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 ›
Facebook scans the text and images that people send each other on Facebook Messenger, making sure it all abides by the company’s rules governing content. If it doesn’t, it gets blocked. Read more at AdAge.
This past week, a New Zealand man was looking through the data Facebook had collected from him in an archive he had pulled down from the social networking site. While scanning the information Facebook had stored about his contacts, Dylan… Read More ›
The FTC is looking into whether Facebook violated a 2011 consent decree concerning how it handled the personal data of 50 million users and how that data was transmitted to Cambridge Analytica without those users’ knowledge. Read more at Bloomberg.
Facebook and Google will receive a combined 56.8% of U.S. digital ad investment in 2018, a decrease from 58.5% last year, as Amazon and Snapchat experience growth. Read more at MarketingDIVE.