Article: Data watchdog awaiting ‘firm answers’ from Facebook over information leak

Cyber-Security, Media

Data watchdog awaiting ‘firm answers’ from Facebook over information leak

THE DATA PROTECTION Commission (DPC) is awaiting further information from Facebook about a data leak impacting 533 million people, many of whom are in the EU.

The data was taken from Facebook by a third party a number of years ago and republished in an unsecure database at the weekend.

It contained records from millions of Facebook users, including phone numbers and email addresses.

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Article: Lawmakers Press Big Tech CEOs on Speech Responsibility

Content Integrity, Governance, Media

pichai speechLawmakers Press Big Tech CEOs on Speech Responsibility

WASHINGTON – The CEOs of social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google faced a grilling March 25 as lawmakers tried to draw them into admitting responsibility for helping fuel the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and rising COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.

In a hearing by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, lawmakers pounded Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Sundar Pichai, the Indian American CEO of Google, which owns YouTube; and Twitter chief Jack Dorsey over their content policies, use of consumers’ data and media use by young children.

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