Facebook will give everyone the option to unsend messages, just like Mark Zuckerberg

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/07/facebook-messenger-unsend-messages/ When it came to light that messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives via Facebook Messenger had been deleted, there was widespread concern about not only the … 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

Leaked Facebook memo: ‘so what if the social network’s growth leads to terrorism and death?’

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/30/leaked-facebook-memo-bosworth/ A leaked memo written by Facebook’s vice-president, Andrew Bosworth, entitled “The Ugly” gives a glimpse into the attitude the social network has towards its own growth. “Boz” Bosworth says … 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

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