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A woman takes tampon boxes out of a supermarket shelf in Buenos Aires January 16, 2015.  

Period apps share your fertility data with Facebook

What happens to the highly personal data people enter in period-tracking apps? In some cases, it gets fed to third parties — including Facebook.

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Cambridge Analytica parent hired by State Department to target terrorist propaganda

US Diplomacy
A hand holds a mobile phone with a Facebook logo and the message "this site cannot be reached."

For years, activists in Southeast Asia warned Facebook that content on the platform could lead to real-life violence. Then it did.

Global Politics
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee

The social media generation casts a wary eye on Facebook founder’s testimony

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg listens while testifying before a joint Senate

Lawmakers want to know about Facebook’s operations beyond the US

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Facebook says data leak hits 87 million users, widening privacy scandal

Global Politics

Facebook said on Wednesday the personal information of up to 87 million users, mostly in the United States, may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million.

Supporters of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta cheer during a Jubilee Party campaign rally at Uhuru park in Nairobi, Kenya August 4, 2017.

Cambridge Analytica’s political work extends far beyond the US

Global Politics

The UK-based firm Cambridge Analytica is under fire for allegedly harvesting the data of tens of millions of Facebook users and using it to sway voters in the run-up to the 2016 Presidential election. But the data firm’s reach extends well beyond the US.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg standing on a stage wearing a grey t-shirt, in San Jose, Calif., 2017.

Zuckerberg apologizes for Facebook mistakes with user data, vows curbs


Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologized on Wednesday for mistakes his company made in how it handled data belonging to 50 million of its users and promised tougher steps to restrict developers’ access to such information.

People walk past in a blur the building housing the offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London.

Academic behind Facebook breach says political influence was exaggerated

Global Politics

The consultancy at the heart of a storm over Facebook data greatly exaggerated its role in Donald Trump’s 2016 US presidential victory and would not have been able to sway an election result, the academic who provided the data said.