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Facebook Slapped With UK Fine for Cambridge Analytica Scandal

  Facebook is staring down its first fine for allowing Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data about millions of people, potentially opening the door for governments around the world to slap the social media giant with other tougher penalties and stricter regulation. On Tuesday, UK watchdogs announced a $664,000 (roughly Rs. 4.5 crores) preliminary fine – the maximum amount allowed – after finding Facebook ... Read More »

Facebook Mishandled Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal, Say Crisis Experts

The crisis-management playbook is pretty simple: Get ahead of the story, update authorities and the public regularly, accept responsibility and take decisive action. Crisis-management experts say that until Wednesday, Facebook was 0-for-4. Facebook’s two top executives, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, went radio silent after news broke last Friday that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica may have used data improperly ... Read More »

Samsung Apologises for Galaxy Note 7 Scandal With US Newspaper Ads

Samsung took out advertisements Monday in major US newspapers to apologize for the Galaxy Note 7 scandal in which fire-prone batteries forced a global recall of the popular smartphones. The full-page ads in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post admitted the company “fell short” on its promise of delivering “breakthrough technologies that enrich people’s lives.” “For ... Read More »

VW emissions scandal: More cars found to cheat tests

Photo: AFP Porsche, Audi and VW cars are all included in this new investigation, which affects at least 10,000 vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that cars with 3 litre engines from the years 2014 to 2016 were affected. However VW has denied the vehicles have software designed to cheat tests. Instead, the company said that cars with the ... Read More »