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Facebook CEO admits user data mistakes

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/22/18, 11:47 am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke his silence Wednesday about allowing an outside group to obtain user data from millions of Facebook accounts and admitted he made mistakes along the way. The social media company has been under fire all week since reports showed the data firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked with the Trump campaign in 2016, improperly obtained user data from about 50 million Facebook accounts to use for targeted political ads.

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Facebook data scandal heats up

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/20/18, 11:07 am

British lawmakers called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday to testify about his company’s connection to the political analysis firm Cambridge Analytica. On Saturday, The Guardian reported how 50 million Facebook profiles were mined for data through an app called “thisisyourdigitallife.” The app then transferred the data over to Cambridge Analytica.

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Kremlin shrugs off election interference charges

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/19/18, 10:16 am

WASHINGTON—The Kremlin on Monday said U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller’s recent charges against Russian nationals for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election don’t prove the government’s involvement. On Friday, Mueller announced the indictments of 13 Russians and three Russian companies for meddling in the election, but Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that doesn’t mean the Kremlin took part.

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