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Senators grill FTC over reported $5 billion Facebook settlement

Facebook's reported $5 billion settlement with the FTC isn't even official yet, but that isn't stopping politicians from bristling at it. Senators Richard Blumenthal, Josh Hawley and Ed Markey

A Closer Look At Peter Thiel’s Attack on Google’s ‘Treasonous’ Ties to China

Thiel's Palantir co-founder said Google's 'treasonous' act is an open secret in Silicon Valley.

Facebook accused of contradicting itself on claims about platform policy violations

Prepare your best * unsurprised face *: Facebook is being accused of contradicting itself in separate testimonies made on both sides of the Atlantic. The chair of a U.K. parliamentary committee that

Facebook’s New Chief Image Fixer Recalls Struggle Before Accepting Job

"You know you've sullied political and public trust," Facebook's new communication chief wrote to Zuckerberg and Sandberg before accepting the job.
FaceApp Shows We Care About Privacy but Don’t Understand It

FaceApp Shows We Care About Privacy but Don’t Understand It

There are good lessons to learn from an overblown controversy.
The Great Hack: the film that goes behind the scenes of the Facebook data scandal

The Great Hack: the film that goes behind the scenes of the Facebook data scandal

This week, a Netflix documentary on Cambridge Analytica sheds light on one of the most complex scandals of our time. Carole Cadwalladr, who broke the story and appears in the film, looks at the
Brexit funder Arron Banks threatens Netflix over Great Hack documentary

Brexit funder Arron Banks threatens Netflix over Great Hack documentary

Legal threat comes as campaigners warn UK government that courts are being used to intimidate journalistsLetter: press freedom campaigners call for action on ‘vexatious lawsuits’ Related: The
'The Great Hack' On Netflix Details The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Scandal

'The Great Hack' On Netflix Details The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Scandal

In 2016 two seminal events occurred that public polling said were highly unlikely: the UK voted to leave the European Union, or Brexit; and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. President. 'How did
The FTC’s $5 billion privacy fine on Facebook could’ve been much, much bigger

The FTC’s $5 billion privacy fine on Facebook could’ve been much, much bigger

The federal government almost fined Facebook tens of billions of dollars for privacy violations -- and nearly held CEO Mark Zuckerberg accountable -- instead of the eventual $5 billion settlement

What's on TV this week: 'Another Life'

This week we're loaded with new stuff to watch on streaming, including Katee Sackhoff in a new non-Battlestar Galactica science fiction series, Another Life. Also new on Netflix this week is The Great

What's on TV this week: 'Another Life'

This week we're loaded with new stuff to watch on streaming, including Katee Sackhoff in a new non-Battlestar Galactica science fiction series, Another Life. Also new on Netflix this week is The Great
‘The Great Hack’: Netflix doc unpacks Cambridge Analytica, Trump, Brexit and democracy’s death

‘The Great Hack’: Netflix doc unpacks Cambridge Analytica, Trump, Brexit and democracy’s death

There are probably many of us who’d wish quite a lot of the last couple of years could be thrown into that temple fire, but this documentary is the first I’ve seen to expertly unpick what has become
Film Review: ‘The Great Hack’

Film Review: ‘The Great Hack’

When I was growing up, we learned that the moral cornerstone of the First Amendment — the very essence of it — is that it’s about protecting the speech you don’t like. If the Nazis aren’t allowed to

Facebook will pay $5 billion fine for Cambridge Analytica data breaches

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that Facebook will pay a massive fine in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The social network will pay $5 billion to settle the charge that it

Facebook to pay separate $100 million SEC fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook isn't just settling with the FTC over the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The social network has also agreed to pay the US Securities and Exchange Commission $100 million over charges of
Facebook to pay $5bn fine as regulator settles Cambridge Analytica complaint

Facebook to pay $5bn fine as regulator settles Cambridge Analytica complaint

Penalty by US government reflects scale of breach, first reported by the ObserverFacebook will pay a record $5bn (£4bn) penalty in the US for “deceiving” users about their ability to keep personal

FTC also sues Cambridge Analytica, settles with former CEO and app developer

As part of the investigation against Facebook’s privacy lapses, the FTC announced today that it is suing Cambridge Analytica. The agency has already agreed to settlement with former Cambridge
Netflix's 'The Great Hack' is essential viewing for the privacy complacent

Netflix's 'The Great Hack' is essential viewing for the privacy complacent

Broadly speaking, people like me are the problem — or, at least, we're part of it. Sitting ducks with a fondness for instant gratification, tech consumers like myself are often aware of the world's

Today was Facebook's worst day ever, and it won’t make a difference

Facebook has had a lot of bad days since the Cambridge Analytica data scandal first erupted in March 2018. But today might be the worst: The FTC formally announced its $5 billion fine as well as a