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    Facebook allowing Cambridge Analytica to access personal information of as many as 87 million users led to a £500,000 fine in the UK. With a lawsuit filed today, Facebook is facing a huge fine in the US as well -- and now we learn Facebook has been sharing personal data with Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix and other tech companies. How is Mark Zuckerberg able to sleep at night?

    Facebook's data-sharing deals exposed

    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46618582

    DC attorney general sues Facebook for failing to protect user data

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...cebook-1069172

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    Hackers and data thieves never bother with Sirius Buzz. I don't know if we should feel relieved.....or slighted.

    Don't send sensitive info on Facebook Messenger, cybersecurity experts warn
    CBS News, Dec 20 2018 3:53 PM

    Cybersecurity experts are advising users against using Facebook Messenger to send sensitive information after revelations by The New York Times that Facebook allowed large tech companies to access personal user data. One security expert told CBS News the report exposed Facebook's "systematic failures to protect customer data." Experts warn that by exposing user information, including private messages, Facebook might have exposed users to security vulnerabilities such as phishing, harassment, hacking and identity theft.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/faceboo...tive-messages/

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    A CEO admitted to posting fake news but said he did it so he could understand what effect fake news has. Well, yeah, that makes sense -- kinda like a narc shooting heroin to understand how heroin affects other users. Sheesh!

    Facebook suspended five accounts for spreading misleading information during an Alabama election, including a lead social media researcher who helped the government discover fake news

    https://www.businessinsider.com/face...ge-ceo-2018-12

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    Zuckerberg says he's "proud" of Facebook's progress in building "some of the most advanced systems in the world for identifying and resolving" misinformation and election interference. His pride probably isn't much comfort to investors. Facebook closed today at $133.20. At the beginning of 2018 it was $181.42.

    Despite problems, Mark Zuckerberg is proud of Facebook's 2018

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/28/tech/...018/index.html

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    "Big Brother is watching you!" was the ominous warning of George Orwell's 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Facebook seems to be the "Big Brother" of 2019. If Facebook's artificial intelligence determines you might be suicidal, law enforcement will be alerted so they can perform a "wellness check." Such sneakiness surely seems somewhat scary.

    Inside Facebook's suicide algorithm: Here's how the company uses artificial intelligence to predict your mental state from your posts

    https://www.businessinsider.com/face...icidal-2018-12

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    Facebook wants to help struggling newspapers -- which, when you think about it, is somewhat strange considering how many millions of people now prefer to get their news from Facebook and seldom look at a newspaper. Maybe Mark Zuckerberg feels guilty about that and wants to atone.

    Facebook, fighting off skeptics, plans to invest $300 million in journalism programs

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/15/media...ams/index.html

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    If you Facebook users think you get inundated by targeted ads now, just wait until this little project is completed:

    Facebook plans to integrate Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram. What that means for users.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/25/tech/...ger/index.html

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    Amid all the ongoing security problems and data thefts, Facebook was targeted by a #DeleteFacebook campaign encouraging users to cancel their accounts. Guess what -- it didn't work.

    Facebook posts record $6.9 billion profit despite privacy scandals
    CNN, Jan 30 2019 6:36 PM ET

    Facebook's endless PR crises don't appear to be hurting its bottom line. The company posted a record $6.9 billion profit for the final three months of 2018 -- a jump of 61% from the same period a year earlier and well ahead of Wall Street estimates. Facebook's revenue for the quarter rose 30% to $16.9 billion, according to its latest earnings report released today. Its user numbers remain impressive as well. Facebook now has 1.52 billion people who use the social network every day and 2.32 billion who use it every month, both of which are up 9% from the year prior.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/30/tech/...-q4/index.html

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    Memo to the researchers at Stanford and New York University: After this study was completed, you could have informed your "less informed" subjects that there are hundreds of other news sources besides Facebook. Maybe they don't know.

    Leaving Facebook makes people happier but less informed, study says

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/31/tech/...med/index.html

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    Believe me, Mark, when there are positive news stories about Facebook, I post them here. There just aren't many.

    A defiant Mark Zuckerberg says people are focusing on the 'negative' aspects of Facebook's impact on the world

    https://www.businessinsider.com/mark...-impact-2019-2

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