NEW YORK -- Facebook's leadership needs explain its use of data to lawmakers in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Jennifer Grygiel, a social media expert and assistant professor of communications at Syracuse University, told CBSN on Sunday. Cambridge Analytica was hired by the Trump campaign in 2016 and has come under fire after reportedly harvesting more than 50 million Facebook profiles without users' permission via a third-party app. "I hope that people in Congress are taking a look at this very carefully and that they step up and start to hold these companies accountable," she added. "I think we need to hear from Mark Zuckerberg and the heads of the platform. I think they need to testify and disclose exactly what's happening with the data." "We need them to testify and tell us exactly what's going on here," she said. Sens. Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar have already called for senior figures from Facebook to appear personally in front of the Senate. In a statement … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Zuckerberg should testify over Facebook scandal, says expert
Take a quick glance at this year's crop of female Academy Award nominees in acting categories, and it's easy for one to be awed by the strength -- the wholeness, the ferocity -- of the characters they play. These women are not to be trifled with. How to watch the 90th Academy Awards Consider, for example, Frances McDormand as Mildred Hayes in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." As a grieving mother, seething with anger and seeking accountability for her daughter's rape and murder, Mildred exhibits the resolve and fearlessness that can be counted upon in, say, almost any role portrayed by McDormand. She's nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Think about Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in "Lady Bird." Ronan's turn as Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson, in which every facet of teenage confusion, angst, exhilaration and exploration is captured, also earned a Best Actress nomination. But it's Metcalf as Lady Bird's mother, Marion -- whose unyielding love for her … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Oscars likely to celebrate strong women, in film and in real life
Jimmy Kimmel opens the show 8 p.m.: Host Jimmy Kimmel is opening the Oscars by making a jab at last year's flub, saying that the PricewaterhouseCoopers accounts wanted to do some comedy on their own.Kimmel addresses the #MeToo movement head-on by saying of the Oscar statuette, "Oscar is the most beloved and respected man in Hollywood ... just look at him. Keeps his hands where you can see them. Never says a rude word, and most importantly, no penis at all. He is literally a statue of limitations. And that's the kind of men we need more of in this town."He also cracks, "Here's how clueless Hollywood is about women. We made a movie called 'What Women Want' and it starred Mel Gibson. That's all you need to know."Kimmel points out that though Harvey Weinstein was expelled from the Academy after the myriad allegations of sexual assault against him, another Academy member got the same treatment for "sharing 'Seabiscuit' on VHS" with a neighbor.Kimmel says he wants there to be real change in … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Oscars 2018: “The Shape of Water” wins big at 90th Academy Awards
Facebook is dealing with another controversy related to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and the fallout could have implications for how the social network treats data and the community of software developers who have access to it. On Saturday, The New York Times and The Guardian reported that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm that worked with the Trump campaign, harvested information from 50 million Facebook accounts without their permission. How Cambridge Analytica got that data is where it gets complicated. It allegedly leads back to a Cambridge professor named Aleksandr Kogan, who created an app called "thisisyourdigitallife," a personality quiz that was billed as "a research app used by psychologists." Members of Congress demand answers from Facebook about Cambridge Analytica He legitimately gained access to information on 270,000 accounts through Facebook's Login feature, which lets people use their Facebook account to log into outside apps so they don't have to create … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo What responsibility does Facebook have in Cambridge Analytica scandal?
(CBS News) What's the recipe for a stress-filled life? According to new research, being young, a woman, having a low education level and/or having low income represent the most stressed individuals in the United States. A new study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology in the June 2012 issue, marks the first time scientists have been able to track the level of stress across the U.S. over time. Self-reported stress levels increased between 10 and 30 percent over all demographic categories between 1983 and 2009. "We know that stress contributes to poorer health practices, increased risk for disease, accelerated disease progression and increased mortality," study author Dr. Sheldon Cohen, the Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., said in the press release. "Differences in stress between demographics may be important markers of populations under increased risk for physical and psychological disorders." High stress can lead … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo American women, young people are more stressed than their counterparts, study shows