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Facebook’s privacy problem begins at the top

Facebook’s privacy problem begins at the top

Next to Google, Facebook is perhaps the biggest tech company holds most of the population personal data. The amount of information, be it text or photos, that people upload, provide it data points that can be used to build very accurate profiles. Unlike Google, however, Facebook hasn't been grilled over its privacy practices, or lack of it, until recently. Now all its old practices, messages, and secret policies are being dragged into the spotlight, revealing that Facebook's culture of disregarding users' privacy comes from its top executives.

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The four weirdest things at Facebook F8 2019 today

The four weirdest things at Facebook F8 2019 today

Facebook F8 2019 has begun, and the social network would like you to know that it has changed. Privacy, convenience, and supercharging your love-life are all on the agenda this year, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces the unenviable task of upending years of data scandals and growing mistrust among users. Read on for four of Facebook's most ambitious - or most misguided - announcements.

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WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger unification is Zuckerberg’s new obsession

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger unification is Zuckerberg’s new obsession

Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram messaging will be joined together, as the social network pulls together the various apps and services it owns. The shift will present a considerable architectural challenge for Facebook engineers, though the expectation is that - at least initially - end-users won't necessarily see any difference.

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10 facts Facebook buried on Thanksgiving

10 facts Facebook buried on Thanksgiving

Today we've run through a set of facts revealed by Facebook in an article published by outgoing Facebook Head of Communications and Policy Elliot Schrage. This is just the most recent piece of work published after the New York Times article published on November 14th, 2018. This NYT article went by the name "Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook's Leaders Fought Through Crisis."

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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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