning with revelations about how it provided third-party apps with user data and allegations that such data was used to manipulate the 2016 US presidential election.

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Facebook deleted Zuckerberg’s messages from users’ inbox [UPDATE]

Facebook deleted Zuckerberg’s messages from users’ inbox [UPDATE]

There is an implied, if not legal, understanding that even if you’re technically hosting your email or messages on someone else’s servers, your messages are to be considered sacrosanct. That is, service providers are not allowed to tamper with their contents (but they can scan them), at least without informing their owners. Now it seems that Facebook has respected neither principle and has allegedly deleted messages coming from the Facebook CEO and other execs. The problem is that those messages were deleted from other users’ inboxes, not Zuckerberg’s.

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Facebook Messenger is scanning all the links and photos you share [Updated]

Facebook Messenger is scanning all the links and photos you share [Updated]

Facebook is automatically scanning Facebook Messenger conversations for unacceptable content, the company has confirmed, monitoring both links and images shared. The revelation stemmed from an unexpected side detail from an interview with CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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Facebook CEO won’t commit to using EU privacy laws worldwide

Facebook CEO won’t commit to using EU privacy laws worldwide

Facebook may be complying with tougher user privacy laws in Europe, but its US users won't necessarily get the same benefit, Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed. The social network finds itself at the center of a personal information storm that simply refuses to dissipate, with the US Federal Trade Commission investigating whether it has done enough to secure the data its billions of users share.

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Facebook CEO dismisses Tim Cook’s “ridiculous” criticisms

Facebook CEO dismisses Tim Cook’s “ridiculous” criticisms

Mark Zuckerberg has pushed back at Apple CEO Tim Cook's criticism of Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The social network - and its CEO and founder - have been under fire from all quarters after earlier, lax policies around Facebook apps were found to be allowing third-parties to siphon off masses of personal data. Some of that data, it's been alleged, was then used to help manipulate voters in the 2016 US presidential election, among other campaigns.

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Facebook: We’ll inform everyone whose data is misused

Facebook: We’ll inform everyone whose data is misused

Facebook will inform every user whose data was included in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, part of a push for transparency that CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today. The site has found itself at the center of a privacy controversy - not to mention the #DeleteFacebook campaign - after the voter influencing firm was accused of manipulating data in favor of the Trump campaign during the 2016 US election.

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Zuckerberg speaks on Facebook scandal: How he’ll fix it

Zuckerberg speaks on Facebook scandal: How he’ll fix it

Mark Zuckerberg has broken his silence on the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, admitting that the social site "made mistakes" but insisting that it is working to address them. The much-anticipated comments come after Facebook was accused of poorly handling personal information, after a researcher taking advantage of an official Facebook API was able to collect the data of 50 million users.

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These 2 questions are Facebook’s plan to fix fake news

These 2 questions are Facebook’s plan to fix fake news

Facebook's much vaunted attempt to oust fake news from the News Feed and restore trustworthiness consists of just two questions, it's been confirmed. The social network surprised many - not least investors - when it announced earlier this month that it would rework its algorithms to prioritize personal news from friends over content from brands and news sources.

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Facebook news articles could soon get their own paywall

Facebook news articles could soon get their own paywall

Facebook is set to launch a subscription service for publishers, allowing news organizations sharing their stories through the social network to charge for content. The move comes as Facebook tries to address both rising news media concerns that the site's algorithm has too much control over their long-term fate, and issues around the propagation of "fake news" in the timeline. According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, moves are underway to address both of these things.

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Billionaire AI battle: Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg just can’t agree

Billionaire AI battle: Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg just can’t agree

It's not quite the "battle of the billionaires" we were hoping for - that would involve more lasers - but Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are sparring over artificial intelligence. The Facebook founder started the spat by criticizing naysayers on AI, and though he didn't mention Musk by name, the Tesla founder has become one of the most vocal advocates for caution on the topic. That, unsurprisingly, didn't go down so well.

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Zuckerberg promises 3,000 more reviewers after Cleveland Facebook shooting video

Zuckerberg promises 3,000 more reviewers after Cleveland Facebook shooting video

Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out on the recent spate of violence and self-harm shared on Facebook, promising to add more human reviewers to flag, remove, and report such videos. The social network has made headlines over the past weeks for a number of violent incidents that had been posted by Facebook users, either as videos or as Facebook Live streams in real-time. The controversy had prompted concerns about what Facebook would - or indeed could - do to prevent such sharing.

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