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Documents show Facebook deployed user data as competitive weapon

Business Dec 6, 2018

Documents show Facebook deployed user data as competitive weapon

Internal Facebook documents released by a U.K. parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of user data as a competitive weapon, often in ways designed to keep its users in the dark. Parliament's media committee accused ...

Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find medical help

World Nov 20, 2018

Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find medical help

It was spring 2007 in northern Iraq when 6-year-old Saja Saleem raced home from school with the good news about her excellent grades, hoping to receive the gift her father had promised her. "All of a sudden, I found myself spinning into the air with ...

Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of U.S. election

World Nov 6, 2018

Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of U.S. election

Facebook said Monday it blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 more on Instagram after police warned they may be linked to "foreign entities" trying to interfere in the U.S. midterm election. The announcement came shortly after U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies ...