Facebook Contractor Spies on Horrified Moderators. When Does It End?

Facebook released a video last year apologizing for its data misuse that likely swayed the 2016 election. It ends by saying “if this place does what it was built for, we all get a little closer.” That is the problem, Facebook. It’s time to back off. The Intercept just released an exposé detailing how managers […] The post Facebook Contractor Spies on Horrified Moderators. When Does It End? appeared first on CCN Markets

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Germany’s Finance Chief Joins Slew of Financial Leaders Scoffing at Libra

Germany joined the chorus of countries offering stiff resistance to Libra, Facebook’s new digital coin. German Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz, expressed concerns about the coin’s consumer privacy issues and potential for disruption. Reuter’s released a report which quoted him saying,  “The issuance of a currency does not belong in the hands of a private company […] The post Germany’s Finance Chief Joins Slew of Financial Leaders Scoffing at Libra appeared first on CCN Markets

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FTC Nukes Facebook with Record $5B Fine and Zuck Will Laugh It Off

The Federal Trade Commission has whacked Facebook with a record $5 billion fine stemming from the 2018 scandal in which a political consulting firm improperly accessed Facebook user data. The fine comes as a result of settlement talks between the two entities. The consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, scraped data from 87 million Facebook profiles without […] The post FTC Nukes Facebook with Record $5B Fine and Zuck Will Laugh It Off appeared first on CCN Markets

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Mark Zuckerberg Stole Facebook, Now He’s Stealing Bitcoin

By CCN Markets: One day Bitcoin will occupy the same corner of internet nostalgia occupied by Nikola Tesla. So it goes: were it not for Thomas Edison’s superior resources, influence and propaganda, we could all be running our laptops on Mr. Tesla’s free energy right now. Surveying the thunderous hype surrounding Facebook’s foray into the cryptocurrency game, one can’t quite shake the feeling that Mark Zuckerberg is in the process of pulling an Edison. First Facebook, Now Bitcoin The analogies between the story of Facebook’s foundation and that of the…

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Zuckerberg Pal Doubles Down on Facebook CEO Having Too Much Power

By CCN Markets: Give Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes a lot of credit. He not only has made comments that could make him less wealthy, but he’s also doubled down on them. Specifically, Chris Hughes believes that his “friend” Mark Zuckerberg has too much control over speech. Zuckerberg Is a Scary Master of the Universe In a May op-ed in the New York Times, Chris Hughes wrote: “The most problematic aspect of Facebook’s power is Mark’s unilateral control over speech. There is no precedent for his ability to monitor, organize and even…

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Facebook Hunts E-Commerce, Payment Partners for Crypto Push: Report

By CCN: The crypto community hasn’t scared Mark Zuckerberg away from his cryptocurrency ambitions, at least not yet. New details have emerged in a Wall Street Journal report indicating that Mark Zuckerberg’s company is actively looking to ink deals to back its cryptocurrency payments ecosystem. Facebook is reportedly in discussions with “dozens of financial firms and online merchants” to support the unveiling of its blockchain-based payments network. Facebook is looking to lasso $1 billion for its new cryptocurrency and has been in talks with some major players. Facebook Building Cryptocurrency-Based…

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Facebook Scandals Could Hit Hardest Yet with First Profits Fall Since 2015

By CCN.com: Facebook’s annus horribilis looks like it will continue unabated, with the social media giant likely to experience its first quarterly drop in earnings since 2015. Despite recording a $3bn turnover increase, analysts expect the company to report a profit reduction from $5 billion in Q1 2018 to $4.7 billion, when it announces its Q1 2019 results later this week. At a time when the corporation’s activities are increasingly facing scrutiny by regulators around the world due to myriad privacy breaches, legal and ethical controversies, fake news scandals and the Cambridge…

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