Facebook suspends controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica

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  1. mood

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    Facebook’s data should be a public resource
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    Democrats Ratchet Up Pressure on Facebook Over Unanswered Privacy Questions
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    In nearly 500 pages of answers, Facebook stonewalls some senators’ questions
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    The Man Who Saw the Dangers of Cambridge Analytica Years Ago
     
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    "What 7 Creepy Patents Reveal About Facebook...

    A review of hundreds of Facebook’s patent applications reveals that the company has considered tracking almost every aspect of its users’ lives...

    Facebook has said repeatedly that its patent applications should not be taken as indications of future product plans...

    Taken together, Facebook’s patents show a commitment to collecting personal information, despite widespread public criticism of the company’s privacy policies and a promise from its chief executive to “do better.”...

    Here are seven Facebook patent applications that show how the company has contemplated gathering and exploiting your personal information..."

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    The thing is, FB's numerous patents are not so much about utilizing them but to block out the competition. This criminal behavior should be illegal.
     
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    Congress Grills Cambridge Analytica Alum on New Firm’s Data Use
     
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    Facebook shared user data with 52 tech companies
    It has already ended deals with most of them.
    June 30, 2018

    https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/30/facebook-shared-user-data-with-52-tech-companies/
    747-page response: https://docs.house.gov/meetings/IF/IF00/20180411/108090/HHRG-115-IF00-Wstate-ZuckerbergM-20180411-SD003.pdf
     
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    Bug Bounty Programs Turn Attention to Data Abuse
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    Facebook rolls out more API restrictions and shutdowns
    July 2, 2018
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/02/facebook-rolls-out-more-api-restrictions-and-shutdowns/
     
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    Facebook bug unblocked unwanted users
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    Federal investigators want to know if Facebook lied about Cambridge Analytica
    The DOJ, FBI, and SEC are expanding the investigation into the massive data privacy scandal
    July 2, 2018

    https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/2/1...tion-facebook-cambridge-analytica-doj-fbi-sec
     
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44807093
     
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    Facebook says Indonesian user data not misused

     
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    "Facebook Suspends Analytics Firm on Concerns About Sharing of Public User-Data

    Facebook Inc. said Friday it was suspending an analytics firm while it investigates whether that firm’s government contracts violate the social-media giant’s policies on how its public data is collected and shared.

    Crimson Hexagon, based in Boston, has in recent years had contracts to analyze public Facebook data for clients including a Russian nonprofit with ties to the Kremlin and multiple U.S. government agencies, according to people familiar with the matter and federal procurement data..."

    https://stocksnewsfeed.com/facebook...n-concerns-about-sharing-of-public-user-data/
     
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    Facebook growth slows in aftermath of privacy scandals
    The stock is down more than 20 percent
    July 25, 2018
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/25/...s-cambridge-analytica-scandal-growth-stalling
     
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    "Facebook suffers largest value drop in Wall Street history

    The cost of Facebook's privacy missteps caught up with the social media giant this week, sending its stock down as much as 20 percent today, a loss of more than $100 billion in value. Worries about the rising costs of privacy regulations, along with declining growth in users and revenue, played a key role in the selloff, which started Wednesday night after Facebook reported quarterly earnings..."

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    Zuck, you can't be king forever. The bigger you are, the harder you will fall.
     
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    Facebook is sued after stock plunge 'shocked' market
     
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    If I've already said it, it still bears repeating - and I hope that fall goes down a black hole never to surface again. Same deal for others like google twitter etc. These predators on society are among the worst of the worst for the massive damage they've caused and all the while been allowed to justify it all for the sake of filthy lucre.
     
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    Facebook data privacy scandal: A cheat sheet
    Read about the saga of Facebook's failures in ensuring privacy for user data, including how it relates to Cambridge Analytica, the GDPR, the Brexit campaign, and the 2016 US presidential election.
    July 30, 2018

    https://www.techrepublic.com/article/facebook-data-privacy-scandal-a-cheat-sheet/
     
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