The Facebook data appropriation by Cambridge Analytica is just the tip of the iceberg, according to cybersecurity experts. In fact, our data is being culled from a variety of sources and our ability to stop it is essentially impossible. Did… Read More ›
Facebook told British lawmakers on Thursday that it never read the terms and conditions for an app that ultimately allowed Cambridge Analytica to access 87 million users’ names, “likes” and other personal information. Read more at The Washington Post.
About half of Facebook users would pay to subscribe to a version of the popular social network that doesn’t collect their data or target them with advertising, found a survey of users conducted by Research Intelligencer and Pollfish. Read more… Read More ›
When members of Congress asked Mark Zuckerberg earlier this month who owns Facebook users’ personal data, the Facebook CEO had a convenient response. Eight times during his testimony, he cited a feature called “Download Your Data,” to show that Facebook… Read More ›
Let’s say you like a Facebook page devoted to breast cancer survivors. It has been a useful forum for comparing treatment options with others who have dealt with similar health issues. There’s only one problem: Facebook has now categorized you… Read More ›
During Mark Zuckerbergs’s over 10 hours of Congressional testimony last week, lawmakers repeatedly asked how Facebook makes money. The simple answer, which Zuckerberg dodged, is the contributions and online activities of its over two billion users, which allow marketers to target ads with… Read More ›
Beginning at noon EDT on Monday (April 9), some Facebook users will see one of two messages at the top of their News feed. Both use the header Protecting Your Information, with one focusing on Cambridge Analytica and the other providing… Read More ›
Thanks to Facebook, app permissions have popped back into the public’s consciousness again. Zuckerberg’s do-si-do with Congress showed that people are still genuinely confused about what data their smartphone apps can and can’t access. That’s partly because of app permissions: They’re… Read More ›
Privacy watchdogs are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook’s use of facial recognition technology, which enables the company to identify people based on photos uploaded by their friends. Read more at MediaPost.
Facebook has quietly removed an ad filter that enabled advertisers to create campaigns targeting users based on their relationship preferences. The filter allowed advertisers to target people based on information from the “interested in” detail on their user profile. Read… Read More ›