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Tech Tent: Questions for Zuckerberg and Cambridge

It was a two-day interrogation with dozens of questions – some of them acute, some of them rambling, a few quite bizarre. On the Tech Tent podcast this week, we zero in on what Mark Zuckerberg failed to answer during his US congressional appearances, about just how much data Facebook …

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Mark Zuckerberg’s dreaded homework assignments

Over two days, almost 10 hours. If you watched every moment of Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony in front of Congress this week, you’ll know he rolled out one phrase an awful lot: “I’ll have my team get back to you.” Now some of these were bits of data Mr Zuckerberg simply …

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Cambridge University saw ‘no issue’ with Facebook research

The academic at the centre of Facebook’s data scandal has hit back at Mark Zuckerberg’s suggestion that “something bad” might be going on at Cambridge University. Dr Aleksandr Kogan, who collected data for Cambridge Analytica, told the BBC that Facebook should be investigating commercial uses of its data, not focusing …

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg to testify before US committee

Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is to testify before the US House Commerce Committee regarding the firm’s use and protection of user data. Facebook has faced criticism after it emerged it had known for years that Cambridge Analytica had harvested data from about 50 million of its users. He will …

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Zuckerberg: I’m still the man to run Facebook

Despite the turmoil that continues to surround his company, Mark Zuckerberg has insisted he is still the best person to lead Facebook. “When you’re building something like Facebook which is unprecedented in the world,” he said on Wednesday, “there are things that you’re going to mess up. “What I think …

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Scammers abused Facebook phone number search

Facebook was warned by security researchers that attackers could abuse its phone number and email search facility to harvest people’s data. On Wednesday, the firm said “malicious actors” had been harvesting profiles for years by abusing the search tool. It said anybody that had not changed their privacy settings after …

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Mark Zuckerberg spins himself some time

There are two ways to look at Mark Zuckerberg’s comments on Wednesday, his first since the Cambridge Analytica crisis unfolded. They showed either a chief executive getting on top of the situation, and making what sounded like significant concessions in areas we wouldn’t expect. Or, it was a skilled, composed …

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Facebook’s biggest challenge yet

This might be the biggest crisis Facebook has faced since its founding, and the company’s initial response has not helped. The proposed departure of the company’s data security chief, Alex Stamos, has spread anxiety through the company internationally, and it is being reported that this opened up already significant divisions …

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Facebook’s biggest challenge yet

This might be the biggest crisis Facebook has faced since its founding, and the company’s initial response has not helped. The proposed departure of the company’s data security chief, Alex Stamos, has spread anxiety through the company internationally, and it is being reported that this opened up already significant divisions …

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Pressure mounts on Zuckerberg to face data breach concerns

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is facing intensified calls to appear in person at investigations into the social network’s conduct. His company has been accused of failing to properly inform users that their profile information may have been obtained and kept by Cambridge Analytica, a data firm widely-credited …

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