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Facebook shares drop as Cambridge Analytica data privacy fallout spreads

The stock of the world`s largest social media company fell 7.25 per cent, its biggest intraday drop since July, taking losses for the year to about 24 per cent. 

Dec 20, 2018, 08:17 AM IST

India keen to be data analysis hub but will not tolerate data misuse: Prasad

The IT ministry is in the process of seeking suggestions and feedback from the general public on the draft Bill, and is learnt to be keen on introducing it in the ensuing winter session of Parliament.

Sep 18, 2018, 16:59 PM IST

CBI initiates preliminary enquiry against Cambridge Analytica, GSR in Facebook data theft

Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had told Rajya Sabha last month that the probe will be handed over to the CBI.

Aug 08, 2018, 18:56 PM IST

Cambridge Analytica's parent company helped Mehul Choksi get Antigua citizenship: Report

Choksi, wanted in the Rs 13,500-crore PNB case along with nephew and diamond trader Nirav Modi, has taken the citizenship of Antigua.

Jul 30, 2018, 18:01 PM IST

CBI to probe Cambridge Analytica data breach, says Centre

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will be probing the Cambridge Analytica data breach, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday. The Centre has been sending notices to Cambridge Analytica but there have been no replies, Shankar said. 

Jul 26, 2018, 18:22 PM IST

Facebook suspends US-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon over data concerns

Crimson Hexagon has had contracts in recent years to analyse public Facebook data for third-party clients and collected more than 1 trillion public social media posts from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr etc.

Jul 21, 2018, 13:03 PM IST

Facebook may unveil eye-tracking technology in future

Facebook already has two patents titled Dynamic eye tracking calibration and Techniques for emotion detection and content delivery.

Jun 14, 2018, 11:30 AM IST

Former head of Cambridge Analytica to testify over use of Facebook data in elections

Cambridge Analytica filed for bankruptcy earlier this year after former employees alleged that it used personal information harvested from Facebook accounts to target voters during Donald Trump's 2016 US presidential campaign.

Jun 06, 2018, 16:24 PM IST

Facebook refuses to compensate users over misuse of personal data by Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica used the data of millions of Facebook users to target ads during political campaigns, including the US presidential vote. 

May 25, 2018, 07:04 AM IST

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to meet European Parliament over privacy

Facebook has come under scrutiny for the way it handles personal data.

May 17, 2018, 00:42 AM IST

Facebook shut 583 million fake accounts

Facebook pulled or slapped warnings on nearly 30 million posts containing sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech during the first quarter.

May 16, 2018, 14:59 PM IST

Stung by data leak, Facebook goes after fake accounts, axes 583 million profiles in 3 months

Responding to calls for transparency after the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, Facebook said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day.

May 16, 2018, 08:40 AM IST

App exposed over 3 million Facebook users' data for years: Report

The data set was collected via the personality quiz app "myPersonality" by academics at the University of Cambridge.

May 15, 2018, 11:39 AM IST

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

The apps were suspended pending a thorough investigation into whether they misused any data, said Ime Archibong, Facebook`s vice president of product partnerships.

May 14, 2018, 17:29 PM IST

Facebook responds to government notice, assures protection of user data

"We are committed to protecting people's information and safeguarding the integrity of elections in India," a Facebook spokesperson said in an e-mail.

May 11, 2018, 19:02 PM IST

Cambridge Analytica to shut shop after massive Facebook data leak controversy: Reports

While the company maintains it is not guilty of acquiring user data illegaly, Cambridge Analytica has reportedly issued a statement saying losing customers has forced it to shut down operations.

May 03, 2018, 07:15 AM IST

Government sends second notice to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica; wants more details on data breach by May 10

Taking a tough stance against Cambridge Analytica's "cryptic response" to its first notice, the government has again sent notices to both the British data analytics firm and Facebook, confronting them with additional questions on potential misuse of data.

Apr 25, 2018, 17:42 PM IST

Facebook introduces new privacy updates for EU users

Apart from seeking inputs from regulators and government officials, privacy experts and designers, Facebook brought together hundreds of employees across product, engineering, legal, policy, design and research teams to finalise new updates.

Apr 18, 2018, 15:06 PM IST

More than 87 million Facebook users' data stolen, claims ex-Cambridge Analytica employee

Brittany Kaiser told the parliamentary committee on Tuesday that Cambridge Analytica had a suite of personality quizzes designed to extract personal data from the social network.

Apr 17, 2018, 19:12 PM IST

Mark Zuckerberg reveals his 'greatest regret' in running Facebook

The 33-year-old CEO said Facebook was in a constant struggle to guard against Russian manipulation of the Facebook platform to influence elections in the US and elsewhere.

Apr 12, 2018, 07:26 AM IST