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Facebook co-founder calls for the company break up
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Not him the other one

A co-founder of Facebook called for the government to break up the tech giant in an op-ed article Thursday in The New York Times.

Zuckerberg wants Facebook to become privacy focused
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Although how it can afford it is anyone’s guess

Mark Zuckerberg now says he wants Facebook to become a "privacy-focused" social network which is a move away from its previous method of encouraging sharing and flogging all data.

UK should regulate Facebook
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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 12:01

UK should regulate Facebook


It keeps breaking the rules

Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, British lawmakers said.

Facebook gets lasers
Published in Network
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:14

Facebook gets lasers


Who needs clouds when you can zap things in space

Facebook is about to get a laser communication system which can chat to satellites in space and put pictures of cats into orbit.

UK Parliament's Serjeant at Arms seizes Facebook documents
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Difficult to argue with a bloke with a mace


The UK Parliament dusted off some of its ancient powers to seize internal Facebook documents and make chief executive Mark Zuckerberg look jolly stupid for refusing to answer MPs’ questions.

Zuckerberg ignores UK and Canada
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Thursday, 08 November 2018 11:40

Zuckerberg ignores UK and Canada

Sorry I'm washing my hair

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a request to appear before an international parliamentary committee delving into the questions around fake news.

British MPs want a word with Zuckerberg
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Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:05

British MPs want a word with Zuckerberg


If he turns up it will be a rough ride

British MPs want a word with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and if he shows up he will have a harder time than he did when he spoke to the US Senate.

Zuckerberg says sorry to Europe
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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 11:41

Zuckerberg says sorry to Europe


But some European politicians want a break up of Facebook

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to EU lawmakers for the company's role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and for allowing fake news to swamp the site.

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.

Zuckerberg quizzed over Oculus tech
Published in IoT
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:17

Zuckerberg quizzed over Oculus tech


We didn’t steal it, honest


Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has denied an allegation by a rival company that the virtual reality technology of Facebook's Oculus unit was nicked by a former staff member.