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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Admits Mistakes in Data Leak Scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted on Wednesday that his company has made mistakes in a data leak that caused grave concern about user privacy possibly abused for political purposes. “We also made mistakes, there’s more to do, and we need to step up and do it,” he said in a statement. Facebook has been plunged […].....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuMar 26th, 2018

PH privacy commission launches probe on Facebook data leak

THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) launched a formal investigation on Faceboook following Mark Zuckerberg’s admission of the company’s faults in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal that has affected Filipino Facebook users. In a formal letter addressed to Zuckerberg, the NPC is requiring Facebook to submit a number of documents relevant to the case, to establish [...] The post PH privacy commission launches probe on Facebook data leak appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Facebook CEO s personal data part of Cambridge Analytica leak

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted during a House committee hearing on Wednesday, April 11, to a personal connection to the privacy scandal with data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. Responding to questions from Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Zuckerberg said his personal data was also part of the data collected and leaked to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Zuckerberg testimony to EU Parliament to be livestreamed

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg agreed to a change in his testimony regarding the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal to the European Parliament, with the change allowing for livestreaming of the proceedings happening Tuesday, May 22 (May 23, Manila time).  Facebook earlier admitted up to 2.7 million people in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Zuckerberg heads to Europe amid data protection scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will meet with leaders of the European parliament in a closed-door meeting next Tuesday about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company. Even though his visit had been announced, it was left unclear exactly when Zuckerberg would visit the European Union legislature. The EU and British parliaments have been calling for Zuckerberg to appear before them for weeks ever since it emerged that a company, political consultants Cambridge Analytica, had been allowed to misuse the data of millions of Facebook users. The EU meeting however is set to be private with the leaders of the political groups and a justice and civil rights expert. Man...Keep on reading: Zuckerberg heads to Europe amid data protection scandal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Zuckerberg Under Pressure to Face EU Lawmakers Over Data Scandal

Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg came under pressure from EU lawmakers on Wednesday to come to Europe and shed light on the data breach involving Cambridge Analytica that affected nearly three million Europeans. The world’s largest social network is under fire worldwide after information about nearly 87 million users wrongly ended up in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

NPC Opens Probe on Facebook

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is opening an investigation on Facebook following Mark Zuckerberg’s admission of the company’s faults in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal that affected Filipino Facebook users. In a formal letter addressed to Zuckerberg, the NPC is requiring Facebook to submit a number of documents relevant to the case, to establish the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Cybersecurity roundup: April 8 to April 14, 2018

With a busy week for Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook and their related data privacy scandal, it's important to remember that it's not just the social media giant causing problems.  Russia is on its way to blocking privacy-focused messaging app Telegram, while hackers are masking their malware as fake updates for legitimate ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

PH privacy commission to probe Facebook after data scandal

MANILA, Philippines – The National Privacy Commission (NPC) said on Friday, April 13, that it will conduct its own investigation into Facebook after more than a million  Filipino users  may have had their Facebook information improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. The NPC, in a letter addressed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, required the social ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

As Facebook scandal mushrooms, Zuckerberg vows to step up

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg vowed to "step up" to fix problems at the social media giant, as it fights a snowballing scandal over the hijacking of personal data from millions of its users......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

In hot seat

WASHINGTON -- Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg accepted personal responsibility Tuesday for the leak of data on tens of millions of its users, while warning of an “arms race” against Russian disinformation during a high-stakes hearing with US lawmakers. In his first formal congressional appearance, the Facebook founder and chief executive….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

How you helped create the crisis in private data

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress , he’s likely wondering how his company got to the point where he must submit to public questioning. It’s worth pondering how we, the Facebook-using public, got here too. The scandal in which Cambridge Analytica harvested data from millions of Facebook users to craft and target advertising for Donald Trump’s ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Top EU lawmaker says Zuckerberg must face European Parliament

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg must come to the European Parliament to face questions about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, the head of the parliament's leading political group said Monday.  In an interview with AFP, Manfred Weber, leader of the center-right European People's Party (EPP) bloc, warned Zuckerberg ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Apple co-founder protests Facebook by shutting down account

  SAN FRANCISCO --- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history. In an email to USA Today, Wozniak says Facebook makes a lot of advertising money from personal details provided by users. He says the "profits are all based on the user's info, but the users get none of the profits back." Wozniak says he'd rather pay for Facebook. He says "Apple makes money off of good products, not off of you." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify on Capitol Hill on Tuesday and Wednesday about the company's ongoing data-privacy scandal and how it failed to guard agains...Keep on reading: Apple co-founder protests Facebook by shutting down account.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Zuckerberg to face angry lawmakers as Facebook firestorm rages

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Amid a firestorm over Facebook's data privacy scandal, Mark Zuckerberg appears before US lawmakers this week with mounting pressure for new regulations for social media platforms. The 33-year-old chief executive is expected to face a grilling before a Senate panel on Tuesday, April 10, and follow up ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Zuckerberg to face angry lawmakers as Facebook firestorm rages

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Amid a firestorm over Facebook’s data privacy scandal, Mark Zuckerberg appears before US lawmakers this week with mounting pressure for new regulations for social media platforms. The 33-year-old chief executive is expected to face a grilling before a Senate panel Tuesday, and follow up with an appearance in the House of Representatives the [...] The post Zuckerberg to face angry lawmakers as Facebook firestorm rages appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Facebook says 87 million may be affected by data privacy scandal

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Facebook said Wednesday, April 4, the personal data of up to 87 million users was improperly shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, as Mark Zuckerberg defended his leadership at the huge social network. Facebook's estimate was far higher than news reports suggesting 50 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Zuckerberg: No plan to extend all of EU privacy law globally

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook, Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday that he agreed “in spirit” with a strict new European Union law on data privacy but stopped short of committing to it as the standard for the social network across the world. As Facebook reels from a scandal over the mishandling of personal […] The post Zuckerberg: No plan to extend all of EU privacy law globally appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

German Justice Minister to Meet Facebook Management in Escalating Data Scandal

U.S. social media giant Facebook will get stricter regulations from the German government, German Justice Minister Katarina Barley said Monday after meeting with Facebook representatives here. Facebook has admitted its mistakes with users’ data and promised the case would not happen again, said Barley. “But the promise is not enough to us,” Barley stressed. “We […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Facebook runs UK, U.S. newspaper ads apologising for data scandal

LONDON, United Kingdom (UPDATED) – Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in nine major British and US newspapers on Sunday, March 25, to apologize for a huge data privacy scandal. "We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can't we don't deserve it," he said. The ads ran ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

Facebook apologizes for data scandal in UK newspaper ads

LONDON, United Kingdom – Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in almost all of Britain's national newspapers Sunday, March 25, to apologize for a huge data privacy scandal. "We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can't we don't deserve it," the back page ads state.  Zuckerberg ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018