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Zuckerberg's Former Mentor Weighs In On Cambridge Analytica Statement

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 6:40pm

After days of silence over the Cambridge Analytica breach, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a statement. Zuckerberg's former mentor Roger McNamee shares his reaction with NPR's Ailsa Chang.

NPR Survey: Still On Facebook, But Worried

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 4:38pm

NPR asked Americans what steps they take to protect their Facebook data. Most say they still use the site, but they're concerned about who can see their information — and how it can be used.

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Responds To Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 3:55pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has broken his silence addressing the controversy over how a voter targeting firm harvested the personal data of some 50 million users. He acknowledged the company made mistakes.

Tax Change Delivers A Blow To Professional Sports

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 3:53pm

The change of a single word in the 2017 tax overhaul means professional sports franchises could take a big tax hit each time they trade a player.

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Zuckerberg Breaks Silence, Promises To Protect Facebook Community

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 3:34pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted his first response to the controversy surrounding allegations that Cambridge Analytica exploited users' data without their knowledge.

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American Business Leaders In China Concerned About Trump's Trade Actions

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 3:30pm

U.S. businesses in China have had their intellectual property stolen, technology 'transferred' and some have had data taken from them by China's government. But many U.S. business leaders say the trade actions President Trump is proposing against China may end up hurting the U.S. economy.

Congress Passes Legislation To Curb Online Sex Trafficking Of Children

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 3:30pm

Congress has overwhelming passed legislation meant to curb online sex trafficking of children. This means a first major change in years to a key legal shield used by Internet companies to avoid liability for what people say and do online.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal Weighs In On How Congress Could Regulate Facebook

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 3:30pm

Congressional staffers are slated to meet with Facebook officials this week. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and a member of the Commerce and Judiciary committees, about what action Congress could take to regulate how Facebook uses user data.

As Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Take Effect, WH Considers Trade Sanctions On China

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 3:30pm

It's a big week for trade policy as new steel and aluminum tariffs take effect and the White House mulls tariffs on a wide range of exports from China.

Will Facebook's Cambridge Analytica Scandal Actually Cause Users To Delete The App?

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 3:30pm

News about how Cambridge Analytica used Facebook data has sparked the hashtag #DeleteFacebook. But past research has shown users are often apathetic about privacy settings. NPR's Michel Martin talks with University of Virginia media studies professor Siva Vaidhyanathan about whether this is a watershed moment for Facebook users.

Trump vs. Trudeau: Both Right, Both Wrong

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:51pm

Trump says we have a trade deficit with Canada. He's right... and he's also wrong.

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In Oaxaca, Mexico, A Locally Made Soda Takes Aim At Coca-Cola's Supremacy

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:07pm

Oaxacan restaurants are offering diners an alternative to the ubiquitous Coke by selling Zega-Cola, an artisanal soda made in small batches nearby. Its maker hopes that will translate into local jobs.

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Facebook Suspends Cambridge Analytica But Privacy Feature Questions Mount

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 6:33am

David Greene talks to Dipayan Ghosh, who was as an adviser to President Obama on technology and economics and went on to join Facebook, where he worked on the company's privacy and public policy team.

Fed's New Chairman Steps Into Spotlight Amid An Expected Rate Increase

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 6:02am

The central bank is expected to raise its key interest rate for the first time under Jerome Powell. Economists wonder if faster economic growth will mean more aggressive rate hikes.

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Opening Arguments Begin In AT&T And Time Warner Merger Case

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 4:11am

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice and AT&T square off in opening arguments this week over whether AT&T's proposed takeover of media conglomerate Time Warner hurts consumers.

Section 230: A Key Legal Shield For Facebook, Google Is About To Change

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 4:11am

The 1996 law is praised by the tech industry as the core pillar of Internet freedom. But its path also runs through some of the darkest corners of the Web, such as online sex trafficking of children.

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What Questions Do You Have About Facebook And Your Personal Data?

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 3:27pm

Facebook is under intense pressure after it admitted that analytics firm Cambridge Analytica got access to millions of users' personal data. NPR wants to know how users are feeling.

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Can Facebook Move Past Latest Breach Of User Data?

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 3:21pm

Facebook is under siege from politicians, investors and users for allowing the private information of some 50 million users to become fodder for a data-mining company working for the Trump campaign. The attacks are harsh, but Facebook has moved past earlier controversies without harming its popularity or market value.

WH Threatening To Veto Spending Bill If It Includes Money For Northeast Rail Tunnel

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 3:21pm

If the century-old rail tunnel into New York City fails, the economic pain will be felt up and down the East Coast. That's why a multi-billion-dollar plan to replace it has been called the most important infrastructure project in the country.

Former Facebook Insider Says Company Cannot Be Trusted To Regulate Itself

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 3:21pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Sandy Parakilas, who worked as an operations manager on the platform team at Facebook in 2011 and 2012. In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Parakilas says Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself.

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