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Report: Feds widen scope of Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal probe

Federal investigators have widened their investigation into Facebook’s role regarding ads targeting millions of its users by data firm Cambridge Analytica, according to a report in The Washington Post. Five anonymous sources told the Post that the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have joined the Department of Justice in …

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Marketing Day: The Feds go after Facebook, Instagram Stories, GDPR & more

Debra Mastaler is Features Editor at Search Engine Land. She is an internationally recognized authority on link building and is an OMCP Certified Link Building Trainer. Based in Washington DC, Debra is also a columnist for Search Engine Land, has written for or been featured in numerous tech publications and is active on the search …

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Feds Punish Equifax with $7.25M Contract to Protect Your Tax Identity

If you had to choose a company to “verify taxpayer identity and to assist in ongoing identity verification and validations needs” of the Internal Revenue Service, who would you choose? Some company expert in identity verification and, of course, security? The IRS chose Equifax. Yes, Equifax. The credit reporting firm that saw a massive data …

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