Facebook is laughing all the way to the bank as Americans shrug off privacy concerns

You say you care about privacy, but you don’t really, and neither do millions of other Americans. This collective indifference is what keeps Big Data in business and keeps consumers constantly scrambling to find out who has access to their personal information. Worse, privacy experts tell me that... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-02-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers shrug off concerns, eager to publish on Facebook

Facebook launched its Instant Articles product with a select group of prestige publishers last week. Now, others, if they had any reservations before, are determined not to be left behind. Other big-name publishers including Time Inc., Hearst Magazines and CNN are expected to start publishing... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2015-05-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publisher cancels ‘American Dirt’ book tour: ‘Serious mistakes’ and ‘concerns about safety’

The 13 events left to promote the highly anticipated -- and then, highly-condemned -- novel will instead be replaced by town hall-style discussions between the author, Jeanine Cummins, and critics of the book. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-30 12:25:04 UTC ]
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Publisher Of Controversial ‘American Dirt’ Cancels Author Tour Amid Security Concerns

The latest Oprah's Book Club pick by Jeanine Cummins, a white woman, has been widely criticized for stereotypical depictions of Mexicans and migration. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2020-01-29 21:08:32 UTC ]
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'American Dirt' publisher cancels entire book tour due to 'safety' concerns

'American Dirt' publisher Flatiron Books announced on Wednesday that it was canceling its book tour with Jeanine Cummins. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-01-29 20:47:11 UTC ]
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Judge demands Facebook hand over data privacy records

Facebook will have to hand over emails and records related to how it handled the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In September, shareholders sued the company in order to obtain information pertaining to the leak. Today, a US judge sided with shareholders... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-05-31 19:12:00 UTC ]
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Facebook's pivot to privacy will make data more powerful than ever

The platform is increasing its focus on Groups, where algorithms will have even more influence on the content users see. Continue reading at Media Week

[ Media Week | 2019-05-29 13:15:44 UTC ]
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Four out of five people expect Facebook to have another data privacy issue this year

People are becoming more aware of the need to protect their data online, not just because of the rate of cybercriminal activity, but also because large organizations are frequently being careless with the data they hold. A new survey of 1,000 people from OpenVPN reveals that four out of five... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2019-05-15 14:28:45 UTC ]
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Facebook anticipates federal privacy fine of up to $5 billion, sets aside $3 billion for payment

Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the social network violated its users' privacy. The company set aside $3 billion in its quarterly earnings reportWednesday as a contingency against the possible penalty but... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-25 02:15:00 UTC ]
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Facebook's privacy problems: a roundup

The social media giant’s troubles have led to lawsuits, House of Commons hearings and several apologiesFacebook disclosed on Friday that a bug may have affected up to 6.8 million users, allowing app developers to see photos that users had uploaded but never posted – but this was hardly the first... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Are Google and Facebook Undermining Europe's Privacy Rules?

Regulators, publishers, and privacy watchdogs say moves by the tech giants may leave European internet users no better off. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2018-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Stuff | 2018-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Pre-Scandal Mark Zuckerberg Said Users Trusted Facebook To Protect Their Privacy

In an interview released for the first time today, the Facebook CEO discussed privacy with Freaknonomics Radio last summer. It was a simpler time. Last summer, months before Mark Zuckerberg was feeling the intense pressure of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, the Facebook CEO said he knew... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook shares fall as FTC confirms it is investigating the company's privacy practices

The Federal Trade Commission confirmed Monday that it opened an investigation of Facebook and the Senate Judiciary Committee called on the company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, to testify as scrutiny mounts over the social media giant’s handling of user data. The unfolding crisis at... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook stock drops after FTC says it's investigating the company's privacy practices

The Federal Trade Commission confirmed Monday that it has opened an investigation into Facebook Inc.'s privacy practices. The social media giant’s stock quickly dropped more than 5% before recovering somewhat. Around 10:20 a.m. Pacific Time, Facebook shares were down 1.8% at $156.41 — down 19%... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ahead of GDPR laws, Facebook publishes privacy principles and promises to educate users

Facebook has published its privacy principles for the first time, ahead of the European Union's general data protection regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on May 25 -- although the company is pitching it as being part of Data Privacy Day. On top of this, the social network has also... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2018-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook tells Congress that 126 million Americans may have seen Russia-linked ads

As many as 126 million Americans may have seen divisive Russian-generated ads and posts on Facebook over the last two years, apparently part of a wide-ranging effort by Moscow to influence the 2016 presidential election, the social media company told Congress on Tuesday. “Many of the ads and... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-11-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Is Enlisting American Users in the Fight Against Fake News

Facebook's going to need all the help it can get to combat fake news.  With that in mind, the company is enlisting users to fight the good fight, revealing a five-part plan to cleanse its platform of faux publishers that make money off click-bait headlines that contain blatant untruths. The... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Belgian ban on Facebook cookies should apply to all of Europe, privacy watchdogs say

European data protection authorities want Facebook to stop using cookies to track people who don't have a Facebook account.As part of a case brought by the Belgian Privacy Commission, a Brussels court ordered Facebook in an interim ruling not to track people in Belgium using its "datr" cookie... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2015-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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