Facebook said the scraping of public profiles is distinct from the data Cambridge Analytica reportedly used from users' friends who did not consent to sharing their data.Still, the documents show that Facebook was aware of potential policy violations by Cambridge Analytica as early as September 2015.
“The sites Jack visits, as well as any third-parties trackers, may observe and record his online action,” the study reads.“These third-parties may even infer Jack’s sexual interests from the URLs of the sites he visits.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
“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 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.
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?
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.
Check Point Research says that it found three different ways to exploit the vulnerability, including the ability to put words in your mouth.
Just a few days later and Facebook has announced that is has filed its first lawsuit against two Asian developers for "click injection fraud—where developers made apps available on the Google Play store to infect their users’ phones with malware [which] created fake user clicks on Facebook ads that appeared on the users’ phones, giving the impression that the users had clicked on the ads.".
Apple plans to restrict how apps implement internet voice call functionality, which currently could allow mobile software to collect data while running in the background, according to a new report from The Information.
VoIP services ostensibly stay running in the background so they can connect calls quickly, but they also lets those apps collect information about what users are doing on their devices.
The proposed law basically seeks to deter anticompetitive and monopolistic behavior by charging great gobs of money against the companies that get caught doing it.And in that same week, Facebook said it was the target of an FTC antitrust investigation, separate from the FTC's probes into its privacy practices.
As smart devices become an ever-larger part of our lives, we look at how Facebook and other companies gather information about their users and turn it into profits.Next, Nathan looks at how online gaming companies and Facebook are using big data to profit from people vulnerable to gambling addiction.
Europe’s top court ruled Monday (30 July) that companies that embed Facebook’s “Like” button on their websites must seek users’ consent to transfer their personal data to the US social network, in line with the bloc’s data privacy laws.
Facebook revealed its plans to transfer content moderation from human-staffed data centres to on-device, AI-powered systems in a presentation at the firm's F8 annual developer conference on May 1, 2019.The proposed concept would appear to see content moderation executed on user messages directly within WhatsApp, prior to their encryption — with the filtering algorithms themselves being regularly updated from a central source.
The company's acquisition practices are the main focus of the probe, as the FTC looks into Facebook buying technology-based startups to keep them from challenging it, the report said.
The researchers had to collect this data by scraping Facebook's Ad Library API, a tool Facebook released after Mozilla called on the company to make its political advertisements more transparent ahead of the May 2019 EU elections.
Facebook will do the same thing with its new currency, Libra , scanning transactions through the Calibra wallet. According to a Forbes report, Facebook is experimenting with a blacklist filter and content-scanner for WhatsApp. The algorithm would read messages before they are sent and detect suspicious activity.
“Neuroethical design is one of our program’s key pillars — we want to be transparent about what we’re working on so that people can tell us their concerns about this technology,” Mark Chevillet, director of the brain-computer interface (BCI) research program at Facebook Reality Labs says.