How One Man Convinced a Staggering Number of People That Mark Zuckerberg Was Deleting Facebook

A couple years ago, Andrew Oleck wondered if he could make a viral video. The Los Angeles-based filmmaker had been freelancing and doing commercial work for a decade and wanted to branch out. It took a while, but on April 1, he released his first attempt at internet stardom: a three-minute satire, where Mark…

Just 53 People Used the App That Let Cambridge Analytica Swipe Data From Up to 311,127 Australians

The vast majority of Facebook user data that was harvested by Cambridge Analytica came from Americans. But smaller countries are actually better at demonstrating just how big the problem got. Access to just 53 users in Australia reportedly allowed data firms to potentially capture information on over 310,000 people.

Facebook Admits Mark Zuckerberg and Top Execs Have Deleted Their Sent Messages Remotely

Have you ever sent an email or text that you wish you could take back and delete forever? That’s not possible on the open web. But we now know that Mark Zuckerberg has the power to reach into every single Facebook inbox and delete messages that he’s sent. Zuck and other executives at Facebook have reportedly used that…

Now Facebook Says It Shared the Data of ‚ÄėUp to 87 Million‚Äô Users with Cambridge Analytica

Facebook just revealed a frightening new figure for the number of users whose data was improperly shared by the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. That number is now as high as 87 million. Whistleblower Christopher Wylie had previously said that more than 50 million people were affected. Now, according to…

How to Quickly Remove Permissions For Third-Party Apps From Your Facebook Account

In the fallout to Facebook’s hot mess regarding data sharing with Cambridge Analytica, there have been calls by a lot of people including Elon Musk, WhatsApp co-found Brian Acton and others to #DeleteFacebook. But for some, that task might be too extreme a measure, as Facebook is (sadly) still one of the best ways to…