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    I have not the slightest doubt that Mark Zuckerberg would much rather be getting Valentine's Day cards today instead of a multi-billion-dollar fine.

    FTC and Facebook are negotiating a record fine for the company's privacy lapses

    https://www.latimes.com/business/la-...214-story.html

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    I picture Mark Zuckerberg striking a defiant pose akin to Steve Urkel of Family Matters and asking, "Did I do that?"

    UK lawmakers: Facebook 'intentionally and knowingly' violated data privacy laws and competition laws

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/17/tech/...ort/index.html

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    This sounds scary. Instead of writing "LOL" and "OMG" and posting pictures of what they're eating for lunch, Facebook users could start concocting evil plans in secret that we wouldn't know about until it's too late. Zuckerberg should rethink this.

    Mark Zuckerberg to shift Facebook to a 'privacy-focused' platform
    The social network's CEO said that in a few years, encrypted messages would surpass public messaging on services such as Instagram and Facebook.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/interne...-media-n980146

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    Kurt Wagner, former tech reporter for Fortune and Mashable and now senior editor of Vox Media's tech business site Recode, finds a few faults with Facebook's future focus:

    This could be the beginning of the end for Facebook's social network

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...ork/ar-BBUvv3E

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    As Chico Marx said in Duck Soup, "Shhh! This is spy stuff."

    Zuckerberg's encryption plan could put Facebook on collision course with law enforcement
    Every six minutes, on average, Facebook gets a request from a US government body looking to get information about gangs, drug trafficking or other suspected crimes.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-ne...cement-n981246

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    Many millions of Facebook users have been unable to access the site today. Millions more have been able to access the site but unable to post anything. Outages of 12 hours and longer have affected users in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Facebook management has said very little other than "Sorry -- we're working to fix it." Could things get any worse for Facebook today? Ummm.....yes.

    Facebook's data deals are under criminal investigation

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...ion/ar-BBUK1BA

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    When teenagers' only interaction with other people is via cell phones and computers, this is to be expected:

    Social media linked to rise in mental health disorders in teens, survey finds

    https://www.today.com/video/social-m...-1458667587795

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    Kogan's lawyer says Facebook is using Kogan as a "scapegoat." A Facebook spokesman calls the lawsuit "frivolous." Whichever side is right, this is just more bad news for Facebook.

    Academic in Cambridge Analytica data mining sues Facebook for defamation
    Aleksandr Kogan mined the social network for Cambridge Analytica, a data firm that worked on Donald Trump's Presidential campaign.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-ne...mation-n984076

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    A Facebook executive says there is no evidence any employees accessed or abused these passwords. Should we believe him? After all, this is the same company that shared 87,000,000 users' personal information with a political polling firm; shared personal information with Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix and other companies; and has been hit with huge fines in Europe and the UK for violating privacy regulations and is facing huge fines in the US.

    Facebook staff had access to hundreds of millions of users' passwords

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/21/tech/...ase/index.html

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    This is a good start. Now if we can just keep Donald Trump off Twitter.......

    Facebook bans white nationalism from platform after pressure from civil rights groups
    The social media giant said in a blog post today that conversations with academics and civil rights groups convinced the company to expand its policies around hate groups.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-ne...groups-n987991

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