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

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

Et tu, Tumblr? Blogging site says it was used by Russia to spread fake news in 2016

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/24/tumblr-fake-news-us-election/ When it comes to talk of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election that saw Donald Trump catapulted to power, the focus has been very much on Facebook … 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

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

Tim Berners-Lee: social media is too powerful and the web needs regulation to avoid weaponization

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/12/weaponized-world-wide-web/ Today marks the 29th anniversary of the world wide web, and as has become traditional, its inventor has penned a letter for the occasion. In it, Sir Tim Berners-Lee … Read more

Twitter suspends multiple ‘tweetdecking’ accounts for stealing tweets and spamming content into forced virality

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/11/twitter-suspends-tweetdecking-accounts/ In the latest attempts to clean up its platform, Twitter has suspended a number of accounts for trying to game the system. A number of well-known accounts were hit … Read more

GIPHY removed from Snapchat and Instagram after racist GIF appears

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/10/giphy-racist-gif-snapchat-instagram/ Snapchat and Instagram have both temporarily removed GIPHY integration from their products following the appearance of a racist GIF. A statement put out by Snapchat says: “We have removed … Read more