Facebook data breach

Facebook data breach: Senator asks US Congress to take action

Facebook on Friday admitted hackers broke into nearly 50 million users' accounts by stealing their "access tokens" or digital keys.

published on : 29th September 2018

Facebook has a dedicated counter-terrorism team: CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg was asked questions related to how Facebook was planning to tackle on the opioid crisis, data protection, targeted ad system and curbing of terrorist and malicious activities.

published on : 12th April 2018

Facebook data leak: Indian government to wait for Cambridge ​Analytica's reply before action 

Analytica has been accused of harvesting personal information of over millions of Facebook users illegally to influence polls in several countries.

published on : 5th April 2018

Data of up to 87 million Facebook users shared with UK firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook's chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer made the announcement in a statement announcing the implementation of new privacy tools for users of the huge social network.

published on : 5th April 2018

Facebook as an election weapon, from Obama to Trump

Barack Obama made extensive use of the social network in 2008 and stepped up "micro-targeting" in his 2012 re-election effort.

published on : 24th March 2018

Rahul Gandhi slams BJP, claims Cambridge Analytica was paid to sabotage Congress

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had alleged that the Congress was using the services of the London-based political data analytics firm CA.

published on : 24th March 2018

Will Congress now depend on data theft and manipulation to woo voters, asks BJP

The BJP questioned links between the Congress and Cambridge Analytica, a data mining firm accused of harvesting personal information from Facebook illegally to influence polls in many countries.

published on : 21st March 2018

Personality prediction app developer at centre of Facebook data breach says he is being made scapegoat

CA has denied using Facebook data for the Trump campaign and said it had in any case been deleted.

published on : 21st March 2018

Strong action will be taken if social media sites like Facebook sway electoral process: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad said any attempt by social media sites, including Facebook, to influence India's electoral process through undesirable means will not be tolerated.

published on : 21st March 2018

Does Facebook possess data from deleted user accounts?

Reports suggest that even though the account is deleted, the social media giant and apps affiliated with it may still have access to personal data.

published on : 21st March 2018

European Union seeks probe into Facebook data breach

EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova, who has called the breach "horrifying", was meanwhile to seek clarification from the social media giant during a visit to the United States this week.

published on : 20th March 2018

Facebook rocked by new data breach scandal

Calls for investigations came on both sides of the Atlantic after Facebook responded to the explosive reports of misuse of its data by suspending the account of Cambridge Analytica.

published on : 19th March 2018