A consumer privacy group is taking the Federal Trade Commission to court for the $5 billion Facebook settlement announced last week. According to EPIC, the settlement wipes the slate clean for the social media company despite years of privacy violations.
Internet July 27, 2019
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, 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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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 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