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A website called Comparitech reports that the database was made available for download last week on an online hacker forum that apparently belonged to a crime group
'This theft impacts current and former Facebook employees only and no Facebook user data was involved,' says the tech giant
Facebook's new tool allows users to control data that it receives from other apps and websites about their online activity
Yes, says a cybersecurity expert from cybersecurity firm Sophos
Germany's Federal Cartel Office has accused Facebook of collecting data from users on third-party websites where the Facebook 'Like' button is embedded
The CEO argues that targeting ads based on interests was different from selling people's data
'None of these partnerships or features gave companies access to information without people's permission,' says Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, Facebook's head of developer platforms and programs
'Facebook failed to protect the privacy of its users and deceived them about who had access to their data and how it was used,' says Attorney General Karl Racine in a statement.
(UPDATED) A 'New York Times' report details the data-sharing partnerships Facebook has had with other companies
A report that internal emails indicated Facebook mulled charging companies for access to user data are referred to in a lawsuit filed against the social network in 2015 by Six4Three, creator of a failed app called 'Pikinis'
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'That investigation has so far found no evidence that the attackers accessed any apps using Facebook Login,' says Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of product management
It is expected to be operational around 2022, and will host Facebook servers and centralize its IT operations
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Mark Zuckerberg says it has become clear in the last two years that Facebook executives 'haven't done enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm'
Following criticism on closed-door meetings, the Facebook CEO and the European Parliament President Antonio Tajani switch gears
The probe appears to focus on Cambridge Analytica's finances and how it obtained and used personal data from Facebook
Facebook says improved technology using artificial intelligence had helped it act on 3.4 million posts containing graphic violence, nearly three times more than it had in the last quarter of 2017
'We have large teams of internal and external experts working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible,' says an officer of Facebook
'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
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'
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
'When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you're logged out or don't have a Facebook account,' says product management director David Baser
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
The National Privacy Commission wants Facebook to submit documents that would help establish the scope and the effects of the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal in relation to Filipino users
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The Duterte presidential campaign's chief social media strategist claims the Cambridge Analytica CEO "influenced" his work
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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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'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
(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
The 33-year-old chief executive is expected to face a grilling before a Senate panel on Tuesday, April 10, and follow up with an appearance in the House of Representatives the following day
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
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Facebook says data of over 1.1 million Filipinos was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica
The congressional appearance will be the Facebook CEO's first since the scandal broke on the hijacking of data on tens of millions of users.
The new policies currently being crafted focus on transparency, providing explanations on how Facebook gathers and use data, and why you see the ads that you do
Mark Zuckerberg says he accepts responsibility for the failure to protect user data but maintains that he is still the best person to lead the network of two billion users
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If you think that what is happening to Facebook is going to go away soon and does not have far-reaching consequences down the line, think again
Experts weigh in on the leaked 2016 memo and Facebook's office culture, as the world's biggest social network is mired in controversy over the hijacking of personal data by a political consulting firm
'There are more than 25 million fans who engage with Playboy via our various Facebook pages, and we do not want to be complicit in exposing them to the reported practices,' says Playboy
Facebook sources say the social media network's CEO will be testifying within a matter of weeks, and is now crafting a strategy for the testimony
'We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can't we don't deserve it,' Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg says
In an age when Facebook has become a staple in daily life, how can an average person protect his or her personal data online?