By Jessica Dolcourt | CNET | 1 month 1 week ago | Tech
This in the wake of Facebook admitting it deletes Mark Zuckerberg's messages.
By | Reuters | 1 month 1 week ago | Tech
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Friday that it had suspended Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ from its platform after reports that the data firm may have improperly had access to the personal data of Facebook users.
By | CS Monitor | 1 month 1 week ago | Tech
Facebook is shutting down a feature which allowed data scrapers to identify individuals and collect information by searching for users by phone number or email address. Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress next week as authorities investigate allegations.
By Natasha Lomas | TechCrunch | 1 month 2 weeks ago | Tech
Another data-point to flesh out the Facebook data misuse scandal: The company has informed the European Commission that a total of 2.7 million EU citizens had their information improperly shared with the controversial political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica (via Reuters ). Facebook had already revealed a breakdown of the top ten markets of affected users. But in the list of countries it...
By Mark Jansen | Digital Trends | 1 month 2 weeks ago | Tech
According to multiple anonymous sources, PMs sent from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have mysteriously disappeared from inboxes. Is this another case of Facebook overstepping the bounds of user trust? The post Private messages from Zuckerberg mysteriously disappear from users’ inboxes appeared first on Digital Trends .
By | Latest news | 1 month 2 weeks ago | Tech
Facebook is being skewered for its data management, but every company needs to think about its customer data strategy well beyond GDPR. The wild west of data is being tamed.
By Peter Suciu | TechNewsWorld | 1 month 2 weeks ago | Tech
Facebook has announced an update to its policies for restricting data access on its platform. CEO Mark Zuckerberg also discussed some of Facebook's new efforts to shore up user privacy protections in a 45-minute long Q with the media. Facebook's changes will allow users to set privacy levels and limit automatic data sharing. The changes will affect the Events API, Groups API, Pages API, Facebook...
By Tom Warren | The Verge | 1 month 2 weeks ago | Tech
Facebook has admitted the company has been secretly deleting messages sent on Messenger by founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “After Sony Pictures’ emails were hacked in 2014 we made a number of changes to protect our executives’ communications,” says a Facebook spokesperson in a statement to TechCrunch . “These included limiting the retention period for Mark’s messages in Messenger. We did so...
By Sasha Lekach | Mashable | 1 month 2 weeks ago | Tech
It was a small but passionate group at the entrance to Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters midday Thursday. Armed with signs demanding, "Facebook transparency now" and Facebook-esque "dislike" signs, a handful of privacy activists spoke out about the social media giant's recent data scandal. One woman was in full wizard garb with a sign that read: "Facebook privacy settings should not need a computer...
By Mallory Locklear | Engadget | 1 month 2 weeks ago | Tech
CNBC reports today that Facebook was recently designing a research project that would collect users' Facebook data and medical information in order to develop insights into how social data could inform treatment development and patient care. The proj...
By Issie Lapowsky | WIRED | 1 month 2 weeks ago | Tech
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally agreed to appear before Congress—which means he might finally get at the real issue behind Facebook's woes.
By Prabhjote Gill | TechRadar | 1 month 2 weeks ago | Tech
The Cambridge Analytica scandal, or what has been termed as #FacebookGate, just got a new chapter added to its odyssey. In a report where Facebook was updating users on their plans to restrict data access on the social platform, they also revealed that up to 87 million people globally have had their information shared improperly with Cambridge Analytica. Of that 87 million, around 5.6 million users...
By Monica Nickelsburg | GeekWire | 1 month 2 weeks ago | Tech
Mark Zuckerberg hosts a public Q at Facebook’s headquarters in 2014. ( Facebook Photo ) Mark Zuckerberg still believes he is the right person to run Facebook. He said so on a press call Wednesday when a reporter asked if he should continue to steer the company, given its recent challenges. “Yes,” Zuckerberg said. “I think life is about learning from the mistakes and figuring out what you need to...
By Eli Horowitz | LA Business Journal | 1 month 2 weeks ago | Tech
Fullscreen acquires Reelio; Facebook data breach bigger than initially reported; Spotify opens at $30 billion.
By Alexis C. Madrigal | The Atlantic | 1 month 2 weeks ago | Tech
It seems like an innocuous enough feature. Until Wednesday, anybody on Facebook could enter a phone number or email address and find the Facebook profile associated with it. Useful if you’re searching for “John Smith” or its global equivalents. But now imagine that someone has a list of email addresses or phone numbers that have been gathered outside Facebook. With a simple script, that person could...