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Cambridge Analytica shuts down in wake of Facebook data scandal [u]

05/03/2018, 09:05 am

With mounting legal fees and vanishing clients in the wake of revelations about its use of Facebook data, political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica and its British parent company, SCL Elections, are shutting down -- though another company may be taking its place. [Updated with Emerdata info]

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First look: Oculus Go, Facebook's standalone, iPhone-compatible VR headset

05/01/2018, 07:05 pm

Facebook on Tuesday issued a surprise by announcing the immediate launch of its new Oculus Go standalone VR headset, which also boasts iPhone connectivity. AppleInsider got its hands on one of the first units, and offers a closer look.

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Oculus Go virtual reality headset starts shipping for $199 in 23 countries

05/01/2018, 02:05 pm

The FaceBook-owned Oculus has started shipping the Go, a low-cost virtual reality headset that works without needing to be connected to a smartphone, Mac, or Windows PC, with the entry-level head-mounted display available to purchase in North America today.

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AppleInsider Podcast discusses CarPlay's future, HomePod orders, Facebook, and more

04/13/2018, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike talk about whether or not sales are soft for the HomePod, and what Apple could do about it, as well as Zuckerberg's appearance in DC.

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Apple destroys Facebook in poll about trustworthiness with personal data

04/11/2018, 02:04 pm

Amid the furor over Silicon Valley companies mishandling personal data, Apple is very near the top of the charts for the most trusted company, with the majority of respondents pointing the finger at Facebook for being the least trust-worthy.

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Mark Zuckerberg was ready to pounce on Apple's data practices at Senate hearing

04/10/2018, 10:04 pm

Though Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not mention Apple during a congressional hearing concerning data privacy and social media matters on Tuesday, a photo of his prepared notes shows he was ready to drag the iPhone maker into the discussion.

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How to check if Facebook gave your data to Cambridge Analytica right now

04/10/2018, 09:04 am

This week, Facebook has started to alert the estimated 87 million users affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, advising in the News Feed if personal data for an account was obtained by the company. For users of the social network who haven't yet seen a notification, there is a second way to manually check if their privacy was violated as part of the affair.

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Facebook admits wrongdoing ahead of Zuckerberg testimonies, starts notifying Cambridge Analytica victims

04/09/2018, 03:04 pm

In written testimony released by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once again admitted to making mistakes in the way his company shares and tracks data. The social network also began notifying some users about whether their data was harvested by political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.

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Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have collected data on up to 87M people

04/04/2018, 04:04 pm

Cambridge Analytica may have harvested the personal data of up to 87 million Facebook users, Facebook's CTO said on Wednesday, a number far higher than original media estimates.

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Mark Zuckerberg calls Tim Cook's anti-Facebook retort 'glib,' defends ad-based model

04/02/2018, 09:04 am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended his company's ad-based revenue model in an interview published on Monday, seemingly also challenging the spin adopted by Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Tim Cook: Facebook's Cambridge Analytica consumer data debacle forces tech industry beyond self-regulation

03/28/2018, 12:03 pm

Speaking on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized Facebook for its mishandling and commercialization of consumer data, and again concedes that the time may be past for self-regulation of how companies handle personal information.

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FTC confirms Facebook probe over Cambridge Analytica user data fiasco

03/26/2018, 12:03 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is actively investigating Facebook's privacy practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, confirming in a statement the existence of a probe into the social network's activities after settling an earlier investigation with a consent decree in 2011.

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If you don't want to delete your Facebook account, here's how to cut back

03/25/2018, 03:03 pm

Facebook tests the limits of people's tolerance for use of private information, as well as over regular changing of privacy settings for their users with little or no notice. Obviously, you can delete your Facebook account, but what if you're not ready to purge everything?

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Facebook's Zuckerberg vows action on Cambridge Analytica debacle

03/21/2018, 04:03 pm

Following a week of terrible press, a battered stock, and threats of mass account de-activations, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally addressed the data scandal in a post to the network.

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How to delete your Facebook account completely on your iPhone or Mac

03/21/2018, 08:03 am

With anger and distrust at the social network at perhaps an all-time high, here's how to go about getting rid of Facebook -- something that's a lot easier than it used to be.

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After Cambridge Analytica scandal, publishers see Apple News as a solid alternative to being burned by Facebook, Google

03/21/2018, 07:03 am

For years, Facebook and Google have been bleeding the publishing industry dry, appropriating the work of its reporters while replacing the ads that traditionally supported the news business with their own targeted surveillance advertising that does little to support actual journalism. It took a major scandal to wake the industry up, but it's increasing warming to Apple News and its unique model of privacy.

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FTC probes Facebook over personal data use following Cambridge Analytica revelations

03/20/2018, 11:03 am

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has allegedly started investigating Facebook concerning the use of user data by analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, including whether the social network violated the terms of a 2011 settlement by providing the data without the user's consent.

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Facebook plans to bring news to its Watch video platform across 2018

03/13/2018, 09:03 am

Facebook is working on launching a news section within its Watch video platform, which could potentially ramp up the challenge to Apple News, or even Apple's upcoming TV slate.

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Facebook testing tracker-based AR effects in app, plans to add feature to AR Studio toolkit

03/09/2018, 10:03 pm

Facebook is evaluating a new marker-based augmented reality feature in its app that provides users with AR experiences tied to specially marked physical objects, like mapping digital graphics over a movie poster.

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BlackBerry sues Facebook over alleged messaging patent infringement

03/06/2018, 04:03 pm

BlackBerry on Tuesday launched a lawsuit against Facebook, arguing that services like WhatsApp and Instagram deliberately copy features from BlackBerry Messenger, one of the draws of BlackBerry's once-dominant smartphones.

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