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  • Canada’s federal watchdog has very gently slapped Facebook’s wrist

    Canada’s federal watchdog has very gently slapped Facebook’s wrist0

    The feels familiar, somehow DESPITE AN ADMIRABLE attempt to bury it underneath an avalanche of other scandals, Facebook can’t seem to get the Cambridge Analytica monkey off its back. Now Canada’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has found that Facebook broke the country’s privacy laws by not meaningfully seeking the consent of the site’s

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  • Facebook’s plan to protect the European elections comes up short

    Facebook’s plan to protect the European elections comes up short0

    Intentionally false news stories were shared more than 35m times during the 2016 US presidential election, with Facebook playing a significant role in their spread. Shortly after, the Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed that 50m Facebook profiles had been harvested without authorisation and used to target political ads and fake news for the election and later

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  • Facebook’s privacy blogpost shows Zuckerberg’s intent on being the good guy | Social Media

    Facebook’s privacy blogpost shows Zuckerberg’s intent on being the good guy | Social Media0

    Yesterday Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published a lengthy (3,000 word) blogpost entitled A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking. The post outlined a pivot of Facebook’s position on consumer data, expressing a new commitment to preserving privacy and taking measures including ensuring end-to-end encryption of messages across all Facebook-owned platforms (something that at present is only

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