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