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Zuckerberg responds to Apple’s privacy policies: “We need to inflict pain”

Enlarge / Facebook co-founder, chairman, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg departs after testifying before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018, in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees close to him, “we need to inflict pain” on Apple […]

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Said to Agree to Testify Before Congress Over Data Privacy

Congressional testimony by Silicon Valley chief executives is rare, and their appearances have each sparked a media circus. In 2013, Apple’s chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, addressed senators about his company’s tax practices. In 2011, Google’s chairman at the time, Eric Schmidt, spoke about the company’s search practices in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. […]

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Can You Really Protect Your Privacy On Facebook?

Reports that Cambridge Analytica misused roughly 50 million Facebook users’ data have ignited debate and stoked fears around social media privacy. Following the news, some media outlets have outlined ways individual Facebook users can better protect their data. But many cybersecurity experts say these measures aren’t particularly effective when it comes to powerful companies like Facebook, nor […]