Facebook says no to third-party data for targeted ads

Facebook says no to third-party data for targeted ads

San Francisco, March 29 (IANS) In yet another attempt to safeguard users’ data privacy on its platform, Facebook has announced it will no longer allow third-party data for targeting advertisements.   “We want to let advertisers know that we will be shutting down Partner Categories,” Facebook said on Thursday.   Partner Categories allows third-party data […]

Cambridge Analytica Scam: Whistleblower says group worked with Indian politicians

Cambridge Analytica Scam: Whistleblower says group worked with Indian politicians

Christopher Wylie (AP Photo)   NEW DELHI, MARCH 28 (IANS): Christopher Wylie, who blew the lid off the Facebook user personal data being illegally used for political purposes, on Wednesday said his former employer Cambridge Analytica had an Indian arm and conducted election research on behalf of some parties including the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), now […]

Three users sue Facebook over call, text data scraping

Three users sue Facebook over call, text data scraping

San Francisco, March 28 (IANS): Three Messenger users have sued Facebook in a class action suit alleging that the social media giant has violated their privacy by scraping data of their phone calls and text messages.   The development comes at a time when Facebook is facing heat from all quarters over the leak of […]

Facebook to get stricter regulations from German government

Facebook to get stricter regulations from German government

Berlin, March 27 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook will get stricter regulations from the German government, Justice Minister Katarina Barley said on Monday after meeting with the Facebook representatives here.   Facebook has admitted its mistakes with users’ data and promised the case would not happen again, Xinhua quoted Barley as saying.   “But the […]

#DeleteFacebook? Privacy proves hard to protect online

#DeleteFacebook? Privacy proves hard to protect online

FRANKFURT, March 24 (Reuters):  Anyone tempted to #DeleteFacebook after the personal data of millions of users fell into the hands of a political consultancy is still likely to be monitored by the social network, which tracks nearly 30 percent of global website traffic.   And Google in various guises, shadows 64 percent of all web-browsing […]

Facebook apology does little to satisfy lawmakers, Wall Street

Facebook apology does little to satisfy lawmakers, Wall Street

Facebook logo is seen at a start-up companies gathering at Paris’ Station F in Paris, France, January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer   WASHINGTON/LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc came under further pressure from lawmakers, investors, advertisers and users on Thursday, the day after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg admitted the social media network made mistakes […]

Israel launches probe into Facebook over possible breach of privacy

Israel launches probe into Facebook over possible breach of privacy

Jerusalem, March 23 (IANS) Israel’s Justice Ministry said on Thursday that an investigation has been launched into Facebook’s leak of personal information of Israeli users.   The ministry said that the investigation was opened following media reports that data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica had harvested information about Facebook users, reports Xinhua.   “The Israeli Privacy Protection […]

‘Delete’ Facebook, says WhatsApp co-founder

San Francisco, March 21 (IANS): Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, late on Tuesday asked users to “delete” the social media platform, Facebook, amid alleged data leakage of its users for political purposes. “It is time. #deletefacebook,” Brian Acton tweeted to more than 23,000 of his followers. WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014.   Facebook […]