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Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps following data investigation | The Washington Post

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.

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.
#technology #Facebook #privacy #security
 

The US government wants to read Mark Zuckerberg's emails | TechRadar

The private emails of many top technology CEOs may be called in for investigation as part of a major US government antitrust investigation.

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.
#technology #Facebook #Apple #Amazon #antitrust #anticompetition
 

Get popcorn for iOS 13’s privacy pop-ups of creepy Facebook data grabs | TechCrunch

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.

#technology #Apple #iOS #Facebook #security #privacy
Get popcorn for iOS 13’s privacy pop-ups of creepy Facebook data grabs
 
Excellent interview with Roger McNamee, one of the early backers of Facebook and Zuckerberg's mentor:

https://www.channel4.com/news/roger-mcnamee-facebooks-business-model-of-converting-peoples-lives-into-data-is-morally-wrong

He now deeply regrets what Facebook has become:

"The business model of converting lives into data, and then using that data to manipulate behaviour... that's just morally wrong."

#DeleteFacebook #Facebook #MarkZuckerberg
 

#Internet #Social - #Facebook quietly ditched the 'It’s #free and always will be' slogan from its #homepage






  • http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/facebook-changes-free-and-always-will-be-slogan-on-homepage-2019-8/
 

#Internet #Social - #Facebook quietly ditched the 'It’s #free and always will be' slogan from its #homepage






  • http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/facebook-changes-free-and-always-will-be-slogan-on-homepage-2019-8/
 

A huge database of Facebook users’ phone numbers found online | TechCrunch

Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts have been found online.

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.
Oops! Again...

#technology #internet #Facebook #security #privacy
A huge database of Facebook users’ phone numbers found online
 

Facebook can now recognize and tag your face – whoever and wherever you are | TechRadar

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.

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'.
The good news is that the article links to another article that explains how to delete your Facebook account.

#technology #Facebook #FacialRecognition #privacy #security
 

Facebook will now stop following you around the web (sort of) | TechRadar

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.

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.
Oh, really? And what if you haven't got a Facebook account?

[Facepalm]#technology #Facebook #privacy #facepalm
 

Wanna break free from #Google?


Here are some recommendations:
What did I missed? What is you favourite alternative? and why?
#freesoftware #foss #floss #open-source #opensource #linux #gnu-linux #fdroid #technoethical #mobile #software #privacy #surveillance #freedom
 

Wanna break free from #Google?


Here are some recommendations:
What did I missed? What is you favourite alternative? and why?
#freesoftware #foss #floss #open-source #opensource #linux #gnu-linux #fdroid #technoethical #mobile #software #privacy #surveillance #freedom
 

Trauma counsellors were pressured to divulge confidential information about Facebook moderators, internal letter claims | The Intercept

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
 

FBI seeks to monitor Facebook, oversee mass social media data collection | ZDNet

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.
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."
Can we expect another big move onto alternate social media sites?

#technology #Facebook #FBI #privacy
 
"A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc’s effort to undo a class action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their consent."

"The 3-0 decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco over Facebook’s facial recognition technology exposes the company to billions of dollars in potential damages to the Illinois users who brought the case."

#facebook #privacy #facialrecognition #biometrics #consent
Facebook loses facial recognition appeal
 
Poor Facebook.... couldn't happen to a less altruistic, more privacy-averse, data-mining company!

Under $5B FTC Settlement, Facebook Must Disclose Health Data Use


#socialmedia #privacy #facebook #healthcare #HIPPA #datamining #FTC #healthdata
 

The Encryption Debate Is Over - Dead At The Hands Of Facebook who will control the Whatsapp end-to-end encryption on your device


If either user’s device is compromised, unbreakable encryption is of little relevance. This is why surveillance operations typically focus on compromising end devices, bypassing the encryption debate entirely. If a user’s cleartext keystrokes and screen captures can be streamed off their device in real-time, it matters little that they are eventually encrypted for transmission elsewhere. Facebook announced earlier this year preliminary results from its efforts to move a global mass surveillance infrastructure directly onto users’ devices where it can bypass the protections of end-to-end encryption.

In Facebook’s vision, the actual end-to-end encryption client itself such as WhatsApp will include embedded content moderation and blacklist filtering algorithms. These algorithms will be continually updated from a central cloud service, but will run locally on the user’s device, scanning each cleartext message before it is sent and each encrypted message after it is decrypted.

