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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

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

[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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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Facebook's Sandberg: We'll keep working to make users feel safe

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:07 AM

Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg also speaks up on the Cambridge Analytica scandal that hit the social media platform

FACEBOOK SCANDAL. Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks onstage during The 2018 MAKERS Conference at NeueHouse Hollywood on February 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAKERS/AFP

Zuckerberg apology fails to quiet Facebook storm

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:05 AM

With pressure ratcheting up on the 33-year-old CEO over a scandal that has wiped some $60 billion off Facebook's value, the initial response suggests his promise of self-regulation has failed to convince

FACEBOOK. A Facebook logo is pictured on a screen ahead of a press conference to announce the launch of it's latest product 'Workplace,' in central London on October 10, 2016. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Israel opens probe into Facebook after data scandal

Mar 22, 2018 - 11:39 PM

Under Israel's privacy law, personal data may only be used with consent and for the purpose for which it was handed over, the privacy protection agency says. The agency says it will investigate if Israeli citizens' personal data was illegally used.

As Facebook scandal mushrooms, Zuckerberg vows to 'step up'

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:34 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you,' Zuckerberg says, in his first public comments on the harvesting of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica

'STEP UP.' This file photo taken on February 21, 2016 shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking during a press conference in Barcelona. File photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Psychometrics: How Facebook data helped Trump find his voters

Mar 21, 2018 - 3:21 PM

In 2015, apps such as 'thisismydigitallife' could scrape up all the personal details of not only the quiz-taker, but all their Facebook friends

Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO over Facebook scandal

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:33 AM

The move to suspend CEO Alexander Nix comes as recordings emerge in which he boasts his data company played an expansive role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign

SUSPENDED. In this file photo, Cambridge Analytica's chief executive officer Alexander Nix gives an interview during the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon on November 9, 2017. File photo by Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP

Cambridge Analytica denies data misuse amid UK regulator probe

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:28 AM

The British data analysis company, hired by the 2016 Trump campaign, says the source of the accusations – which it calls 'a former contractor' – is 'misrepresenting himself and the company'

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

Facebook rocked by data privacy scandal as investigations loom

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:07 AM

Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar and Republican John Kennedy call for Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to appear before Congress, along with the CEOs of Google and Twitter

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