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Facebook: I Have No Plan To Resign Says Zuckerberg

Embattled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he has no plans to resign, sounding defiant after a rough year for the social platform. “That’s not the plan,” Zuckerberg told CNN Business when asked if he would consider stepping down as chairman. He also defended Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, who has drawn criticism over her handling of the social media giant’s recent crises. “Sheryl is a really important part of this company and is leading a lot of the efforts for a lot of…

FG Moves Against Alleged ‘Hacking’ Of Buhari’s Medical Records, Writes UK, USA

The federal government has written to the United Kingdom and the United States of America over the alleged hacking of the medical records of President Muhammadu Buhari. Recall that prior to the 2015 general election, a Nigerian billionaire allegedly paid £2m to Cambridge Analytica to hack into Buhari’s medical records. The FG, thereafter, set up a committee to investigate the report that suggested that the consulting firm that combines data mining, brokerage and analysis with strategic communication for electoral…

Facebook Suspends 200 Apps Over Data Misuse Investigation

Facebook Inc has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica. “The apps were suspended pending a thorough investigation into whether they misused any data,’’ Ime Archibong, Facebook’s vice president of product partnerships said on Monday. Facebook has not revealed the names of the 200 apps it has suspended as a thorough investigation into whether they did misuse…

After Facebook Scandal, Cambridge Analytica Is Shutting Down

After the far-reaching scandal over mishandled Facebook user data, Cambridge Analytica is shutting down. The data analytics company’s United Kingdom-based parent organization, SCL Group, will also be shuttered. The news was reported earlier by The Wall Street Journal. The company soon confirmed the report in a press release, which said SCL Group has filed for insolvency, and that bankruptcy proceedings will begin soon for Cambridge Analytica as well. Cambridge Analytica, which gained fame by working on data analytics…

Mark Zuckerberg’s Fortune Rises $3 Billion After U.S. Senate Testimony

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune rose $3 billion during his U.S. Senate Congressional testimony on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to MarketWatch. Zuckerberg on Tuesday, appeared before the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees, where he was quizzed by lawmakers on how the social media site handles data privacy. Facebook’s shares were also up by 4.5 percent, closing at $165, over the course of the Senate hearing, its highest closing price since March 21, with its market capitalization…

Facebook Alerts Users Affected By Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Facebook would start informing its users on Monday if their information “may have been’’ improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, Cambridge Analytica is a consultancy suspected of improperly using the data of as many as 87 million people. In a statement, Facebook said that 70.6 million people affected were based in the U. S. Up to 2.7 million Facebook users in the EU were affected, with another two million affected in the Philippines and Indonesia. Other countries affected include Mexico, Canada, India,…

After Lauretta’s Attack, Omokri Accuses Buhari Of Employing ‘Prostitute’ As Aide

An aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of employing “a woman very popularly known for her loose sexual morals as a media aide”. He made the accusation in reaction to claims that he brought Cambridge Analytica to Nigeria. The Special Adviser to President Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, had said, “FFK Vs. Reno Omokri – Round 1. May our enemies dance naked in the Market place in our presence. But we will not be distracted from your pre election sins with…

PDP Welcomes FG’s Probe Into Cambridge Analytica’s ‘Meddling’ In 2015 Election

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday said it welcomes Nigerian government’s bid to investigate alleged meddling in the 2015 general elections by data mining firm, Cambridge Analytica. The PDP however urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government to extend the probe into the sources of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 campaign funds. The opposition party described the move as APC’s desperate bid to implicate its party in “the alleged hacking into the personal record of its Presidential…

Facebook Announces New Steps To Protect Users’ Privacy

Facebook said Wednesday it will overhaul its privacy settings tools to put users “more in control” of their information on the social media website. The updates include improved access to Facebook’s user settings and tools to easily search for, download and delete personal data stored by Facebook. Meanwhile, a new privacy shortcuts menu will allow users to quickly increase account security, manage who can see their information and activity on the site and control advertisements they see. “We’ve heard loud and clear…

‘Flagrant Lie’, Israeli Company Denies Hacking Buhari’s Records Ahead Of 2015 Election

An Israeli private intelligence firm, Black Cube, has denied hacking President Muhammadu Buhari’s records ahead of the 2015 elections. The firm in a statement late Tuesday, was reacting to allegations it was hired by British political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, to hack the Nigerian President’s record. According to UK Guardian, a Nigeria billionaire whose identity was not revealed, reportedly hired SCL, a data analytics company, to paint President Muhammadu Buhari bad in the buildup to the 2015 elections.…
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