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Facebook says investigating data exposure of 267M users

Dec 20, 2019 - 11:20 AM

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


Facebook worker payroll data stolen from car

Dec 14, 2019 - 10:09 AM

'This theft impacts current and former Facebook employees only and no Facebook user data was involved,' says the tech giant

DATA STOLEN. Facebook reports that data of its current and former employees have been stolen in an incident last month. AFP file photo

Facebook launches tool to let users control data flow

Aug 21, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Facebook's new tool allows users to control data that it receives from other apps and websites about their online activity

OFF-FACEBOOK ACTIVITY MANAGER. Photo from Facebook


Should you change your Facebook password after plaintext password incident?

Mar 22, 2019 - 10:49 AM

Yes, says a cybersecurity expert from cybersecurity firm Sophos


German competition watchdog to rule on Facebook

Feb 07, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Germany's Federal Cartel Office has accused Facebook of collecting data from users on third-party websites where the Facebook 'Like' button is embedded

'We don't sell people's data,' says Facebook's Zuckerberg

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The CEO argues that targeting ads based on interests was different from selling people's data

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO looks on before to deliver his speech during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris, on May 24, 2018. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP


Facebook defends data sharing after new report on partner deals

Dec 20, 2018 - 2:39 PM

'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

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Lawsuit filed by U.S. attorney general adds to Facebook data woes

Dec 20, 2018 - 2:28 PM

'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.

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP


Facebook allowed Netflix, Spotify to access private user messages

Dec 19, 2018 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) A 'New York Times' report details the data-sharing partnerships Facebook has had with other companies


Facebook mulled charging for access to user data

Nov 29, 2018 - 4:22 PM

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'

Mocha Uson, Bertiz hospitalized, Facebook hack | Evening wRap

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:32 PM

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Hackers did not use stolen data to access other apps – Facebook

Oct 03, 2018 - 2:07 PM

'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

Facebook to build $1-B Singapore data center, first in Asia

Sep 06, 2018 - 2:40 PM

It is expected to be operational around 2022, and will host Facebook servers and centralize its IT operations


Federalism, Duterte on Ampatuan, Boracay opening | Evening wRap

Aug 23, 2018 - 9:19 PM

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'I'm sorry,' Facebook boss tells European lawmakers

May 23, 2018 - 1:58 AM

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'

MARK ZUCKERBERG. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addresses the European Parliament on May 22, 2018. Screenshot from livestream.

Zuckerberg testimony to EU Parliament to be livestreamed

May 22, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Following criticism on closed-door meetings, the Facebook CEO and the European Parliament President Antonio Tajani switch gears

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a US House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 11, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. Justice Department, FBI probing Cambridge Analytica – report

May 16, 2018 - 10:32 AM

The probe appears to focus on Cambridge Analytica's finances and how it obtained and used personal data from Facebook

FACEBOOK DATA SCANDAL. A view of 597 Park Avenue, where the New York City office of Cambridge Analytica is on the 7th floor, May 2, 2018 in New York City. The data firm announced it is shutting down following disclosures about its use of Facebook data. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Facebook details policing for sex, terror, hate content

May 15, 2018 - 10:33 PM

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

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse

May 14, 2018 - 9:24 PM

'We have large teams of internal and external experts working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible,' says an officer of Facebook

A mousepad with the Facebook logo is seen at Facebook's new headquarters, designed by Canadian-born American architect Frank Gehry, at Rathbone Place in central London on December 4, 2017. Social media titan Facebook opened a new office in London on December 4, 2017, that is set to be its biggest engineering hub outside America, the company has announced. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS

Cambridge Analytica to close after Facebook data scandal

May 03, 2018 - 7:19 AM

'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

FACEBOOK DATA SCANDAL. A view of 597 Park Avenue, where the New York City office of Cambridge Analytica is on the 7th floor, May 2, 2018 in New York City. The data firm announced it is shutting down following disclosures about its use of Facebook data. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Professor defends role in Cambridge Analytica data scandal

Apr 23, 2018 - 3:23 PM

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'

DATA SCANDAL. The shared building which houses the offices of Cambridge Analytica are pictured in central London on March 21, 2018. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Cambridge Analytica used other quiz apps to harvest Facebook data, says ex-employee

Apr 18, 2018 - 1:21 PM

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

BRITTANY KAISER. Brittany Kaiser, former Director of Program Development at Cambridge Analytica at a press briefing by the "Leave.EU" campaign group in central London on November 18, 2015. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Facebook confirms it collects data beyond users

Apr 17, 2018 - 10:14 AM

'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

SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT. In this May 10, 2012 file photo, a view of an Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page on a computer are shown in Washington, DC. File Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Facebook beyond Zuck

Apr 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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

PH privacy commission to probe Facebook after data scandal

Apr 13, 2018 - 2:34 PM

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

Newsbreak Chats: Top stories for March

Apr 12, 2018 - 4:09 PM

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

Rappler Talk: Did Duterte's campaign team work with Cambridge Analytica?

