Facebook value plummets by $118bn and Zuckerberg’s fortune drops $16bn following privacy scandal-fueled growth slowdown

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/26/facebook-value-drop/ Facebook shares and the personal fortune of Mark Zuckerberg took massive hits as the social network felt the impact of a growth slowdown and the fallout of recent privacy … Read more

Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter team up on open source Data Transfer Project to ease your data moving woes

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/20/data-transfer-project/ Four giants of the technology world have joined forces in an attempt to make it easier for people to move data between services. The collaboration between Google, Facebook, Microsoft … 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