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(...)

Max Schrems, who in August 2011 flagged the loophole that allowed apps installed by users of Facebook to ‘harvest’ data from their friends without their direct knowledge or explicit consent.

A loophole that led to a political data firm using unauthorised information collected from Facebook users in Donald Trump’s campaign was raised with a(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg: what would the world look like if, armed with all his internet data on us, he was president of the United States? Photograph: Esteban Felix/AP

You know the anecdotes politicians use to appear relatable? Enda Kenny meeting a man with two pints in his hands discussing the financial impact of wa(...)

Una Mullally: Political posturing of Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg should leave us all reaching for the emoji that most signifies concerned.

You know the anecdotes politicians use to appear relatable? Enda Kenny meeting a man with two pints in his hands discussing the financial impact of wa(...)

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