Internet Safety & Privacy

Report Exposes Facebook’s Secret Rulebook For Policing Speech

Report Exposes Facebook’s Secret Rulebook For Policing Speech

Facebook has been roundly criticized for inconsistencies in how it censors content on its platform. Now, a bombshell report from The New York Times has revealed that the company’s rules are just as confusing for its own content moderators. According to the report, several dozen Facebook employees gather every two weeks to come up with…

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Report: Facebook Wants To Build Its Own Cryptocurrency

Report: Facebook Wants To Build Its Own Cryptocurrency

Facebook had a tough year when it comes to user privacy, with surveys showing that trust in the social media giant is on a steady decline. But that isn’t about to stop the company from trying to obtain even more of your info. According to a recent report in Bloomberg, Facebook is primed to enter…

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Cybersecurity Experts: Don’t Share Private Info On Facebook Messenger

Cybersecurity Experts: Don’t Share Private Info On Facebook Messenger

Facebook is still dealing with the repercussions from a bombshell report in The New York Times this week that revealed the company regularly shares users’ private messages with tech companies like Spotify, Netflix and more. Now, prominent cybersecurity experts are warning users to watch what they share with friends and family over Facebook Messenger. According…

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Facebook Admits It Let Other Tech Companies Read Users’ Private Messages

Facebook Admits It Let Other Tech Companies Read Users’ Private Messages

Facebook came  under fire again this week for its data and privacy practices, this time because of a report in The New York Times detailing how the company allegedly provided access to users’ private messages to other tech giants like Netflix and Spotify. According to the report, Facebook provided this access to about 150 companies…

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Facebook Preparing To Launch “Clear History” Privacy Feature

Facebook Preparing To Launch “Clear History” Privacy Feature

Seven months ago, Facebook announced that users would soon be able to clear their browser history connected to their Facebook profile. But as time ticked by and the “Clear History” feature still hadn’t been released, many experts grew skeptical as to whether it would ever see the light of day. However, according to a report…

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Facebook Paid $1.1 Million In Bug Bounties This Year

Facebook Paid $1.1 Million In Bug Bounties This Year

Facebook has been at the center of seemingly-endless privacy controversies this year, but there is at least one positive development regarding the company’s security. According to a report in WIRED, Facebook paid out $1.1 million this year to security researchers through its bug bounty program. It also paid out its largest-ever single bounty of $50,000.…

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Facebook Bug Exposed 6.8 Million Users’ Unposted Photos

Facebook Bug Exposed 6.8 Million Users’ Unposted Photos

Facebook has had a brutal year in the court of public opinion, and things might be about to get even worse for the social media giant. Late this week, the company quietly admitted that a bug in its code exposed the photos of 6.8 million users to third-party apps — including photos that users never…

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Facebook Cracks Down On Sex Speech With Confusing New Policy

Facebook Cracks Down On Sex Speech With Confusing New Policy

Facebook’s content removal rules often lead to confusion among the platform’s users, many of whom are unsure how or why their posts have been taken down. The social media giant recently introduced a new policy that will surely add to the uncertainty. This new section in the site’s Community Standards places strict limits on discussing…

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Facebook Wants To Guess Your Future Location

Facebook Wants To Guess Your Future Location

As one of the largest technology companies in the world, Facebook files a lot of patents. Only a fraction of these filings ever become real — but they do tell a story about where Facebook’s priorities lie. For instance, it was revealed this week that the company has filed several patent applications for technology that…

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How Facebook Works To Stop Ad Blockers

How Facebook Works To Stop Ad Blockers

Facebook likes to make a big deal about giving users more control over their privacy, but the company’s support ends the moment you begin using a tool offered by someone else. According to a recent report from the BBC, Facebook works hard behind the scenes to make it as difficult as possible for users to…

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