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Mar 19, 2018, 11:04am EDT
  • December 20, 2018

    A guide to the Cambridge Analytica Facebook scandal

    A Trump campaign–connected firm harvested personal data from tens of millions of Facebook users, bringing up big questions about cybersecurity, big data, and privacy. Catch up on the controversy.

  • December 20, 2018

    How Facebook made it impossible to delete Facebook

    We’ve adapted our entire culture around Facebook. That makes "just quitting" easier said than done.

  • December 17, 2018

    How Facebook’s scandals are hurting Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In brand

    Facebook helped make Sheryl Sandberg a women’s empowerment icon. Now it’s damaging her credibility.

  • November 29, 2018

    Cambridge Analytica used fashion preferences to target people on Facebook

    The political consulting company determined that Wrangler fans supported Trump while Abercrombie shoppers did not.

  • September 5, 2018

    Watch: Alex Jones and Marco Rubio nearly come to blows in the Senate hallway

    Jones called Rubio a "frat boy" and a "snake." Rubio told him, "I’ll take care of you myself."

  • July 31, 2018

    Facebook has already detected suspicious activity trying to influence the 2018 elections

    Facebook isn’t sure if it’s Russia, but it looks a lot like what Russia did in 2016.

  • June 6, 2018

    Facebook gave user data to a Chinese company considered a national security threat

    Facebook has data-sharing partnerships with four Chinese device makers, including Huawei.

  • June 4, 2018

    Report: Facebook was letting device makers access your data too

    According to a report from the New York Times, Facebook struck an agreement with some 60 device makers that allowed them to access data on Facebook users and their friends.

  • May 29, 2018

    Why you’re getting so many emails about privacy policies

    Notice all those privacy policy alerts and emails you’re getting? You can thank Europe for that.

  • May 23, 2018

    Europe’s tough new digital privacy law should be a model for US policymakers

    The General Data Protection Regulation Act, or GDPR, enshrines data protection as a fundamental human right

  • May 22, 2018

    Mark Zuckerberg hearing shows it’s Europe — not America — Facebook should be worried about

    Europe has a lot of tough questions for Mark Zuckerberg, and he doesn’t have good answers.

  • May 15, 2018

    The feds are reportedly investigating Cambridge Analytica

    So far, it appears separate from the work of special counsel Robert Mueller.

  • May 2, 2018

    The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, explained with a simple diagram

    A visual of how it all fits together. They’re now shutting down.

  • May 2, 2018

    Cambridge Analytica is shutting down

    The Trump-linked data firm that kicked off the Facebook data privacy scandal is closing its doors.

  • May 2, 2018

    Cambridge Analytica shutting down: the firm’s many scandals, explained

    Trump, Russia, Facebook, WikiLeaks, and more.

  • April 18, 2018

    What you need to know about Facebook’s new privacy settings

    Facebook is starting to roll out new data privacy settings thanks to a law out of Europe.

  • April 18, 2018

    Your Facebook friends could be leaving you vulnerable to major privacy invasions

    A computer scientist explains how you have way less control of your data than Mark Zuckerberg says.

  • April 17, 2018

    Why we should stop treating Silicon Valley’s male CEOs like children

    They’re grown-ass men.

  • April 16, 2018

    I was Zuckerberg’s speechwriter. “Companies over countries” was his early motto.

    Our shared passion as a company was scale first, ask questions later.

  • April 12, 2018

    5 things you can do now to protect your Facebook data

    You do have a little control over what you share with apps and advertisers.

  • April 12, 2018

    Facebook is in crisis mode. The teacher strikes show it can still serve a civic purpose.

    The teacher uprising offers a glimmer of hope for the future of the embattled social media network.

  • April 12, 2018

    Don’t ask whether Facebook can be regulated. Ask which Facebook to regulate.

    Zuckerberg says Facebook needs the "right" regulation. That means defining what Facebook is.

  • April 11, 2018

    Black members of Congress criticize Zuckerberg: Facebook “does not reflect America”

    Legislators used the Zuckerberg hearing to raise concerns about Facebook’s treatment of users of color.

  • April 11, 2018

    Why you keep using Facebook, even if you hate it

    The network effect is Facebook’s biggest selling point, and the root of many of its problems.

  • April 11, 2018

    The privacy question Mark Zuckerberg kept dodging

    People can use the "share button" for some data control. But what are they giving up when they just log in to Facebook?