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Facebook facing over $600,000 in fines in the UK for Cambridge Analytica scandal

Tuesday, reports surfaced that the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s office has issued a fine to Facebook for $664,000 or about GBP 500,000. The office finds that Facebook lacked the privacy protections necessary to catch Cambridge Analytica before it was too late. The Washington Post reports that today’s announcement of the fine is preliminary and the […]

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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 UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced that it would be issuing the social network with its maximum fine, £500,000 ($662,000) […]

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Facebook was never ephemeral, and now its Stories won’t have to be – TechCrunch

Before Snapchat made social media about just today, Facebook made it about forever. The 2011 “Timeline” redesign of the profile and keyword search unlocked your past, encouraging you to curate colorful posts about your life’s top moments. That was actually an inspiration for Snapchat, as its CEO Evan Spiegel wrote in its IPO announcement that […]

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Facebook is shutting down Hello, Moves and the anonymous teen app tbh due to ‘low usage’ – TechCrunch

Facebook, the world’s largest social network with 2.2 billion users, is all about scale, and so today it announced that it would be sunsetting three apps in its stable that simply weren’t. Hello, Moves and tbh will all be depreciated in the coming weeks, the company announced today. The three apps are being shut down […]

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