The company even noted that when it detects violations it will need to quietly stream a copy of the formerly encrypted content back to its central servers to analyze further, even if the user objects, acting as true wiretapping service. This allows them to intercept your messages and pass them on to any 3rd party without you knowing.

So be very wary when you hear a vendor touting end-to-end encryption. What you want to ask is two questions:
1. Am I the only one who has the encryption/decryption key, can I use my own key?
2. If I lose my password can the vendor reset it for me so I can see my messages? If the answer is yes then the veendor has a decryption key.

You either have true user-owned end-to-end encryption or you do not. There is no half-security. You're secure or you are not secure.

See https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2019/07/26/the-encryption-debate-is-over-dead-at-the-hands-of-facebook/

#security #facebook #encryption
The Encryption Debate Is Over - Dead At The Hands Of Facebook

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The sad reality of the encryption debate is that after 30 years it is finally over: dead at the hands of Facebook.
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https://gadgeteer.co.za/node/3403
 

The Encryption Debate Is Over - Dead At The Hands Of Facebook who will control the Whatsapp end-to-end encryption on your device


If either user’s device is compromised, unbreakable encryption is of little relevance. This is why surveillance operations typically focus on compromising end devices, bypassing the encryption debate entirely. If a user’s cleartext keystrokes and screen captures can be streamed off their device in real-time, it matters little that they are eventually encrypted for transmission elsewhere. Facebook announced earlier this year preliminary results from its efforts to move a global mass surveillance infrastructure directly onto users’ devices where it can bypass the protections of end-to-end encryption.

In Facebook’s vision, the actual end-to-end encryption client itself such as WhatsApp will include embedded content moderation and blacklist filtering algorithms. These algorithms will be continually updated from a central cloud service, but will run locally on the user’s device, scanning each cleartext message before it is sent and each encrypted message after it is decrypted.

The company even noted that when it detects violations it will need to quietly stream a copy of the formerly encrypted content back to its central servers to analyze further, even if the user objects, acting as true wiretapping service. This allows them to intercept your messages and pass them on to any 3rd party without you knowing.

So be very wary when you hear a vendor touting end-to-end encryption. What you want to ask is two questions:
1. Am I the only one who has the encryption/decryption key, can I use my own key?
2. If I lose my password can the vendor reset it for me so I can see my messages? If the answer is yes then the veendor has a decryption key.

You either have true user-owned end-to-end encryption or you do not. There is no half-security. You're secure or you are not secure.

See https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2019/07/26/the-encryption-debate-is-over-dead-at-the-hands-of-facebook/

#security #facebook #encryption
The Encryption Debate Is Over - Dead At The Hands Of Facebook

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The sad reality of the encryption debate is that after 30 years it is finally over: dead at the hands of Facebook.
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https://gadgeteer.co.za/node/3403
 

Die Manipulation der Massen


#Facebook #Whatsapp #Überwachung
 

Die Manipulation der Massen


#Facebook #Whatsapp #Überwachung
 
If you have Facebook "like" buttons embedded on your website, it could make you liable for breaking GDPR privacy laws, even if it's Facebook doing the illegal stuff:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/29/eu_gdpr_facebook_like_button/

You can protect your site from legal liability (and protect your users' privacy) by removing all Facebook like buttons.

Please tell your employers/organisations about this ruling, it may help convince them that Facebook is toxic (or at least that embedded like buttons are toxic).

#Facebook #DeleteFacebook
 
Goodbye #Microsoft #Apple and hello #Linux
A few weeks ago I reported my conversion to #Manjaro and NO I have no regrets.
I had spent some time ridding
myself of dependence on the likes of #Microsoft and #Google and now more goid news.
I own an #ipod nano 8gb that had stopped working using #itunes and #windows. Idug it out of a drawer and hooked it up to my nice fresh #Manjaro. Imagine my surprise, I now have a fully functioning extended battery life mp3 player. However, there is more. It now has a capacity of 12.2gb, really a 50% increase in capacity.
So not only do these huge tech companies want the world, our #data and our money, they are with all their bloatedness not unlike their #president #Trump, completely ungreen!!!!!!!
I not unlike many have had enough and would urge people to stop with the "How can I live without #Google #Apple #Microsoft #Amazon #Facebook #AnyTechGiant #HugeCorpiration" and take direct action. JUST CHANGE YOUR HABITS and give something else a go.
Be Good
Have Fun
Be Free
Big Up
bing
 
