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?

Cambridge Analytica: 'US regulators approve $5bn Facebook fine'

Cambridge Analytica: 'US regulators approve $5bn Facebook fine'

Media captionHow the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal unfolded US regulators have approved a record $5bn (£4bn) fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, reports in US media say. The FTC began investigating Facebook in March 2018, following reports that Cambridge Analytica had accessed the data of tens of millions of its users.

Netflix documentary The Great Hack turns the Cambridge Analytica scandal into high drama

Netflix documentary The Great Hack turns the Cambridge Analytica scandal into high drama

The Great Hack covers one of 2018’s biggest tech controversies: the revelation that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica secretly collected 87 million Facebook users’ data. The film is more interested in Cambridge Analytica than data policy Brittany Kaiser’s story is by far the most interesting part of The Great Hack.

Facebook usage falling after privacy scandals, data suggests

Facebook usage falling after privacy scandals, data suggests

Since April 2018, the first full month after news of the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke in the Observer, actions on Facebook such as likes, shares and posts have dropped by almost 20%, according to the business analytics firm Mixpanel.

Chrome Will Soon Allow Users to Block Tracking Cookies Except Google's

Chrome Will Soon Allow Users to Block Tracking Cookies Except Google's

According to a new report, Chrome will be rolling out tools which allow users to block all tracking cookies. However, there's a catch — these soon-to-be-released tools will not allow users to block tracking cookies from Google.

Privacy watchdog taking Facebook to court, says company breached privacy laws

Privacy watchdog taking Facebook to court, says company breached privacy laws

Canada's federal privacy watchdog plans to take Facebook to court following an investigation that found the social media giant broke a number of privacy laws and failed to take responsibility for protecting Canadians' personal information.

Another scandal: Facebook user data reportedly at risk again

Another scandal: Facebook user data reportedly at risk again

Though At The Pool shut down in 2014, UpGuard wrote that, “this should offer little consolation to the app’s end users whose names, passwords, email addresses, Facebook IDs and other details were openly exposed for an unknown period of time.”.

Long untouchable, web giants now know what it feels like to be hunted

Long untouchable, web giants now know what it feels like to be hunted

When in 2011, for example, the Guardian printed shocking revelations of tabloid phone-hacking and, particularly, the news that reporters had hacked the mobile phone of the murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, many observers concluded that this indicated a crisis for the British newspaper industry. Social media platforms will only change their behaviour when compelled to do so by legislation.

People say they care about Facebook's privacy scandals, but they don't

People say they care about Facebook's privacy scandals, but they don't

Facebook's success in courting users so quickly could have far-reaching impact as other tech companies seek to understand the true consumer appetite for personal privacy.

Privacy International hits out at unconsented Facebook tracking within apps

Privacy International hits out at unconsented Facebook tracking within apps

"Facebook offers analytics and advertising services to app developers, which help them receive aggregated information about how people engage with their apps -- this is a common practice for many companies," Facebook told Privacy International.

Is 2019 the year you should finally quit Facebook?

Is 2019 the year you should finally quit Facebook?

A New York Times investigation has found that Facebook gave Netflix, Spotify and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) the ability to read, write and delete users’ private messages.

Facebook Files for Ill-Timed Patent for Feature That Knows Where You're Going (Even Before You Do)

Facebook Files for Ill-Timed Patent for Feature That Knows Where You're Going (Even Before You Do)

The new feature would use your previous locations -- plus previously logged locations of other Facebook users, even people who aren't your Facebook friends -- to make predictions about where you're likely to go.

Verizon Dinged Again For Privacy Violations, This Time For Slinging Personalized Ads To Kids

Verizon Dinged Again For Privacy Violations, This Time For Slinging Personalized Ads To Kids

According to an announcement by acting New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, Verizon's Oath operations (the mash up of its Yahoo and AOL acquisitions) routinely auctioned off ad space and placed ads on websites the company knew targeted kids -- without parental consent.

Tim Cook calls for GDPR-style privacy laws in the US

Tim Cook calls for GDPR-style privacy laws in the US

"Platforms and algorithms that promised to improve our lives can actually magnify our worst human tendencies," said Cook. Cook praised Europe's "successful implementation" of privacy law GDPR, and said that "It is time for the rest of the world ...

Facebook's security is so bad it's surprising Zuckerberg hasn't deleted his account

Facebook's security is so bad it's surprising Zuckerberg hasn't deleted his account

Less than a year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal launched a privacy reckoning, Facebook is back in the news over yet another data breach, this one a security breach affecting almost 50 million accounts, leaving many wondering, again, how safe their personal info really is.

Apple's Tim Cook: 'Don't believe' tech companies that say they need your data

Apple's Tim Cook: 'Don't believe' tech companies that say they need your data

Apple CEO Tim Cook hit out at tech companies that claim more customer data leads to superior products, saying that's a "bunch of bunk." Facebook and Google, meanwhile, have come under fire over their treatment of customer data and the knock on effects for democratic society.

Brave browser dumps Google search in France, Germany

Brave browser dumps Google search in France, Germany

And Brave, in conjunction with the Open Rights Group and University College London researcher Michael Veale, filed complaints in Europe saying Google violates the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by broadcasting personal information to companies bidding to show targeted ads.

44 Percent of Americans 18-27 Have Deleted the Facebook App This Year, Poll Finds

44 Percent of Americans 18-27 Have Deleted the Facebook App This Year, Poll Finds

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of Facebook users ages 18 and older have adjusted their privacy settings in the wake of revelations that Facebook repeatedly failed to protect consumer data as it was shared and abused by a myriad of Facebook partners, including political analytics firm Cambridge Analytica.