Internet Safety & Privacy

Survey: Majority Of Facebook Users Don’t Trust It To Obey The Law

Survey: Majority Of Facebook Users Don’t Trust It To Obey The Law

Facebook knows it has a public relations problem when it comes to issues of privacy and user data. That’s why the company is constantly announcing new ways for users to take control of their settings, learn more about what the site knows about them, and protect their data. However, if a new survey released this…

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Facebook Might Start Warning You About How Much Time You’re Spending On Facebook

Facebook Might Start Warning You About How Much Time You’re Spending On Facebook

Facebook has come in for a ton of criticism over the past year-plus for the content it allows on its platform, including fake news, spam, inappropriate posts and much more. Now it seems like even the company itself knows it’s a problem; an engineer recently spotted an unreleased feature in Facebook’s code called “Your Time…

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Report: There Are A Lot Of Creepy Facebook Patents

Report: There Are A Lot Of Creepy Facebook Patents

Big companies like Facebook file patents for a whole host of reasons. Sometimes they do it to play defense against competing companies. Sometimes they do it just to explore what the tech has to offer. But sometimes they really want to make the ideas part of their future plans. And as The New York Times…

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Facebook Censors Nonprofits, Vulnerable Voices In Attempt To Control “Political Content”

Facebook Censors Nonprofits, Vulnerable Voices In Attempt To Control “Political Content”

Most Facebook users would agree the platform needs to do more to control the content it allows. However, the company has had a difficult time keeping spam, fake news and offensive content off its pages without some serious collateral damage. A report from Gizmodo this week spelled out how Facebook’s attempts at openness have actually…

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Facebook Ordered To Explain Why It Deleted Deceased Man’s Profile

Facebook Ordered To Explain Why It Deleted Deceased Man’s Profile

Facebook is known to keep a lot of rules close to its chest when it comes to removing content. The company has published these guidelines in the past, but it has so many different and seemingly-conflicting rules that releasing them has only added to the confusion about what the site does and does not allow.…

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How Much Is Your Facebook Data Worth?

How Much Is Your Facebook Data Worth?

By now, most savvy Facebook users understand the company makes money off our information. Almost all of the controversies that surround Facebook have to do, in one way or another, with the company’s handling of our data privacy. However, Facebook isn’t exactly forthcoming with this information, and it’s unclear just how much our data is…

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Facebook Won’t Say How Often Its Algorithms Are Wrong

Facebook Won’t Say How Often Its Algorithms Are Wrong

Facebook increasingly relies on artificial intelligence to weed out scams, fake news and offensive content. However, as Forbes writer Kalev Leetaru pointed out in a recent column, the social media giant refuses to say just how accurate these algorithms really are. For instance, the company recently said that it detects and eliminates 99 percent of…

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Facebook Won’t Rule Out Tracking Eye Movement, Listening To Your Convos In The Future

Facebook Won’t Rule Out Tracking Eye Movement, Listening To Your Convos In The Future

Facebook finally answered some questions posed to it by U.S. lawmakers this week, though the company was still vague in many of its answers. For instance, the social media giant left wide-open the possibility that it will one day track your eye movements and even listen in to your conversations. These notable non-answers came as…

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Facebook May Begin Banning Scam Advertisers

Facebook May Begin Banning Scam Advertisers

Facebook announced a new feature this week that could go a long way toward stopping scammers from fooling users with advertisements. This new tool will let users review businesses they have interacted with, and share the reviews with other users, too. Facebook wants to use this feedback to help businesses create better ads and weed…

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Facebook Reveals Every Way That It Tracks You

Facebook Reveals Every Way That It Tracks You

Facebook has found itself under increasing pressure from members of the public, advocates and lawmakers following a slew of recent revelations about its data and privacy practices. Some of the toughest questions the social media giant has faced came from U.S. Senators and members of Congress who grilled CEO Mark Zuckerberg when he appeared before…

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