Mozilla launches a petition asking Facebook to do more for user privacy

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/21/mozilla-facebook-privacy-petition/ In the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica debacle, Facebook has been roundly criticized for not only its handling of the situation, but also its attitude to privacy in general. … Read more

Don’t want to #DeleteFacebook? Opt out of Platform API sharing instead — here’s how

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/21/dont-deletefacebook/ Following the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, you can’t have failed to notice there’s a backlash against Facebook at the moment, with the #DeleteFacebook movement gathering serious momentum. Even WhatsApp … Read more

Facebook suspends Trump campaign’s data analytics team, Cambridge Analytica, for harvesting private information of 50 million users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/17/facebook-suspends-cambridge-analytica/ Facebook has suffered what has been described as the social networks “biggest ever data breach” after Cambridge Analytica and its parent group Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) harvested data from … Read more

Facebook algorithms went mad and threw up some weird — and sexual — search suggestions

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/16/facebook-nsfw-search-suggestions/ Facebook has issued an apology after its search algorithms apparently went haywire and started to suggest a range of strange, and often NSFW, videos to users. Throughout Thursday night … Read more

BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram in messaging patent spat

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/07/blackberry-sues-facebook-whatsapp-instagram/ BlackBerry — yep, them — has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, claiming that the companies infringed on patents relating to BlackBerry Messenger. This is not the … Read more

If you’re concerned about privacy, you might want to skip Facebook’s VPN — Onavo Protect

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/15/facebook-vpn-onavo-protect/ Facebook and privacy are not words that really belong in the same sentence, so the idea that the social network is offering a VPN tool might well raise your … Read more

German court says Facebook’s privacy settings and use of personal data are illegal

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/12/facebook-privacy-ruling-germany/ Facebook is no stranger to privacy-related controversy, and now a German court has ruled that the social networks’ use of personal data is illegal. The court in Berlin also … Read more

Facebook Moves to Ban Cryptocurrency Ads, Calling Them “Misleading or Deceptive”

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/Pal2SpW3o1A/ If you’re still deciding whether or not to invest in cryptocurrency, Facebook just threw another monkey wrench into the discussion. They have decided to ban cryptocurrency ads, … Read more

Facebook bans ads for cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/31/facebook-bans-cryptocurrency-ico-ads/ Facebook has announced new advertising policies which ban ads for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The ban also applies to ICOs because they are “frequently associated with misleading or deceptive … Read more

Ahead of GDPR laws, Facebook publishes privacy principles and promises to educate users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/29/fcebook-privacy-principles-gdpr/ Facebook has published its privacy principles for the first time, ahead of the European Union’s general data protection regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on May 25 — although … Read more