Category Archives: Journalism Media and Social Media

Cambridge Analytica and the Coming Data Bust – The New York Times

The queasy truth at the heart of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, which is so far the company’s defining disgrace of 2018, is that its genesis became scandalous only in retrospect. The series of events that now implicate Facebook began in … Continue reading

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Ad Scammers Need Suckers- and Facebook Helps Find Them – Bloomberg

It was a Davos for digital hucksters. One day last June, scammers from around the world gathered for a conference at a renovated 19th century train station in Berlin. All the most popular hustles were there: miracle diet pills, instant … Continue reading

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I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes. – By BRIAN X. CHEN – NYT

When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn’t expect to see much. My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads. (I’m what some call a Facebook … Continue reading

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Opinion | Facebook Isn’t Just Violating Our Privacy – By Noam Cohen – NYT

Even as it issues full-page apologies in print newspapers promising ritualistically “to do better,” Facebook and its allies have minimized the importance of the seismic revelation that the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked on behalf of the Trump … Continue reading

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How to Protect Yourself (and Your Friends) on Facebook – The New York Times

• Audit your Facebook apps. If you used Facebook to sign in to a third-party website, game or app, those services may continue to access your personal data. On Facebook, go to the settings page and click on the Apps … Continue reading

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Facebook Faces Growing Pressure Over Data and Privacy Inquiries – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators and state prosecutors are opening investigations into Facebook. Politicians in the United States and Europe are calling for its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, to testify before them. Investors have cut the value of the social networking … Continue reading

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Trump’s High-Tech Dirty Tricksters – by Michelle Goldberg – NYT

Cambridge Analytica, the shadowy data firm that helped elect Donald Trump, specializes in “psychographic” profiling, which it sells as a sophisticated way to digitally manipulate huge numbers of people on behalf of its clients. But apparently, when you’re trying to … Continue reading

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Alex Stamos- Facebook Data Security Chief- To Leave Amid Outcry – The New York Times

As Facebook grapples with a backlash over its role in spreading disinformation, an internal dispute over how to handle the threat and the public outcry is resulting in the departure of a senior executive. The impending exit of that executive … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Role in Data Misuse Sets Off Storms on Two Continents – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Facebook on Sunday faced a backlash about how it protects user data, as American and British lawmakers demanded that it explain how a political data firm with links to President Trump’s 2016 campaign was able to harvest private … Continue reading

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