Goodbye #Microsoft #Apple and hello #Linux
A few weeks ago I reported my conversion to #Manjaro and NO I have no regrets.
I had spent some time ridding
myself of dependence on the likes of #Microsoft and #Google and now more goid news.
I own an #ipod nano 8gb that had stopped working using #itunes and #windows. Idug it out of a drawer and hooked it up to my nice fresh #Manjaro. Imagine my surprise, I now have a fully functioning extended battery life mp3 player. However, there is more. It now has a capacity of 12.2gb, really a 50% increase in capacity.
So not only do these huge tech companies want the world, our #data and our money, they are with all their bloatedness not unlike their #president #Trump, completely ungreen!!!!!!!
I not unlike many have had enough and would urge people to stop with the "How can I live without #Google #Apple #Microsoft #Amazon #Facebook #AnyTechGiant #HugeCorpiration" and take direct action. JUST CHANGE YOUR HABITS and give something else a go.
Be Good
Have Fun
Be Free
Big Up
bing
 
Just watched #TheGreatHack on #Netflix. What I appreciated about this #documentary on #Facebook and the whole #CambridgeAnalytica scandal, is that it's one of the few #privacy #documentaries to get that protecting personal data isn't just about not seeing personalized ads for stuff you're more likely to want. It's about protecting ourselves from mass psychological manipulation and behavior modification techniques. These are techniques that actually work *best* when people believe they don't.
 

ATTENTION !! Facebook intègre un code secret dans les photos que vous téléchargez !!!


https://www.ouest-france.fr/high-tech/facebook/facebook-integre-des-codes-secrets-dans-les-photos-que-vous-telechargez-6448705



CELA SIGNIFIE QU'UNE IMAGE QUE VOUS COPIEZ SUR FACEBOOK, POUR LA RECOLLER AILLEURS, PEUT ÊTRE TRACÉE ENSUITE PAR FACEBOOK ET HORS FACEBOOK !!!
selon le chercheur australien, « Facebook intègre des données de suivi dans les photos que vous téléchargez », et ce, à un « niveau choquant ».

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. »
Article complet ici...

#Facebook #Image #Photo #Code #CodeSecret #Instruction #IPTC #Tracking #Pistage #Données #Téléchargement
 

ATTENTION !! Facebook intègre un code secret dans les photos que vous téléchargez !!!


https://www.ouest-france.fr/high-tech/facebook/facebook-integre-des-codes-secrets-dans-les-photos-que-vous-telechargez-6448705



CELA SIGNIFIE QU'UNE IMAGE QUE VOUS COPIEZ SUR FACEBOOK, POUR LA RECOLLER AILLEURS, PEUT ÊTRE TRACÉE ENSUITE PAR FACEBOOK ET HORS FACEBOOK !!!
selon le chercheur australien, « Facebook intègre des données de suivi dans les photos que vous téléchargez », et ce, à un « niveau choquant ».

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. »
Article complet ici...

#Facebook #Image #Photo #Code #CodeSecret #Instruction #IPTC #Tracking #Pistage #Données #Téléchargement
 
From a limited post.
 
From a limited post.
 

Facebook is embedding tracking data inside the photos you download


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20427007
Posted by meerita (karma: 621)
Post stats: Points: 156 - Comments: 41 - 2019-07-13T07:47:35Z

\#HackerNews #data #download #embedding #facebook #inside #photos #the #tracking #you
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"It's basically a license fee for criminality, a tax on lawbreaking that allows the company to retain the vast majority of its profits from criminal activities."

