Mark Zuckerberg reportedly ordered all Facebook executives to use Android phones

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly ordered all Facebook executives to use Android phones

“We’ve long encouraged our employees and executives to use Android because it is the most popular operating system in the world,” said Facebook in response to the New York Times article.

A Facebook patent would use your family photos to target ads

A Facebook patent would use your family photos to target ads

Facebook has filed a patent that would make it easier to target whole families with ads by analyzing the photos they post.

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

This account of how Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg navigated Facebook’s cascading crises, much of which has not been previously reported, is based on interviews with more than 50 people.

Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data

Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data

Facebook failed to closely monitor device makers after granting them access to the personal data of hundreds of millions of people, according to a previously unreported disclosure to Congress last month.

Facebook bug let websites read ‘likes’ and interests from a user’s profile

Facebook bug let websites read ‘likes’ and interests from a user’s profile

“This allowed information to cross over domains — essentially meaning that if a user visits a particular website, an attacker can open Facebook and can collect information about the user and their friends,” said Masas.

EFF, Human Rights Watch, and Over 70 Civil Society Groups Ask Mark Zuckerberg to Provide All Users with Mechanism to Appeal Content Censorship on Facebook

EFF, Human Rights Watch, and Over 70 Civil Society Groups Ask Mark Zuckerberg to Provide All Users with Mechanism to Appeal Content Censorship on Facebook

EFF, Article 19, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and Ranking Digital Rights wrote directly to Mark Zuckerberg today demanding that Facebook implement common sense standards so that average users can easily appeal content moderation decisions, receive prompt replies and timely review by a human or humans, and have the opportunity to present evidence during the review process.

Brooklyn students hold walkout in protest of Facebook-designed online program

Brooklyn students hold walkout in protest of Facebook-designed online program

Nearly 100 students walked out of classes at the Secondary School for Journalism in Park Slope last week in revolt against “Summit Learning,” a web-based curriculum designed by Facebook engineers, and bankrolled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.

State senator sought to weaken biometric privacy protections he had championed

State senator sought to weaken biometric privacy protections he had championed

Link's effort to change the now 10-year-old Biometric Information Privacy Act came as lawsuits were being filed by Illinois residents accusing Facebook of improperly using digital facial recognition in photo tagging.

Google, Facebook, and Amazon benefit from an outdated definition of “monopoly”

Google, Facebook, and Amazon benefit from an outdated definition of “monopoly”

For decades the standard for evaluating whether to break up monopolies, or block the mergers that create them, has been “consumer welfare.” And this consumer welfare standard has predominantly been interpreted as low prices.

Facebook Is the Least Trusted Major Tech Company When it Comes to Safeguarding Personal Data, Poll Finds

Facebook Is the Least Trusted Major Tech Company When it Comes to Safeguarding Personal Data, Poll Finds

is the least trustworthy of all major tech companies when it comes to safeguarding user data, according to a new national poll conducted for Fortune, highlighting the major challenges the company faces following a series of recent privacy blunders.

Hack Brief: Someone Posted Private Facebook Messages From 81,000 Accounts

Hack Brief: Someone Posted Private Facebook Messages From 81,000 Accounts

It’s not clear who’s responsible for stealing the Facebook data, but the BBC says one of the websites where the stolen information was posted appears to have been set up in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

GCHQ uses Instagram to 'open up world of espionage' to public

GCHQ uses Instagram to 'open up world of espionage' to public

After years of secretly hoovering up metadata about millions of citizens, Britain’s spy agency has made its public foray into one of the growing sources for such information by opening its own Instagram account.

Whatsapp's 'Status' Section To Start Showing Ads, Confirms VP Chris Daniels

Whatsapp's 'Status' Section To Start Showing Ads, Confirms VP Chris Daniels

The modible messaging sevice Whatapp's Vice President Chris Daniels on Wednesday confirmed that the company is going to put advertisements in its 'Status' feature. Clearing the air on Facebook's monetisation efforts towards WhatsApp, Daniels told reporter, "We are going to be putting ads in 'Status'.

Zuckerberg: Clean up WhatsApp!

Zuckerberg: Clean up WhatsApp!

CEO Zuckerberg sat back as rich companies illegally spent millions to flood the messaging platform with fake news and hate speech -- until the country trusted a fringe fascist more than anyone else.

Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale

Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale

Hackers appear to have compromised and published private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook users' accounts. The BBC Russian Service contacted five Russian Facebook users whose private messages had been uploaded and confirmed the posts were theirs.

