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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, arrives for a meeting with Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., on Capitol Hill, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Washington. Zuckerberg will testify Tuesday before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 09, 2018 - 11:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's privacy scandal (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Yes, Mark Zuckerberg will wear a suit. The Facebook CEO is best known for his "uniform" of jeans, sneakers and a fitted gray T-shirt. But he'll don a suit and tie when he testifies before Congress starting Tuesday...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2017, file photo, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gestures as he attends a conference titled 'The Innovation Summit' in Milan, Italy. Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
April 09, 2018 - 9:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history. In an email to USA Today, Wozniak said Facebook makes a lot of advertising money from personal details provided by users...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Rohingya Muslim woman, Rukaya Begum, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds her son Mahbubur Rehman, left and her daughter Rehana Bibi, after the government moved them to newly allocated refugee camp areas, near Kutupalong, Bangladesh. Civil society and rights groups in Myanmar said Facebook has failed to adequately act against online hate speech that incites violence against the country's Muslim minorities, neglecting to effectively enforce its own rules. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
April 06, 2018 - 2:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's privacy scandal (all times local): 2 p.m. Facebook says it will require advertisers who want to run either political ads or so-called "issue ads" —which may not endorse a specific candidate or party but which discuss political topics— to verify themselves...
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April 06, 2018 - 6:48 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says that Facebook has told it that up to 2.7 million people in the 28-nation bloc may have been victim of improper data sharing involving political data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica. EU spokesman Christian Wigand said Friday that EU Justice Commissioner Vera...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress next week as authorities investigate allegations that the political data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica inappropriately accessed data on millions of Facebook users to influence elections. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
April 05, 2018 - 5:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's acknowledgement that most of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their personal data scraped by "malicious actors" is the latest example of the social network's failure to protect its users' data. Not to mention its seeming inability to even identify the problem...
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In this April 18, 2017 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. The leaders of a key House oversight committee say Zuckerberg will testify before their panel on April 11. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, file)
April 04, 2018 - 9:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before a House oversight panel on April 11 amid a privacy scandal that has roiled the social media giant, the panel announced Wednesday. Reps. Greg Walden, R-Ore., and Frank Pallone, D-N.J., said the House Energy and Commerce Committee...
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April 02, 2018 - 5:21 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley demanded information from Facebook on Monday following allegations that the social media giant mishandled user data. The Republican Senate candidate said his office issued a civil investigative demand, which functions like a subpoena...
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FILE - This July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, March 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 29, 2018 - 11:26 am
U.S. stocks rose sharply Thursday morning on the last day of trading ahead of the Easter holiday weekend. Technology stocks, which were big decliners earlier in the week, powered much of the market's climb. Banks, industrial companies and energy stocks also notched solid gains. Investors were...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile device in Philadelphia. The news that Facebook's Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. The social network acknowledged on Sunday, March 25, 2018, that it began uploading call and text logs from phones running Google's Android system in 2015 - first via its Messenger app and later through an option in Facebook Lite, a stripped-down version of its main app. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 27, 2018 - 10:41 am
The news that Facebook's Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. But just why was Facebook able to siphon off records of who its users were contacting — and when — in the first place? The short answer: Because Google let it. The...
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Chief Executive of Cambridge Analytica (CA) Alexander Nix, leaves the offices in central London, Tuesday March 20, 2018. Cambridge Analytica, has been accused of improperly using information from more than 50 million Facebook accounts. It denies wrongdoing. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on reports that millions of Facebook users' data was used to target political ads (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Two Facebook employees co-authored a 2015 study with embattled Cambridge researcher Aleksandr Kogan that used anonymized data that tallied 57 billion friendships...
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