You Can Finally See All Of The Info Facebook Collected About You From Other Websites

You Can Finally See All Of The Info Facebook Collected About You From Other Websites

After a long delay, Facebook is releasing a tool that will allow people to see what kind of information it has collected about their online activity beyond its borders — from the news they read to the shopping websites they visit to the porn they watch — along with an option to dissociate that data from their accounts.

Facebook expands data abuse bug bounty programme to Instagram

Facebook expands data abuse bug bounty programme to Instagram

Instagram users can now report app developers they believe are misusing their data as part of an expansion to the social network’s security tools. Instagram said the security researchers would test the feature and receive bounty awards for any eligible reports which identify an issue.

Exclusive: Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers

Exclusive: Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, because of Google’s concerns that sharing data from users of its Android phone system might attract the scrutiny of users and regulators.

Facebook-Instagram Deal Warrants New Scrutiny, Colorado AG Says

Facebook-Instagram Deal Warrants New Scrutiny, Colorado AG Says

(Bloomberg) -- Antitrust officials are right to look back at Facebook Inc.’s acquisition of Instagram to determine whether the deal harmed competition, Colorado’s attorney general said, adding to calls for renewed scrutiny of the takeover of the photo-sharing site.

We talked to the professor who fought Cambridge Analytica to get his data back in Netflix's 'The Great Hack' about why privacy rights in the US are lagging behind the rest of the world

We talked to the professor who fought Cambridge Analytica to get his data back in Netflix's 'The Great Hack' about why privacy rights in the US are lagging behind the rest of the world

It's been well over a year since it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed the data of 87 million Facebook users to target advertising for President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

Do You Need a Privacy App?

Do You Need a Privacy App?

At the moment the Jumbo app only works on iPhones and the Facebook, Google, Alexa and Twitter platforms. The app has to be open to work and the user does have to manually request data cleanup.

Facebook is funding brain experiments to create a device that reads your mind

Facebook is funding brain experiments to create a device that reads your mind

The research is important because it could help show whether a wearable brain-control device is feasible and because it is an early example of a giant tech company being involved in getting hold of data directly from people’s minds.

U.S. Senator Gary Peters of Michigan

U.S. Senator Gary Peters of Michigan

“This week, reports disclosed that Facebook has been paying third-parties to transcribe private audio conversations of Facebook users. This week, reports disclosed that Facebook has been paying third-parties to transcribe private audio conversations of Facebook users.

I Shared My Phone Number. I Learned I Shouldn’t Have.

I Shared My Phone Number. I Learned I Shouldn’t Have.

She added that when a user set up two-step verification with a phone number, the company would not use the information to serve targeted ads.

Data Protection Commission seeks answers from Facebook on audio transcription

Data Protection Commission seeks answers from Facebook on audio transcription

The Irish regulator, which takes the lead in overseeing Facebook in Europe, said it’s already looking at similar data processing by Google, Apple and Microsoft.

Facebook Records User Audio, Sparking Privacy Questions

Facebook Records User Audio, Sparking Privacy Questions

Hundreds of contractors reportedly were hired to transcribe Messenger voice chats in order to test the accuracy of an AI algorithm — raising questions about what Facebook does with the data.

The fashion line designed to trick surveillance cameras

The fashion line designed to trick surveillance cameras

Automatic license plate readers, which use networked surveillance cameras and simple image recognition to track the movements of cars around a city, may have met their match, in the form of a T-shirt.

U.S. FTC chief says regulator is prepared to break up big tech firms: Bloomberg

U.S. FTC chief says regulator is prepared to break up big tech firms: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is prepared to break up major technology companies if necessary by undoing past mergers, Chairman Joe Simons said in an interview with Bloomberg published on Tuesday, as the regulator probes anti-competitive practices in the sector.

FBI and Facebook clash over new surveillance proposal

FBI and Facebook clash over new surveillance proposal

As per the new proposal, the FBI is asking third-party vendors to provide monitoring services, which might bring up possible conflicts with Facebook and other social media companies over privacy policies.

Facebook has been collecting audio from some voice chats on Messenger and paying contractors to listen to and transcribe it

Facebook has been collecting audio from some voice chats on Messenger and paying contractors to listen to and transcribe it

Facebook has been collecting audio from users' voice chats and paying outside contractors to transcribe it, Bloomberg's Sarah Frier reported on Tuesday. But the company doesn't disclose in its data-use policies that it collects audio from users or that it sends such data to people to transcribe, Bloomberg reported.

