Facebook to Be Ordered to Stop Gathering User Data by German Antitrust Watchdog

Facebook to Be Ordered to Stop Gathering User Data by German Antitrust Watchdog

Germany’s antitrust watchdog plans to order Facebook to stop gathering some user data, a newspaper reported on Sunday. The Federal Cartel Office, which has been investigating Facebook since 2015, has already found that the social media giant abused its market dominance to...
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Social Media Linked to Higher Risk of Depression in Teen Girls

Social Media Linked to Higher Risk of Depression in Teen Girls

Teenage girls are twice as likely as boys to show depressive symptoms linked to social media use – mainly due to online harassment and disturbed sleep, as well as poor body image and lower self-esteem, researchers said on Friday. In...
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Facebook Defends Data Sharing After New Report on Partner Deals

Facebook Defends Data Sharing After New Report on Partner Deals

Facebook defended its data sharing practices Wednesday after a report revealing that certain partners of the social network had access to a range of personal information about users and their friends. The New York Times late Tuesday reported that some 150 co...
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Facebook’s Lead EU Regulator Opens Probe Into Data Breach

Facebook’s Lead EU Regulator Opens Probe Into Data Breach

Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), on Friday began an investigation into a number of breach notifications received from the social networking site. “The Irish DPC has received a number of ...
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Facebook Says COO Sheryl Sandberg Asked for Info on Soros

Facebook Says COO Sheryl Sandberg Asked for Info on Soros

Facebook on Thursday said that chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg asked staff to look into whether billionaire critic George Soros had a financial interest in tarnishing the social network. The company was responding to a New York Times report citing so...
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Hate Instagram’s new algorithmic timeline? Why you too are to be blamed

Hate Instagram’s new algorithmic timeline? Why you too are to be blamed

Our social media lives have become a battle for control, although it might not feel like it when we’re scrolling through tweets about Happy Valley or pictures of our friends getting drunk in bars. We like to think that we’re...
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