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The former head of Facebook Australia believes the company’s global chief Mark Zuckerberg has too much power over the company, a dynamic which is hampering the social media giant’s ability to address its growing problems. “There’s no power that keeps [Zuckerberg] accountable,” former Facebook Australia CEO Stephen Scheeler told Which-50

After three years of external pressure Facebook hasn’t done enough to fix the problems created by its platform, argues Roger McNamee an early Facebook investor turned vocal big tech critic.  McNamee spent 34 years as a Silicon Valley investor and venture capitalist. But since observing the same tools that make

Facebook has settled a long running privacy investigation with the FTC, agreeing to pay a record US$5 billion fine and upgrade its privacy measures. The Australian privacy watchdog has welcomed settlement but says it will continue its own investigation into the social media giant. The FTC settlement was just one

Facebook will receive a US$5 billion fine from American regulators for its failure to protect users’ privacy. Federal Trade Commissioners voted 3-2 in favour of the settlement with the social media behemoth, to conclude its long-running probe stemming from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to people familiar with the matter.

The CEO of a leading global AI and conversational commerce company has called on Mark Zuckerberg to shut down Facebook until he can “fix it”, arguing social media is harming communities and demonstrating what not to do in the current AI race. “Shut it down tomorrow. You will win a

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to unify Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram under one platform to have more control over the various companies.   The New York Times reports four Facebook employees have confirmed Zuckerberg is planning to keep the apps separate but their “underlying technical structure” will be unified. Sign

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants to host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society, as part of his personal 2019 challenge. The CEO said he wants to discuss “the opportunities, the challenges, the hopes, and the anxieties” that are in society around

Leaked emails have embroiled Facebook in a new scandal with the suggestion the social networking giant has made a habit of dirty tricks and anticompetitive practices. These new problems come as the company is still reeling from last month’s revelations of underhanded lobbying, smear campaigns and alleged anti-semitism. Sign up for

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced a four-hour grilling from the US Senate Commerce and Judiciary panels yesterday in response to a number of revelations – that Russian operatives had targeted Facebook users to influence the US election, that Cambridge Analytica had gained personal information on 87 million users, and that

Facebook says the information of up to 87 million people — including 311,127 Australians — may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. The new figures are higher than the initial media reports that the Facebook data of 50 million people was harvested and handed over illegitimately to Cambridge Analytica,