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This report is from BBC News Technology:

Facebook details scale of abuse on its site - BBC News
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Facebook says it deleted or added warnings to about 29 million posts that broke its rules on hate speech, graphic violence, terrorism and sex, over the first three months of the year.

It is the first time that the firm has published figures detailing the scale of efforts to enforce its rules.

Facebook is developing artificial intelligence tools to support the work of its 15,000 human moderators.

But the report suggest the software struggles to spot some types of abuse.
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More Facebook stuff, this time from Sophos' Naked Security:

Facebook app left 3 million users’ data exposed for four years – Naked Security

The Register too:

How could the Facebook data slurping scandal get worse? Glad you asked • The Register
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Three million "intimate" user profiles offered to researchers

Yet another rogue Facebook app that gathered and sold "intimate" details on millions of users has come to light.

A report from New Scientist finds that the myPersonality app had collected and shared the personal information for as many as three million users who had installed the app on their Facebook profile. The data has been passed to hundreds of researchers.
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More about Facebook woes in this report from Bleeping Computer:

Facebook Suspends 200 Apps That May Have Mishandled User Data
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Facebook announced today it suspended around 200 apps on suspicion of mishandling user data, as part of its post-Cambridge-Analytica investigations.

Ime Archibong, Facebook VP of Product Partnerships, said the company's employees had, so far, audited thousands of apps that had access to large amounts of user data prior to 2014, when the company changed its developer policies and significantly reduced the quantity of data apps had access to.

Facebook to individually investigate each of the 200 apps

Archibong says Facebook plans to launch thorough investigations into each of the ~200 apps to determine if they misused user data.
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From Graham Cluley:

Four-million Facebook users' data wide open for anyone to download for years
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Data scooped up by personality app, left on a website with a public password.

Yet another instance of a Facebook app putting innocent users’ sensitive private data at risk has been uncovered.
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Zuck to meet Euro MPs for ‘please explain’ session • The Register
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Brussels wants a ‘full and detailed explanation’ – good luck with that, folks!

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will visit Brussels in the next week or two to meet with representatives of the European Parliament including “the leaders of the political groups and the Chair and the Rapporteur of the Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.”
That quote comes from Antonio Tajani, the European Parliament’s president, who issued a statement saying Zuckerberg “has accepted our invitation and will be in Brussels as soon as possible, hopefully already next week”.
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This report is from Sophos' Naked Security;

Facebook crushes 583 million fake accounts in 3 months – Naked Security
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On Tuesday, Facebook took yet another stab at transparency in these days of users’ and politicians’ outrage.
A step in the right direction I suppose...
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