Facebook working out how to limit EU law's impact
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This is going to end well

Social notworking site Facebook is squaring up to take on the EU by directly attempting to circumvent its new privacy laws to minimise its effect on the company.

Never mind Facebook - look at AOL and Yahoo
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While the focus is on Facebook, AOL and Yahoo are reading your emails again

While politicians are pretending to attack Facebook over its sharing of data with Cambridge Analytica, it seems that AOL and Yahoo have been quietly getting on with the serious business of reading your emails while no one is paying them any attention.

US senate committe gives Zuckerburg an easy ride
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Easy to answer conspiracy theories

We expected Mark Zuckerburg to get an easy ride from US senators yesterday after it was revealed that Facebook had given most of them on average $6,000 lobbying money over the years, but some of the questions he received were just daft. Our favourite was an easy-to-refute conspiracy theory that Facebook listens in on your conversations via microphones to display relevant ads.

Woz quits Facebook over privacy concerns
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Users get none of the profits back

The brains behind Apple, dancing queen and all round good bloke Steve Wozniak has quit the social notworking site Facebook over growing concern for the carelessness with which Facebook and other Internet companies treat the private information of users.

Facebook deletes Russian troll factory accounts
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Hundreds of accounts closed

Facebook has deleted hundreds of Russian accounts and pages associated with a “troll factory” indicted by U.S. prosecutors for fake activist and political posts in the 2016 US election campaign.

Why it is probably a good idea to delete Facebook from your phone
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It records your phone details

Even if you think keeping Facebook on your computer is a good idea, it might not be sensible to keep the software on your mobile phone.

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scapegoating me
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Cambridge University academic said he was assured his work was legal

A Cambridge University academic who harvested data on millions of Facebook users said he had been made a scapegoat by the social network and a UK-based political consultancy that is accused of trying to sway public opinion for Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump.

Facebook mired in swamp of woe
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It's the data day of doom

A flurry of stories about social network outfit Facebook has led to a number of questions by politicians and journalists in both the UK and on the other side of the pond.

Trump and Brexit campaigners exploited Facebook hack
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Gaming the elections using 21st tech

Two of the great election surprises of the 21st century, the election of Donald Trump and the successful Brexit campaign might have been the result of a rather good Facebook hack.

Blackberry turns into a patent hunter
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Goes after social media sites

After failing to make money as a smartphone vendor, Blackberry has joined the long line of people suing sizeable social media sites for patent infringement.