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Zuckerberg to testify before US Congress on April 11

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MNA Science & Technology Desk: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the US congressional committee after the Cambridge Analytica scandal over alleged misuse of users’ personal data. He will testify before the US House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11, the panel said on Wednesday. Facebook has come under fire in recent weeks after it was revealed that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked for US President Donald Trump’s campaign, gained access to the personal data of 50 million Facebook users. “This hearing will be an important opportunity to shed light on critical consumer data privacy issues ...

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Facebook data scandal widens

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MNA Tech Desk: A scandal engulfing Facebook over the use of its data by political consultants widened on Tuesday when a whistleblower said Canadian company AggregateIQ had developed a programme to target Republican voters in the 2016 US election. Christopher Wylie, who previously revealed that consultancy Cambridge Analytica had accessed the data of 50 million Facebook users to build voter profiles on behalf of Donald Trump’s campaign, said AggregateIQ (AIQ) had built software called Ripon to profile voters. Wylie was giving evidence to a British parliamentary committee over the scandal, minutes after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg declined to appear before ...

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Facebook emphasizes friends, not news

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: Facebook Inc began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centrepiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world’s largest social network. Zuckerberg, in a sweeping post on Facebook, said the company would change the filter for the News Feed to prioritize what friends and family share, while reducing the amount of non-advertising content from publishers and brands. Facebook, which owns four of the world’s most popular smartphone apps including Instagram, has for years prioritized material ...

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Zuckerberg introduced virtual butler ‘Jarvis’

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: Mark Zuckerberg on Monday introduced the world to “Jarvis”, an artificial intelligence system the Facebook chief created in his spare time, which can choose and play music, turn on lights, and recognize visitors, deciding whether to open the front door. Jarvis, named after the virtual assistant in the Iron Man movies, could be a step toward a new product, Zuckerberg wrote, although he cautioned that the system he had created in 100 hours over the last year was customised for his house. Zuckerberg announced results of the project, a personal challenge he set for himself ...

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Twitter protected millions of users after passwords posted

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MNA Technology Desk: Twitter has protected millions of accounts of users by taking several steps, after passwords were posted for sale. The social network responds to username and password leak by locking affected accounts after spate of hacks targeting Katy Perry, Mark Zuckerberg and NFL. Twitter failed to state exactly how many accounts were affected, but the number is thought to be in the millions. The site has been forced to lock millions of users’ accounts after 33m purported account details were posted for sale on the dark web. The details, which were exposed and made accessible by security site ...

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Zuckerberg’s social media accounts broken by hackers

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MNA Technology Desk: Reportedly, Zuckerberg’s social media accounts were broken by hackers. Mark Zuckerberg outwardly had his Twitter and Pinterest accounts broken by hackers on Sunday. The Facebook founder’s accounts on social media sites including Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest seem to have been briefly compromised. Everyone knows that using the same password for all your online accounts makes it ten times easier for hackers to access your information – but even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg can’t help taking the lazy route when it comes to internet security. The tech boss was the target of hackers over the weekend, when ...

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