The Switch 9 April 2018

How big could Facebook’s fine theoretically get? Here’s a hint: There are four commas, and counting.

Former Federal Trade Commission officials have been pulling out their calculators in recent weeks trying to figure out just how big a fine the commission could levy against Facebook for its latest privacy mishaps. Then they look at the numbers on their screens — if their calculators can even handle 13 digits — and try […]

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Read Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress, annotated

The House Energy and Commerce Committee released Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's prepared testimony ahead of his appearance on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Read the full remarks below, along with analysis and commentary from Washington Post staff. Zuckerberg will also appear before a joint session of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees Tuesday.  HEARING BEFORE THE […]

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Capitol Hill: ‘It was my mistake, and I’m sorry.’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed contrition for allowing third-party apps to grab the data of its users without their permission and for being “too slow to spot and respond to Russian interference” during the U.S. election, according to his prepared remarks published by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Zuckerberg plans to open his remarks […]

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Why Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is joining the #DeleteFacebook movement

Tech entrepreneur Steve Wozniak says he's quitting Facebook. Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, told USA Today that he is abandoning the social media giant, joining the #DeleteFacebook movement in which Facebook users are shutting down their accounts over concerns about the use of their personal information. “Users provide every detail of their life to Facebook,” Wozniak told the […]

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