It Appears That Even a Truck Full of Money Can’t Get Top Talent to Work for Facebook These Days

Former Facebook recruiters say the company’s damaged image is driving away potential hires, according to a new report. Facebook, meanwhile, claims it’s doing better than ever, thank you very much. Read More >>

Canada May Drag Facebook to Court Over Its ‘Disregard’ for User Security

Wikipedia can go ahead and add all of Canada to the ever-expanding List Of Parties Who Have A Bone to Pick With Facebook page—a joint investigation by the privacy commissioners of Canada and British Columbia found the company “committed serious contraventions of Canadian privacy laws.” Read More >>

Facebook Expects Record Fine Up to £4 Billion From FTC for Privacy Violations

Facebook expects to be fined $3-5 billion (£2.3-£3.9 billion) by the Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations, the company announced on Wednesday in its financial earnings report. Read More >>

Facebook Says It Needs to Collect All Your Data to Protect Against Terrorism and Child Abuse

Facebook was slapped with a ruling in Germany today that limits how the social media giant can collect data across its multiple platforms, like WhatsApp and Instagram. And Facebook is not happy about it, to say the least. The company says it’s collecting all of that data for your own good. They’re simply using their data sharing methods to protect you against terrorism and child abuse, according to Facebook. Seriously. Read More >>

The US Federal Trade Commission May Slam Facebook With ‘Record-Setting’ Fine Over User Privacy

US Federal Trade Commission staff assessing whether social media giant Facebook violated a legally binding user privacy agreement with the agency are considering slapping the company with a “record-setting fine,” the Washington Post reported Friday, citing “three people familiar with the deliberations but not authorised to speak on the record.” Read More >>

A Few Things Facebook Forgot to Include in Its Year in Review

It’s been quite a year for Mark Zuckerberg and his friends at Facebook. You might even say that 2018 has been the single worst year in the company’s history. But you wouldn’t know it by reading “Facebook’s 2018 Year in Review.” The annual blog post leaves one with the impression that Facebook’s involvement in global events was nothing short of heart-warming. In truth, it was not. Read More >>

Mark Zuckerberg Was ‘Sceptical’ About Risk of Leaks Like Cambridge Analytica, Emails Show

Internal Facebook documents published today by the British Parliament give us more insight than ever into the mind of the largest social platform’s CEO. Among those revelations: Zuckerberg’s cavalier attitude towards the possibility of data leaks. Read More >>

In Extraordinary Rebuke, UK Parliament Seizes Internal Facebook Documents

The British Parliament has seized internal Facebook documents in “an extraordinary attempt to hold the U.S. social media giant to account” after being repeatedly spurned in their attempts to have the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg testify about its data privacy practices, the Observer reported on Saturday. Read More >>

Facebook’s Woes Grow as Instagram Co-Founders Reportedly Bail

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are planning on leaving their jobs at the company in the coming weeks, according to a report in the New York Times on Monday. Read More >>

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US Hired Cambridge Analytica’s Parent Company to Undermine Terrorist Recruiters Online

New details have emerged regarding the no-bid US State Department contract awarded last year to SCL Group, the parent company of the now-defunct data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica. Read More >>

Facebook: Hey Can We Pretty Please Maybe Have Lots of Your Banking Information Too?

Facebook is looking to gobble up users’ financial information, including such tidbits as “card transactions and checking-account balances,” as part of its relentless effort to swallow up yet more of the web, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Read More >>

Great, Now Facebook Is Investigating Potential Data Misuse By Something Called ‘Crimson Hexagon’ 

Facebook may have stumbled through its Cambridge Analytica user privacy scandal largely unscathed so far – the yet-to-be-determined outcome of four separate federal investigations notwithstanding – but its pivot to publicly talking a big game on cracking down on data misuse continues. Read More >>

The People Vs Facebook: Here’s How Campaigners Are Mobilising Against Zuckerberg’s Data-Hungry Behemoth

It has only been a giddy three months since the Cambridge Analytica Files were released to the public. Since then, we’ve been privy to what has felt like a decades-worth of catch-up from regulatory and governmental bodies, with GDPR reshaping our privacy laws in a variety of new and exciting ways, while causing a headache for pretty much everybody. Read More >>

Facebook’s ‘Maximum Penalty’ for Cambridge Analytica is Pocket Change

Facebook, the social media giant that recently clocked in at a total valuation of nearly $600 billion, is facing the maximum penalties UK authorities have available to punish the company for its role in the Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal. And – drumroll, please – it’s £500,000. Read More >>