Government Requests for Facebook User Data Rose 7% in the Second Half of 2018

Facebook received 110,634 government requests for user data in the second half of 2018, up 7% from 103,815 in the first half of 2018, according to its latest Transparency Report, which was released Thursday. The social network said the uptick in the second half of last year was normal compared with previous reporting periods. The... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2019-05-23 23:00:44 UTC ]
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New report shows the number of requests for user data Facebook receives from global governments

Today Facebook publishes its Global Government Requests Report, revealing just how many data requests the social network has received from governments around the world. This time around, the report covers the second half of 2016, and it shows a mixed-bag of figures. While the number of items... Continue reading at Betanews

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Governments Requested Information On 38,000 Facebook Users In The First Half Of 2013

Facebook received about 38,000 data requests from government agents in 71 countries in the first half of 2013, according to the company's first Global Government Requests Report, which it published today. The report comprises both criminal and national security requests made in the first six... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-08-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook transparency report shows increase in government data requests, most with gagging orders

Facebook has published its latest Global Government Requests Report covering the second half of 2015. The transparency report reveals that there has been as 13 percent increase in the number of government requests for data, but it also shows that Facebook is still not able to be as transparent... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2016-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook, Google and Yahoo now say when the US government requests user content (update: Microsoft too)

Last week, the US government finally relented on letting technology companies publish more detail about national security requests; today, some bigger firms are taking advantage of the looser rules. Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Yahoo have updated ... Continue reading at Engadget

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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 launches new transparency report website showing government data requests from around the world

In recent years, technology companies have been under increasing pressure to be more transparent about the requests for data they receive from global governments. Firms such as Microsoft, Google and Facebook publish regular transparency reports, and Apple is no different. Now the company has... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2018-12-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook e-mails reveal Zuckerberg deliberations on user data

Facebook is being accused by U.K. lawmakers of offering access to its users and their data based on the amount of money a prospective partner would spend, following the latest document dump painting its leadership team in a potentially unflattering light.On Wednesday, British lawmaker Damian... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Print Unit Sales Rose 2% in First Half of 2018

With unit sales of print books rising 4% in the adult nonfiction segment—the industry’s largest major category—total unit sales for the first half of 2018 increased 2% over the comparable period in 2017 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Facebook quiz app maker exposed data on over 120 million users

While Facebook tries to close the book on its Cambridge Analytica scandal, it's still dealing with many more. The FTC is conducting a non-public probe into the company's behavior around privacy data, the EU's stricter laws are making it hard for the... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Zuckerberg says Facebook must protect user data or ‘we don't deserve to serve you’

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that his company “made mistakes” in protecting user data obtained by Cambridge Analytica, but said steps already taken and new policies unveiled Wednesday would prevent developers from misappropriating such information in the future. Part... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Sun’s Facebook chatbot drove nearly half users back to its site

The Sun has been experimenting with a Facebook Messenger chatbot for a month, pushing football content. During this time, it published 263 notifications. The frequency increased as the transfer window deadline loomed. On this one day, 43 percent of the subscribers (who number in the low... Continue reading at Digiday

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Facebook Data Requests From Law Enforcement Are Increasing

Requests for Facebook user information from law enforcement are up 24% since 2013.Tech companies like Facebook and Twitter siphon up untold gigabytes of user data, which makes them obvious targets for governments and law enforcement agencies looking to gather evidence. This week in a bid for... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Facebook Serves Up User Data to Measure Ads on Others' Sites, Apps

Google was supposed to uproot digital advertising's foundation. But Facebook may beat the search giant to the punch.Confirming what has become advertising's latest worst-kept secret, Facebook said it will begin applying its user data to ads shown outside the social network through a retooled... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2014-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Yahoo reports a drop in government data requests

The amount of personal information held by firms like Google and Facebook has made them ripe targets for data-hungry governments and intelligence agencies. But the bull’s-eye on Yahoo’s back may be losing its appeal.Government data requests served on Yahoo have been falling. The firm received... Continue reading at PC World

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In The First Half Of 2013, The U.S. Made 12,444 Data Requests From Yahoo

Following the heels of Google and Facebook, Yahoo today published its first transparency report detailing government requests for user data in the first half of the year. It intends to issue a transparency report every six months. Of the 17 countries highlighted, the U.S. leads with the most... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Facebook details government requests

Facebook has for the first time published data on how often governments around the world request data on its users. Continue reading at BBC World

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Apple, Google and others ask US government for more transparency with data requests

Just a few days after Google and Twitter pushed for the government to reveal the number of security-related requests, the Obama administration and Congress have just received another salvo backed by even more tech heavyweights -- 63, to be exact. A letter signed by many of the giants covered by... Continue reading at Engadget

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London Book Fair 2018: Why the Problem with Facebook, Is Facebook

In the the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, PW talks to University of Virginia Media Studies professor Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of the forthcoming 'Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy' (Oxford University Press) about Facebook’s sprawling influence in... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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