Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg had been notably absent and officially silent on Facebook’s role in the Cambridge Analytica crisis  since the scandal broke. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Finally he spoke. Until Wednesday, Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg had been notably absent and officially silent on Facebook’s ro(...)

Alexander Nix, chief executive of Cambridge Analytica, arrives at the offices of Cambridge Analytica in London:  firm may have been frustrating the democratic process. Photograph: Henry Nicholls

Growing up in pre-internet Ireland, I was fascinated with a 20-volume edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica that lined the bottom row of the bookshe(...)

 Facebook’s corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, California: executives still saying sorry. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s apology for how his company handled 50 million users’ data did little on Thursday to ease investor worries (...)

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Big internet companies and small software developers alike are likely to face scrutiny over how they share customer information in the wake of the sc(...)

Cambridge Analytica: yet another undercover expose about data misuse. Photograph: Andy  Rain

At the core of the whole Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal is this: unforeseen consequences. The unforeseen consequences of developers creatin(...)

 Facebook chief executive  Mark Zuckerberg speaks at a  summit in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

The details of how Cambridge Analytica hoovered up personal data on tens of millions of Facebook users four years ago will force many people to consid(...)

Alexander Nix, chief executive  of Cambridge Analytica, leaving  the company’s offices in London on Tuesday. He has been suspended. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

British MPs have called on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to come to Westminster to give evidence about the use of personal data by Cambridge Analyt(...)

Alexander Nix, who was suspended on Tuesday night as chief executive of Cambridge Analytica, boasted about offering bribes to smear clients’ political opponents and using “beautiful Ukrainian women” to entrap them. Photograph:  PA

Britain’s Information Commissioner has sought an urgent warrant to access the servers of Cambridge Analytica, the consulting firm accused of harvestin(...)

Facebook has said it was told that all parties involved in the Cambridge Analytica affair had deleted the data they gathered. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters.

What is this Cambridge Analytica/Facebook story all about? Cambridge Analytica, an associated company of the British behavioural research firm Strat(...)

The world’s largest social network is down 0.6 per cent ahead of the Wall St bell.

Shares in Facebook received some much needed reprieve on Tuesday, edging lower in pre-market trading but managing to avoid - at least for now - a repe(...)

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