LinkedIn accused of gathering 18 million email addresses of non-users and using those addresses for targeted Facebook advertising. And the Irish Data Protection Commissioner got a bit irate – and rightly so.
Facebook has once again found itself in the unenviable position of having to defend itself against privacy violation claims – this time via Facebook Portal.
Facebook data breach comes hot on the heels of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and resulted in 50 million compromised accounts. This is proving to be a tough year for Facebook.
Personalization is driving dynamic, tailored experiences. The reliance on data raises data privacy concerns, and when new “zero-data” sharing social networks like Openbook pop up, questions over the use – and misuse – of data is inevitable.
Are the privacy and data misuse scandals finally catching up with Facebook stock? There are lessons every business should heed to avoid a direct and shocking blow to company value.
B.J. Mendelson discusses the Facebook antics, GDPR, and what people can do to protect their privacy now and moving into the future in his presentation at the campus of George Mason University in Virginia.
The Facebook Cambridge Analytica data scandal has garnered attention worldwide for helping to spotlight a very real problem with data privacy on the Internet. CPO Magazine will be providing ongoing coverage as we believe this to be a pivotal moment which will shape the future of how tech companies use consumer data.
The average social media user would be forgiven for thinking that Facebook’s data scandal had come seemingly out of nowhere. There were security warnings from industry experts dating as far back as 2013. Using one of the APIs, a loophole reported in 2015 allows hackers to gather millions of personal data from Facebook.
Facebook's sentiment analysis understands the emotions of vulnerable teens and and is giving that data to advertisers to help understand market segments.