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Creator of World Wide Web Has Advice for Zuckerberg
Creator of World Wide Web
Has Advice for Zuckerberg
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Creator of World Wide Web Has Advice for Zuckerberg

'You can fix it,' says Tim Berners-Lee

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg is promising better protection for users after the Cambridge Analytica mess , and he made a statement during a CNN interview Wednesday night that's drawing some attention. "I actually am not sure we shouldn't be regulated," he said of Facebook, adding that it's more...

Zuckerberg Responds to 'the Cambridge Analytica Situation'

'At the end of the day I'm responsible for what happens on our platform'

(Newser) - "We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you," Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post Wednesday, breaking his silence on what he calls "the Cambridge Analytica situation." It was the Facebook CEO'...

Facebook Made Him Rich. Now He Says Delete the Site

Brian Acton is co-founder of WhatsApp, which Facebook bought for $19B

(Newser) - WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton made a fortune when the messaging app was acquired by Facebook for $19 billion in 2014. Now he says it's time to dump the social media site. "It is time. #deletefacebook ," Acton tweeted Tuesday as the Cambridge Analytica data-mining scandal deepened. Acton remained...

Cambridge Analytica Suspends Its CEO

Alexander Nix said firm played big role in his election victory

(Newser) - The board of Cambridge Analytica, the company that allegedly used data mined from Facebook to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election, says it has suspended CEO Alexander Nix pending a full independent investigation of his actions, the AP reports. The board cited comments Nix made to an undercover...

Facebook&#39;s Trouble Is Only Deepening
Facebook's Trouble
Is Only Deepening
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Facebook's Trouble Is Only Deepening

Stock takes a hit amid allegations it failed to protect data of 50M users

(Newser) - Facebook's latest trouble is only getting worse. The company's stock slid nearly 7% on Monday, the biggest decline in four years, as it deals with allegations that it allowed people's personal data to be manipulated during the 2016 campaign, reports the Wall Street Journal . The new scandal...

'Time for Zuckerberg to Stop Hiding Behind His Facebook Page'

The Cambridge Analytica incident picks up steam

(Newser) - It's variously being called one of the biggest data leaks in Facebook history and "unequivocally not a data breach." And it has lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic clamoring for answers. This weekend thrust Cambridge Analytica into the spotlight: In 2014, some 270,000 Facebook users...

Trump-Linked Firm Mined 50M Facebook Profiles

Cambridge Analytica said it had deleted improperly obtained data, apparently had not: reports

(Newser) - A data analysis firm employed by President Trump's 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the private social media activity of a large portion of the US electorate, reports the AP . One of the largest data...

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