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Facebook Suspends Almost 200 Apps After Looking At Thousands Of 'Suspicious' Apps

Facebook announced their latest update regarding an investigation that is focusing on applications that might have misused users’ private data. After looking at thousands of items, around 200 apps were banned from the site.

Apps/Software May 14, 2018

Cambridge Analytica Officially Shuts Down Over Facebook Data Scandal

Cambridge Analytica, a key player in Facebook’s series of data scandals, has officially shut down. Employees were reportedly told to pack up and leave their offices immediately.

Security May 4, 2018

Facebook To Launch Smart Speaker In International Markets First: Here’s Why

To avoid adding insult to its data privacy injury, Facebook will be releasing its smart speakers in international markets first. It’s smart enough to know the Cambridge Analytica scandal is still fresh in the minds of U.S. folks.

Gadgets May 3, 2018

Amid #DeleteFacebook Scandal, Dating App Bumble Will Let Users Log In Without A Facebook Account

Dating app Bumble changed its login and registration system to bypass Facebook altogether. The change goes into effect on April 17 as a response to the whole #DeleteFacebook scandal.

Apps/Software April 16, 2018

Facebook Data Abuse Bounty Program Will Pay You Up To $40,000 For Catching Data Thieves Like Cambridge Analytica

Facebook launched the Data Abuse Bounty program, which invites users to help the social network identify apps and companies that are collecting and abusing Facebook data. The program is offering a reward of up to $40,000.

Security April 12, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg Tells The House That His Data Was Stolen By Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg is once again testifying before Congress, this time before the House of Representatives. The Facebook CEO stated that his personal data was taken by Cambridge Analytica.

Apps/Software April 11, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Nope, We’re Not Secretly Listening To Your Conversations

Despite what the conspiracy theorists claim, Facebook doesn’t secretly listen to your conversations, CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirms. The embattled executive has to do more than deny to rebuild the public’s trust.

Security April 11, 2018

If Your Facebook Data Was Stolen, This Is What You'll See On Your News Feed

Facebook users will start to see notifications in their News Feed regarding the apps and websites that have used their data. The kind of notification will reveal if a user was affected by the data breach related to Cambridge Analytica.

Security April 9, 2018

Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Announces He’s Leaving Facebook

The latest to denounce Facebook is Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, saying the social media has brought more cons than pros. The move is a blow to the social media company, which is presently in turmoil over an ugly data scandal.

Internet April 9, 2018

Facebook: 87 Million Accounts Compromised By Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The number of Facebook accounts affected by the Cambridge Analytica data scandal is actually 87 million, as opposed to 50 million. Facebook is introducing a slew of privacy changes to mitigate the fiasco.

Security April 5, 2018

Facebook Makes It Easier To Access Privacy Settings, But It Definitely Has Nothing To Do With Cambridge Analytica

Facebook has revamped where users can find their privacy, data downloading, and deletion settings. All these settings will now be found in the same place instead of scattered all throughout the user settings.

Internet March 28, 2018

Facebook Having Cold Feet Over Smart Speaker Unveiling Because Of Data Collection Scandal

Facebook has delayed the announcement of its proprietary connected home speaker devices in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. They’re still on schedule to be released this year, though.

Security March 28, 2018

Here's How To Check What Facebook Knows About You

People are concerned about the recent scandal involving Facebook and its subscriber's data. Now, experts shared the steps in finding what user information it has collected throughout the years.

Internet March 27, 2018

It Just Got Worse: Facebook Has Been Collecting Phone Call, Messaging Data From Android Users

Facebook has been collecting SMS and call records all these years, according to Twitter users who noticed so while looking in their Facebook history file. The news comes amid the company’s Cambridge Analytics scandal.

Security March 26, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg Finally Breaks Silence On The Cambridge Analytica Scandal: Will This Apology Be Enough?

Mark Zuckerberg has issued a statement on the latest scandal that has been plaguing Facebook. Zuckerberg had been silent since the news about Cambridge Analytica broke out recently.

Apps/Software March 21, 2018

Facebook And Cambridge Analytica, Explained: Should You Join The #DeleteFacebook Movement?

Facebook finds itself in a massive scandal over supposedly lax privacy measures that allowed political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica to acquire and retain personal data from the social network. Meanwhile, the #DeleteFacebook movement is now gaining steam.

Security March 21, 2018

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