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Archaeologists Find 3,200-Year-Old Cheese in an Egyptian Tomb

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI

The cheese was found in a tomb that had been thought lost to shifting sands until it was rediscovered in 2010.

Archaeologists Find 3,200-Year-Old Cheese in an Egyptian Tomb

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI

The cheese was found in a tomb that had been thought lost to shifting sands until it was rediscovered in 2010.

Facebook under pressure for weak consumer policy

By Catherine Stupp

European regulators will announce next week whether they will punish Facebook for its consumer terms and conditions, after the company was warned in February that its rules do not comply with EU law.

Facebook Fined in U.K. Over Cambridge Analytica Leak

By ADAM SATARIANO and SHEERA FRENKEL

The Information Commissioner’s Office said it was fining Facebook 500,000 pounds — the maximum allowed — for letting Cambridge Analytica harvest users’ information without their consent.

: The Memories Hiding in My Data Dump

By KAREN HANLEY

Looking through information stored by Facebook and Google was like reading a diary I hadn’t intended to keep.

Facebook Gives Lawmakers Follow-Up Answers, but Not Much Is New

By SHEERA FRENKEL

In 454 pages made public by Congress on Monday, Facebook provided responses to more than 2,000 questions from lawmakers over its policies.

Facebook Back on the Defensive, Now Over Data Deals With Device Makers

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE, CECILIA KANG and SHEERA FRENKEL

Facebook is fending off questions from lawmakers and regulators about partnerships that allowed device makers access to data on users and their friends.

Facebook’s Device Partnerships Explained

By GABRIEL J.X. DANCE, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MICHAEL LaFORGIA

Here’s what we know about the deals that gave makers of phones and other devices access to Facebook data on users and their friends.

German FRK calls for ARD and ZDF to leave Facebook

By JΓΆrn Krieger

German cable operator association FRK calls for public broadcasters ARD and ZDF to immediately withdraw from Facebook.

“ARD and ZDF have been financing the expansion of their reach on Facebook through the public licence fee for years. During this time, they have provided the company with millions of user data of their viewers while nobody knows how they are exploited and who uses them in the end,” said FRK Chairman Heinz-Peter Labonte.

“It is not acceptable that Facebook is supported for any longer through the public licence fee and that viewers co-finance the misuse of their own data,” criticised Labonte. If even the Managing Director of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, did not know which data is collected for example by Cambridge Analytica, this would be an alarm signal for the licence fee payers.

ARD and ZDF have been using Facebook and other social platforms for years to bind viewers and expand their reach, said Labonte, adding that almost all articles and features on the public broadcasters’ online services carry links encouraging viewers to use Facebook.

Labonte is particularly surprised by the inconsistent behaviour of the public broadcasters: “On one hand, all ARD affiliate stations and ZDF report on the Facebook scandal almost around the clock, while on the other hand they continue tempting their viewers to use Facebook. Even the German Federal Cartel Office now assumes that Facebook is abusing its market power in relation to its customers through the way data from third parties is collected and used.”

ARD and ZDF should suspend supporting Facebook through their usage of the platform at least until the US company finally provides its users with complete transparency regarding the exploitation of their own data, Labonte concluded.

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