Facebook revealed Friday that it had suspended “tens of thousands” of apps that may have mishandled users' personal data, part of an investigation sparked by the social giant's entanglement with Cambridge Analytica.#technology #Facebook #privacy #security
The suspensions — far more than the hundreds against which Facebook has taken action against in the past — occurred for a “variety of reasons,” the company said in a blog post, without elaborating. They were associated with about 400 developers.
The private emails of many top technology CEOs may be called in for investigation as part of a major US government antitrust investigation.#technology #Facebook #Apple #Amazon #antitrust #anticompetition
The likes of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple chief Tim Cook and Amazon founder and world's richest man Jeff Bezos could all be scrutinised by officials concerned about anti-competition practices.
iOS 13, which will be generally released later this week, has already been spotted catching Facebook’s app trying to use Bluetooth to track nearby users.Apple definitely takes privacy and security far more seriously than Facebook does.
Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts have been found online.Oops! Again...
The exposed server contained more than 419 million records over several databases on users across geographies, including 133 million records on U.S.-based Facebook users, 18 million records of users in the U.K., and another with more than 50 million records on users in Vietnam.
Facebook is rolling out facial recognition to all of its 360 million users, making it easier than ever for your friends and family to tag you in embarrassing photos.The good news is that the article links to another article that explains how to delete your Facebook account.
Facial recognition first arrived on Facebook in 2017 under the name 'Tag Suggestions', but was only available to a small sample of users. It's now accessible worldwide under the more logical name 'Face Recognition'.
Facebook has introduced a tool that lets you see which third-party websites and apps are sending it your browsing history, and stop them doing so in future.Oh, really? And what if you haven't got a Facebook account?
The feature, which is currently available in Ireland, Spain and South Korea, is found in the mobile app's settings under the heading 'Off-Facebook Activity'. It allows you to see which companies have shared data about your browsing habits using tracking tools like The Facebook Pixel and Facebook Login.
NEARLY 1,500 MILES from the Menlo Park headquarters of Facebook, at a company outpost in Austin, Texas, moderators toil around the clock to screen and scrub some the most gruesome, hateful, and heinous posts that make their way onto the social network and its photo-sharing subsidiary, Instagram. They are required to view as many as 800 pieces of disturbing content in a single shift, and routinely turn to on-site counselors to help cope with the procession of stomach-turning images, videos, and text. But some members of this invisible army have complained, in a statement widely circulated within Facebook, that the outsourcing giant that officially employs them, Accenture, has repeatedly attempted to violate the confidentiality of these therapy sessions.#technology #facebook #psychology #counselling
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the FBI has recently sought proposals from third-party vendors for technological solutions able to harvest publicly-available information in bulk from Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets.Can we expect another big move onto alternate social media sites?
The law enforcement agency says the data collected will be used "to proactively identify and reactively monitor threats to the United States and its interests."
The sad reality of the encryption debate is that after 30 years it is finally over: dead at the hands of Facebook.- - - - - -
selon le chercheur australien, « Facebook intègre des données de suivi dans les photos que vous téléchargez », et ce, à un « niveau choquant ».Article complet ici...
Pourquoi ? Parce qu’avec ce code secret, Facebook peut « suivre les photos en dehors de sa propre plate-forme avec un niveau de précision dérangeant ».
À quoi peut servir un tel code ? Selon Forbes, à retrouver le propriétaire légal d’une image, résoudre des violations du droit d’ #auteur, fournir de meilleurs services aux utilisateurs. Mais aussi… à mieux cibler les #publicités proposées à l’utilisateur et tracer des liens entre plusieurs #internautes.
Selon Edin #Jusupovic, « ceci n’est probablement que la pointe visible de l’iceberg, car ce code caché était finalement facile à trouver. Mais la #stéganographie va devenir de plus en plus sophistiquée […], donc beaucoup plus difficile, voire impossible, à repérer. »
There has been plenty of fear-mongering and misinformation surrounding the Huawei trade ban. One of the biggest concerns from consumers is whether Google apps and services will run on their current Huawei devices.#technology #mobile #Android #Google #Facebook #Huawei
Now, a group of 30 Huawei phone retailers and dealers in the Philippines have reportedly announced that they will offer refunds if Huawei devices sold by them can’t run Google or Facebook-owned apps down the road.
Facebook won’t allow Huawei to pre-install its apps on smartphones anymore, Reuters is reporting. It’s the latest example of Western tech companies cutting ties with the beleaguered Chinese telecom giant after President Trump issued an effective trade ban against it.#technology #mobile #Huawei #Facebook
A lawyer for #Facebook argued in court Wednesday that the social media site’s users “have no expectation of #privacy.”https://www.dailydot.com/debug/facebook-lawyer-no-expectation-of-privacy/
According to Law360, Facebook attorney Orin Snyder made the comment while defending the company against a class-action lawsuit over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
“There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy,” Snyder said.