Today Facebook will notify 87 million users that their data was the subject of data breach

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/09/facebook-data-breach-notifications/ Initially thought to affect 50 million accounts, it later transpired that as many as 87 million Facebook users were affected by the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal. Today, the … Read more

Use restic on Fedora for encrypted backups

Full Article : Fedora Magazine – https://fedoramagazine.org/use-restic-encrypted-backups/ Restic is a fast, efficient, free and open source backup application that secures your data with AES-256 encryption. Restic also utilizes deduplication to help conserve backup space. Additionally, … Read more

Privacy: Facebook will roll out GDPR controls to the whole world, not just Europe

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/05/facebook-worldwide-privacy-controls/ Mark Zuckerberg has laid out Facebook’s plans for the future in a conference call with reporters. In it, he said that the social network now planned to bring GDPR-style … Read more

Facebook users in Europe will soon have better privacy protection than those in the US

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/04/facebook-privacy-us-vs-europe/ In a few weeks, privacy is set to improve for Facebook users — at least this is the case for people in Europe. May 25 sees the implementation of … Read more

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