Apr 11, 2018 - 4:24 PM

The Duterte presidential campaign's chief social media strategist claims the Cambridge Analytica CEO "influenced" his work

Sereno on quo warranto petition, Bureau of Immigration bribery scandal, Zuckerberg apologizes | Midday wRap

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:14 PM

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Cambridge Analytica’s parent firm claims it won 2010 election for PH president

Apr 10, 2018 - 9:34 PM

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'

Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and his former Budget Secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad. File photo from Malacañang

Quo warranto petition oral arguments, Zuckerberg on Facebook, FBI raids Cohen office | Midday wRap

Apr 10, 2018 - 11:58 AM

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Top EU lawmaker says Zuckerberg 'must' face European Parliament

Apr 10, 2018 - 10:14 AM

'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

EU CALL. The European parliamentary calls for Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify in Europe. The CEO will be appearing before US lawmakers on April 10 and 11. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand


Cambridge Analytica's parent company claims ties with Duterte friend

Apr 09, 2018 - 10:17 PM

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

Duterte social media campaign manager: ‘Nix influenced my work’

Apr 09, 2018 - 3:05 PM

(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

NIX WHO? Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña says he did not realize it was Alexander Nix he met in 2015.

Facebook suspends more data analytics firms amid privacy scandal

Apr 09, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Data analytic firms, CubeYou and AggregateIQ, have reportedly been suspended from the social media giant’s platform

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture taken through a magnifying glass on March 28, 2018 in Moscow shows the icon for the social networking app Facebook on a smart phone screen. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP


Zuckerberg to face angry lawmakers as Facebook firestorm rages

Apr 09, 2018 - 10:04 AM

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

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo taken on September 18, 2013 Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during an interview session with The Atlantic at the Newseum in Washington, DC. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Up to 2.7 million Europeans affected by Facebook data scandal – EU

Apr 06, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Facebook confirms the number of people affected by the data scandal in the EU

Cambridge Analytica’s parent company claimed 'strong, no-nonsense' client in 2013

Apr 06, 2018 - 6:01 PM

(UPDATED) While the description calls to mind President Rodrigo Duterte, it could not have been him

DATA BREACH SCANDAL. In this file photo, CEO of Cambridge Analytica Alexander Nix speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit - Day 1 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 19, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Concordia Summit/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 6, 2018

Apr 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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Aguirre resigns, Albayalde is new PNP Chief, Cambridge Analytica and Duterte | Evening wRap

Apr 05, 2018 - 8:55 PM

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Did Cambridge Analytica use Filipinos' Facebook data to help Duterte win?

Apr 05, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Facebook says data of over 1.1 million Filipinos was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg to testify in U.S. Congress on April 11

Apr 05, 2018 - 12:23 PM

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.

FACING THE MUSIC. Mark Zuckerberg is finally testifying before US authorities to set the record straight regarding its data privacy scandal. File photo by Money Sharma/AFP


Facebook to update privacy and data policies

Apr 05, 2018 - 12:05 PM

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

FACEBOOK. This February 25, 2013 photo taken in Washington, DC, shows the splash page for the Internet social media giant Facebook. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP


Facebook says 87 million may be affected by data privacy scandal

Apr 05, 2018 - 8:20 AM

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

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on March 21, 2018 a lit sign is seen at the entrance to Facebook's corporate headquarters location in Menlo Park, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

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Apr 02, 2018 - 10:22 AM

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EASTER VIGIL. Pope Francis holds the Paschal candle during the Easter Vigil at St Peter's Basilica on March 31, 2018, at the Vatican. Photo by AFP

[EDITORIAL]#AnimatED: Dear Facebook, it’s truly complicated

Apr 02, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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

Facebook 'ugly truth' memo triggers new firestorm over ethics

Mar 31, 2018 - 8:57 AM

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

SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT. In this 2012 file photo, a view of an Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page on a computer are shown in Washington, DC. Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

Playboy quits Facebook over data privacy scandal

Mar 29, 2018 - 10:23 AM

'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

PLAYBOY. The men's magazine takes down their Facebook pages in light of the social network's data privacy scandal. Screenshot from Playboy.com


Mark Zuckerberg planning to testify before U.S. Congress – report

Mar 28, 2018 - 5:40 PM

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

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo, the chief executive officer and founder of Facebook attends the fourth day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 14, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Photo by Drew Angerer/AFP


Facebook runs UK, U.S. newspaper ads apologizing for data scandal

Mar 25, 2018 - 6:08 PM

'We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can't we don't deserve it,' Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg says

Consent and Facebook's data scandal: Know what you're signing up for

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:26 PM

In an age when Facebook has become a staple in daily life, how can an average person protect his or her personal data online?