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Most Facebook users still in the dark about its creepy ad practices, Pew finds

A study by the Pew Research Center suggests most Facebook users are still in the dark about how the company tracks and profiles them for ad-targeting purposes. Pew found three-quarters (74%) of Facebook users did not know the social networking behemoth maintains a list of their interests and traits to target them with ads, only discovering this when researchers directed them to view their Facebook ad preferences page. A majority (51%) of Facebook users also told Pew they were uncomfortable...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Congress, US, Kremlin, Pew Research Center, Zuckerberg, University College London, GfK, Cambridge Analytica, U S Facebook, Lee Rainie, Michael Veale


Facebook is introducing new rules for employees about discussing politics and religion (FB)

Facebook is bring in new rules about how employees can discuss politics and religion internally. In an internal memo obtained by Business Insider, CTO Mike Schroepfer said the company had drawn up new guidelines for internal discussions. Much of the rules apply to Workplace, Facebook's internal communication app, and the company is investing in stronger moderation tools for it. The changes comes amid falling employee morale and some employee criticism of Facebook's political culture. You can r...
Tags: Facebook, Workplace, Trends, Myanmar, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Signal, Cnbc, Anthony Harrison, Don, Schroepfer, Mike Schroepfer, Cambridge Analytica, Business Insider Facebook, Workplace Facebook, Brian Amerige


Leaked memo spells out Facebook’s new ‘ground rules’ restricting employee discussions about politics and religion (FB)

Facebook is bringing in new rules about how employees can discuss politics and religion internally. In an internal memo obtained by Business Insider, CTO Mike Schroepfer said the company had drawn up new guidelines for internal discussions. Much of the rules apply to Workplace, Facebook's internal communication app, and the company is investing in stronger moderation tools for it. The changes comes amid falling employee morale and some employee criticism of Facebook's political culture. You ca...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Workplace, Trends, Myanmar, Silicon Valley, Signal, Cnbc, Anthony Harrison, Don, Schroepfer, Mike Schroepfer, Cambridge Analytica, Business Insider Facebook, Workplace Facebook, Brian Amerige


Aaron Sorkin says it's time for a sequel to 'The Social Network' after Facebook’s nightmare year

Writer Aaron Sorkin thinks there should be a sequel to the Facebook origins film he wrote, "The Social Network." He said "a lot of very interesting, dramatic stuff" has happened since the movie came out in 2010. The film's producer has also floated the idea of revisiting the subject.  There should a sequel to "The Social Network," the 2010 film on the origins of Facebook. That's the view of the man who wrote it, Aaron Sorkin, who said there is plenty of new material for another movie after a ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Molly, Aaron Sorkin, Trends, Scott Rudin, David Fincher, Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg, Eduardo Saverin, Zuckerberg, Sorkin, Winklevoss, Winklevoss Twins


Facebook investors got a 'wake-up call' last year, but one of Wall Street's biggest worries isn't a problem, analyst says (FB)

Facebook was under pressure in the second half of 2018, falling 34% from its record high set on July 25. The social-media company was rocked by the Cambridge Analytica data scandal in March, and got hard hit after posting brutal earnings in July. Public scrutiny over Facebook's data protection is unlikely to stall its long-term progress as users are still sticking to the community, according to Rob Sanderson, managing director at MKM Partners. Sanderson added that US regulators won't be too ...
Tags: Facebook, Wall Street, US, Trends, Blackrock, Sanderson, MKM Partners, FB, Brian Wieser, Cambridge Analytica, Pivotal Research Group, Watch Facebook, Rob Sanderson, MKM Partners Sanderson


‘The Social Network’ Sequel Might Actually Happen, According to Aaron Sorkin

Facebook has been in the news frequently in the last few years, and not for good reasons. With all the behind-the-scenes turmoil at the online social media and social networking service company, many have suggested it might be time for a sequel to David Fincher‘s The Social Network. And according to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, it might happen. Sorkin recently confirmed that he himself thinks there should be a sequel, and that Social Network producer Scott Rudin has brought the subject up as well...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Movies, Steve Jobs, Aaron-Sorkin, Russia, Sequels, The Social Network, Danny Boyle, Scott-Rudin, David-Fincher, True Story, Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg, George Soros, Sorkin


