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FBI & other US branches join Justice Department in Cambridge Analytica investigation

07/03/2018, 02:07 pm

A U.S. federal probe into Facebook's data sharing with now-defunct politcal consulting firm Cambridge Analytica has reportedly grown to pull in multiple agencies, including the FBI, the Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Apple slips into second place in 2018 'Most Valuable U.S Brands' list

06/26/2018, 10:06 am

Apple clung on to second place in Brand Finance's "U.S. 500 2018," ranking the most valuable U.S. brands, but saw itself eclipsed by a new leader -- Amazon.

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Apple, other tech behemoths to meet on Wednesday to talk privacy crisis

06/25/2018, 11:06 am

Representatives from a number of major tech firms will gather in San Francisco on Wednesday to address growing concerns over consumer privacy, driven to the forefront by new European regulations and public uproar over scandals like Cambridge Analytica.

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Apple strips Facebook & Twitter integration from macOS Mojave

06/06/2018, 10:06 am

Continuing a policy that began with iOS 11, Apple has apparently stripped out integration of third-party accounts in macOS Mojave beyond email and calendar services.

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Cook denies Apple requested Facebook data, discusses data privacy in interviews

06/04/2018, 10:06 pm

A day after bombshell newspaper report, Apple CEO Tim Cook says his company requested and received "zero" personal data from Facebook.

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Facebook shared user data with Apple, other device manufacturers, report says

06/03/2018, 11:06 pm

Social media giant Facebook admits it had data-sharing partnerships with Apple and many other device manufacturers over a period of years, granting third-party access to users' personal data before the company made apps available on iOS and Android.

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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg enters the ring in data privacy bout with Tim Cook

05/30/2018, 10:05 am

Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg has defended the social network against comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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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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