Timehop admits its security breach was worse than first thought

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/12/timehop-security-breach-additional-details/ The security breach suffered by Timehop on July 4 was much more serious than the company first thought. In an update to its original announcement, the company has revealed … Read more

Twitter is suspending more suspicious accounts than ever — over 70 million in the last two months

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/07/twitter-kills-70-million-accounts/ Twitter has revealed that in May and June it suspended more than 70 million accounts as it continues its battle against trolls, fake profiles, bots and abuse. Closing down … Read more

Twitter tries to fight spam by forcing new users to verify their email or phone number

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/27/twitter-fights-spam-with-user-verification/ Twitter — like many social media platforms — has its fair share of problems, including trolling, spam, abuse and fake accounts. The company has fought something of a losing … Read more

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

Judge: President Trump blocking people on Twitter is unconstitutional

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/24/trump-twitter-blocks-unconstitutional/ Donald Trump’s use of Twitter has long been controversial, and he has developed something of a penchant for blocking people who dare to question or criticize him. Earlier this … 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