Aaron Sorkin Considering a Social Network Sequel

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Aaron Sorkin considering a Social Network sequel It’s been nearly a decade since Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game) and David Fincher (Gone Girl) graced audiences with a version of the founding of social media mega-company Facebook with The Social Network, but the interest in telling the next phase of the website’s life has not died down at all for the studio. Sorkin recently sat down for an interview with AP Entertainment (which can be viewed below) in which he reveals that the ...
Tags: Facebook, Jessica Chastain, Movies, Molly, Aaron Sorkin, Chicago, Broadway, The Social Network, Scott Rudin, David Fincher, Social Network, Trent Reznor, Eduardo Saverin, Avan Jogia, Sorkin, Chastain


2019 Social Media Resolutions

As 2019 begins, some of us find ourselves attempting to begin New Year’s resolutions we’ve set into place, while others are still trying to decide on one. A resolution is generally centered around something you’re trying to improve, which is why we tend to find some overlap when it comes to broader topics. Common resolutions like “travel more” or “save more money” are among some of the more often used resolutions that we find. Going over this distinct group of improvements that people seem to ch...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Social Networks, Seo, Hootsuite, Social Media Networks, Social Media Channels, Cambridge Analytica, 2019 Resolutions on Social, Social Media Resolutions, Social Media Resolutions for 2019


Here are the Facebook execs who insiders think might leave next (FB)

Facebook has had a wave of executives leave the company in the past 12 months. With the company under pressure, there are likely to be more ousters, defections, and departures. These are some of the top execs to keep an eye on, according to company insiders. Facebook's brutal 2018 was accompanied by a wave of executive departures. As the Silicon Valley tech giant grappled with the Cambridge Analytica scandal and its role spreading hate speech that fueled genocide in Myanmar, several longtime ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Supreme Court, White House, Trends, Levy, Myanmar, Silicon Valley, Parliament, Kevin Systrom, George W Bush, Mike Krieger, Sheryl Sandberg, Jan Koum, Business Insider, Anthony Harrison


Here are the Facebook execs that insiders think might leave next (FB)

A wave of Facebook execs have left the company in the past 12 months And with the company under pressure, there are likely to be more ousters, defections and departures. These are some of the top execs to keep an eye on, according to company insiders. Facebook's brutal 2018 was accompanied by a wave of executive departures. As the Silicon Valley tech giant grappled with the Cambridge Analytica scandal and its role spreading hate speech that fueled genocide in Myanmar, several longtime senior ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Supreme Court, White House, Trends, Levy, Myanmar, Silicon Valley, Parliament, Kevin Systrom, George W Bush, Mike Krieger, Sheryl Sandberg, Jan Koum, Business Insider, Anthony Harrison


Cambridge Analytica parent firm SCL Elections fined over data refusal

A US professor demanded that the company hand over personal data which it held on him.
Tags: US, Tech, Cambridge Analytica, SCL Elections


Cambridge Analytica pleads guilty, faces the first in a probable series of criminal convictions

EU privacy rules force European companies to surrender data they hold on anyone, anywhere; and that includes SCL Elections, which owned Cambridge Analytica, the notorious Facebook data-miner and election-manipulator that extravagantly claimed to have won the election for Donald Trump. Back in 2017, Parsons School of Design prof David Carroll teamed up with PersonalData.io to request data from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica that they hope will reveal the way the targeted ads worked; but Ca...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Elections, UK, Crime, News, Eu, Afghanistan, Taliban, Donald Trump, Ukpoli, Carroll, Trump, Parsons School Of Design, Ico, David Carroll


Apple reportedly hires Facebook critic in privacy role

Sandy Parakilas, who worked at Facebook before opposing its use of personal data, ‘to work on data protection’Apple has reportedly hired a former Facebook employee who blew the whistle on Facebook’s data-sharing policies exposed during the Cambridge Analytica scandal.Sandy Parakilas, a product manager at Facebook in 2011 and 2012, once gave evidence to the Commons about privacy abuses at Facebook and has been outspoken about the reportedly lax approach to data protection he witnessed at the soci...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Media, Privacy, Social Networking, UK News, US news, Computing, Data and computer security, Cambridge Analytica, Sandy Parakilas


Cambridge Analytica Owner Pleads Guilty to Violating U.K. Data Laws

The parent company of the now shuttered data firm Cambridge Analytica has been fined 15,000 pounds after pleading guilty to violating UK data laws. According to The Guardian, SCL Elections pleaded guilty to breaching the Data Protection Act after it didn't comply with a U.S. professor's request for information about the data the company had...
Tags: UK, Advertising, SCL, Cambridge Analytica, Publishers & Platforms, Ad Tech & Mar Tech


