Mark Zuckerberg: Congress had a mixed bag of concerns for Facebook’s head this week, including points about the company’s privacy and data-collection policies. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

When it comes to regulating Facebook, US lawmakers are in over their head. But does that matter? This week’s marathon testimony by Mark Zuckerberg, t(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, testifies at a joint Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Perhaps it should have been expected with a hearing involving Facebook that not everything would be as it seemed. As Mark Zuckerberg began his marath(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Mark Zuckerberg endured tough questioning from lawmakers in his second appearance on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as Facebook was hammered for taking a c(...)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: his performance at the combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing is unlikely to sway senators who want to regulate the global social media giant. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

Wearing a suit and Facebook-blue tie rather than his usual jeans, hoodie and trainers, Facebook CEO and chairman Mark Zuckerberg wisely decided to dre(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has fended off questions from US senators on how the world’s largest social network might be regulated more c(...)

 Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg: “It was my mistake, and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here”

Facebook has begun the process of alerting up to 45,000 Irish users who may have had their data improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. From Mon(...)

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg speaking in France last year. More information is needed from the tech giant, said EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Facebook officials will be traveling - or at least making phone calls - to Europe to respond to concerns that the data of as many as 2.7 million peopl(...)

Long before the Big Tech backlash, before politicians feared the power of tech leaders and before Facebook users questioned giving up their personal i(...)

Social media giant Facebook said data on most of its two billion users worldwide could have been accessed improperly. The company said it has now removed a feature that let users enter phone numbers or email addresses into Facebook’s search tool to find other people. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Social media giant Facebook said data on most of its two billion users worldwide could have been accessed improperly, giving fresh evidence of the way(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Stephen Lam/File Photo/Reuters

Up to 45,000 Irish Facebook users may have had their data improperly shared with consultancy Cambridge Analytica, the social media company confirmed. (...)

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