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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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The man with (almost) no data trail

No Facebook account. No Twitter. No Instagram. No smartphone. No tablet. No online banking. Just an email account accessed at the local library and a chunky Nokia 3210 with a built-in torch. Felix, not his real name (as you might expect…), lives without the tools and social media accounts that …

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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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Tumblr deletes ‘Russian troll’ accounts

Blogging platform Tumblr has deleted 84 accounts it says Russian propagandists used to spread disinformation during the 2016 US election. The accounts are believed to have been used by Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) – an organisation linked to many different web-based campaigns. Tumblr said it had uncovered the fake …

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Tech Tent: Facebook’s data privacy crisis

What have we learned this week about the dangers of sharing our lives on Facebook – and can we now take back control? Stream or download the latest Tech Tent podcast Listen live every Friday at 15:00 GMT on the BBC World Service This week’s Tech Tent explores how the …

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Craigslist drops dating ads after new law

Classified advertising website Craigslist has closed its dating ads section in the US, in response to a new bill against sex trafficking. The bill states that websites can now be punished for “facilitating” prostitution and sex trafficking. Ads promoting prostitution and child sexual abuse have previously been posted in the …

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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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