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THIS WEEK: Facebook under fire over data breaches

THIS WEEK: Facebook under fire over data breaches Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Social media giant Facebook is under heavy criticism over a data breach where information of 87million users could have been shared with Cambridge Analytica, a data mining firm, based in the UK. The UK firm and Facebook …

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COMMENT: Don’t quit Facebook

But don’t trust it either because it has technical know how to give you more control but has chosen not to COMMENT | DENISE ANTHONY & LUKE STARK | Is it time to give up on social media? Many people are thinking about that in the wake of revelations regarding Cambridge …

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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is not a monopoly

Washington, United States | AFP | Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told lawmakers Tuesday that he does not believe his company is a monopoly. Zuckerberg rejected the suggestion in a Senate hearing that the social media giant, with over two billion users worldwide, has exclusive control over its market. “It …

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THIS WEEK: Museveni proposes tax on WhatsApp, Facebook

THIS WEEK: Museveni proposes tax on WhatsApp, Facebook Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has directed the Ministry of Finance to introduce taxes on social media platforms – WhatsApp and Facebook as a way of raising revenue. In a letter to the Finance Minister, the President expressed concern at …

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Facebook says 87 million may be affected by data breach

Washington, United States | AFP | Facebook said Wednesday personal data on as many as 87 million users was improperly shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The new figure eclipses a previous estimate of 50 million in a further embarrassment to the social network roiled by a privacy scandal. The …

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