Grovels to 14 million people
A Facebook bug means that 14 million people may have posted their private information to the whole of the world that uses the social media tool.
Apparently some people have a problem with that
Facebook has admitted that it has data sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese companies.
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.
802.11 ay mmWave, 10 Gbps+ speeds
It is not every day you hear that Facebook and Qualcomm go out out in public announcing a plan to work together to deliver high speed internet connectivity with Facebook Terragraph technology through the development of a multi-node wireless system based on 60GHz technology from Qualcomm. This can result in 10Gbps speeds.
UK watchdog growls and sends an angry missive
Britain’s data privacy watchdog has growled and told Cambridge Analytica to hand over all the personal information it holds on a US academic.
$199 in the US, €219 in Europe
the Facebook announced Oculus Go standalone VR back in October and yesterday, at the F8 conference, the company announced that it started shipping it to 23 countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.