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Mark Zuckerberg claims Facebook security efforts will suffer if company is broken up

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Mark Zuckerberg is countering calls to break up Facebook, saying that doing so would only diminish his company's billion-dollar attempts to fix the social network.

Facebook, YouTube most widely used platforms for US adults

Looking at data from an annual telephone poll conducted by Pew Research Center and quantified in tables here by our partners at Statista, it's easy to see that YouTube and Facebook far outpace the rest of the competition when it comes to daily use on both PCs and phones. Seventy-three percent of US adults claim they're checking YouTube daily; 69 percent have a daily date with Facebook.

Taming the Apex Predators of Tech

By Kara Swisher

To rein in monopolies, maybe we need to rethink what a monopoly is.

The Internet Security Apocalypse You Probably Missed

By Sarah Jeong and Charlie Warzel

Last week was an online security nightmare and few people noticed. Here’s what you need to know.

Google's Eric Schmidt: Breaking up Big Tech would be 'illegal' and harmful to consumers

By Christopher Carbone

The former chairman and chief executive of Google said that calls for breaking up the tech giant have "no basis in law" and would harm consumers by pushing up prices and decreasing transparency. 

Christchurch Call: EU struggling to get anti-terror measures right

By Florence Schulz

New Zealand and France gathered states and social media organisations around the same table on Wednesday (15 May) to take joint action against terror online. The EU has been negotiating a regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online for months, but critics find it too restrictive and fear censorship. EURACTIV Germany reports

User data on the Internet: Manipulation as a business model

By Florence Schulz

European election campaigns are well underway and online votes are also being sought. In such situations, the temptation to misuse data is great, as the Cambridge Analytica scandal in the US elections demonstrated. In the EU, parties have also long relied on advanced data analysis, but is this still legal? EURACTIV Germany talked to a communication expert.

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