Google Alters Search Algorithm Ahead of US Election

Google is making some major changes to how its search engine operates as the US prepares for the election in November.

Judges Orders Facebook To Hand Over Data About Possible Privacy Issues

According to The Wall Street Journal, “a Massachusetts judge has ordered Facebook to turn over data about thousands of apps that may have mishandled its users’ personal information.” In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has faced ongoing…

Brazil Fines Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Bloomberg is reporting that Brazil has levied a $1.6 million fine on Facebook for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The fine is the result of an investigation that began in April 2018, finding that Facebook illegally shared data…

Cambridge Analytica Announces Closure, Files for Bankruptcy

Cambridge Analytica, the controversial firm embroiled in the mishandling of Facebook user data, has announced its shut down on Wednesday. Its British parent SCL Elections Ltd. will also be shuttered as the data analytics company reported a significant decline in…

Facebook Users Would Have to Pay to Opt Out of Targeted Ads, Says COO Sheryl Sandberg

There’s an outstanding rumor that Facebook users would have to pay in order to keep using the service. While this rumor has been going on for years, it might soon find itself becoming a truth if Sheryl Sandberg’s recent interviews…

It’s Worse Than You Think, Facebook Exposes Millions More Users to Cambridge Analytica Data Breach

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, Facebook revealed that Cambridge Analytica was able to access personal data of up to 87 million users. The figure was shockingly higher than the previous estimate of 50 million. The number…

Mark Zuckerberg Under Fire Over Facebook’s Data Breach During US Presidential Election

Lawmakers from the United States and Britain are heaping criticisms on Facebook and founder Mark Zuckerberg after reports revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a data company said to have been instrumental in Donald Trump’s presidential win, received data from 50 million…