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How to keep your data safe without having to #DeleteFacebook

March 24, 2018 |

If you can’t trust a social network to protect your data, what can you do?

For some in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the answer is the hashtag spreading this week: #DeleteFacebook. For others, though, quitting the world’s largest social network isn’t a viable option.

Some use Facebook…

L.A. Times – Business

Zuckerberg says Facebook must protect user data or ‘we don’t deserve to serve you’

March 22, 2018 |

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that his company “made mistakes” in protecting user data obtained by Cambridge Analytica, but said steps already taken and new policies unveiled Wednesday would prevent developers from misappropriating such information in the future.


L.A. Times – Business

Facebook’s Lax Data Policies Led to Cambridge Analytica Crisis

March 21, 2018 |

Facebook’s loose approach to policing how app creators and others deployed its user data persisted for years, including after a 2015 effort by the social network to restrict access, according to court records and people familiar with the social-media giant. What’s News Asia

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg breaks silence on data scandal: ‘We don’t deserve to serve you’ without security

March 21, 2018 |

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday broke his silence regarding the social media site’s role in what he called the “Cambridge Analytica situation,” in which the research firm allegedly accessed 50 million Facebook user profiles improperly.
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TSA denies accessing data on electronic devices carried by domestic airline passengers

March 20, 2018 |

The Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that its airport security agents do not scan or review the data held on electronic devices carried by passengers on domestic flights.

The statement came in a letter to the American Civil Liberties Union chapter in San Francisco, which filed…

L.A. Times – Business

Facebook Faces FTC Probe of Data Use by Cambridge Analytica

March 20, 2018 |

The Federal Trade Commission is probing Facebook over the use of personal data by an analytics firm tied to President Trump’s campaign. US Business

Facebook says you ‘own’ all the data you post. Not even close, say privacy experts

March 20, 2018 |

If you were surprised to learn that Facebook simply handed out the personal data of more than 50 million users — data that ended up in the hands of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign — you have every reason to feel bushwhacked.

Facebook gives its service away worldwide in return for people posting…

L.A. Times – Business

Education Department illegally took defrauded students’ Social Security data, lawsuit alleges

March 20, 2018 |

A group of former students defrauded by for-profit colleges is alleging in court that the Education Department illegally obtained and used their Social Security data to limit their student loan relief.

The Education Department announced in December that it will start granting some former students…

L.A. Times – Business

European Officials Pledge to Probe Facebook’s Handling of User Data

March 19, 2018 |

EU officials will probe Facebook’s handling of user data, after the company said it is investigating whether a firm linked to the Trump campaign improperly kept personal data for years. US Business

Trump campaign consultants’ misuse of Facebook users’ data shows lax security

March 18, 2018 |

Yes, Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm that helped Donald Trump win the 2016 election, violated rules when it obtained information from some 50 million Facebook profiles, the social media company acknowledged late Friday. But the data came from someone who didn’t hack the system: a professor…

L.A. Times – Business