Internet Safety & Privacy

Facebook Founder Called To Explain Privacy Practices In Front of UK Parliament

Facebook Founder Called To Explain Privacy Practices In Front of UK Parliament

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has had a rough year for his public reputation. Not so long ago, the social media chief was reportedly considering a run for president. However, after waves of privacy and data scandals, plus disastrous appearances testifying before U.S. lawmakers, that seems all but impossible. And now things are getting…

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Facebook Bans Startup From Advertising After It Criticized Company’s Privacy Practices

Facebook Bans Startup From Advertising After It Criticized Company’s Privacy Practices

Facebook has a tough time regulating the content users post, but it has an equally difficult time determining what advertisements it should block from its platform. And because Facebook’s removal rules are so unclear, it can set off a firestorm when the company does decide to take something down. That’s exactly what occurred earlier this…

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Even Facebook’s Fact-Checkers Don’t Believe The Site Can Be Cleaned Up

Even Facebook’s Fact-Checkers Don’t Believe The Site Can Be Cleaned Up

With the U.S. midterm elections right around the corner, it’s more vital than ever for Facebook to detect and eliminate fake news from its platform. However, according to one of the company’s most prominent fact-checking partners, that may be an impossible goal. After Facebook was rocked by disinformation campaigns during the 2016 presidential election, the…

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Facebook Takes Down Network Of Fake Accounts Tied To Iran

Facebook Takes Down Network Of Fake Accounts Tied To Iran

There’s a lot of fake content and spam on Facebook, and as the Russian propaganda scandal proved during the 2016 election, some of it is created by hostile foreign powers to influence us. Facebook revealed the existence of another such campaign this week when it announced it has taken down 82 pages and accounts with…

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Facebook Supports U.S. Privacy Regulation

Facebook Supports U.S. Privacy Regulation

Facebook has repeatedly stressed how important user privacy is to the future of its company. After all, if people don’t trust the platform to keep them safe, they may not continue using it. That’s why the social media giant just took its biggest step yet to reassure lawmakers and the public alike that it has…

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Facebook Removed 8.7 Million Photos Of Child Exploitation In Three Months

Facebook Removed 8.7 Million Photos Of Child Exploitation In Three Months

Because it’s completely open and free to use, Facebook is a platform that’s easy to exploit for cybercriminals, hackers and scammers. And that means Facebook has its hands full when it comes to hunting down and eliminating offensive content. For example, the company said this week that its moderators have removed 8.7 million images of…

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Facebook User Sues Over Location Tracking

Facebook User Sues Over Location Tracking

Facebook has a never-ending appetite for user data to provide to advertisers, and that means tracking your behavior and habits—both online and off. Indeed, it’s no secret Facebook is interested in where and how you spend your time IRL. But at least one user is fed up with this sort of tracking. So fed up,…

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Facebook Reportedly Wants To Buy A Cybersecurity Firm

Facebook Reportedly Wants To Buy A Cybersecurity Firm

Facebook has dealt with two major scandals over the past year that have seriously altered its public perception: The Cambridge Analytica data breach last spring, and the far-more-serious recent revelation that approximately 30 million users had their data hacked. The company has tried just about everything to improve its reputation, but according to a report…

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Experts: Facebook’s One-Click Login Is A Major Security Risk

Experts: Facebook’s One-Click Login Is A Major Security Risk

Have you ever forgotten your Facebook password? If you have, there’s a good chance you received an email from the company featuring its One Click login feature. It’s not widely known, but Facebook sometimes sends an email to dormant users that lets them log back in to their accounts with one click — and no…

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Facebook Backtracks On Privacy Promises For Portal Device

Facebook Backtracks On Privacy Promises For Portal Device

When Facebook launched its Portal home video device earlier this month, the announcement was met with disbelief and criticism. After all, the company is currently in the middle of a massive data breach scandal; why would anyone want to let it into their home with a camera and microphone? However, Facebook insisted the device was…

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