Leaked Memo Seems to Confirm Worst Fears About Facebook

A leaked memo has caused an uproar at Facebook by employees who are both upset about the memo and others who are upset it leaked. In the memo, Andrew Bosworth, a Facebook vice president wrote that Facebook’s growth rate is the company’s top priority, and that everything else was secondary. Even privacy, and even the […]

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U.S. to Begin Collecting Social Media Usernames, Passwords from Visa Applicants

The Trump administration announced today that it will begin collecting social media information on individuals applying for visas to the United States. The new policy is expected to affect roughly 14 million visitors per year. Visitors will be asked to provide social media user names used on popular platforms during the five years preceding the […]

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Russian Citizen Accused of Hacking LinkedIn, Other Firms, Extradited to U.S.

A Russian hacker accused of stealing 117 million passwords from online professional networking site LinkedIn has been extradited to the United States, according to officials from the Czech Republican. Thirty-year-old Yevgeniy Nikulin is accused of breaking into LinkedIn’s computer systems in March 2012, after stealing the log-in credentials of an employee who worked at the […]

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Cambridge Analytica Releases Extended Statement About Role the Data Reseach Firm Played in the 2016 Presidential Election

Cambridge Analytica, the data research firm, has issued an extended statement explaining the types of data the firm used, and didn’t use, during the 2016 presidential election. The firm started working for the Trump campaign in June 2016. It has been under fire after revelations were made that it, along with another firm, Global Science […]

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