Facebook is facing a fine. What about Zuckerberg?

Jul 15, 2019
The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly ready to hit Facebook with a fine of about $5 billion.
Signs for company Cambridge Analytica in the lobby of the building in which they are based on March 21, 2018 in London, England.
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Zuckerberg's privacy manifesto is actually about messaging

Mar 7, 2019
It’s not about keeping you safe from Facebook’s data-hoovering efforts. It’s about competing with other messaging platforms.
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An American's quest to track down his digital data... in the UK

Jan 25, 2019
One man takes on a multiyear legal battle with Cambridge Analytica.
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What’s a company to do with all that Facebook Data?

Dec 19, 2018
The District of Columbia sued Facebook today for sharing users’ personal data with consulting firm Cambridge Analytica before the 2016 election. But that may be the least of the company’s troubles today. A New York Times investigation has revealed that Facebook has been sharing WAY more of its users’ data with other companies than we […]

Advertisers are not leaving Facebook any time soon

Apr 24, 2018
Ads and consumer data are Facebook’s financial lifeblood. Yet, after all of the recent controversies  and #deletefacebook campaigns, are advertisers concerned that users will abandon the platform for greener — and more reputable — pastures? “At the end of the day, there’s no change,” said Sandra Upson, senior editor at Wired magazine. She reported on […]

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The most powerful tool in social media

Apr 11, 2018
A huge reason for its success is because people, well, they like to be liked.
People walk past the Facebook 'Like' symbol at the Facebook Innovation Hub on Feb. 24, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
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The Data Economy: Introduction

Apr 10, 2018
Exploring how privacy, policy, advertising and politics led to a data crisis.
A mobile phone screen displays the icons for the social networking apps Facebook and Twitter, taken in Manchester, England on March 22, 2018. 

Zuckerberg says Facebook users still willing to trade data for relevant advertising

Apr 4, 2018
Facebook is making changes to its data sharing practices. But the company says users still want targeted ads.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the F8 summit in San Francisco, California, on March 25, 2015. Zuckerberg introduced a new messenger platform at the event. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)