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# facebook - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Facebook sends rival's shares tumbling as it announced 'meaningful, long-term' dating service

Shares of Match.com, which owns Tinder, tumbled on the news.

# facebook - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

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.

Concerns over mystery Facebook ads claiming to offer 'unbiased facts' on Eighth Referendum

Facebook users were targeted over the weekend with advertisements directing them to a website which has since disappeared.

# facebook - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Despite privacy controversy, profits at Facebook are soaring

Facebook shares climbed more than 6.9% to $170.75 in after-hours trades.

# facebook - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

# facebook - Saturday 21 April, 2018

Deleting Facebook: 'I wouldn’t date someone who wasn't on Facebook. They have secrets'

But when you leave Facebook, your attention span increases. You look around you. You notice things, writes Amanda Geard.

# facebook - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Facebook rolls out major privacy changes for ads, personal info and facial recognition

Many of the changes are being put in place to comply with the EU’s new GDPR directive that comes into effect next month.

# facebook - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

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.

# facebook - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Poll: Would you fork out for a paid version of Facebook? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you fork out for a paid version of Facebook?

Sheryl Sandberg said Facebook doesn’t have an opt-out button at the highest level saying, “that would be a paid product”.

# facebook - Thursday 12 April, 2018

EU-US data deal on the line as High Court refers Facebook case to European court

The High Court today set out a number of questions which the European court must answer.

Facebook has started giving Irish users tips to spot fake news

Facebook says that improving news literacy is a priority.

# facebook - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

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.

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'Um, uh, no': Zuckerberg flummoxed when asked to share his own personal details

The Facebook founder showed an unwillingness to answer personal questions at the congressional hearing.

# facebook - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

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.

# facebook - Monday 9 April, 2018

'My mistake, I'm sorry': Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testimony to Congress released

Zuckerberg will testify tomorrow amid the firestorm over the hijacking of data on millions of Facebook users.

# facebook - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Tobacco being marketed and sold through Facebook, despite policy against such promotions

Researchers said the study reveals loopholes within Facebook’s tobacco-related policies that the company could potentially close.

# facebook - Friday 6 April, 2018

Facebook to create thousands of jobs making the site 'more accountable and transparent'

To get authorised by Facebook, “advertisers will need to confirm their identity and location,” the statement said.

# facebook - Thursday 5 April, 2018

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? Facebook This post contains a poll

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.

# facebook - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Up to 87 million people impacted by Facebook data breach

It was previously thought that 50 million users had been affected.

Facebook page where women tell their abortion stories deliberately sabotaged in online attack

In Her Shoes is a community of women who have had experiences with the Eighth Amendment.

# facebook - Monday 2 April, 2018

Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues

He rejected criticism of Apple’s Tim Cook who argued Facebook got into trouble because it was so focused on monetising people’s data.

# facebook - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report

Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram gave statements on their security to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

# facebook - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Zuckerberg says no: Facebook CEO turns down request to appear before British MPs

The company has offered to send two other executives.

# facebook - Sunday 25 March, 2018

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.

# facebook - Friday 23 March, 2018

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.

# facebook - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

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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? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# facebook - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

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.

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.

# facebook - Monday 19 March, 2018

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 - Sunday 18 March, 2018

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.