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Other people’s lives are not fodder for your feeds – TechCrunch

#PlaneBae You should cringe when you read that hashtag. Because it’s a reminder that people are being socially engineered by technology platforms to objectify and spy on each other for voyeuristic pleasure and profit. The short version of the story attached to the cringeworthy hashtag is this:...

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Facebook would make a martyr by banning Infowars – TechCrunch

Alex Jones’ Infowars is a fake news-peddler. But Facebook deleting its Page could ignite a fire that consumes the network. Still, some critics are asking why it hasn’t done so already. This week Facebook held an event with journalists to discuss how it combats fake news. The...

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The Facebook 2018 diversity report is as underwhelming as ever

Facebook's fifth diversity report isn't much better than previous years.Image: Thibault Camus/AP/REX/ShutterstockBy Karissa Bell2018-07-12 23:00:19 UTC Surprise, surprise: Facebook is still overwhelmingly white and male. That's the bottom line of Facebook's fifth annual diversity report, which was released Thursday. And while the company may still have...

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Facebook given maximum fine by UK watchdog over Cambridge Analytica fiasco

Image: Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty ImagesBy Rachel Thompson2018-07-11 14:13:49 UTC Facebook is to receive the heaviest fine possible from the UK's data watchdog after it breached the Data Protection Act twice. The maximum fine the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) is able to impose is £500,000 — a figure...

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Facebook gave a Russian firm with Kremlin ties an extension on data collection

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with billionaire Alisher Usmanov.Image: Sasha Mordovets/Getty ImageBy Keith Wagstaff2018-07-11 03:15:10 UTC Hmmm, the Facebook data collection scandal just got more interesting. It turns out that one of the 61 companies that got an extension to collect certain kinds of data...

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UK’s Information Commissioner will fine Facebook the maximum £500K over Cambridge Analytica breach – TechCrunch

Facebook continues to face fallout over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which revealed how user data was stealthily obtained by way of quizzes and then appropriated for other purposes, such as targeted political advertising. Today, the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced that it would...

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