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Facebook and Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion in US Senate Intelligence Committee hearing; Jack Dorsey says he's scrubbing '200% more accounts'
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Facebook and Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion in US Senate Intelligence Committee hearing; Jack Dorsey says he's scrubbing '200% more accounts'

Facebook and Twitter executives pledged on Wednesday to better protect their social media platforms in the 2018 elections and beyond, and told Congress of aggressive efforts to root out foreign intrusions aimed at sowing divisions in American democracy.

Sheryl Sandberg uses Facebook's woes as lesson for MIT grads; says 'we didn't see all the risks and didn't do enough to stop them'
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Sheryl Sandberg uses Facebook's woes as lesson for MIT grads; says 'we didn't see all the risks and didn't do enough to stop them'

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg didn't shy away from her company's ongoing privacy scandal in a Friday commencement speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Instead, she turned it into a lesson about accountability.

Former Cambridge Analytica boss admits to receiving Facebook data from researcher
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Former Cambridge Analytica boss admits to receiving Facebook data from researcher

Cambridge Analytica said after the film was broadcast by Channel 4 television in March that the comments did not “represent the values or operations of the firm.”

US lawmakers slam Facebook over data sharing with at least 4 Chinese companies
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US lawmakers slam Facebook over data sharing with at least 4 Chinese companies

Two key U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday rebuked Facebook Inc for not being more transparent over its data sharing practices after the social media company said it had collaborated with at least four Chinese companies, including a smartphone maker that has raised U.S

Former Cambridge Analytica boss Alexander Nix accepts summons to appear before British lawmakers on 6 June
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Former Cambridge Analytica boss Alexander Nix accepts summons to appear before British lawmakers on 6 June

The media committee is investigating fake news and is increasingly focused on the role of Cambridge Analytica and Facebook in the 2016 Brexit vote.

Brexit officials ask Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO Alexander Nix to appear before lawmakers
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Brexit officials ask Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO Alexander Nix to appear before lawmakers

The committee said it had asked former CEO Alexander Nix to appear in parliament on Wednesday, 6 June.

Cambridge Analytica declares bankruptcy, is shutting down blaming 'unfairly negative media coverage' over Facebook data scandal
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Cambridge Analytica declares bankruptcy, is shutting down blaming 'unfairly negative media coverage' over Facebook data scandal

Cambridge Analytica, the Trump-affiliated data firm at the center of Facebook's worst privacy scandal in history, is declaring bankruptcy and shutting down. The London firm blamed "unfairly negative media coverage" and said it has been "vilified" for actions it says are both legal and widely accepted as part of online advertising.

Cambridge Analytica says all its activities around the world, including in India, will be investigated
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Cambridge Analytica says all its activities around the world, including in India, will be investigated

Cambridge Analytica (CA), the data consultancy firm at the heart of a fake news investigation in the UK, has said that all its activities will be probed.

Cambridge Analytica's former CEO Alexander Nix refuses to testify at upcoming session on fake news in UK
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Cambridge Analytica's former CEO Alexander Nix refuses to testify at upcoming session on fake news in UK

The chair of the British Parliament’s media committee says that Cambridge Analytica's ex CEO, Alexander Nix, says he will no longer testify at a session.

Facebook chief technology officer to answer questions from UK lawmakers instead of Mark Zuckerberg on 26 April
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Facebook chief technology officer to answer questions from UK lawmakers instead of Mark Zuckerberg on 26 April

Committee chair Damien Collins has said it was “astonishing” that Zuckerberg was not prepared to answer questions himself.

Facebook data scandal: UK regulators search Cambridge Analytica offices, ruling on case Tuesday
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Facebook data scandal: UK regulators search Cambridge Analytica offices, ruling on case Tuesday

British regulators began searching the London offices of Cambridge Analytica, the communications firm at the heart of the Facebook data scandal, shortly after a judge approved a search warrant

Cambridge Analytica row: UK regulators raid data mining firm's London offices to probe role in illegal harvesting of Facebook data
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Cambridge Analytica row: UK regulators raid data mining firm's London offices to probe role in illegal harvesting of Facebook data

British regulators on Saturday began searching the London offices of Cambridge Analytica (CA), the scandal-hit communications firm at the heart of the Facebook data scandal

Cambridge Analytica row: BJP govt manufacturer of fake news, biggest data thieves, says Randeep Surjewala
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Cambridge Analytica row: BJP govt manufacturer of fake news, biggest data thieves, says Randeep Surjewala

BJP govt is a manufacturer of fake news and an epitome of post-truth. Their nexus with Cambridge Analytica has been exposed, Randeep Surjewala said.

Congress misused services of Cambridge Analytica during 2017 Gujarat polls, says BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Congress misused services of Cambridge Analytica during 2017 Gujarat polls, says BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accused Congress of "lying" and "misusing" the services of the data mining company Cambridge Analytica to win the Gujarat Assembly elections in December 2017

Mark Zuckerberg speaks on Cambridge Analytica fiasco announcing measures to tackle the issue
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Mark Zuckerberg speaks on Cambridge Analytica fiasco announcing measures to tackle the issue

In his first comment since the scandal erupted Mark Zuckerberg said that the company “made mistakes, there’s more to do, and we need to step up and do it.”

Mark Zuckerberg breaks silence on Cambridge Analytica: 'If we can't protect users' data, we don't deserve to serve you'
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Mark Zuckerberg breaks silence on Cambridge Analytica: 'If we can't protect users' data, we don't deserve to serve you'

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Zuckerberg said it will ban developers who don't agree to an audit. An app's developer will no longer have access to data from people who haven't used that app in three months. Data will also be generally limited to user names, profile photos and email, unless the developer signs a contract with Facebook and gets user approval.

Suspended Cambridge Analytica CEO confirms that campaign by consultancy firm did influence the US elections
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Suspended Cambridge Analytica CEO confirms that campaign by consultancy firm did influence the US elections

Cambridge Analytica’s board of directors suspended CEO Alexander Nix on Tuesday, shortly before the second part of British broadcaster Channel 4’s expose.