Cambridge Analytica's Parent Pleads Guilty To Breaking UK Data Law

Cambridge Analytica's parent company, SCL Elections, has been fined 15,000 Pound (roughly $19,000) in a UK court after pleading guilty to failing to comply with an enforcement notice issued by the national data protection watchdog, the Guardian reports. From a report: While the fine itself is a small and rather symbolic one, given the political data analytics firm went into administration last year, the implications of the prosecution are more sizeable. Last year the Information Commissioner's O...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Office, Tech, Carroll, Trump, David Carroll, SCL, Cambridge Analytica, ICO Prior to Cambridge Analytica


Cambridge Analytica owner fined £15,000 for ignoring data request

SCL Elections failed to respond to a US citizen’s request for copies of data it held on himCambridge Analytica’s parent company has been fined £15,000 for failing to respond to a US citizen’s request for copies of information it holds on him.SCL Elections pleaded guilty to a charge of breaching the Data Protection Act by failing to comply with an enforcement notice from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at a hearing at Hendon magistrates court. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, US, UK News, World news, Data Protection, Hendon, Information Commissioner 's Office ICO, SCL, Cambridge Analytica, SCL Elections, himCambridge Analytica


Cambridge Analytica offshoot cops guilty plea, fined £21k for failing to obey UK information commish

Data regulator notches up another successful prosecution SCL Elections Ltd, one of the companies linked to scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica, has been fined a total of £21,000 after pleading guilty to not complying with an Information Commissioner's Office enforcement notice.…
Tags: UK, Software, Cambridge Analytica, SCL Elections Ltd


Cambridge Analytica sister firm pleads guilty, fined £21k for failing to obey UK information commish

Data regulator notches up another successful prosecution SCL Elections Ltd, stablemate of scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica, has been fined a total of £21,000 after pleading guilty to not complying with an Information Commissioner's Office enforcement notice.…
Tags: UK, Software, Cambridge Analytica, SCL Elections Ltd


Cambridge Analytica offshoot pleads guilty, fined £21k for failing to obey UK information commish

Data regulator notches up another successful prosecution SCL Elections Ltd, one of the companies linked to scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica, has been fined a total of £21,000 after pleading guilty to not complying with an Information Commissioner's Office enforcement notice.…
Tags: UK, Software, Cambridge Analytica, SCL Elections Ltd


Apple has reportedly hired a fierce Facebook critic after repeatedly attacking the firm's 'industrial' data hoarding

Apple has reportedly hired Sandy Parakilas, a former Facebook employee who has become a prominent critic of the social network. It coincides with Apple CEO Tim Cook being strongly critical of Facebook and other companies, which rely on collecting user data. According to the Financial Times, Parakilas will join Apple's privacy team and work to ensure new products protect users' security and privacy. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has already been angered by Cook's criticism of his company. Apple...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Cook, Trends, Eu, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Msnbc, Mark, Financial Times Apple, Sheryl, Cambridge Analytica, Sandy Parakilas


Please don’t repeat these things WikiLeaks says you can’t say about Assange (ars technica)

Enlarge / You absolutely cannot say these 140 things about Julian Assange, according to bastion of the free press WikiLeaks. (credit: Jack Taylor / Stringer, Getty Images) A representative of WikiLeaks has sent a "confidential" memo to news outlets including an updated "defamation list," advising reporters not to mention or publish it. The memo was promptly leaked anonymously online. Here, without further comment or editing, and in its entirety, is the WikiLeaks advisory. CONFIDENTIAL LEGAL C...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, London, News, Sweden, Putin, Australia, Washington Post, Snowden, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, Dnc, Spain, Catalonia


3 Content Strategy Lessons from Seattle Interactive Conference

Recently, the team from Portent attended the latest installment of Seattle Interactive Conference, a fantastic digital conference just down the block from our shiny new home office. Thousands of attendees flocked to downtown Seattle and listened to dozens of speakers share their insights about the digital marketing landscape. (Portent’s own Tim Mehta spoke at SIC about friction in UX and how it affects a user’s journey.) As with any conference, some talks were riveting and others just missed the...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Strategy, Content Marketing, Blogging, User Experience, Airbnb, Ux, Content, Seattle, Mailchimp, Content Strategy, Aristotle, Digital Marketing, Facebook Twitter, Norris


Mark Zuckerberg's new year's resolution is to host public debates about the impact of tech on society (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that his new year's resolution is to host public debates about the impact of tech on society.  Every year, Zuckerberg poses himself a challenge — they've ranged from wacky to serious.  His challenge for 2018 was to fix Facebook's various woes after the social network came under fire for its role in spreading misinformation. However, 2018 saw Facebook take a beating, as it was embroiled in a string of scandals and security incidents.  Now, Zuckerberg is positio...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Myanmar, Signal, Zuckerberg, Cambridge Analytica


