Facebook says data on 87 million people, including 620,000 Canadians, improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica

Facebook Inc. said that data on as many as 87 million people, most of them in the U.S., may have been improperly shared with research firm Cambridge Analytica. Facebook says the data of more than 620,000 Canadians was also likely shared improperly. In a statement today, the social-media giant estimated 622,161 Facebook users in Canada…

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Lumanu Raises $1M for Tools That Amplify Social Influencers’ Posts

As social networks like Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) and Instagram continue to add millions of new users each year, businesses are fighting to capture their attention by advertising across an array of digital platforms. One marketing technique that has become increasingly popular in the past decade involves paying social media “influencers”—users with lots of followers—to promote…

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Zuckerberg says Facebook will offer GDPR privacy controls everywhere – TechCrunch

Mark Zuckerberg refuted a Reuters story yesterday that said Facebook would not bring Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation privacy safeguards around the world. “Overall I think regulations like this are very positive” Zuckerberg said on a conference call with reporters today. “We intend to make all the same controls available everywhere, not just in Europe.”…

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