Erasing your digital footprint is hard

Apr 2, 2018
Companies track our activity all over the web, so can anyone reclaim their privacy?
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Facebook rejiggers its privacy settings to make them easier to use

Mar 28, 2018
Facebook announced a group of changes Wednesday designed to make it easier for users to manage their privacy and find out how their data is being used. The changes are intended to rebuild users’ trust in the social network after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. But they may be more of a Band-Aid than a fix.  […]

Mark Zuckerberg won't talk to U.K. Parliament about Cambridge Analytica

Mar 27, 2018
The Facebook CEO can't be forced to testify, but it might hurt his reputation, our London bureau chief says.
Mark Zuckerberg isn't a British citizen, so he can't be compelled to appear before the United Kingdom Parliament.
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Quitting Facebook might be harder than you think

Many Facebook users are deleting their accounts, but that may be hard for others.
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Why a New York professor is taking on Cambridge Analytica in the U.K.

Mar 22, 2018
David Carroll is using a British law to try to force Cambridge Analytica to send him the data it's gathered on him.
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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Sen. Kennedy to Facebook: "Don't send your lawyers"

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle want to hear what CEO Mark Zuckerberg has to say in person about how the company let Cambridge Analytica harvest users' information without their permission.
Two senators want Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify in front of Congress.
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To delete or not to delete

Mar 21, 2018
When it comes to Facebook, that is the question.
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Facebook could use some friends

Mar 20, 2018
Facebook’s leaders are being called on to explain themselves before officials here and in Europe. The Federal Trade Commission is examining whether Cambridge Analytica, the company that improperly siphoned the data of millions of Facebook users to create political profiles, violated a consent agreement. Now, the fact your information is for sale on the internet […]

Does psychographic marketing really work?

Mar 20, 2018
With enough data, could a company predict what you want? That’s the idea behind psychographic advertising: A company builds a profile of each customer and uses it to manipulate their emotions through marketing. This type of advertising is at the heart of a scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, which used Facebook to get this type of […]