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On Friday, the European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) privacy regulation goes into effect. Many articles have been written complaining that the regulation is ambiguous, confusing and difficult to implement. Read more about Here’s how Europe’s data privacy law could take down Facebook
The revelation that Cambridge Analytica was involved in the extraction of data involving over 50 million Facebook users has raised more than a few questions about just what went wrong and who is to blame. Read more about Click by click, drowning in data, we Internet ‘users’ are being used
The questions surrounding the role of Facebook and other social media sites in the politics of our time have been coming at what feels like an accelerating pace. Read more about Facebook’s New Controversy Shows How Easily Online Political Ads Can Manipulate You
After the election, many people blamed Facebook for spreading partisan — and largely pro-Trump — "fake news," like Pope Francis’s endorsement of Trump, or Hillary Clinton’s secret life-threatening illness. The company was assailed for prioritizing user "engagement," meaning that its algorithms probably favored juicy fake news over other kinds of stories. Read more about Facebook and Falsehood
Andrew McLaughlin, technology executive:
Though it has been evident for years that Mark Zuckerberg really, really wants Facebook to operate in China, I’m genuinely surprised that the company appears, finally, to have made the decision to do it.
I’m surprised for two big reasons: Read more about Facebook Must Stay Out of China
The Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, the European Union’s closest equivalent to the U.S. Supreme Court, has just made a key finding in a court case involving Facebook. If the court follows his recommendation – which it does 80 percent of the time – either the U.S. will have to change its laws on surveillance or companies like Facebook and Google will find their European business models undermined.
This time, it’s not Facebook’s fault Read more about Facebook is at the center of a huge privacy controversy. For once, it isn’t Facebook’s fault.
Facebook’s announcement that it is testing a digital assistant called “M”means that each of the “big five” technology companies is now in the digital assistant game. Read more about Facebook's new digital assistant 'M' will need to earn your trust