#facebook
Facebook's $5B FTC fine was so laughable its stock price went UP after the announcement
 

FTC Approves Roughly $5B Facebook Settlement


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20423819
Posted by CaliforniaKarl (karma: 4250)
Post stats: Points: 108 - Comments: 93 - 2019-07-12T19:48:10Z

\#HackerNews #approves #facebook #ftc #roughly #settlement
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 103 - Loop: 208 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 66
 

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Has ‘Serious Concerns’ with Facebook Libra Proposal


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20404480
Posted by ptd (karma: 179)
Post stats: Points: 107 - Comments: 122 - 2019-07-10T17:52:54Z

\#HackerNews #chair #concerns #facebook #fed #has #jerome #libra #powell #proposal #serious #with
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 112 - Loop: 305 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 18
 

Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Says People Should Get Off Facebook Permanently


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20383721
Posted by realshadow (karma: 277)
Post stats: Points: 169 - Comments: 85 - 2019-07-08T15:48:49Z

\#HackerNews #apple #cofounder #facebook #get #off #people #permanently #says #should #steve #wozniak
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 141 - Loop: 171 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 79
 
It's the last few hours of crowdfunding for #Mobilizon, a free open federated alternative to Facebook Events:

https://joinmobilizon.org/en/

You can follow it here:

@mobilizon

It's already achieved its funding goals for events, groups and ActivityPub federation.

Further funds will go to mobile apps, UI development and advanced maps.

It's backed by @Framasoft , the free software organisation that backed PeerTube and many other alternatives.

#DeleteFacebook #Facebook #Alternatives #Activism
 

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp outages


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20345060
Posted by skilled (karma: 2331)
Post stats: Points: 158 - Comments: 102 - 2019-07-03T15:23:17Z

\#HackerNews #and #facebook #instagram #outages #whatsapp
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 139 - Loop: 269 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 26
 

Facebook picked Rust to implement Libre


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20222349
Posted by tosh (karma: 40081)
Post stats: Points: 157 - Comments: 66 - 2019-06-19T11:21:53Z

\#HackerNews #facebook #implement #libre #picked #rust
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 126 - Loop: 368 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 67
 

Facebook urged to pause Libra crypto-currency project


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20222267
Posted by headalgorithm (karma: 5935)
Post stats: Points: 95 - Comments: 120 - 2019-06-19T11:01:15Z

\#HackerNews #crypto-currency #facebook #libra #pause #project #urged
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 103 - Loop: 264 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 68
 

You can refund your Huawei phone if it doesn't run Google apps in this region | Android Authority

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.

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.
#technology #mobile #Android #Google #Facebook #Huawei
You can refund your Huawei phone if it doesn’t run Google apps in this market
 

Facebook reveals its cryptocurrency Libra to the world


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20210791
Posted by timcc50 (karma: 289)
Post stats: Points: 95 - Comments: 108 - 2019-06-18T09:00:12Z

\#HackerNews #cryptocurrency #facebook #its #libra #reveals #the #world
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 99 - Loop: 73 - Rank min: 80 - Author rank: 44
 

Facebook lawyers explain to a judge that privacy on Facebook is nonexistent


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20191870
Posted by oska (karma: 4785)
Post stats: Points: 141 - Comments: 40 - 2019-06-15T20:15:02Z

\#HackerNews #explain #facebook #judge #lawyers #nonexistent #privacy #that
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Hm... OK.....
Facebook Purges Are More Extensive Than You Think

#facebook #socialmedia #freespeech
 

#Facebook is stopping Huawei from pre-installing its apps | The Verge

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
 
I've been on friendica for a few months now and I'm liking it so far. It can federate with Diaspora*, and from mobile I use the browser version
If you want to use the Fediverse through a Facebook-style interface, you may want to try Friendica.

Some good instances to sign up at:

https://social.isurf.ca/
https://nerdica.net/
https://libranet.de/

You can use Friendica through the @fedilab app.

It federates through ActivityPub with Mastodon etc and it also lets you follow RSS feeds as if they were users.

The developers are very active with regular new releases.

#Friendica #Facebook #Alternatives #DeleteFacebook #ReplaceFacebook






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A lawyer for #Facebook argued in court Wednesday that the social media site’s users “have 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.
https://www.dailydot.com/debug/facebook-lawyer-no-expectation-of-privacy/
 
A lawyer for #Facebook argued in court Wednesday that the social media site’s users “have 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.
https://www.dailydot.com/debug/facebook-lawyer-no-expectation-of-privacy/
 

Facebook reportedly argues there's no 'expectation of privacy' on social media


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20066395
Posted by kerng (karma: 2791)
Post stats: Points: 121 - Comments: 49 - 2019-06-01T00:54:53Z

\#HackerNews #argues #expectation #facebook #media #privacy #reportedly #social #theres
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