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Senators threaten Apple, Facebook with mandated encryption backdoors | Apple Insider

Tech companies including Apple and Facebook should provide encrypted user data to members of law enforcement, U.S. Senators said on Tuesday, with the added threat of imposing regulatory measures over the technology if they fail to do so.
#technology #Apple #Facebook #security #privacy
 

How Facebook tracks you on Android (even if you don't have a Facebook account)


Hackernoon

(...) 1 Facebook is able to track you because Android developers of 3rd party apps (example: Indeed Job Search) implement Facebook’s Software Development Kit (SDK).
2 SDK is a collection of tools that eases the creation of software. By using Facebook SDK, developers can do advanced analytics without the need to code it from scratch. SDK is like a Swiss Army Knife. With it, you can start your job immediately instead of having to build your own scissors, knife, corkscrew etc.
3 This article is written based on the research conducted by Frederike Kaltheuner and Christopher Weatherhead. You can watch the full video here. The official study can be found here. (...)

According to Privacy International, research done by the University of Oxford has suggested that approximately 42.55% of the free apps in the Google Play Store could share data with Facebook. (...)

Out of the 42.55%, this study picked 34 apps, based on the fact that they have either a huge number of installations, or they involve sensitive information such as religion and health, or they are simply utility apps (You know, torchlight, QR code scanner, fart sound etc). (...)

Out of the 34 apps, over 61% of them automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment a user opens the app. (...)

What’s our defense? (...)

1. Reset your advertising identifier (Very simple)
Every device has an advertising identifier (aka ad id). You can’t stop Facebook or Google from tracking you but you can make their tracking difficult by frequently resetting your ad id. If you reset it, in theory, Facebook and Google algorithms will view you as a different person in your next online activity.
Android Phone: Go to settings > Google > Ads > Reset advertising identifier
iPhone: Go to settings > Privacy > Advertising > Reset advertising identifier

2. Limit ad personalization (Very simple)
In theory, this should limit the amount of data collected by the companies. However, this study showed that we can end up sharing more data to companies if we limit ad personalization. But I will not go into the details of that.
Android: Go to Settings > Google > Ads > Opt Out of Personalized Advertising
iPhone: Go to settings > Privacy > Advertising > turn on ‘Limit Ad Tracking’

3. Review permissions (Very annoying)
Did you notice that apps these days have been asking for permissions before you carry out a simple task like importing a photo or opening a map? Yeah, it’s irritating but it’s crucial. This allows you to have greater control of your privacy. Not perfect, but at least it helps to a certain extent.

4. Use Brave browser to surf & use DuckDuckGo to search (Simple)
Brave (as opposed to Google Chrome) is a web browser which focuses a lot more on data privacy.
DuckDuckGo (as opposed to Google Search) is a search engine which distinguishes itself from other search engines by not profiling its users.

5. Educate yourself / your parents / your children on how the Internet works (Not so simple)
Education is the most powerful weapon. There are tons of articles and YouTube videos explaining how computers and network works; go read them up. However, if the content is too complex, especially for the older generations and the newcomers (aka your children), you can check out Potato Pirates -Enter The Spudnet. It’s a board game that’s developed to teach cybersecurity and internet piracy without computers. (...)

Full article




Tags: #privacy #data #data mining #surveillance capitalism #facebook #apps #android #ios #tracking #personal data #kayak #brave #brave browser #duckduckgo #permissions #Software Development Kit #SDK
 

How Facebook tracks you on Android (even if you don't have a Facebook account)


Hackernoon

(...) 1 Facebook is able to track you because Android developers of 3rd party apps (example: Indeed Job Search) implement Facebook’s Software Development Kit (SDK).
2 SDK is a collection of tools that eases the creation of software. By using Facebook SDK, developers can do advanced analytics without the need to code it from scratch. SDK is like a Swiss Army Knife. With it, you can start your job immediately instead of having to build your own scissors, knife, corkscrew etc.
3 This article is written based on the research conducted by Frederike Kaltheuner and Christopher Weatherhead. You can watch the full video here. The official study can be found here. (...)

