Facebook makes its privacy settings easier to find — including the option to delete your Facebook data

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/28/facebook-revamps-privacy-settings/ In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and revelations about call and text logging, Facebook simply could not have got away with doing nothing. Mark Zuckerberg has hardly … Read more

Mozilla’s Facebook Container extension keeps your Firefox browsing isolated from Facebook

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/27/mozilla-firefox-facebook-container-add-on/ Facebook has been completely inescapable in the news over the last couple of weeks, and there are increasing concerns that the social network is all but inescapable online generally. … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg refuses to answer UK questions about Facebook privacy

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/27/zuckererg-will-not-answer-uk-privacy-questions/ Following the privacy scandal surrounding Cambridge Analytica’s use of data from Facebook users, the social network has been under extreme pressure to answer questions from individuals, lawmakers, companies and … Read more

Facebook places full-page ads in British and American newspapers to apologize for Cambridge Analytica data leak

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/25/facebook-newspaper-apology/ Full-page advertisements have appeared in a number of Sunday newspapers in the UK and US as Facebook embarks on a damage limitation exercise following the revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s … Read more

Vivaldi collaborates with DuckDuckGo to improve browser privacy

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/22/duckduckgo-vivaldi-private-window/ Vivaldi Technology has announced a new collaboration with the privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo. In coming together, DuckDuckGo will be made the default search engine in a Private Window. The … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg’s failure to apologize about the Cambridge Analytica privacy breach is despicable

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/22/mark-zuckerberg-does-not-say-sorry/ After five days of complete silence, Mark Zuckerberg finally decided to face the music and talk about the Cambridge Analytica debacle which has seen the private information of more … Read more

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

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

American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit complains about TSA searches of phones and laptops

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/aclu-tsa-searches-lawsuit/ The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit against the TSA, asking for details to be released about the policies governing searches carried out on phones and … Read more

Ad-blocker and privacy tool Ghostery goes open source, and has new ways to make money

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/09/ghostery-ad-blocker-goes-open-source/ In an attempt to improve trust and transparency, ad-blocking tool Ghostery has gone open source. It comes after Ghostery was acquired by Cliqz last year and raised a few … Read more