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Facebook hired PR company to write fake news
Published in News
Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:29

Facebook hired PR company to write fake news


Wanted to get at Google

Facebook hired a public relations firm last year that wrote fake news critical of Google and conspiracy theories which claimed that George Soros was behind a growing anti-Facebook movement.

Zuckerberg ignores UK and Canada
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Thursday, 08 November 2018 11:40

Zuckerberg ignores UK and Canada

Sorry I'm washing my hair

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a request to appear before an international parliamentary committee delving into the questions around fake news.

Three European countries want big tech to avoid tax
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Denmark, Ireland and Sweden block French moves

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire's efforts to get the European Union colleagues around a new tax on tech giants have stalled.

British MPs want a word with Zuckerberg
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Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:05

British MPs want a word with Zuckerberg


If he turns up it will be a rough ride

British MPs want a word with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and if he shows up he will have a harder time than he did when he spoke to the US Senate.

Facebook former security boss blasts Apple’s double standard
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Former Facebook CSO Alex Stamos claims Apple is doing dirty deeds with Chinese data


While the tame Apple Press is praising CEO Tim Cook’s stance of data protection, the former security boss at Facebook Alex Stamos said there is a double standard at play.

UK information watchdog upholds Facebook fine
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Thursday, 25 October 2018 12:05

UK information watchdog upholds Facebook fine


Cambridge Analytica row fine small but symbolic

Britain’s information regulator upheld a small but symbolic £500,000 fine against Facebook for breaches of data protection law related to the harvesting of data by consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Oculus co-founder quits Facebook
Published in IoT
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 12:17

Oculus co-founder quits Facebook


May not be seeing eye to eye with his masters

Brendan Iribe, the co-founder and former CEO of Oculus, announced he has quit Facebook after some internal company shake-ups.

Facebook investors want Mark Zuckerberg's head
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To hang in their garden for the crows to peck

Public fund investors want Mark Zuckerberg out as chairman of Facebook.

"Do not track" function is a chocolate teapot
Published in News
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 11:41

"Do not track" function is a chocolate teapot


Ignored by most websites

Those who think that switching their browser to “do not track” will prevent companies spying on them are wasting their time.

Facebook deletes Russian firm's accounts
Published in News
Friday, 12 October 2018 12:32

Facebook deletes Russian firm's accounts


Data scraping

Facebook has disabled dozens of accounts and profiles belonging to Russian database provider SocialDataHub for what it termed the unauthorised collection of user data.