May 22, 2018

The US government faces thousands of cyberattacks a year. So why won’t Trump protect his data?

Donald Trump isn't following the advised rules for protecting his cell phone and data. That puts U.S. interests at serious risk.

May 16, 2018

What is the Rooney Rule? Here are the pros and cons of the popular diversity initiative.

The Rooney Rule is often touted as a means of diversifying the upper ranks of companies and organizations. Here's how it works — and where it comes up short.
May 11, 2018

Facebook users on Android: You may have money coming if this lawsuit is successful

The plaintiff is seeking at least $5 million.
May 4, 2018

Facebook is reportedly looking into an ad-free option users would pay for

How much would you pay for no ads on Facebook?
May 3, 2018

Facebook employees used data collected on the service to stalk their exes

The company has not mentioned if it plans on dialing back what Facebook employees are able to access.
May 1, 2018

For safety reasons, Facebook’s dating feature doesn’t let you send photos

Is it time to undelete that Facebook?

May 1, 2018

Facebook announced VR hangouts with “Spaces” at last year’s F8 — so where is it now?

Weren't we supposed to be hanging out in virtual reality by now?
April 30, 2018

A Facebook dislike button may finally arrive, via upvote and downvote options

This dislike option gets two thumbs up.
April 25, 2018

Facebook’s latest ad is heartwarming, but may confuse the difference between privacy and security

Advertising got them in this mess, and advertising is gonna get them out
April 18, 2018

Facebook’s plain English privacy options are still worded so you’ll upload more personal data

Here's what to watch out for this time.

April 17, 2018

What If We Didn’t... have Facebook?

Facebook has been plagued by a data leak that could be the premise of a dystopian novel. What would our world look like if Facebook fell — and if we truly owned our data?
April 11, 2018

Why does everyone keep bringing up Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room?

In case you were wondering where Facebook was created...
April 11, 2018

How the Federal Trade Commission could bankrupt Facebook

By allowing user information to fall into the hands of Cambridge Analytica, Facebook may have violated an FTC consent decree.
April 10, 2018
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April 10, 2018

What If We Didn’t...?: An introduction

For Mic’s latest series, we’re taking a look at the roots of our most pressing matters.

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April 9, 2018

Google and YouTube may be next to face public backlash after collecting children’s data

As the Cambridge Analytica scandal shines a spotlight on data protection, 23 groups are going after YouTube for the company's own privacy practices.
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April 8, 2018

Days before Zuckerberg goes to Congress, new questions still emerging about Cambridge Analytica data

Even more than 87 million Facebook users could have had their data stolen by Cambridge Analytica — and Congress may play a role in ensuring such data breaches don't happen again.
April 6, 2018

Facebook admits to deleting messages from Zuckerberg and other executives

In response to these revelations, users will soon gain the ability to unsend messages sent on Facebook.
April 4, 2018

Facebook also reads your Messenger conversations, but only to spot abuse

Facebook's private messenger isn't so private.
April 2, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is free, even though users actually pay with their data

"At Facebook, we are squarely in the camp of the companies that work hard to charge you less and provide a free service that everyone can use. "

March 31, 2018

It’s not just Facebook — online quizzes also collect data about you

If you were a kid in the '90s, you probably didn't expect this privacy invasion.
March 28, 2018

Facebook announces redesigned privacy settings page

But it still makes money by selling your data.
March 26, 2018

How lawmakers are emphasizing data protection amid Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica crisis

U.S. and European lawmakers are responding to calls for more data protection — and a new European regulation's effects could be felt across the pond.
March 26, 2018

Facebook’s been spying on our call and text data, too — here’s how to tell if you’ve been affected

Facebook might have access to information you didn't even know you'd provided.
March 23, 2018

Who’s Sorry This Week? Mark Zuckerberg, a former Playboy model and other public apologies

These celebrities and public figures apologize for their behavior and will try to do better in the future. They appreciate you respecting their privacy at this time.

March 20, 2018

Facebook makes money by selling your data, but why can’t users just pay for the site instead?

Where's the option to pay for Facebook and not be spied on?
March 20, 2018

Facebook faces calls for investigation, regulation after latest Cambridge Analytica bombshell

The key question is whether Facebook can weather the most severe criticism in the history of the company or face investigation and regulation from Washington.
March 19, 2018

Senators are calling for Mark Zuckerberg to testify amid Cambridge Analytica scandal

The call comes reports that a political data organization deeply tied to Steve Bannon inappropriately mined Facebook data to influence the 2016 election.
March 14, 2018

Facebook bans far-right political party for inciting “animosity and hatred”

The social media platform has deleted the official Facebook page for Britain First as well as pages belonging to two leaders of the political party.