Facebook's opt-in facial recognition system will no longer be available in a matter of weeks, and the templates it relied on to function will be deleted. The decision comes as the social media giant rebrands as "Meta" and looks to keep ahead of regulations.
Facebook is now using device accelerometer data as an alternate means of pinpointing locations and following app users about their day. This happens even if users both opt out of targeted advertising and disable location tracking within the Facebook app.
While Google has put on a public appearance of being more neutral and detached on the issue, a lawsuit revealed that it has quietly been working behind the scenes with Facebook to circumvent Apple’s new privacy protections.
As third-quarter reports roll out, the full effect of the Apple privacy changes to iOS are beginning to be measurable. The early report is that the ad revenue impact is very different for different companies.
Privacy lawsuit that is attempting to hold Facebook liable for the Cambridge Analytica breach has attached CEO Mark Zuckerberg as a defendant, claiming that he played a key role in decisions.
Proposed fruits of the Irish DPC's three-year investigation into Facebook's consent and transparency violations are GDPR fines that would amount to a maximum of about $36 million to $42 million, or what the company makes roughly every two hours.
A Facebook blog post directed at its advertising partners reveals that the social media giant has been underreporting iOS ad performance by about 15% in the aggregate since the major privacy update was rolled out on Apple’s mobile operating system in late April.
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.
UK Home Secretary is offering grants of up to $117,000 to firms that can figure out how to bypass the end-to-end encryption used by the Facebook and WhatsApp messaging systems.
Facebook, Google and Netflix are facing fines and actions for privacy violations, with Facebook assessed the second-largest amount in the country's history for its treatment of facial recognition templates.