Belgium takes Facebook to court over privacy breaches and user tracking

Belgian privacy commission launches lawsuit after warning over alleged privacy law breaches over tracking of users and non-users for adsThe Belgian privacy commission is taking Facebook to court for its alleged “trampling” over Belgian and European privacy law.The lawsuit will be heard in a Brussels court on Thursday after a report and an opinion published by the Belgian privacy watchdog that detailed Facebook’s alleged breaches of European privacy law, including the tracking of non-users and logged out users for advertising purposes. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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Facebook says 50 million user accounts have been affected by a security breach

Nearly 50 million Facebook accounts have been affected by a security breach that enabled hackers to take over users’ accounts, the social media giant announced Friday. The new breach comes as Facebook strives to convince its more than 2 billion users that it can be trusted. It is grappling with... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Up to 87 million Facebook users affected in privacy scandal

Facebook says as many as 87 million people may have had their data accessed in the Cambridge Analytica scandal - an increase from the 50 million disclosed in published reports. Continue reading at Stuff

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A Pre-Scandal Mark Zuckerberg Said Users Trusted Facebook To Protect Their Privacy

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Take Note, Facebook: How Colleges Are Training Designers To Treat Users Like More Than Lab Rats

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Facebook Wants to Be a Newspaper. Facebook Users Have Their Own Ideas.

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High court rules Australian media companies can be liable for defamatory comments posted on Facebook pages

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Bonnier takes auditors to court after 'wasting' £90m under Johnson

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