Facebook hired a forensics firm to investigate Cambridge Analytica as stock falls 7% – TechCrunch

Hoping to tamp down the furor that erupted over reports that its user data was improperly acquired by Cambridge Analytica, Facebook has hired the digital forensics firm Stroz Friedberg to perform an audit on the political consulting and marketing firm. In a statement, Facebook said that Cambridge Analytica has agreed to comply and give Stroz Friedberg access to…

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Mark Zuckerberg just lost $3.8 billion over misused data affecting 50 million Facebook users

Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune dropped US$3.8 billion Monday as investors weighed reports that a political advertising firm retained information on millions of Facebook Inc. users without their consent. The world’s biggest social network said Friday that Cambridge Analytica, the advertising-data firm that helped Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency, received user data through an app developer…

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YouTube to add Wikipedia background info on conspiracy videos – TechCrunch

YouTube is taking action on the proliferation of conspiracy videos found on its platform: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told an SXSW panel Tuesday that the company would be introducing so-called “information cues” sourced from relevant Wikipedia articles on videos that talk about popular conspiracy theories. These will appear as text boxes that can prevent alternative…

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