Sen. Ron Wyden Introduces Bill That Would Send CEOs to Jail for Violating Consumer Privacy

Sen. Ron Wyden Introduces Bill That Would Send CEOs to Jail for Violating Consumer Privacy

The Senator’s proposal would dramatically beef up Federal Trade Commission authority and funding to crack down on privacy violations, let consumers opt out of having their sensitive personal data collected and sold, and impose harsh new penalties on a massive data monetization industry that has for years claimed that self-regulation is all that’s necessary to protect consumer privacy.

Why I deleted my Facebook account – Owen Selles – Medium

Why I deleted my Facebook account – Owen Selles – Medium

When you do get your Facebook data, it contains a huge number of files, which include: ads, apps, contact info, events, friends, messages, photos and videos, to name a few. You can delete your account — and presumable your data — but Facebook doesn’t like this at all.

Facebook Needs a True Opt Out

Facebook Needs a True Opt Out

As Facebook, Google and Amazon become the internet, I’m worried that there is no opt out. Much like how I can’t opt out of Equifax yet still have to worry about the consequences of their ineptitude, we’re all stuck with these companies.

How Congress could rein in Google and Facebook

How Congress could rein in Google and Facebook

After ambitious new data-sharing regulations like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Congress is planning its own data privacy law, and how it’s written will matter immensely for companies like Google and Facebook.

What Google knows about you & how to take control of your personal data?

What Google knows about you & how to take control of your personal data?

The tech giant has used this leverage with internet users to bring other services like Chrome browser, YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps & a bunch of other Free services to complement its web searching capability. It’s time for users to take control of their personal data & be responsible for its usage and privacy.

The Facebook Dilemma

The Facebook Dilemma

On Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, FRONTLINE presents The Facebook Dilemma. With dozens of original interviews and rare footage, The Facebook Dilemma examines the powerful social media platform’s impact on privacy and democracy in the U.S. and around the world.

Facebook’s New ID Verification System Is Intrusive

Facebook’s New ID Verification System Is Intrusive

Each time we tried to advertise for the magazine, Facebook was automatically blacklisting the post with errors like. Now, Facebook suggests that you should become “verified” in order to create posts with political content.

To regulate AI we need new laws, not just a code of ethics | Paul Chadwick

To regulate AI we need new laws, not just a code of ethics | Paul Chadwick

“We need a new culture of technology and business development for the age of AI which we call ‘rule of law, democracy and human rights by design’,” Nemitz writes.

A Busy Week for Data Privacy

A Busy Week for Data Privacy

We at the FTC have an important role to play because we are the ones who are responsible for enforcing that Privacy Shield framework against companies that fail to adhere to it,” Smith said.

Facebook exodus: 44 percent of American users ages 18-29 have deleted app

Facebook exodus: 44 percent of American users ages 18-29 have deleted app

Pew surveyed more than 3,400 U.S. Facebook users in May and June, and found that a whopping 44 percent of those ages 18 to 29 say they've deleted the app from their phone in the last year.

Gabriel Weinberg's answer to What is the revenue generation model for DuckDuckGo?

Gabriel Weinberg's answer to What is the revenue generation model for DuckDuckGo?

DuckDuckGo has been a profitable company since 2014 without storing or sharing any personal information on people using our search engine. Google also makes most of their money via this same type of keyword-based advertising that doesn’t require any search-history tracking.

Google Maps has become a big bloated mess of features nobody wants

Google Maps has become a big bloated mess of features nobody wants

Yeah, most people use Google Maps to look up directions to place and find nearby restaurants or bars, but I can't help but feel Google's cramming too many features into the app.

Busted by a Facebook ‘friend’/undercover cop? Court: It’s legal!

Busted by a Facebook ‘friend’/undercover cop? Court: It’s legal!

When it was executed that same day, police found a number of items that had been on the nightstand in the Facebook post, including a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun, the black T-shirt and the red necklace that Everett was wearing in the framed photo.

Apple boss decries 'data industrial complex' while pocketing, er, billions to hook Google into iOS

Apple boss decries 'data industrial complex' while pocketing, er, billions to hook Google into iOS

Cook lamented the tech industry's data-driven economy without invoking the names of ad-focused companies like Facebook or Google, the traditional villains when Apple plays privacy paladin. Cook in his speech said Apple supports a federal data protection law in the US similar to the GDPR.

Enter the Matrix and reclaim data ownership

Enter the Matrix and reclaim data ownership

“The web was always meant to be free to write and as easy to publish as it is to consume,” said Matthew Hodgson, co-founder of a decentralized communications network called Matrix, which was started four years ago, and has recently garnered newfound glory as a viable alternative to the current digital landscape.

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