According to Privacy International, research done by the University of Oxford has suggested that approximately 42.55% of the free apps in the Google Play Store could share data with Facebook. (...)

Out of the 42.55%, this study picked 34 apps, based on the fact that they have either a huge number of installations, or they involve sensitive information such as religion and health, or they are simply utility apps (You know, torchlight, QR code scanner, fart sound etc). (...)

Out of the 34 apps, over 61% of them automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment a user opens the app. (...)

What’s our defense? (...)

1. Reset your advertising identifier (Very simple)
Every device has an advertising identifier (aka ad id). You can’t stop Facebook or Google from tracking you but you can make their tracking difficult by frequently resetting your ad id. If you reset it, in theory, Facebook and Google algorithms will view you as a different person in your next online activity.
Android Phone: Go to settings > Google > Ads > Reset advertising identifier
iPhone: Go to settings > Privacy > Advertising > Reset advertising identifier

2. Limit ad personalization (Very simple)
In theory, this should limit the amount of data collected by the companies. However, this study showed that we can end up sharing more data to companies if we limit ad personalization. But I will not go into the details of that.
Android: Go to Settings > Google > Ads > Opt Out of Personalized Advertising
iPhone: Go to settings > Privacy > Advertising > turn on ‘Limit Ad Tracking’

3. Review permissions (Very annoying)
Did you notice that apps these days have been asking for permissions before you carry out a simple task like importing a photo or opening a map? Yeah, it’s irritating but it’s crucial. This allows you to have greater control of your privacy. Not perfect, but at least it helps to a certain extent.

4. Use Brave browser to surf & use DuckDuckGo to search (Simple)
Brave (as opposed to Google Chrome) is a web browser which focuses a lot more on data privacy.
DuckDuckGo (as opposed to Google Search) is a search engine which distinguishes itself from other search engines by not profiling its users.

5. Educate yourself / your parents / your children on how the Internet works (Not so simple)
Education is the most powerful weapon. There are tons of articles and YouTube videos explaining how computers and network works; go read them up. However, if the content is too complex, especially for the older generations and the newcomers (aka your children), you can check out Potato Pirates -Enter The Spudnet. It’s a board game that’s developed to teach cybersecurity and internet piracy without computers. (...)

Full article




Tags: #privacy #data #data mining #surveillance capitalism #facebook #apps #android #ios #tracking #personal data #kayak #brave #brave browser #duckduckgo #permissions #Software Development Kit #SDK
 

You can migrate your photos from Facebook directly to Google next year (and possibly other services)


If you feel like you don't want to spend much time on Facebook anymore but don't want to lose up to 15 years' worth of shared photos, good news: the company is rolling out a tool that will let you export your image library directly to Google Photos. Facebook announced the new tool in a corporate blog post today. The initiative springs from the Data Transfer Project, a collaboration among Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter to make some data transferable among those platforms.

If you're not keen on putting your images into Google Photos either, there will in theory be other platforms made available in the future. For now, Facebook did not specify what the platforms are, nor did the company provide a timetable.

See https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/12/you-can-migrate-your-photos-from-facebook-to-google-next-year/

#technology #facebook
You can migrate your photos from Facebook to Google next year


There has been a download option for years, but a straight migration is new.

https://gadgeteer.co.za/you-can-migrate-your-photos-facebook-directly-google-next-year-and-possibly-other-services
 

You can migrate your photos from Facebook directly to Google next year (and possibly other services)


If you feel like you don't want to spend much time on Facebook anymore but don't want to lose up to 15 years' worth of shared photos, good news: the company is rolling out a tool that will let you export your image library directly to Google Photos. Facebook announced the new tool in a corporate blog post today. The initiative springs from the Data Transfer Project, a collaboration among Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter to make some data transferable among those platforms.

If you're not keen on putting your images into Google Photos either, there will in theory be other platforms made available in the future. For now, Facebook did not specify what the platforms are, nor did the company provide a timetable.

