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    "I come from the land down under.......and I'm a fraud." Here is the latest Facebook scandal:

    Facebook's biggest Black Lives Matter page was a scam run by a middle-aged white man in Australia
    Some of the donations solicited for BLM causes in the US were directed to Australian bank accounts.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a8297836.html

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    I nominate the following for today's "Least Surprising Headline" award:

    CBS News poll: Americans are skeptical Facebook can protect user data

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/america...cbs-news-poll/

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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congressmen, "We do not allow hate groups on Facebook. If there's a group that their primary purpose, or a large part of what they do, is spreading hate, we will ban them." Umm, Mark? You're just now removing Facebook pages that obviously had not been banned. Doy!

    Pages associated with white nationalist Richard Spencer removed from Facebook

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/richard...pages-removed/

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    Does Mark Zuckerberg really need security personnel and security systems? Does Mark Zuckerberg really need to fly on private planes? I say "no." I wonder what Facebook stockholders think.

    Facebook has spent $20 million on Mark Zuckerberg's security, private plane travel since 2015

    http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/14/tech...ity/index.html

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    More bad news for Facebook: scammers are stealing members' pictures, creating fake accounts, befriending Facebook users, and then -- Surprise, surprise! -- asking them for money.

    A growing problem for Facebook users: Identity scams

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-growin...dentity-scams/

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    More bad news for Facebook: scammers are stealing members' pictures, creating fake accounts, befriending Facebook users, and then -- surprise, surprise! -- asking them for money.

    A growing problem for Facebook users: Identity scams

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-growin...dentity-scams/

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    More bad news fror Facebook. This involves their "myPersonality" app:

    Huge new Facebook data leak exposed intimate details of 3 million users

    https://www.newscientist.com/article...s-of-3m-users/

    And, as Ricky Ricardo would say, Facebook's CEO has some splainin' to do:

    Mark Zuckerberg to meet European Parliament members over Facebook’s data use

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/t...analytica.html

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    The 28 member countries of the European Union impose tighter controls and stricter regulations on US tech companies than the US does. Zuckerberg says he's sorry for Facebook's data leaks, hate speech, fake news, fake accounts and Russian election meddling. Of course he would say he's sorry.....but the Europeans ain't buying it!

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg begins European leg of apology tour

    http://www.latimes.com/business/tech...522-story.html

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    Today in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect. It imposes huge fines on companies that retain users' data without the users' consent. We need such a regulation in the United States.

    Facebook announces latest plan to protect user data just ahead of sweeping EU privacy law

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/facebook...rivacy-issues/

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    Yeah, this idea is really brilliant. What could go wrong? Here is a much better idea: Facebook users can quit taking naked photos. Doy!

    Facebook: Send us your naked photos to stop revenge porn
    CBS News, May 24 2018 11:28 PM

    Facebook is expanding its fight against revenge porn with a pilot program that asks users to send their naked photos so Facebook can block the photos before someone else shares them. Facebook's been testing the system in Australia and is extending the trial to the US, Britain and Canada.

    Antigone Davis, Facebook's Global Head of Safety, says the company is updating its pilot program targeting the non-consensual sharing of images on the platform. Rather than users having to report an image after it's already been shared around Facebook, Facebook will let users upload an image before it's been seen by others. Davis says the photos will be seen by only "a very small group of about five specially trained reviewers." They'll give the photo a unique digital fingerprint, something called hashing. That code will then be stored on a database. If anyone else tries to upload the same photo, the code will be recognized and it will be blocked before it appears on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. The original photos will not be stored.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/faceboo...-pilot-progam/

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