Hot on the heels of high-profile data scraping incidents at Facebook and LinkedIn, the personal information of about 1.3 million users of chat app Clubhouse has been found posted to a hacker forum.
Since 2019, Facebook has been talking about adding end-to-end encryption to all its messaging services. It appears that the government of the United Kingdom would prefer that these plans go no further.
After a months-long campaign against the Apple privacy update that impacts personalized advertising, Facebook has shown what appears to be a conciliatory tone.
Facebook insiders comment on the battle against Apple's IDFA tracking changes. Biggest concern is that it will lose the ability to track the connection between ads shown on Facebook and sales made elsewhere.
The new Apple IDFA terms will soon require apps that use ad tracking to obtain consent via a pop-up. Facebook is pre-empting it with their own pop-up that tries to convince the user to opt in.
New privacy labels that Apple requires are revealing some major differences between competing messaging apps, best illustrated by setting Signal next to the voracious Facebook Messenger.
Facebook has come up with a clever workaround that takes advantage of Brexit; it's simply going to move local users to California to evade EU privacy rules.