Mark Zuckerberg's new year's resolution is to host public debates about the effects of tech on society (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that his new year's resolution is to host public debates about the effects of tech on society. Every year Zuckerberg poses himself a challenge; they've varied from wacky to serious. His challenge for 2018 was to fix Facebook's woes after the social network came under fire for its role in spreading misinformation. But 2018 saw Facebook take a beating after it was embroiled in a string of scandals and security incidents. Now Zuckerberg is positioning himself as ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Myanmar, Signal, Zuckerberg, Cambridge Analytica


Why the democratisation of data is crucial

Campaign recently published this article by our Chief Strategy Officer, Mobbie Nazir looking at the issues surrounding the democratisation of data and how this will affect advertisers. They’ve been kind enough to let us reproduce it below. As 2018 drew to a close, the issue of Facebook’s treatment of customer data and its approach to controlling access to this information just wouldn’t go away. The social media giant was once again creating headlines for the wrong reasons – this time after targe...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Seo, Data, Thought Leadership, Consumer Data, Mobbie Nazir, Cambridge Analytica, Post Cambridge Analytica


Facebook cleared political ads for a far-right group it banned just 8 months ago

Facebook allowed political ads for far-right British political group Britain First to run on its platform in December, despite the fact the group is banned from the social network. The ads ran for several days in late December, promoting a Britain First petition against an upgraded mosque in Maidstone. According to the BBC, the ads were bought by Political Gamers TV, which is not directly affiliated to Britain First. Facebook initially said the ads didn't violate its policies but eventually re...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Trends, Bbc, Britain, Belfast, Jeff Bezos, Maidstone, Brian Whelan, Britain First, Cambridge Analytica, BBC This, Facebook Business Insider, Britain First Facebook, Political Gamers TV


Facebook's disastrous run may actually worsen in 2019, with advertisers possibly turned off by its 'toxicity'

Facebook's problems are set to deepen in 2019, according to a note from the Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser. He argued that issues like data breaches and election meddling had only been made worse by management and that regulation had become inevitable. The analyst said investors remained too optimistic about Facebook. Wieser added that advertisers might start abandoning Facebook because of what he called its "toxicity" — and there may be trouble ahead in China. If you thought 2018 was ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, China, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Pivotal Research, Google Pixel, Brian Wieser, Cambridge Analytica, Wieser, China Facebook, Facebook Wieser


Facebook's disastrous run will only worsen in 2019, and advertisers may be turned off by its 'toxicity'

Facebook's problems are set to deepen in 2019, according to a note from Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser. He said issues like data breaches and election meddling have only been made worse by management and regulation is now inevitable. The analyst said investors remain too optimistic about Facebook. Wieser added that advertisers might start abandoning Facebook because of its "toxicity" — and there might be trouble ahead in China. If you thought 2018 was bad for Facebook, just wait for 20...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, China, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Pivotal Research, Brian Wieser, Cambridge Analytica, Wieser, China Facebook, Facebook Wieser


Marc Benioff says Facebook looked like a 'train wreck' even before it was struck down by a series of crippling scandals

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff told CNBC that it was clear Facebook was a "train wreck" even before its year of scandals. Benioff attacked Facebook in January 2018 at The World Economic Forum in Davos, claiming it was as addictive as tobacco and should be regulated. Benioff said Sheryl Sandberg got in touch afterwards to say she would send him a "variety of materials" disproving his claims. Benioff said the materials never arrived, Facebook said they were sent. Marc Benioff said in an interview ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Davos, Salesforce, Cnbc, Sheryl Sandberg, Marc Benioff, World Economic Forum, Davos Facebook, Tom Steyer, Kara Swisher, Benioff, Cambridge Analytica, Roger McNamee, CNBC Facebook


Apple trolled Google with a massive billboard at the world's biggest tech show, which it's not even attending

Apple made its presence felt at CES 2019 with a massive billboard highlighting the iPhone's privacy features. Apple doesn't attend CES, the world's biggest tech trade show, as an exhibitor but many of its Android rivals do. The company sees privacy as a major differentiator from its competitor. The ad happened to appear next to a monorail emblazoned with Google ads. Apple doesn't officially attend the massive Las Vegas tech show CES, but it's still making its presence felt at the 2019 edition...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Singapore, US, Trends, Fbi, Netflix, Tim Cook, Marriott, Las Vegas, San Bernardino, Cambridge Analytica



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