Zuckerberg in second day of Congress testimony Facebook chief's body language revealed What we learnt from the first day of testimony Photo reveals answers to questions he wasn't asked Mark Zuckerberg has indicated Facebook is considering investigating researchers at the University of Cambridge, where the researcher at the centre of a data breach affecting 87m users was based. Speaking on day two of his testimony to US lawmakers, the Facebook founder and chief said his company had found "a whole programme associated with Cambridge University". He said: "There were a number of other researchers [there] building similar apps. So, we do need to understand whether there was something bad going on at Cambridge University overall that will require a stronger reaction from us." A spokeswoman for the university said: "We would be surprised if Mr Zuckerberg was only now aware of research at the University of Cambridge looking at what an individual’s Facebook data … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook investigating Cambridge University researchers
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THE vigilante who tore down a sick shrine to a dead burglar told Sun Online: "We wont stop until it's gone." The man was today filmed ripping down flowers laid by the family of dead burglar Henry Vincent, killed by pensioner Richard Osborn-Brooks in a botched burglary. 'Travellers' in Hither Green put shrine to Henry Vincent, burglar killed by Richard Osborn-Brooks, back up as cousin of dead raider hits out The angry neighbour told Sun Online: “Every time they put the flowers up, they will be taken down. “Someone will remove them as soon as they go up. They are riling the neighbours here and doing it on purpose." He added that while he would not go out again to pull down the flowers a second time, others in the area would. He said: “There is a lot of people who want to take them down. “I heard about the flowers on Nick Ferrari’s radio show. I went past in the morning and saw they had been taken down but when I came back later I saw they had gone up … [Read more...] about Vigilante who tore down sick shrine to dead burglar says ‘we won’t stop until it’s gone’
UK Politics By Joey D'Urso BBC Political Research Unit 31 March 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-43487301 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Last week we learned more about the political adverts on Facebook pumped into people's feeds ahead of last year's general election.Using the site is free but getting noticed can … [Read more...] about Who spent what on Facebook at 2017 election?
Facebook knows a lot about you. It gathers it through the way you use the page, third-party apps and even where you go, through location services. This can range from the fairly menial - like when your birthday is - to things you may consider a little more private, like your political persuasion. It's not just Facebook that can gather and use this data though. You might find a huge number of other apps - maybe ones whose names you can't remember ever hearing - have your data. You then have little to no idea how this information is being used by advertisers - or political campaigns - to target you. In fact, it's the news that the personal data of about 50 million American Facebook users has reportedly been harvested and improperly shared with a political consultancy that has blown the whole issue wide open. Facebook policies allowed third-party app developers to extract personal data about users and their friends from 2007 to 2014. In 2014, Facebook invited users to find out their … [Read more...] about How to find out everything Facebook knows about you
It was a Davos for digital hucksters. One day last June, scammers from around the world gathered for a conference at a renovated 19th century train station in Berlin. All the most popular hustles were there: miracle diet pills, instant muscle builders, brain boosters, male enhancers. The “You Won an iPhone” companies had display booths, and the “Your Computer May Be Infected” folks sent salesmen. Russia was represented by the promoters of a black-mask face peel, and Canada made a showing with bot-infested dating sites.They’d come to mingle with thousands of affiliate marketers—middlemen who buy online ad space in bulk, run their campaigns, and earn commissions for each sale they generate. Affiliates promote some legitimate businesses, such as Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc., but they’re also behind many of the shady and misleading ads that pollute Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the rest of the internet.The top affiliates—virtually all of … [Read more...] about How Facebook Helps Shady Advertisers Pollute the Internet