In a new California lawsuit, Facebook is accused of failing to adequately comply with information and subpoena requests related to the company’s privacy practices.
After nearly two months of non-stop controversy and scandal over its improper use of Facebook data, Cambridge Analytica finally announced that it was ceasing operations, effective immediately. In doing so, Cambridge Analytica has become the new poster child to highlight the perils of data security breaches.
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.
Platforms are increasingly being held responsible by regulators for content governance of user-generated content, raising concerns for Facebook investors.
CrossFit’s decision to delete Facebook and Instagram accounts over data privacy concerns has shocked many but will it lead to more companies following suit and force Facebook to take the issue seriously?
While U.S., U.K. and Australia called on Facebook not to deploy end-to-end encryption, many privacy advocates had voiced their support to protect users’ privacy and rights to express freely.
Privacy advocates went into overdrive, challenging the fairness and adequacy of the Facebook settlement after FTC announced that the social media giant is off the hook with a $5 billion penalty.
A little under a decade ago, Google marketed its smart glasses as a combination of fashion and function that it expected to become a hot trend. Facebook is forging ahead with its own version, and regulators are not wasting any time scrutinizing it.
EU court recently ruled for website operators to seek user consent before transferring personal data via the Facebook ‘like’ button. This could have an impact to operators’ commercial gains and user experience when using the websites.
Facebook terms of service, once obfuscated by complicated, legalistic language, is going to state clearly how they provide services free of charge to consumers in return for agreement to share their personal data with third parties and used for targeted advertising.