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TECH 17 May 2018 | 5:08 AM

Facebook user data may have gone to Russia, whistleblower says

The whistle-blower who revealed how Cambridge Analytica harvested Facebook Inc user data to target election ads said the company could have shared that information with Russia.

TECH 11 May 2018 | 8:13 AM

Trove of Russian-backed Facebook ads show 2016 strategy at work

A trove of thousands of Russian-backed Facebook ads, being made public for the first time, shows that Russia’s main goal was provoking discontent in the US, leading to and continuing beyond Donald Trump’s election in 2016.

TECH 03 May 2018 | 4:19 AM

Cambridge Analytica and British parent shut down after Facebook scandal

Cambridge Analytica, the firm embroiled in a controversy over its handling of Facebook Inc user data, and its British parent SCL Elections Ltd, are shutting down immediately after suffering a sharp drop in business, the company said.

TECH 11 Apr 2018 | 4:22 AM

Reddit takes down accounts suspected of ties to Russian propaganda

Social media network Reddit announced that it had taken down nearly a thousand accounts suspected of links to Russia's Internet Research Agency.

TECH 10 Apr 2018 | 4:13 AM

Zuckerberg ditches T-shirt, apologises for Facebook mistakes

Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg swapped his trademark T-shirt and jeans for a dark suit and a purple tie on Monday as he met U.S. lawmakers to apologise for the social network's misuse of its members' data and to head off possible regulation.

TECH 09 Apr 2018 | 8:05 AM

Facebook’s Zuckerberg to meet with US lawmakers on April 9: sources

Facebook Inc chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg will hold meetings with some US lawmakers on April 9, a day before he is due to appear at Congressional hearings over a political consultancy's use of customer data, two congressional aides said.

TECH 09 Apr 2018 | 7:40 AM

Critics focus on Facebook privacy before Zuckerberg hearings

A Congressional critic of Facebook Inc said lawmakers may need to consider regulating the social media giant, ahead of two days of high-profile congressional testimony by founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg.

TECH 05 Apr 2018 | 6:30 AM

Once snubbed by FBI, Europol is now Google of counter-terrorism

Shortly after taking over Europol a decade ago, former British MI5 officer Rob Wainwright met with then-FBI Director Robert Mueller to pitch the idea of sharing data, figuring he couldn’t turn the European Union’s budding criminal-intelligence service into a global force without America’s help.

TECH 04 Apr 2018 | 5:11 AM

Facebook deletes posts linked to Russian ‘troll factory’: CEO Zuckerberg

Facebook is expanding its response to people using the platform improperly and on April 3 said it had deleted hundreds of Russian accounts and pages associated with a "troll factory" indicted by US prosecutors for fake activist and political posts in the 2016 US election campaign.

TECH 30 Mar 2018 | 6:30 AM

Amazon said to sever ties with top lobbying firms in Washington

Amazon.com Inc cut ties with Washington’s biggest lobbying firm and brought on new advisers following passage of the tax overhaul bill last year and in the face of new challenges in the age of President Donald Trump.