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Cambridge Analytica shuts down amid Facebook data crisis
Cambridge Analytica sought information on Facebook to build psychological profiles on a large portion of the US electorate.
'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected
Children’s rights groups had strongly opposed the proposal.
Poll: Will you use Facebook's new dating service?
The new service was announced yesterday.
Facebook sends rival's shares tumbling as it announced 'meaningful, long-term' dating service
Shares of, which owns Tinder, tumbled on the news.
UK threatens to issue Zuckerberg with formal summons as he declined to appear to testify
Ignoring a formal summons could invite action by the House of Commons in the UK.
Concerns over mystery Facebook ads claiming to offer 'unbiased facts' on Eighth Referendum
Facebook users were targeted over the weekend with advertisements directing them to a website which has since disappeared. FactCheck is first Irish outlet to officially tackle misinformation on Facebook
We are expanding our fact-checking mission.
Despite privacy controversy, profits at Facebook are soaring
Facebook shares climbed more than 6.9% to $170.75 in after-hours trades.
WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe
The previous minimum age was 13 years old.
Deleting Facebook: 'I wouldn’t date someone who wasn't on Facebook. They have secrets'
But when you leave Facebook, your attention span increases. You look around you. You notice things, writes Amanda Geard.
Facebook rolls out major privacy changes for ads, personal info and facial recognition
Many of the changes are being put in place to comply with the EU’s new GDPR directive that comes into effect next month.
Facebook rolling out tool in Ireland to help combat fake abortion referendum advertisements
Two Facebook executives spoke before an Oireachtas committee this afternoon.
Facebook to admit 'they could have done better' responding to data concerns in Ireland
Up to 44,687 people in Ireland may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
Does Facebook really not sell your data to advertisers?
We take a look.
Poll: Would you fork out for a paid version of Facebook?
Sheryl Sandberg said Facebook doesn’t have an opt-out button at the highest level saying, “that would be a paid product”.
EU-US data deal on the line as High Court refers Facebook case to European court
The High Court today set out a number of questions which the European court must answer.
Facebook has started giving Irish users tips to spot fake news
Facebook says that improving news literacy is a priority.
Mark Zuckerberg among the 87 million Facebook users whose data was sold
He also defended using people’s data as currency to fund Facebook as a free service.
'Um, uh, no': Zuckerberg flummoxed when asked to share his own personal details
The Facebook founder showed an unwillingness to answer personal questions at the congressional hearing.
Mark Zuckerberg is getting a grilling by Congress over Facebook privacy fears
The Facebook CEO told Congress how the social media giant is handling the security fallout from Cambridge Analytica.
'My mistake, I'm sorry': Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testimony to Congress released
Zuckerberg will testify tomorrow amid the firestorm over the hijacking of data on millions of Facebook users.
Tobacco being marketed and sold through Facebook, despite policy against such promotions
Researchers said the study reveals loopholes within Facebook’s tobacco-related policies that the company could potentially close.
Facebook to create thousands of jobs making the site 'more accountable and transparent'
To get authorised by Facebook, “advertisers will need to confirm their identity and location,” the statement said.
Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act'
Up to 45,000 Irish Facebook profiles may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns
Facebook has admitted that data of up to 87 million users was shared with Cambridge Analytica.
Poll: Do you trust Facebook?
Up to 45,000 Irish profiles on the social media site may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
Up to 87 million people impacted by Facebook data breach
It was previously thought that 50 million users had been affected.
Facebook page where women tell their abortion stories deliberately sabotaged in online attack
In Her Shoes is a community of women who have had experiences with the Eighth Amendment.
Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues
He rejected criticism of Apple’s Tim Cook who argued Facebook got into trouble because it was so focused on monetising people’s data.
Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report
Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram gave statements on their security to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.
Zuckerberg says no: Facebook CEO turns down request to appear before British MPs
The company has offered to send two other executives.
Zuckerberg runs ads in 9 British and US newspapers to say sorry for data scandal
“We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t we don’t deserve it,” the Facebook CEO said.
Offices of Cambridge Analytica raided by UK information commissioner
Around 18 enforcement agents entered the company’s London headquarters at around 8pm to execute the warrant.
Steve Bannon tries to distance himself from Cambridge Analytica
Facebook data is for sale all over the world,” Trump’s former chief strategist said.
Zuckerberg says there was a 'breach of trust' between Facebook and its users
“I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I’m responsible for what happens on our platform.”
'I am being used as a scapegoat': Academic who mined Facebook data for Cambridge Analytica
The communication firm is accused of stealing information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles.
Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?
It has been reported in recent days that Cambridge Analytica allegedly collected information from 50 million Facebook users.
'Your phone is a data goldmine': What you can do to protect yourself against data mining
Experts say social media users need to pay attention to the information they agree to share.
Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner "following up" with Facebook over Cambridge Analytica
The London based firm has been credited with helping Donald Trump win the 2016 US Presidential election.
Poll: Are you considering deleting your Facebook?
#DeleteFacebook is trending, but what do you think?