Facebook has been listening to users' voice messages without their knowledge

Facebook has been listening to users' voice messages without their knowledge

Mark Zuckerberg makes his keynote speech during Facebook Inc's annual F8 developers conference in San Jose - REUTERSFacebook has been paying hundreds of people to listen to users' private audio clips without their knowledge.

Facebook collected and transcribed users’ audio without permission

Facebook collected and transcribed users’ audio without permission

Facebook has become the latest tech giant to face scrutiny over its handling of users’ data, following a report that said the social media giant collected audio data and recordings from its users and transcribed it using third-party contractors.

ACCC targets Google and Facebook with five investigations underway

ACCC targets Google and Facebook with five investigations underway

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chair Rod Sims has used his speech at the Melbourne Press Club to reignite discussions on the market dominance of digital platforms such as Facebook and Google, and at what cost that comes to a consumer's privacy.

Opinion | Give the F.T.C. Some Teeth to Guard Our Privacy

Opinion | Give the F.T.C. Some Teeth to Guard Our Privacy

Each action against these tech companies, for example, required painstaking investigation before the agency could obtain even the most basic privacy relief for consumers.

Facebook denies claims of discrepancies in evidence to MPs

Facebook denies claims of discrepancies in evidence to MPs

“In their evidence, Facebook representatives truthfully answered questions about when the company first learned of Aleksandr Kogan/GSR’s improper transfer of data to Cambridge Analytica, which was in December 2015 through The Guardian’s reporting.

EPIC - Federal Appeals Court Says Consumers Can Sue Facebook for Facial Recognition

EPIC - Federal Appeals Court Says Consumers Can Sue Facebook for Facial Recognition

EPIC filed an amicus brief in the case, arguing that the violation of the privacy law was sufficient for Facebook users to sue the company. Six Flags, where the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously decided that consumers can sue companies that violate the state's biometric privacy law.

Netflix’s new documentary “The Not So Surprising Hack”

Netflix’s new documentary “The Not So Surprising Hack”

Earlier this month, Facebook got fined with 5 billion dollars.“The Great Hack” unfolds the true story of the data and privacy scandal in a narrative that is thrilling, but foremost frightening. Will they actually listen when, as mentioned in the documentary, data has surpassed oil in value?

A Federal Court Sounds the Alarm on the Privacy Harms of Face Recognition Technology

A Federal Court Sounds the Alarm on the Privacy Harms of Face Recognition Technology

The Ninth Circuit’s ruling is important not only because it explains why surreptitious use of face recognition by corporations harms people’s privacy interests, but also because it puts law enforcement on notice that recent Supreme Court cases regulating other forms of electronic surveillance have something to say about face surveillance technology.

Federal Court Rules Facebook Users Can Sue Company Over Unlawful Use of Face Recognition Technology

Federal Court Rules Facebook Users Can Sue Company Over Unlawful Use of Face Recognition Technology

The ruling is the first decision of an American appellate court directly addressing the unique privacy harms posed by the face recognition technology being increasingly pushed on members of the public without their knowledge and consent.

Facebook loses facial recognition appeal, must face privacy class action

Facebook loses facial recognition appeal, must face privacy class action

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) effort to undo a class action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their consent.

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you watch in private

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you watch in private

Tech giants – Facebook, Google and Oracle cloud are secretly monitoring and tracking the porn you feel you’re watching in private, new joint study funded by Microsoft shows.

WhatsApp security flaws can fake messages from you

WhatsApp security flaws can fake messages from you

Check Point Research says that it found three different ways to exploit the vulnerability, including the ability to put words in your mouth.

Instagram ad partner secretly sucked up and tracked millions of users’ locations and stories

Instagram ad partner secretly sucked up and tracked millions of users’ locations and stories

Hyp3r, an apparently trusted marketing partner of and Instagram, has been secretly collecting and storing location and other data on millions of users, against the policies of the social networks, Business Insider reported today.

Instagram removes ad partner that tracked millions of users' locations

Instagram removes ad partner that tracked millions of users' locations

Facebook's rules specifically prohibit relying on "automated means" to collect data without its explicit approval, and it doesn't even offer Stories through its official developer framework. While it publicly welcomed restrictions on location tools and other features, it privately developed a system that could circumvent Facebook's restrictions and scoop up Instagram location info regardless.

Global Regulators Warn on Privacy Risks of Facebook’s Libra

Global Regulators Warn on Privacy Risks of Facebook’s Libra

The privacy commissioners also set out a list of questions that Facebook is expected to address, including how the Libra Network will provide end users with clear information on how their data will be used by project participants and how it will ensure that default privacy setting will “not use nudge techniques or “dark patterns” to encourage people to share personal data with third parties or weaken their privacy protections.”.

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