Privacy: Facebook advertisers must warn users if ads are targeted because of data they purchased

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/13/facebook-data-broker-rules/ The fall out from the Cambridge Analytica scandal continues for Facebook, and the social media giant is busy trying to repair its somewhat tattered reputation. The latest measures see … Read more

Adblock Plus blocks social media tracking in Chrome and Firefox

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/09/adblock-plus-social-media-tracking-blocking/ There has been a lot of talk recently about Facebook tracking users (and non-users) as they browse the internet. Ever a proponent of user empowerment, Adblock Plus has unveiled … Read more

Facebook confirms data-sharing agreement with Chinese companies including Huawei

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/06/facebook-chinese-data-sharing/ Facebook has confirmed that it has data-sharing agreements in place with at least four Chinese companies. Among these companies is Huawei, a firm that has attracted the attention of … Read more

New York Times alleges Facebook shared user data with companies via device-integrated APIs

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/04/new-york-times-facebook-privacy-allegations/ Facebook has vigorously denied allegations that it shared user data with the likes of Apple and Samsung through device-integrated APIs. In an article entitled “Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep … Read more

Zuckerberg’s appearance in front of the EU was an utter joke

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/23/mark-zuckerberg-fails-to-answer-eu-questions/ Yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared in front of members of the European Parliament to answer questions and to address concerns that the EU has about the social network … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg agrees to appear in front of EU parliament to answer questions about Facebook’s use of data

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/16/mark-zuckerberg-european-parliament-questions/ After refusing to answer questions in the UK, Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to face questions in front of the EU Parliament. The grilling comes in the wake of the … Read more

WhatsApp update brings Slack-style group messaging features and new admin controls

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/15/whatsapp-group-chat-new-features/ The latest update rolling out to WhatsApp users heralds the arrival of a batch of new group messaging features. Available to both iOS and Android users, the new features … Read more

Facebook’s new Clear History privacy tool will let you stop third-party tracking and delete collected info

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/01/facebook-clear-history-privacy-tool/ At its F8 conference today, Facebook revealed details of an upcoming tool it is working on — Clear History. The tool will let Facebook users not only see which … Read more

There’s still no ‘dislike’ option, but Facebook is testing upvote and downvote buttons with many users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/01/facebook-upvote-downvote/ The Like button is synonymous with Facebook, and ever since its inception people have been clamoring for its nemesis to be added to the site. The arrival of ‘reactions’ … Read more

Following Apple’s lead from 2016, Microsoft, Facebook and Google replace gun emoji with water pistol

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/26/microsoft-google-facebook-gun-emoji/ It is now two years since Apple decided that an image of a gun had no place as an emoji. The company replaced the handgun icon with an image … Read more