Senator pushes for stronger FTC oversight of Facebook

Blumenthal not too long ago introduced a bill alongside Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) that goals to guard shoppers’ on-line information. The proposed CONSENT Act consists of quite a lot of laws that may be enforced by the FTC. In his letter, the senator factors to a 2011 FTC consent decree whereby Facebook agreed to get […]

Mark Zuckerberg obtained grilled by Congress. Was it value it?

Mr. Zuckerberg’s 10 hours of dodging lawmakers’ questions within the proverbial scorching seat evoked the web’s greatest memes about aliens who idiot humanity into turning into meals. The Cirque du Dystopia ambiance was enhanced by Zuckerberg’s precise seat, which was fitted with a booster cushion to make him seem taller. His wee seat definitely distracted […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg owes lawmakers solutions to those questions

By JP Mangalindan and Aarthi Swaminathan For Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, this week was a trial by hearth. Over the course of two days (April 10-11), senators on the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees, in addition to representatives from the US House Energy and Commerce Committees, grilled Facebook’s 33-year-old CEO on a variety of issues, […]

The Zuckerberg hearings have been a wasted alternative

Throughout the hearings, Congressional leaders repeated questions that had already been requested. We heard them ask repeatedly whether or not the corporate would work with Congress on laws that may impose rules on social networks like Facebook and others. We additionally heard many leaders ask when precisely Facebook realized that Cambridge Analytica had improperly obtained […]

Cambridge Analytica’s performing CEO is stepping down

The announcement did not point out who would substitute Tayler. A day earlier than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went earlier than Congress to element the Cambridge Analytica information scandal, the tech agency released its personal model of occasions, which unsurprisingly framed its actions as inside authorized bounds. As the chief government started answering questions on […]

Watch Mark Zuckerberg's second day of congressional testimony at 10AM ET

After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent several hours answering questions from dozens of senators yesterday, he’ll face the House Energy and Commerce Committee this morning. Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify at 10AM ET and you may watch the proceedings stay through the committee’s web site right here. As was the case yesterday, Bloomberg’s TicToc can […]

Facebook didn't report preliminary Cambridge Analytica information use to FTC

The challenge right here is that Facebook could have violated a 2011 consent decree with the FTC by which the corporate agreed to warn customers earlier than sharing their data to be able to keep away from a effective. While the FTC has confirmed that it has opened an investigation on the latest Cambridge Analytica […]

Senate plans listening to on Cambridge Analytica's misuse of Facebook knowledge

There’s no estimated timetable for the listening to. Whenever a listening to occurs, Cambridge Analytica’s response is prone to be acquainted: it’s going to struggle tooth and nail to claim its innocence. The firm recently posted an article trying to dismiss the “speculation and hearsay” surrounding knowledge sharing, together with its assertions that it and […]

Check proper now if Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook information

In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, you are most likely questioning: Was I really affected? After all, the corporate obtained information on 87 million customers (that’s the current estimate, anyway.) Facebook has, thankfully, started sending News Feed notifications to clarify whether or not customers’ accounts have been affected. If you are still ready […]