Internet Safety & Privacy

Study: People Really Don’t Like It When Facebook Tracks Them

Study: People Really Don’t Like It When Facebook Tracks Them

It’s pretty much common sense that no one likes having their privacy violated. However, the world of social media is a little murkier; after all, most of us continue using Facebook even though we know we give up our data to do so. But a new study out this week revealed that many users really…

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New Tool Lets Facebook Users Reclaim Privacy, Limit Data Collection

New Tool Lets Facebook Users Reclaim Privacy, Limit Data Collection

Following a string of recent data and privacy scandals, Facebook has tried to educate users about how they can control their own information. However, the activist group Citizens Against Monopoly wanted to take this idea several steps further. That’s why it introduced a new step-by-step guide this week called “I’m Not Your Product,” which walks…

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Report: Facebook Introduces Terrorists To One Another Through “Suggested Friends” Feature

Report: Facebook Introduces Terrorists To One Another Through “Suggested Friends” Feature

Facebook prides itself on connecting people all around the world. But that philosophy can seriously backfire; a report published in The Telegraph this week revealed that Facebook has allegedly introduced thousands of Islamic State extremists to each other through its “Suggested Friends” feature. According to the Telegraph report, researchers analyzed the Facebook activity of a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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