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Protesters call on Salesforce to end contract with border patrol agency – TechCrunch

Protesters call on Salesforce to end contract with border patrol agency – TechCrunch A dozen or so people accompanied by a 14-foot, 800-pound cage gathered in downtown San Francisco Tuesday morning to protest Salesforce’s contract with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), the agency within the Department of Homeland Security responsible …

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The long Cocky-gate nightmare is over – TechCrunch

The long Cocky-gate nightmare is over – TechCrunch I’ve been wanting to write about Cocky-gate for some time now but the story – a row between self-published authors that degenerated into ridiculousness – seems finally over and perhaps we can all get some perspective. The whole thing started in May …

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UK parliament’s call for Zuckerberg to testify goes next level – TechCrunch

UK parliament’s call for Zuckerberg to testify goes next level – TechCrunch The UK parliament has issued an impressive ultimatum to Facebook in a last ditch attempt to get Mark Zuckerberg to take its questions: Come and give evidence voluntarily or next time you fly to the UK you’ll get …

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Cambridge Analytica has been shut out of Twitter’s ad platform too – TechCrunch

Cambridge Analytica has been shut out of Twitter’s ad platform too – TechCrunch It has emerged that Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy firm at the center of a data misuse storm involving Facebook user data, has also been banned from advertising on Twitter’s platform. Facebook suspended the company’s account in …

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Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO backs out of giving evidence to UK parliament – TechCrunch

Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO backs out of giving evidence to UK parliament – TechCrunch Alexander Nix, the former CEO of the political consultancy firm at the center of a storm about mishandled Facebook users data, has backed out of re-appearing in front of the UK parliament for a second time. Nix …

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Cambridge University hits back at Zuckerberg’s shade – TechCrunch

Cambridge University hits back at Zuckerberg’s shade – TechCrunch Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to the House yesterday was a mostly bland performance, punctuated by frequent claims not to know or remember certain fundamental aspects of his own business. But he gave a curiously specific and aggressive response to a question …

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How Facebook has reacted since the data misuse scandal broke – TechCrunch

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will be questioned by US lawmakers today about the “use and abuse of data” — following weeks of breaking news about a data misuse scandal dating back to 2014. The Guardian published its first story linking Cambridge Analytica and Facebook user data in December 2015. The …

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A brief history of Facebook’s privacy hostility ahead of Zuckerberg’s testimony – TechCrunch

The Facebook founder will be questioned by the Senate Judiciary and Senate Commerce Committees later today — in a session entitled “Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data.” Mark Zuckerberg is also due to testify before Congress on Wednesday — to be asked about the company’s …

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Facebook data misuse scandal affects “substantially” more than 50M, claims Wylie – TechCrunch

Chris Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica employee turned whistleblower whose revelations about Facebook data being misused for political campaigning has wiped billions off the share price of the company in recent days and led to the FTC opening a fresh investigation, has suggested the scale of the data leak is …

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