Rappler's latest stories on Cambridge Analytica
The fine may be in the range of $2 billion, almost 3 times that of the UK fine back in October 2018
False information is saturating the political debate worldwide and undermining an already weak level of trust in the media and institutions
Whistleblower Christopher Wylie is pushing for Facebook to be regulated. He is scathing about Facebook's 'man-child' chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and the arrogance of the company he runs.
'Why is it we can regulate nuclear power, but we can't regulate code?' says Christopher Wylie, a former director of research at the now-defunct data consultancy
The watchdog announced this fine on July 10, but makes clear it was levying the maximum penalty allowed by the law at the time the the incident occurred
These apps were not able to submit themselves to Facebook's new review process in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the company says
The protection of user data now is necessary for the internet and its major services to evolve
In Australia, the social network may face fines of up to US $2.2 billion for the Cambridge Analytica scandal
While the $664,000 fine is small for a $584-billion company, ongoing probes by US bodies may lead to fines amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars
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The probe appears to focus on Cambridge Analytica's finances and how it obtained and used personal data from Facebook
'We have large teams of internal and external experts working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible,' says an officer of Facebook
On this week's Cybersecurity Roundup, we've got Facebook stalkers, Cambridge Analytica news, and pacemaker security.
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'Despite Cambridge Analytica's unwavering confidence that its employees have acted ethically and lawfully... the siege of media coverage has driven away virtually all of the company's customers and suppliers,' says the company
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Twitter confirms it sold a random sample of tweets from December 2014 to April 2015 to Aleksandr Kogan's company in 2015
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Aleksandr Kogan explains, 'Back then we thought it was fine... I think that core idea that we had – that everybody knows and nobody cares – was fundamentally flawed. And for that, I'm sincerely sorry'
This week's roundup features more Facebook data privacy news, updates on Cambridge Analytica's actions, and a mystery hacker getting unmasked.
New information coming out of a UK committee investigation suggests other quiz apps used by the research firm may have compromised far more than the 87 million Facebook users estimated
Many of the respondents are leaving the platform due to privacy concerns amid the Cambridge Analytica scandal
Even if Facebook hired millions of content moderators, they are no match to the vetting capacity and breadth of its very capable and knowledgeable users, who should now engage Facebook more aggressively and intelligently
Find out, in a nutshell, how the political consulting firm's activities impact not only global democracy but even recent elections in the Philippines
Join us as we make sense of these stories and what it means for the public: Malacañang's ban on Rappler, the quo warranto petition to remove Sereno, and state surveillance in the Philippines
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Mark Zuckerberg concedes regulation of social media companies – under mounting scrutiny over the misuse of user data – is 'inevitable'
Congresswoman Anna Eshoo asks, 'Was your data included in the data sold to malicious third parties? Your personal data?' Mark Zuckerberg says, 'Yes.'
The Duterte presidential campaign's chief social media strategist claims the Cambridge Analytica CEO "influenced" his work
It’s worth pondering how we, the Facebook-using public, got here
Zuckerberg's wording in his response to a US senator's question regarding their business model leaves open the possibility of a paid, ad-free version
The Facebook CEO says that Russians exploiting their system will keep getting better, and Facebook will have to invest in getting better to keep up
A US senator suggests that Facebook may be a monopoly – a claim that Zuckerberg rejects
'If you and other social media companies do not get your act in order, none of us are going to have any privacy anymore,' US Senator Bill Nelson tells the Facebook CEO in his first-ever US Congressional appearance
Tune in to the joint hearing on April 11, 2:15 am, Manila time
EXCLUSIVE: Butch Abad, the campaign manager of former president Benigno Aquino III, denies any involvement with Strategic Communication Laboratories and says its claims may be 'total fabrication'
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Vietnam ranks among Facebook's top 10 users by numbers and the site is hugely popular among dissidents in the one-party state where independent media is banned and blog sites are routinely removed
The campaign team had no need to purchase data from Cambridge Analytica because of the upswell of support for then Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, says the Palace
'Si Duterte lang naman ang nagfake news noong campaign, saka mga tao niya 'yung nalilink dito sa Cambridge Analytica na ito,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
'He must not underestimate the capacity of the European Parliament to do actions against Facebook and against him as CEO of Facebook,' says the head of the parliament's leading political group
EXCLUSIVE: Istratehiya, a local political consultancy firm, admits talking and meeting with Strategic Communication Laboratories in the lead up to the 2016 Philippine elections, but claims no partnership was sealed
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(UPDATED) Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Viña, who appears in a photo with Cambridge Analytica's Alexander Nix, says he never worked with the parent company but took some lessons from the talk of Nix himself when he visited Manila in 2015
Data analytic firms, CubeYou and AggregateIQ, have reportedly been suspended from the social media giant’s platform
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'We encourage the public to exercise a new level of care about their privacy and to take part in forming the future of Facebook in the country,' says Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro
Facebook confirms the number of people affected by the data scandal in the EU
(UPDATED) While the description calls to mind President Rodrigo Duterte, it could not have been him