Facebook’s data changes will hamper research and oversight, academics warn | Technology

A group of the world’s leading internet academics say Facebook’s decision to tighten access to user data in reaction to the Cambridge Analytica scandal will actually hamper genuine research and oversight of the platform. An open letter, signed by 27 researchers and published on Wednesday, said while the privacy changes …

Facebook’s business model is incompatible with human rights

Facebook’s business model is incompatible with human rights

Posted April 03, 2018 08:59:45 Photo: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen on stage during a town hall at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California September 27, 2015. (Reuters: Stephen Lam) Facebook has had a bad few weeks. The social media giant had to apologise for failing to protect the …

Facebook’s Instant Articles enabled inflammatory publishers to profit from big brand ads – Science News

Facebook’s Instant Articles enabled inflammatory publishers to profit from big brand ads – Science News

Facebook has been embedding ads for companies such as BMW and Woolworths in inflammatory articles from websites that target Muslim people and other groups. The placement allows the publishers of the articles to make money, but is contrary to Facebook’s content guidelines for monetisation, which state that an article is …

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg apologises for data-privacy scandal in full-page newspaper ads

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg apologises for data-privacy scandal in full-page newspaper ads

Updated March 26, 2018 08:08:36 Photo: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg apologised with ads in multiple US and British newspapers. (AP: Jenny Kane) Facebook’s chief executive officer has used ads in multiple US and British newspapers to apologise for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, saying the social media platform does not deserve to …

Cambridge Analytica scandal is not a ‘breach’. It is Facebook’s business model in action

Cambridge Analytica scandal is not a ‘breach’. It is Facebook’s business model in action

By Uri Gal Posted March 22, 2018 13:03:48 Photo: The Cambridge Analytica scandal shows digital surveillance is at the core of Facebook’s business model. (Reuters: Dado Ruvic) The magnitude of Facebook’s surveillance scheme revealed by the Cambridge Analytica story has led to public outcry and sent shockwaves through the political …