Zuckerberg said Facebook will start to emphasize new privacy-shielding messaging services, a shift apparently intended to blunt both criticism of the company’s data handling and potential antitrust action.
Your identity used to be tethered to your birth certificate or your Social Security number. But because of the ways tech and social media titans like Facebook prefer to secure accounts, that’s changed. Now, your cellphone number is the key — and it’s raising concerns.
Facebook plans to integrate its messaging platforms, and even with minimal changes on the surface, the move could have an impact on the billions of people who use the tools. Here’s what it means for users.
Mark Zuckerberg’s latest attempt to explain Facebook’s data-sharing practices is notable for its omissions as well as what it plays up and plays down.
“I think it is really important, that if businesses want to reach consumers on social media, to post images. People aren’t going to read a big block of text anymore. They don’t have the time or the patience,” said Kristen Herhold at The Manifest.
Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users.
The federal appeals court ruling is the first time a case challenging a politician’s use of social media has reached the appellate level.
On My Take, Clinton Yates uses a court case in Loudoun County, Virginia, to explore why privacy laws on social media don’t work for same for elected officials as they do for citizens.
A statement from Facebook says the company “recently removed five accounts run by multiple individuals for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook around the Alabama special election.”
On platforms like YouTube and Instagram, users can launch themselves into stardom. In Maryland, some have begun turning their social media presence into lucrative careers.
As there is no financial cost to join the ubiquitous social media platform, the dollar amount points to the strength of the emotional pull that the service has on its users.
The D.C. Attorney General Office is suing Facebook claiming the social media giant failed to safeguard users’ data and improperly shared information, including with the political research firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 presidential election.
When Facebook announced its latest privacy-related blunder last Friday, one detail alarmed users: third-party apps could have accessed photos that were never even posted.
Workers who were hired to clear the remnants of properties incinerated by the Camp Fire in California have been fired after they posed for photos appearing to make light of the inferno that wiped out nearly an entire community and killed 85 people.
Parliament’s media committee accused Facebook of cutting special deals with some app developers to give them more access to data, while icing out others that it viewed as potential rivals.
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