Were you Facebook-hacked? / Journalism's 'biggest crisis' / Self-driving danger

Were you Facebook-hacked? The company today begins alerting users whose data may have been harvested by Cambridge Analytica.

The New York Times talked to angry victims.
Founder Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook today: “We were too slow identifying election interference … and we need to do better.”
… and in an interview with The Atlantic: “It’s … our responsibility to make sure that all these tools are used well, not just to put them in people’s hands.”
… so the company is supporting new “independent, credible research about the role of social media in elections, as well as democracy more generally.”
As Zuckerberg heads to Congress Tuesday and Wednesday: Five questions he could face.

STORY CORRECTED, 8:02 p.m. The following item linked from Monday’s Square was incorrect. The Washington Post explains. Square regrets linking to the original erroneous content.
Oops. A Fox News host regretted airing a graphic showing viewers trust it least among cable news outlets.
Jimmy Kimmel is apologizing for a Twitter feud with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

Why more good people don’t run for office. An unsuccessful candidate for the Illinois legislature explains.
Conservative columnist George Will condemns state governments that deny ex-cons the right to vote.
FiveThirtyEight: How Russia could steal our next election.

Journalism’s ‘biggest crisis.’ The New York Times editor says it’s not Donald Trump; it’s “the decline of local newspapers.”
To protest the latest round of layoffs, Denver Post workers are planning a walkout today.

Snow, again. Just when you thought it was safe to put away your boots in Chicago

Self-driving danger. The Tribune’s Mary Wisniewski takes a critical look at so-called self-driving cars: “Humans get awfully bored trying to catch a mostly functional machine not working. It’s like watching a clock all day.”
The South Shore commuter railroad today begins testing a new safety system designed to slow or stop trains moving too fast.
Along the Edens between Chicago and Northbrook today: Bus-only express lanes open.

‘Disneyland for adults.’ That’s the way one attendee summed up the weekend’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, or C2E2, for the Tribune’s Darcel Rockett and William Lee.
One revelation of a project in the works: Thor’s daughters. (Photo: The Chicago Public Square Flickr group.)
A photo gallery of costumes at C2E2.

Ace Square reader Mike Braden noted this redundancy in Friday’s edition: “a DePaul law professor’s use of the word “n____r” by a DePaul University professor.”
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