See https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/12/you-can-migrate-your-photos-from-facebook-to-google-next-year/

#technology #facebook
You can migrate your photos from Facebook to Google next year


There has been a download option for years, but a straight migration is new.

https://gadgeteer.co.za/you-can-migrate-your-photos-facebook-directly-google-next-year-and-possibly-other-services
 
● NEWS ● #Facebook bowed to a #Singapore government order to brand a news post as false
Facebook bowed to a Singapore government order to brand a news post as false
 
● NEWS ● #Facebook bowed to a #Singapore government order to brand a news post as false
Facebook bowed to a Singapore government order to brand a news post as false
 

Facebook built a facial recognition app for employees | CNet

Facebook, which has been under fire because of privacy concerns, said Thursday it built an internal app that allowed employees to identify their colleagues and friends who enabled facial recognition by pointing their phone cameras at them. The app, reported earlier by Business Insider, wasn't released publicly.
#technology #Facebook #security #privacy
 

Amnesty: Facebook und Google verletzten elementare Menschenrechte


In einem Bericht über die "Überwachungsgiganten" schlägt die Menschenrechtsorganisation Alarm: Nutzer würden zu einem "Teufelspakt" gezwungen.
Amnesty: Facebook und Google verletzten elementare Menschenrechte
#Datenschutz #Facebook #GoogleAmnestyInternational #Internet #Tracking #Werbung #Überwachung
 

Amnesty: Facebook und Google verletzten elementare Menschenrechte


In einem Bericht über die "Überwachungsgiganten" schlägt die Menschenrechtsorganisation Alarm: Nutzer würden zu einem "Teufelspakt" gezwungen.
Amnesty: Facebook und Google verletzten elementare Menschenrechte
#Datenschutz #Facebook #GoogleAmnestyInternational #Internet #Tracking #Werbung #Überwachung
 

Senators ask Zuckerberg to explain Facebook location-tracking policies | CNBC

Sens. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Chris Coons, D-Del., have asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to explain how the company tracks users’ locations under restricted settings.
In a letter sent Tuesday, the senators say Zuckerberg should address concerns with the location-tracking policy announced in response to privacy updates made in the latest versions of Apple and Google’s mobile operating systems.
In a September post explaining the policy, Facebook said it can determine users’ locations from factors like their internet connection, even if they have their location settings restricted.
#technology #internet #Facebook #privacy #security #surveillance
 

‘The Anti-Facebook’: #Wikipedia co-founder launches ad-free #social #media platform

Fed up with #Facebook and #Twitter? If so, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales hopes you'll join WT:Social, a new social media platform that promises not to run advertisements or sell user data.

WT:Social features a Facebook-like feed on which users can share news or other content. But unlike Facebook, whose algorithms prioritize content that's sponsored or receiving a lot of engagement, WT:Social simply shows new content first.

About 160,000 people have signed up for WT:Social since it launched in October. The platform is free to join, but new users are put on a wait-list, which can be instantly bypassed if you donate money. WT:Social hopes to survive only on donations.
So why isn't he championing #Diaspora* / the #Federation? Hmmm...

#SocialMedia
 
"An advocacy group is targeting Facebook employees with ads on LinkedIn, objecting to the company’s support of an event honoring Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh. The group, Demand Justice, has a clear message for employees: 'Tell Facebook: stop funding the fight to normalize Brett Kavanaugh'.:

"Facebook is the only tech company listed as a 'Gold Circle' sponsor for a Federalist Society event to be held in Washington, DC. On November 14th, Kavanaugh will give a speech at the Antonin Scalia memorial dinner as part of the group’s annual convention."

"Other tech companies, such as Google, have sponsored Federalist Society events in the past, but Facebook has a complicated history with Kavanaugh."

#Facebook #GOP
 

Facebook Pay is a new payment system for WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook | The Verge

Facebook is launching a new payments system today, appropriately named Facebook Pay. It will be available across Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, and it’s designed to facilitate payments across Facebook’s popular social networks and apps. You’ll be able to use Facebook Pay to send money to friends, shop for goods, or even donate to fundraisers.
Apple Pay, OK. Google Pay and Samsung Pay, maybe. But Facebook Pay?!

