Facebook’s Next Challenge: Less Data to Target Ads

Facebook’s advertisers in Europe are on the front lines of its efforts to tighten privacy practices, and their frustrations help explain why the social-media giant’s troubles are far from over.
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Facebook’s Next Challenge: Less Data to Target Ads

Facebook’s advertisers in Europe are on the front lines of its efforts to tighten privacy practices, and their frustrations help explain why the social-media giant’s troubles are far from over.
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Facebook’s Hard Fall Shows the Pitfalls of Big Data

Companies typically use only 5% to 10% of the data they collect. They’re beefing up their efforts to use more—but a consumer backlash is brewing.
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Facebook’s value slumps $120bn in biggest-ever market hit

Facebook has recorded the biggest fall in corporate history as its value plunged by $ 120bn, when markets opened in New York.
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Facebook’s Sandberg: Fact-checking delays are frustrating advertisers

Facebook’s Sandberg: Fact-checking delays are frustrating advertisersFacebook’s recent efforts to prevent fake news and election interference are creating friction with advertisers, its COO, Sheryl Sandberg, acknowledged Thursday.



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Facebook’s Latest Problem: Tracking Where the Data Went

Facebook’s internal probe into potential misuse of user data is hitting fundamental roadblocks: The company can’t track where much of the data went after it left the platform or figure out where it is now.
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Facebook’s push to kill bad political ads is also hiding regular posts

Facebook’s push to kill bad political ads is also hiding regular postsFacebook's political ad monitoring system is already hurting regular ads and news posts.



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Apple jams Facebook’s web-tracking tools

The next versions of the iOS and the Mac operating systems will block the social network’s trackers.
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News Organizations Flag Concerns on Facebook’s Political-Ad Rules

A trade group representing news organizations raised concerns to Facebook that the social media company’s rules on political ads are overly broad and could affect their ability to promote stories.
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Agree to Facebook’s Terms or Don’t Use It

A battle is looming in Europe over what information Facebook, Google and other companies can demand from you. It boils down to what they really need to know—a debate that could end up in courts for years.
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Facebook’s Double Standard on Privacy: Employees vs. Everyone Else

Employees of Facebook get what’s called a Sauron alert when a colleague accesses their personal profile—yet there is no such notification for Facebook’s two billion regular monthly users.
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‘The Late Show’ Shoots Facebook’s Upcoming Dating Service Down In Flames

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Trevor Noah Breaks Down The Major Flaw With Facebook’s New Dating Feature

“Yeah, Facebook really has its finger on the pulse.”
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Says Lax Policy Was a ‘Huge Mistake’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that he made a “huge mistake” in not focusing more on potential abuse of users’ personal information.
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg to testify before US committee

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is to testify before the US House Commerce Committee regarding protection of user data.
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How Facebook’s Past Data Policies Led to Its Current Crisis

A key period in Facebook’s past—when developers were able to access huge amounts of data—is coming back to haunt the social network.
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How Facebook’s Past Data Policies Led to Its Current Crisis

A key period in Facebook’s past—when developers were able to access huge amounts of data—is coming back to haunt the social network.
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Facebook’s Lax Data Policies Led to Cambridge Analytica Crisis

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.
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Facebook’s Lax Data Policies Led to Cambridge Analytica Crisis

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.
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Facebook’s new London office brings 800 jobs

Chancellor Philip Hammond has hailed a new Facebook office as a “sign of confidence” in Britain.
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Facebook’s fake news experiment backfires

A test to combat misinformation on Facebook by promoting “fake” comments has left users frustrated.
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How Facebook’s Master Algorithm Powers the Social Network

Artificial intelligence permeates everything at Facebook, the social network’s head of applied machine learning says—and humans are bound to understand Facebook less than ever.
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Harvey Weinstein Scandal: ‘People Should Lose Their Jobs’ Over This, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Says

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, weighed in on Harvey Weinstein’s spectacular fall from grace after numerous women have come forward accusing him of sexual harassment and assault. “The Harvey Weinstein thing is abysmal – and it’s not just his behavior, it’s the behavior of everyone around [him],” said Sandberg, speaking at an event Thursday […]

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Revealed: Facebook’s rules on graphic content

Facebook hesitates before deleting images and videos of hate speech and similar upsetting material due to fears of being accused of censorship, internal documents have revealed.
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Facebook’s Plan to Keep Zuckerberg in Control Was Flawed, Lawsuit Says

Shareholders allege director Marc Andreessen privately coached the CEO by text message on how to win over other members of the board.
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