Facebook paid kids to download app that monitors their online activity

Facebook Inc. has faced congressional panels, government fines and mounting public pressure over its use and handling of private user data. On Wednesday, after a report said the company had been paying people — some as young as 13 — $20 a month to install a research app on their phones that collects... Continue reading at 'Baltimore Sun'

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-01-30 23:35:00 UTC ]
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Facebook paid teens to disclose their online activity in research app, report says

For years, Facebook has been paying some users $20 per month to install a research app on their phones that can collect intimate information about their online behavior and communications, according to a report published Tuesday by TechCrunch. Since 2016, users ages 13 to 35 could exchange their... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-01-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Thirty-Four Percent of Content Apps Downloaded in Last 30 Days Were Paid

As publishers spend more time and money on developing apps to deliver their digital content, audience demographics detailing app interaction are beginning to show how these efforts are panning out. According to a recent study from Gfk MRI, app users who install fewer apps are more likely to... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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ProPublica’s Facebook-Monitoring Political Ad Tool (Which Facebook Fought) is Alive Again with a New Home at the Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail is the new home to the Facebook Political Ad Collector, a browser extension that ProPublica built and Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Facebook to Help Mobile Apps Auction Off Their Ads Using Facebook Data

For years Facebook has considered itself a mobile-first company, so it's perhaps not surprising that the company's first attempt to automate the sale of ads running outside of Facebook will be limited to mobile.Mobile app publishers can now sell their in-app display and video ad inventory... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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In the “Web vs. Apps” Debate for Online Publishers, Apps Are on a Run

It’s what qualifies as an age-old debate in the digital media business: Web or native apps? The question isn’t really either/or — for most news outlets, the answer is “both” — but since the ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Black Futures Co-Creators to Guest-Curate Facebook App’s Lift Black Voices Section

Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham, co-authors of visual anthology Black Futures, will become the first-ever guest curators of the Lift Black Voices section in its flagship mobile applications. Starting Monday and lasting for three weeks, they will personally select collections of dialogues, essays... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Bluebird swipes guide to online dating from ex-Facebook psychiatrist

Bluebird has swiped a guide to online dating and text communication from Facebook's former in-house psychiatrist Dr Mimi Winsberg. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Children’s Book Begets Online Community for Grieving Kids

Author and entrepreneur Kristina Bingham Jones is using the release of her first children's book as an opportunity to help grieving children cope with their losses in a new online community. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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J.K. Rowling unveils new kids tale The Ickabog as free online serial

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is releasing her latest book as a free online serial for kids "needing distraction during the strange and difficult time we're passing through" — and she's also calling on young fans to help create illustrations... Continue reading at CBC

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Puffin launches online activities in response to school closure

Puffin has launched a series of online activities for children, in response to the national closure of schools. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Facebook stops apps being pre-installed on Huawei phones

The block on pre-installed apps on Huawei smartphones will also apply to Instagram and Whatsapp. Continue reading at BBC News

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The Amount of Fake Accounts Removed From Facebook This Year Nearly Equals Its Number of Total Active Users

Facebook disabled more than 2 billion fake accounts on Facebook in the first quarter of 2019 alone, nearly the same amount of total monthly active users the company has, the company said Thursday in a report about how it is enforcing its platform rules. The company pulled almost 2.2 billion fake... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Facebook leans harder into Groups as it redesigns main app

Facebook Inc. unveiled a redesign Tuesday that focuses on the Groups feature of its namesake social network, doubling down on a successful but controversial part of the big blue app. It’s another sign that Facebook is moving toward more private, intimate communication. The changes, announced... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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Several apps funnel users’ sensitive data to Facebook without consent, report says

Several phone apps are sending sensitive user data, including health information, to Facebook Inc. without users’ consent, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. An analytics tool called App Events enables app developers to record user activity and report it back to Facebook even... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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Several apps funnel users’ sensitive data to Facebook without consent, report says

Several phone apps are sending sensitive user data, including health information, to Facebook Inc. without users’ consent, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. An analytics tool called App Events enables app developers to record user activity and report it back to Facebook even... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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Apple cracks down on Facebook after it paid teens for access to their data

Program that enrolled users as young as 13 prompts Apple to ban Facebook from publishing some appsFacebook paid users as young as 13 to install an app that gave the company access to everything their phone sent or received over the internet. In response, Apple has revoked Facebook’s ability to... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Digiday Research: Publishers rely on Facebook for paid content distribution

A survey by Digiday found that 86 percent of publishers pay to distribute content on platforms. The post Digiday Research: Publishers rely on Facebook for paid content distribution appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Kids environmental activity book coming from Studio Press

Studio Press, an imprint of Kings Road Publishing, will this November publish a book to help children protect the planet. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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