Facebook temporarily bans ads for medical face masks to prevent coronavirus exploitation

Facebook temporarily bans ads for medical face masks to prevent coronavirus exploitation

Facebook is temporarily banning ads and commerce listings for medical face masks amid growing concern over coronavirus-related exploitation, CNBC reports.Update: We’re banning ads and commerce listings selling medical face masks on Instagram and Facebook.

Your annual reminder that Facebook tracks your location after you opt out

Your annual reminder that Facebook tracks your location after you opt out

Several major news organizations and outlets, from AFP to CNBC to The Hill, are reporting that Facebook told US senators that it continues to track users’ location even after they’ve turned those settings off within the app.

Congressional Democrats demand details on Google's use of patient data by Dec. 6

Congressional Democrats demand details on Google's use of patient data by Dec. 6

CNBC later reported, and the companies confirmed, that they had signed an industry-standard agreement that allows for some sharing of protected health information under the current health privacy rules, known as HIPAA, but forbids either company from using that data for any purpose but to provide patient care.

Facebook to buy brain science start-up CTRL-labs

Facebook to buy brain science start-up CTRL-labs

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Monday it bought New York-based CTRL-labs, a start-up that is exploring ways for people to communicate with computers using brain signals, in a deal that CNBC said was valued at $1 billion.

Roger McNamee: Facebook and Google, like China, use data to manipulate behavior and it needs to stop

Roger McNamee: Facebook and Google, like China, use data to manipulate behavior and it needs to stop

Tech giants and Alphabet 's Google are essentially using the behavioral manipulation strategies he's seen from the Chinese government, early Facebook investor Roger McNamee told CNBC on Monday.

Facebook now lets you block background location tracking on Android

Facebook now lets you block background location tracking on Android

The update comes just days after CNBC reported that Facebook’s security team had used location information to track missing interns and users deemed to be threats.

Facebook monitors and tracks the locations of users it deems a threat

Facebook monitors and tracks the locations of users it deems a threat

Facebook monitors and tracks the locations of its users when the company’s security team finds that they are making credible threats on its social network, according to a report from CNBC today .

FBI fitness app asks users to agree to 'all of their activities monitored and recorded'

FBI fitness app asks users to agree to 'all of their activities monitored and recorded'

The FBI's full privacy policy, which the agency told CNBC also applies to its app, says users "are subject to having all of their activities monitored and recorded." It's not clear from the privacy policy exactly what data is collected and how much users are being monitored.