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Facebook Conducted Another Secret Experiment On Users

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.04.2014 | Technology

Facebook quietly tweaked the news feeds of 1.9 million users before the 2012 election so they would see more "hard news" shared by friends. That c...

Facebook Is Under Investigation For Mood Manipulation Study

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology

(Changes source; adds comment from regulator) July 2 (Reuters) - The British data watchdog is investigating whether Facebook Inc viola...

Facebook's Psych Experiment: Consent, Privacy, And Manipulation

Daniel J. Solove | Posted 08.30.2014 | Technology
Daniel J. Solove

The Facebook experiment should thus be a wake-up call that there are some very challenging issues ahead for privacy that we must think more deeply about. Facebook is in the spotlight, but move the light over just a little, and you'll see many others.

Facebook Scientist Who Secretly Manipulated People's Emotions: My Bad

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology

The Internet erupted in anger this weekend after discovering that Facebook attempted to manipulate the emotions of hundreds of thousands of people in ...

You May Have Been A Lab Rat In A Huge Facebook Experiment

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology

A newly published paper reveals that scientists at Facebook conducted a massive psychological experiment on hundreds of thousands of users by tweaking...

Teens Can't Stop Using Facebook Even Though They Hate It

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology

Facebook is like indoor plumbing: You can live without it, but it’s uncomfortable. It’s thus little surprise to learn a new study has found te...

Bianca Bosker

How Facebook Can Sway You With A Single Word

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.16.2013 | Technology

When I send this story to my friends, I won’t ask them if they’d “mind” reading it. I’ll ask them if they’ll “please” read it. Usin...

Bianca Bosker

Facebook Wants To Know: Do You Like Me? Do You Really Like Me?

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.04.2013 | Technology

Matthew Gomez used to check Facebook at least once an hour. Now, a year later, he’s down to once a day. He's been turned off by a News Feed jammed w...