Category: Facebook

Facebook Privacy Review Now Available in 11 Indian Languages; Privacy Info to Become More Transparent

Facebook on Friday announced that it is rolling out privacy review in 11 Indian languages, starting with Facebook for Android users in the country. This comes in the wake of the company’s updated privacy policies in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will be put into action in Europe starting

Facebook Alleged to Collect User Data From Texts and Photos

Already under fire for misuse of users’ data after the Cambridge Analytica scandal came to light, a new filing in a California lawsuit now alleges that Facebook collected information on users and their friends through its apps. The filing is part of a suit brought against Facebook in 2015 by now-defunct startup Six4Three, CNET reported on

Facebook Unveils 3-Pronged Strategy to Fight Fake News

To stop false news from spreading on its platform, Facebook has said it put in place a three-pronged strategy that constitutes removing accounts and content that violate its policies, reducing distribution of inauthentic content and informing people by giving them more context on the posts they see. Another part of its strategy

Facebook Expands Its Controversial Pilot to Combat Revenge Porn to More Countries

Facebook is expanding its pilot programme to combat revenge porn on its platforms. First started in Australia last November, the pilot programme is now expanding to Canada, the UK, and the US. To recall, the programme required users to upload nude photos they thought are in danger of being shared. The photos,

Facebook Suggests No Compensation for EU Users Affected by Data Breach

Facebook is unlikely to compensate the 2.7 million European users whose data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica because sensitive bank account data had not been shared, the company said on Wednesday. The world’s largest social media network was responding to questions from EU lawmakers who had failed to get answers

Cambridge Analytica Files for Bankruptcy in US Following Facebook Debacle

Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the centre of Facebook’s privacy scandal, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the United States late on Thursday. This past March allegations surfaced that Cambridge Analytica, hired by President Donald Trump’s 2016 US election campaign, improperly used data of 87 million Facebook users beginning in

Facebook Partners Digital Forensic Research Lab to Fight Election Interference Globally

In a bid to prevent its platform from being abused during elections, Facebook on Thursday announced a partnership with Washington-based Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab that will independently monitor disinformation and other vulnerabilities in elections globally, including in India. Experts from the research lab will work closely with Facebook’s

Facebook Reportedly Lets Advertisers Target Sensitive User Interests

Just a few days ahead of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect, a Guardian investigation has found that Facebook lets advertisers to target users it thinks are interested in sensitive subjects such as homosexuality, Islam or liberalism. Religion, sexuality and political beliefs are explicitly marked

France’s Macron to Hold ‘Tough Talks’ With Facebook’s Zuckerberg

French President Emmanuel Macron will hold “frank” talks with Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on tax and data privacy in a week’s time when he welcomes the bosses of leading tech firms to Paris in a drive to lure more investment. The French leader’s office said he would meet Zuckerberg and

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Agrees to Closed-Door Talks With European Parliament

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to meet European Parliament members behind closed-doors to answer questions in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a top official said on Wednesday. Senior lawmakers have “agreed that Mark Zuckerberg should come to clarify issues related to the use of personal data in