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Guy responds to his own wanted mugshot on Facebook and hilarious romance ensues

Guy responds to his own wanted mugshot on Facebook and hilarious romance ensuesA Facebook post led to an unexpectedly hilarious exchange between the Richland Police Department and a wanted criminal who was taking his sweet time. For its weekly “Wanted Wednesday,” the Washington police department posted a mugshot of 38-year-old Anthony Akers, who allegedly violated his probation. When he didn’t show up, the Richland Police Department tried reaching out again.



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Documents Show Facebook Shared Users’ Data With Large Companies

Documents Show Facebook Shared Users’ Data With Large CompaniesDocuments released by the British Parliament revealed Facebook shared users’ data – without users knowledge – to companies such as Lyft, Netflix, Badoo, and AirBnB, according to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the British Parliament. Other whitelisted companies discussed in the emails and related documents include Tinder and the Royal Bank of Canada. The 250 pages of documents made public include summations, emails, and memos from specific businesses and Facebook staff discussing access to users’ data through apps.



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Fix Facebook, whether it wants to or not: whistleblower

Fix Facebook, whether it wants to or not: whistleblowerEight months after revealing the links between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica (CA), whistleblower Christopher Wylie is pushing for the internet giant to be regulated — whether it wants to or not. “Facebook knew about what happened with Cambridge Analytica, well before the Trump election, well before Brexit, it did nothing about it,” Wylie told AFP. Last March, Wylie revealed that data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica took millions of Facebook users’ data to build psychological profiles of users.



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What Facebook Really Doesn’t Want You to Talk About

What Facebook Really Doesn’t Want You to Talk AboutIn Tuesday’s hearing at the ludicrously named International Grand Committee on Disinformation and ‘fake news’ in London, it became clearer than ever what the social network giant is trying to keep out of the public discussion: antitrust. Instead, Richard Allan, Facebook’s European lobbying chief, took questions, and the committee ensured there was an empty seat behind a placard with Zuckerberg’s name on it — a barely disguised effort to generate a photo opportunity for the morning newspapers. Allan seemed willing to give ground on regulation, but with caveats.



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U.K. Parliament Seizes Internal Facebook Documents: Guardian

U.K. Parliament Seizes Internal Facebook Documents: Guardian“We’ve failed to get answers from Facebook and we believe the documents contain information of very high public interest.”The documents are alleged to contain important information about Facebook decisions on data and privacy controls that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The newspaper said they they include confidential emails between senior executives and correspondence with CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Six4Three obtained the documents in a legal action against Facebook, and they are subject to a California court order that forbids them from being shared or made public.Facebook said the materials obtained by the parliamentary committee are subject to the court order, and it has asked the committee “to refrain from reviewing them and to return them to counsel or to Facebook,” the Guardian reported.



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Facebook Under Fire For Allowing Man In South Sudan To Make Post Auctioning Teen Daughter As Child Bride

Facebook Under Fire For Allowing Man In South Sudan To Make Post Auctioning Teen Daughter As Child BrideFacebook is coming under fire for allowing a man in South Sudan to make a post auctioning off his 17-year-old daughter to the highest bidder as a child bride. Philips Anyang Ngong, a human rights lawyer who tried to stop the girl’s sale, said the viral Facebook post was “the biggest test of child abuse, trafficking and auctioning of a human being.” He called for all of those involved, including Facebook, to be held responsible.



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Facebook says steep rise in data requests from Indian gov't

Facebook says steep rise in data requests from Indian gov'tNEW DELHI (AP) — Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India's government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years.



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Facebook Executive Sheryl Sandberg Calls Explosive NYT Report 'Simply Untrue'

Facebook Executive Sheryl Sandberg Calls Explosive NYT Report 'Simply Untrue'Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg weighed in on the recent



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Facebook Faces Uproar on Crisis Response That Attacked Soros

Facebook Faces Uproar on Crisis Response That Attacked SorosIn the wake of a scathing newspaper report on the company’s approach to managing a deepening crisis, Facebook said Thursday that it ended its work with a Republican public affairs firm that had drawn links between enemies of the company and billionaire financier George Soros. The move to cut ties with Definers Public Affairs came after the New York Times detailed the firm’s work amid widespread turmoil at the social media giant as it dealt with the discovery of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections and data privacy breaches. The newspaper said Definers tried to deflect criticism of Facebook by encouraging reporters to look into rivals like Google and to pursue stories about Soros stoking anti-Facebook backlash in Washington.



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Facebook Faces Uproar on Crisis Response That Attacked Soros

Facebook Faces Uproar on Crisis Response That Attacked SorosIn the wake of a scathing newspaper report on the company’s approach to managing a deepening crisis, Facebook said Thursday that it ended its work with a Republican public affairs firm that had drawn links between enemies of the company and billionaire financier George Soros. The move to cut ties with Definers Public Affairs came after the New York Times detailed the firm’s work amid widespread turmoil at the social media giant as it dealt with the discovery of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections and data privacy breaches. The newspaper said Definers tried to deflect criticism of Facebook by encouraging reporters to look into rivals like Google and to pursue stories about Soros stoking anti-Facebook backlash in Washington.



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