Internet Safety & Privacy

Privacy Advocates Call On Facebook To Publicly Report The Posts It Removes

Privacy Advocates Call On Facebook To Publicly Report The Posts It Removes

Facebook is often accused of hiding its decision-making process when it comes to censoring posts. And even though the company recently released its full 27-page rulebook on the subject, several prominent advocacy groups and experts still want Facebook to do more. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), ACLU and other experts and academics partnered to release…

read more →
Facebook Bug Causes Users To Be Asked If Every Picture Is Hate Speech

Facebook Bug Causes Users To Be Asked If Every Picture Is Hate Speech

Pretty much everyone is in agreement that Facebook needs to do more to protect users and remove offensive content from the platform. Even Facebook has vowed to do better. However, a bug caused the site to go a bit overboard this week, and it began asking users if every picture contained hate speech — including…

read more →
Facebook Has An Alert To Protect Employees’ Privacy

Facebook Has An Alert To Protect Employees’ Privacy

Most Facebook users know by now that the company doesn’t always protect us as well as it should. However, a report this week revealed that Facebook guards its employees’ privacy in a way that goes above and beyond what it does for the general public. And this privacy double-standard has caused a stir among Facebook’s…

read more →
Facebook Engineer Allegedly Used His Access To Stalk Women Online

Facebook Engineer Allegedly Used His Access To Stalk Women Online

Facebook has plenty of big-picture privacy and data controversies to deal with at the moment, but add a smaller-scale problem to the list: this week, it was revealed that the company fired an engineer who allegedly used his access to cyberstalk women. The case was first revealed by Spyglass Security founder Jackie Stokes last week,…

read more →
Facebook Will Introduce A “Clear History” Privacy Tool

Facebook Will Introduce A “Clear History” Privacy Tool

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was expected to address many of the privacy concerns swirling around his company at its annual F8 developer’s conference this week. However, he made a major announcement beforehand on his personal Facebook page. In his surprise post, Zuckerberg revealed that the site will soon roll out a “Clear History” privacy feature…

read more →
Facebook Warns That More Data Scandals Could Be On The Way

Facebook Warns That More Data Scandals Could Be On The Way

Facebook is still dealing with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal that saw the data of 87 million users improperly shared with the political analytics firm. However, that may just be the first shoe to drop. The company warned investors this week that more damaging revelations like it are probably on the…

read more →
Conservative Facebook Stars Accuse Company Of Censorship

Conservative Facebook Stars Accuse Company Of Censorship

Facebook was hit with yet another accusation of censorship this week when conservative social media stars Diamond and Silk testified before a Congressional hearing examining how Facebook filters content. The two Internet personalities, Lynnette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson, rose to prominence for being middle-aged African-American women, and sisters, who support Donald Trump. In…

read more →
Facebook Finally Reveals Its Censorship Guidelines For The First Time

Facebook Finally Reveals Its Censorship Guidelines For The First Time

Facebook has long operated in secret when it came to deciding what content the company censored. This lack of transparency has led to many confusing incidents and controversies for Facebook—both in what the site removes and in the questionable content it has allowed to remain. However, all that changed this week when Facebook released its…

read more →
Report: Facebook Login Feature May Have Exposed User Data

Report: Facebook Login Feature May Have Exposed User Data

The privacy problems just keep mounting for Facebook. This week, a report from Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy revealed that the “Login with Facebook” feature used widely across the web may have exposed your data to third-party trackers. The Login with Facebook tool is used across the vast majority of popular websites, not…

read more →
Facebook Facial Recognition Error Could Cause Problems For The Company

Facebook Facial Recognition Error Could Cause Problems For The Company

Facebook has committed to complying with a strict new European privacy law called GDPR that will require it to obtain users’ consent before gathering their data. However, the site has already made an error that calls into question how effective this compliance will be. Late last week, a UK journalist received a notification from Facebook…

read more →