#technology #PaymentSystems #Facebook #security #privacy
 
"One year after a black Facebook employee accused the social media giant of failing its black employees and users, a group of Facebook employees published an anonymous memo saying the culture at the company has only gotten worse for nonwhite workers."

#Facebook #inequality
 

Ex-Facebook head says company 'profits partly by amplifying lies' | Mashable

Facebook’s former head of Global Elections Integrity Ops left after six months on the job — and now she's speaking out about the problems she faced when trying to fix the company's political ad problems.

In an op-ed in the Washington Post on Monday, Yaël Eisenstat, who joined Facebook after working with the CIA and the White House, says she tried to sound the alarm at the company leading up to the 2016 election. Recently, Facebook said it would let politicians lie in ads in the name of “free expression.”
#technology #internet #Facebook #security #privacy
 

Facebook rebrands as FACEBOOK: can capital letters save a toxic brand? | The Guardian

Forget Facebook: meet FACEBOOK.

Amid antitrust investigations, Capitol Hill hearings, and a generally poor reputation, the company announced on Monday it is reinventing itself with a rebrand. In the coming weeks, a new multicolored, all-caps logo will begin appearing across its services. Instagram and Whatsapp, owned by the company, will proudly tell users that they are services “from FACEBOOK”.
They'll win you round by SHOUTING in your face...

#technology #Facebook #branding
 
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The Modern Flasher


Today's words is: "Coat." (yes, I am behind).

You can read about the Inktober challenge on this page: Inktober

#Inktober #inktober19 #coat #flasher #exhibitionist #facebook #socialmedia #mywork #Krita
 
"Rep. Katie Porter continues to leave marks on the witnesses she questions in Congress, regardless of their social status or economic power. Here she is questioning Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, one of the richest men at the youngest age in the world, about the conditions under which he insists his contract workers labor."

"He pays 'content monitors' either $15 or $20 per hour to watch gruesome videos and content (murders, suicides, stabbings, etc) to determine whether or not it is allowed or appropriate for the site. This is work he does not ask his own Facebook employees to perform, remember. He contracts this traumatizing work out. Rep. Porter asks him to confirm that he cuts them off from mental health care when they leave the company, even if they have PTSD as a result of the work they've done for Facebook."

#Facebook #LivingWage #inequality
 

British parliament presses Facebook on letting politicians lie in ads | TechCrunch

In yet another letter seeking to pry accountability from Facebook, the chair of a British parliamentary committee has pressed the company over its decision to adopt a policy on political ad that supports flagrant lying.

In the letter Damian Collins, chair of the DCMS committee, asks the company to explain why it recently took the decision to change its policy regarding political ads — “given the heavy constraint this will place on Facebook’s ability to combat online disinformation in the run-up to elections around the world”.
Why does Facebook even have to think about whether to ban politician's lies? Is it, perhaps because they don't think they can recognise them consistently?

#technology #Facebook #politics #FakeNews
British parliament presses Facebook on letting politicians lie in ads
 
En vingt ans, #Google, #Apple, #Facebook, #Amazon et #Microsoft ont investi notre quotidien, colonisé nos imaginaires, mis la main sur nos données personnelles. Peut-on leur échapper ? Pour chacun de ces services, les alternatives aux « #Gafam » existent déjà, et rassemblent, pour certaines d’entre elles, plusieurs millions d’utilisateurs. Basta! vous les présente.

Mastodon, Diaspora, PeerTube... : des alternatives « libres » face aux géants du Net et à leur monde orwellien

En vingt ans, Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon et Microsoft ont investi notre quotidien, colonisé nos imaginaires, mis la main sur nos données personnelles. Peut-on leur échapper ? Pour chacun de ces services, les alternatives aux « Gafam » existent déjà, et rassemblent, pour certaines d’entre elles, plusieurs millions d’utilisateurs. Basta ! vous les présente.
Les chiffres sont à manier avec précaution, mais on estime que Google capterait à lui seul plus de 90 % des requêtes sur les moteurs de (...)

