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Facebook chief Zuckerberg says his own data was harvested in privacy scandal

Facebook’s chief executive has revealed that his data was among that harvested in a privacy scandal. Mark Zuckerberg made the disclosure during his second day of being questioned in Washington. In a related development, the political consultancy at the heart of the affair has announced its acting chief executive is stepping down. He also revealed […]

Facebook

Facebook: Cambridge Analytica warning sent to users

Facebook members can discover whether they are among the 87 million potential users whose data was shared with Cambridge Analytica. Every account holder is being sent one of two notices informing them whether their data was breached. The tech giant said people will also be shown what apps they use and what data those apps […]

Security

Voice of disapproval around so-called snoopers’ charter

Amendments to the proposed Investigatory Powers (IP) Bill, popularly known as the Snoopers’ Charter, have been criticised by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for its approach to data encryption and communication data storage. The ICO has joined the likes of Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and Microsoft in criticising the IP Bill, which is one of […]

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Watchdog to contact 1000 firms over nuisance calls concerns

The data protection watchdog is to contact more than 1,000 firms that buy and sell people’s personal details to ensure they are acting lawfully. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said it will this week write letters to the firms, which are all believed to play some role in the compiling and trading of people’s names […]