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Meta settles case in Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal
The case alleged that Facebook allowed the personal information of millions of users to be fed to Cambridge Analytica.
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Facebook helped get Donald Trump elected, says senior executive
But Andrew Bosworth said Facebook didn’t play the kind of the role everyone thinks it did.
Brexit Party MEP admits she worked for parent company of Cambridge Analytica
When initially interviewed by Channel 4 News, she denied involvement with Cambridge Analytica.
Facebook co-founder says it's time for the government to break up the tech giant
“I feel a sense of anger and responsibility,” Chris Hughes wrote, who worked on the first News Feed team.
Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog
The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage breach.
'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies
A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.
Washington D.C. sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal
The suit alleges that Facebook misled users about the security of their data.
Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year
Facebook said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day.
Cambridge Analytica shuts down amid Facebook data crisis
Cambridge Analytica sought information on Facebook to build psychological profiles on a large portion of the US electorate.
UK threatens to issue Zuckerberg with formal summons as he declined to appear to testify
Ignoring a formal summons could invite action by the House of Commons in the UK.
WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe
The previous minimum age was 13 years old.
Facebook rolling out tool in Ireland to help combat fake abortion referendum advertisements
Two Facebook executives spoke before an Oireachtas committee this afternoon.
Facebook to admit 'they could have done better' responding to data concerns in Ireland
Up to 44,687 people in Ireland may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
Mark Zuckerberg among the 87 million Facebook users whose data was sold
He also defended using people’s data as currency to fund Facebook as a free service.
Mark Zuckerberg is getting a grilling by Congress over Facebook privacy fears
The Facebook CEO told Congress how the social media giant is handling the security fallout from Cambridge Analytica.
Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act'
Up to 45,000 Irish Facebook profiles may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns
Facebook has admitted that data of up to 87 million users was shared with Cambridge Analytica.
Poll: Do you trust Facebook?
Up to 45,000 Irish profiles on the social media site may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
Up to 87 million people impacted by Facebook data breach
It was previously thought that 50 million users had been affected.
Zuckerberg says no: Facebook CEO turns down request to appear before British MPs
The company has offered to send two other executives.
How many foreign groups are buying Facebook ads as part of the abortion referendum debate?
We look at how Facebook adverts are targeting Irish people ahead of the referendum.
Zuckerberg runs ads in 9 British and US newspapers to say sorry for data scandal
“We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t we don’t deserve it,” the Facebook CEO said.
Offices of Cambridge Analytica raided by UK information commissioner
Around 18 enforcement agents entered the company’s London headquarters at around 8pm to execute the warrant.
Steve Bannon tries to distance himself from Cambridge Analytica
“Facebook data is for sale all over the world,” Trump’s former chief strategist said.
Zuckerberg says there was a 'breach of trust' between Facebook and its users
“I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I’m responsible for what happens on our platform.”
'I am being used as a scapegoat': Academic who mined Facebook data for Cambridge Analytica
The communication firm is accused of stealing information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles.
Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?
It has been reported in recent days that Cambridge Analytica allegedly collected information from 50 million Facebook users.
'Your phone is a data goldmine': What you can do to protect yourself against data mining
Experts say social media users need to pay attention to the information they agree to share.
'Appearances can be deceptive' - CEO falls on sword, but did Cambridge Analytica swing the US election for Trump?
Former chief executive of CA Alexander Nix is at the centre of a firestorm concerning the alleged swinging of the 2016 US election in Donald Trump’s favour.
Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner "following up" with Facebook over Cambridge Analytica
The London based firm has been credited with helping Donald Trump win the 2016 US Presidential election.
Poll: Are you considering deleting your Facebook?
#DeleteFacebook is trending, but what do you think?
Explainer: What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the heart of Facebook's alleged data breach
The communication firm is accused of stealing information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles.
Cambridge Analytica executives filmed allegedly touting use of bribery, entrapment to swing elections around the world
A new report by Channel 4 News includes undercover footage where employees of the shadowy data firm allegedly discuss the nature of their business.
Here's why there's uproar again about Facebook and the data firm used by Trump's 2016 campaign
A former employee of Cambridge Analytica has said the firm is “a full-service propaganda machine”.
Facebook accused of misleading British parliament over data leak risk
The social media platform has suspended Cambridge Analytica, which is best known for working on Donald Trump’s election campaign.