 
En vingt ans, #Google, #Apple, #Facebook, #Amazon et #Microsoft ont investi notre quotidien, colonisé nos imaginaires, mis la main sur nos données personnelles. Peut-on leur échapper ? Pour chacun de ces services, les alternatives aux « #Gafam » existent déjà, et rassemblent, pour certaines d’entre elles, plusieurs millions d’utilisateurs. Basta! vous les présente.

Mastodon, Diaspora, PeerTube... : des alternatives « libres » face aux géants du Net et à leur monde orwellien

En vingt ans, Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon et Microsoft ont investi notre quotidien, colonisé nos imaginaires, mis la main sur nos données personnelles. Peut-on leur échapper ? Pour chacun de ces services, les alternatives aux « Gafam » existent déjà, et rassemblent, pour certaines d’entre elles, plusieurs millions d’utilisateurs. Basta ! vous les présente.
Les chiffres sont à manier avec précaution, mais on estime que Google capterait à lui seul plus de 90 % des requêtes sur les moteurs de (...)

 

What We 'Know' About Facebook

On Friday, Gizmodo uncovered shocking new evidence that Facebook is using its platform to suppress stories about CEO Mark Zuckerberg... or maybe his janky, busted-ass website is just bugging out again for no reason. It’s hard to say, really. That’s sort of the problem.
#technology #internet #Facebook
 

Instagram's Threads is a camera app for sharing with your closest friends | Engadget

If you want to get a glimpse of Mark Zuckerberg's "privacy-focused" vision for Facebook, then look no further than Instagram's new social app: Threads. This new standalone, camera-first messaging app is an extension of Instagram's Close Friends feature on Stories, which lets you share pictures, videos and more only with groups of people you've carefully selected.
#technology #photography #Instagram #Facebook #privacy
 

Facebook will share encrypted messages with UK police | 9to5Mac

Bloomberg reports:
Social media platforms based in the U.S. including Facebook and WhatsApp will be forced to share users’ encrypted messages with British police under a new treaty between the two countries, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The accord, which is set to be signed by next month, will compel social media firms to share information to support investigations into individuals suspected of serious criminal offenses including terrorism and pedophilia, the person said
#technology #internet #Facebook #security #privacy
US-UK treaty means Facebook will share encrypted messages with UK police
 
I do not use WhatsApp, for what it's worth, nor any other software owned or operated by Facebook. (I recommend Signal instead of WhatsApp.)

Facebook, WhatsApp Will Have to Share Messages With U.K. Police

"Social media platforms based in the U.S. including Facebook and WhatsApp will be forced to share users’ encrypted messages with British police under a new treaty between the two countries, according to a person familiar with the matter."

"The accord, which is set to be signed by next month, will compel social media firms to share information to support investigations into individuals suspected of serious criminal offenses including terrorism and pedophilia, the person said."

#Facebook #WhatsApp #surveillance #privacy
 

Facebook to create VR world called Horizon | BBC News

Facebook is creating an immersive environment called Horizon to tempt people into spending more time in virtual reality.
The VR app will be a mix of social places where users can mingle and chat, and other areas where they can play games against each other.
People will inhabit and explore the virtual spaces via a cartoon avatar.
So, it's a sort of cartoon Second Life, then. And, presumably, you can't move vertically.

#technology #Facebook #ArtificialReality #AI #Horizon

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49851798
 

Anti-extremism group run by social media giants becomes independent | Engadget

A group formed by Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to combat terrorist abuse and online extremism on social media is becoming a separate organization. The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism has announced today that it plans on hiring an executive director and separate staff to lead the initiative, which was formed a little more than two years ago. Also joining the initiative will be Amazon, Whatsapp and Linkedin.
#technology #SocialMedia #security #extremism #GIFCT #Facebook #Microsoft #Twitter #YouTube #Amazon #WhatsApp #LinkedIn
 

Facebook makes big steps towards mind control | TechRadar

Facebook has bought a startup specializing in neural interface technology, suggesting it might be interested in building the technology into a future Oculus virtual reality headset.
So, it's neural control then, not 'mind control'. If you're looking for an article on Facebook's social manipulation, this ain't the one.

#technology #Facebook #neural #NeuralInterface #VR #VirtualReality #clickbait
 

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
 
"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
 
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