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The #DeleteFacebook movement has reached a fever pitch, as former Facebook insiders turn on the company

Amid Facebook’s latest scandal, #DeleteFacebook is trending on Twitter. Brian Acton, the former Facebook executive who cofounded WhatsApp, added fuel to the already roaring fire on Tuesday night. “It is time. #deletefacebook,” he wrote. Pushback against the world’s largest social network, Facebook, is growing. The hashtag #DeleteFacebook is trending. Lawmakers […]
The #DeleteFacebook movement has reached a fever pitch, as former Facebook insiders turn on the company
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A former Facebook employee who monitored data breaches has spoken about how Facebook handles user data, calling its practices ‘utterly shocking and horrifying’

Facebook is dealing with an investigation and a lot of consumer outrage after Christopher Wylie – the founder of data analytics company Cambridge Analytica – told the Guardian that his company used data from 50 million Facebook profiles to target voters. Wylie said Facebook had sent Cambridge Analytica a letter […]
A former Facebook employee who monitored data breaches has spoken about how Facebook handles user data, calling its practices ‘utterly shocking and horrifying’
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Facebook understood how dangerous the Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica could be much earlier than it previously said. Here’s everything that’s happened up until now.

In early 2018, Facebook and a political data-analytics firm named Cambridge Analytica were implicated in a massive data breach. Personal data from over 87 million Facebook users had been improperly obtained by the political data-analytics firm. In the subsequent months, Facebook has testified in front of Congress and been slapped […]
Facebook understood how dangerous the Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica could be much earlier than it previously said. Here’s everything that’s happened up until now.
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The CEO of Cambridge Analytica was caught offering to entrap politicians with bribes and sex workers

British broadcaster Channel 4 News secretly filmed Cambridge Analytica’s CEO, Alexander Nix, offering to entrap politicians with bribes and sex workers. The bombshell investigation also shows Cambridge Analytica’s executives acknowledging that it discreetly seeded compromising videos of politicians on the internet and helped them go viral. Cambridge Analytica has pushed […]
The CEO of Cambridge Analytica was caught offering to entrap politicians with bribes and sex workers
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The guy who blew the whistle on a Trump-linked firm which pulled information from 50 million Facebook users has been banned from Facebook

Christopher Wylie is the 28-year-old whistleblower on Cambridge Analytica, the data-analytics firm that played an important role in Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Brexit Leave campaign. Wylie said his Facebook account was disabled on Sunday, “for blowing the whistle, on something they have known privately for two years.” Facebook says […]
The guy who blew the whistle on a Trump-linked firm which pulled information from 50 million Facebook users has been banned from Facebook