Twitter warns all users to change passwords after ‘bug’ left credentials stored in plaintext

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/03/change-twitter-password-warning/ Twitter has issued a warning to its 330 million users, urging them to change their passwords. The security announcement comes after the company discovered a bug that left passwords … Read more

Facebook’s new Clear History privacy tool will let you stop third-party tracking and delete collected info

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/01/facebook-clear-history-privacy-tool/ At its F8 conference today, Facebook revealed details of an upcoming tool it is working on — Clear History. The tool will let Facebook users not only see which … Read more

There’s still no ‘dislike’ option, but Facebook is testing upvote and downvote buttons with many users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/01/facebook-upvote-downvote/ The Like button is synonymous with Facebook, and ever since its inception people have been clamoring for its nemesis to be added to the site. The arrival of ‘reactions’ … Read more

Facebook publishes its internal Community Standards guidelines and introduces appeals process

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/24/facebook-community-standards-guidelines-appeals/ Facebook faces lots of criticisms and questions, and while much of this is focused on privacy and security, there are also lots of queries about what is permitted on … Read more

What information do Facebook advertisers know about me?

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/23/what-do-facebook-advertisers-know-about-me/ This is the question Facebook poses and (sort-of-but-not-really) answers in the latest addition to its Hard Questions series. It’s the social network’s latest attempt to claw back some respect … Read more

Facebook sneakily shifts data of 1.5 billion users away from Europe and GDPR

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/20/facebook-moves-data-from-europe/ Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the spotlight of privacy has been firmly on Facebook. The social network has made numerous promises about offering greater privacy controls to users, and … Read more

Facebook reveals new privacy controls for users around the world

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/18/facebook-new-global-privacy-controls-gdpr/ Facebook has been hit with renewed criticism of its privacy policies in recent weeks in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Having promised to give users more control … Read more

Facebook: Yep, we track non-users — but everyone else is doing it, so why shouldn’t we?

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/facebook-tracks-non-users/ In a blog post addressing some of the questions Mark Zuckerberg failed to properly answer in front of Congress, Facebook has admitted that it tracks both users and non-users … Read more

Weibo reverses homosexuality policy in China: ‘We’re no longer targeting gay content’

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/16/weibo-reverses-gay-content-ban/ Following a huge backlash over the weekend, Weibo — the Chinese equivalent of Twitter — has announced a reversal of a policy that would have seen gay content banned … Read more

Watch Mark Zuckerberg testify before Senate about Facebook privacy at 2:15PM ET

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/10/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-senate-testimony/ After keeping something of a low profile for a while, Mark Zuckerberg has eventually started to address the Cambridge Analytica scandal. He was asked to testify before Congressional committees, … Read more

Congress releases Mark Zuckerberg’s prepared testimony ahead of Wednesday’s hearing

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/09/mark-zuckerberg-congress-testimony/ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is due to testify before Congress on Wednesday, and ahead of this the House Energy and Commerce Committee has released his prepared statement. He talks … Read more

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