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Facebook Apologizes For Keeping All User Videos And Promises To Delete Them

As Facebook deals with increased scrutiny over its data practices, many curious users have downloaded the file of personal data that the company keeps on all of us. The files contain all the information Facebook has gathered about you, and many users have been shocked to discover the scope of what they contain. One of…

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Facebook Is Making Its Privacy Settings Easier To Find

Facebook vowed this week to make its privacy settings easier to find and use as controversy continues to swirl around the platform’s protection of user data.   This move comes in the wake of the scandal that saw personal information from tens of millions of Facebook users fall into the hands of political consultants. Facebook…

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Internal Facebook Memo Leaks Defending Data Collection, Detailing “Growth At Any Cost”

The problems just keep coming for Facebook this week, as a 2016 internal memo from Vice President Andrew “Boz” Bosworth leaked that defended the site’s data practices and acknowledged that it could be used as a platform to harm people. The memo, titled “The Ugly,” is so controversial because it proves that high-ranking Facebook executives…

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Zuckerberg Apologizes For “Breach Of Trust”

As the avalanche of criticism for Facebook continues to roll in regarding the company’s role in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Mark Zuckerberg finally broke his public silence and apologized. For a company that has tried to downplay its scandals in the past, this is a notable move. Though it could prove to be too…

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The #DeleteFacebook Movement Is Growing

Facebook has previously weathered controversies regarding user privacy and how it handles our data, but something seems different this time. The massive scandal surrounding data firm Cambridge Analytica and its acquisition of data from up to 50 million users has crossed over into mainstream news unlike anything prior, and there’s a movement growing online encouraging…

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How To Protect Yourself From Facebook API Sharing

Controversy over Facebook’s use of our data is back in the news this week, with reports alleging up to 50 million users had their information obtained improperly by the firm Cambridge Analytica. The story has gotten so big that Congress has demanded answers, the FTC is investigating, and Facebook’s stock has plummeted. And amidst it…

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Report: Facebook Data From Up To 50 Million Users Improperly Obtained

Several bombshell reports were released over the weekend that accused data firm Cambridge Analytica of “improperly obtaining” information from up to 50 million Facebook users for the purposes of targeting them during the 2016 election. Cambridge Analytica obtained the information in the first place from a researcher who designed a personality prediction app. Facebook responded…

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Facebook Search Bar Briefly Auto-Suggested Child Porn

For a very brief period this week, if you searched “video of…” on Facebook, you may have seen the rest of your search term filled in with disturbing suggestions about child pornography. This unbelievably upsetting error was corrected within hours, but that wasn’t soon enough to stop dozens of users from sharing screenshots of the…

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Reporter Details How Hard It Is To Recover A Hacked Facebook Profile

If your Facebook account has ever been compromised, you already know how stressful of a situation it can be. Thankfully, Facebook offers several proven security measures for recovering a hacked account. And as one writer recently learned, it’s incredibly important to take advantage of these tools if you haven’t already. Kellie Hwang of The Arizona…

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UN Blames Facebook For Spreading Hate

Facebook regularly comes in for strong criticism, but the social media giant has rarely faced such stinging words from such a high authority as it did this week when representatives from the United Nations called the platform “a beast.” The comments came after a U.N. report concluded that Facebook is playing a “determining role” in…

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Facebook Flaw Means Fake Messenger Profiles Can’t Be Reported

Because of its simplicity and cost-free use, Facebook is fertile ground for scammers and con artists. However, Facebook typically provides users with methods to defend themselves or report an issue if they fall victim to a scam. But occasionally, a flaw in the system allows cybercriminals to take advantage of innocent users without consequence. One…

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Man Goes To Jail For “Liking” Something On Facebook

You’re probably not thinking about long-term legal ramifications when you click the “like” button on Facebook. That’s why Florida man Timothy Weiner was so surprised to get sent to jail for criminal contempt — just because he liked a post on Facebook. This weird case began when a judge recently warned Weiner to stop complaining…

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