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After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress Tuesday and Wednesday, Facebook users — among many — are still wondering if online privacy still exists.

At the hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday, Rep. Ben Luján (D-N.M.) asked Zuckerberg if Facebook had detailed profiles on even those who had never signed up for the social networking site.

He replied, "In general, we collect data of people who have not signed up for Facebook for security purposes."

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is appearing on Capitol Hill for a second day of hearings about protecting its users' data. Stream the hearing below, courtesy of PBS Newshour.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying on Capitol Hill to answer questions about protecting user data. Stream the hearing below, courtesy of PBS Newshour.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will face Congress in two separate hearings this week, as his company grapples with intense scrutiny over privacy and security on the social media site. It will be Zuckerberg's first appearance on Capitol Hill.

On Tuesday afternoon, more than 40 senators will crowd into a hearing room, where members of the Senate judiciary and commerce committees will have four minutes each to question Zuckerberg. A similar scene will play out Wednesday, when he is set to appear before members of House Energy and Commerce Committee.

As the Facebook scandal over Cambridge Analytica's misuse of the personal data of millions of users continues to unfold, Facebook is suspending another data analytics firm over similar allegations.

According to reporting by CNBC, Cubeyou collected data from Facebook users through personality quizzes "for non-profit academic research" developed with Cambridge University — then sold the data to advertisers.

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A memo created by Facebook vice president Andrew Bosworth has added to the social media company's recent troubles. The memo states that Facebook should continue to grow and "connect people," even if users are harmed as a result. This comes days after it was reveled data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, obtained personal data from millions of Facebook users without their consent.

We'll also look at the stories of women who made significant contributions to computer science, and the Internet as we know it today.

The Political Impact of Fake News

Mar 22, 2018
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Fake news is a huge problem for social media companies and political entities. Research has shown that false information spreads faster and deeper through the Web, compared to accurate stories. We'll look at why fake news reaches such a large audience, what is being done to curtail it, and its impact on politics. 

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The Trump administration is considering building a nationalized portion of the nation's 5G mobile network in an effort to defend against China and other hostile actors. It would be an unprecedented nationalization of private infrastructure. 

We'll also take a look at how celebrities and other public personas purchase fake followers for their social media accounts, and the impact these fabricated accounts have on the real people they sometimes impersonate.  

Tech Tuesday: Hyperloop One & Facebook's New Feed

Jan 23, 2018
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The travel time from Columbus to Chicago or Pittsburgh may soon be cut down to just a few minutes. Hyperloop One is looking to bring high speed transportation to the Midwest with futuristic tube technology. We'll take a look at how the project is coming along and what the next steps will be.

Also, a look at how Facebook is changing its News Feed feature and Russell Holly joins us to talk about the latest in tech industry and retail news. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that the social media giant would begin emphasizing more "meaningful" content on users' feeds — giving greater weight to posts from friends and family and less to businesses, brands and media.

In a long Facebook post of his own, Zuckerberg stressed that the social media platform — which has more than 2 billion active users worldwide — was created "to help people stay connected and bring us closer together with the people that matter to us."

We look at the history and future of talking toys like Chatty Cathy and Teddy Ruxpin. Twitter looks to make a surprising update and Facebook continues to contend with ads created by Russia.

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Join us for our weekly look at new developments in the tech world. As questions concerning their role in Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election emerge, Facebook continues to investigate manipulation of and diagnose the security of their advertising algorithms. Amish communities embracing new technology in their businesses and homes try to balance opportunity and access with traditional values.

Later, we look under the hood of the upcoming iPhone 8 and iPhone X smartphones and discuss industry reaction to their announcement with Russell Holly.

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Social networking giant Facebook did as was reported this week, announcing announced it will build a new, 970,000-square-foot data center in Central Ohio. And the company is doing it with the help of local and state tax incentives.

But the terms of those agreements weren’t easy to come by.

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With a planned opening of 2019, Facebook's 10th data center will be built in New Albany with $750 million and a mixture of local and state funding incentives. State officials hope it will only be the beginning.

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Facebook plans to invest $750 million in a new data center in central Ohio, marking another boost for the state's growing technology sector.

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