Thursday, April 19, 2018

Third-parties abusing 'Facebook Login' to steal users' data: Report

San Francisco |Thursday, 2018 11:15:07 AM IST
Several third-party trackers are abusing Facebook Login, exfiltrating users' data including name, email address, age range, gender, locale and profile photo, a new security research report has claimed.... read..

Facebook wearable device helps 'feel' words on your arm

New York |Wednesday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
Facebook researchers have created a wearable device that taught people to feel words on their arms, causing vibrations in patterns that match up with certain sounds.... read..

Facebook introduces new privacy updates for EU users

San Francisco |Wednesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Continuing with its efforts to protect users' privacy after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook on Wednesday introduced new privacy updates for its users in Europe as part of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will be effective... read..

Facebook begins fact-checking news in poll-bound Karnataka (Lead)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
With Karnataka heading for the polls in May, Facebook has announced a third-party fact-checking programme in the state to fight spread of fake news on its platform.... read..

New algorithm may help locate fake Facebook, Twitter accounts

New York |Wednesday, 2018 4:15:07 PM IST
Scientists have developed a new generic algorithm based on machine-learning to detect fake accounts on social network platforms including Facebook and Twitter, an advance with considerable potential for applications in the cyber-security arena.... read..

Facebook says users must accept targeted ads even under new EU law

By David Ingram MENLO PARK | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would continue requiring people to accept targeted ads as a condition of using its service, a stance that may help keep its business model largely intact despite a new European Union privacy law. The EU law, which takes eff... read..

Facebook begins fact-checking news in poll-bound Karnataka

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 10:45:35 AM IST
With Karnataka heading for the polls in May, Facebook has announced a third-party fact-checking programme in the state to fight spread of fake news on its platform.... read..

Facebook must face class action over face-tagging in photos -judge

By David Ingram SAN FRANCISCO | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
A U.S. federal judge ruled on Monday that Facebook Inc must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully created facial templates for people without their permission. The ruling adds to the privacy woes that have been mounting... read..

BlackRock's biggest stock-picking fund likes Facebook shares

By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
The biggest stock-picking fund at BlackRock Inc raised its bet on Facebook Inc in March, a source familiar with the matter said, making the social media company a top 10 equity holding and apparently betting that Facebook's privacy scandal will not weigh ... read..

Log in with dating app 'Bumble' without Facebook

San Francisco |Tuesday, 2018 11:45:05 AM IST
US-based dating app "Bumble" has changed its login system and will now allow users to access their profiles by entering phone numbers instead of importing their personal information from Facebook.... read..

Indonesia MPs grill Facebook officials on data breaches

By Cindy Silviana JAKARTA | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
A Facebook official apologised to Indonesian members of parliament on Tuesday during a five-hour grilling at a public hearing on issues ranging from the misuse of personal data to the oversight of content by the social media giant. Facebook has been hit b... read..

Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit

San Francisco | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
Facebook must face a class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology, a California judge has ruled, according to a BBC News report on Tuesday. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook gathered biometric information without users' explicit con... read..

Zuckerberg testimony undermines Facebook stance in terrorism case -U.S. court filing

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK | Monday, Apr 16 2018 IST
A lawyer for victims of terrorist attacks in Israel on Monday urged a federal appeals court to revive their lawsuit against Facebook Inc, saying Mark Zuckerberg's congressional testimony undermined the social media company's argument that it bore no respo... read..

Find 'Settings' easily with Facebook Bookmarks menu facelift

San Francisco |Sunday, 2018 5:15:06 PM IST
Facebook has refreshed its Bookmarks menu to let users navigate, access and make changes to their privacy settings easily. The updates will be rolled out globally over the next two weeks.... read..

Facebook revamps 'Bookmarks' section to easily access settings

New York [USA] | April 15, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Amid a revamp following the breakout of the data breach scandal involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, the social media giant announced a facelift for its 'Bookmarks' section to facilitate easy access and navigation of settings.... read..

Facebook stops funding campaign against US consumers' privacy

Washington |Friday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
Social networking giant Facebook has decided to stop funding a campaign that aims to defeat the California Consumer Privacy Act.... read..

Russia asks Facebook how it complies with data law - Ifax

MOSCOW | Thursday, Apr 12 2018 IST
Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor has asked Facebook to explain how it is complying with a Russian law on data localisation, the Interfax news agency reported on Thursday. Roskomnadzor has said earlier it would carry out an audit into Facebook'... read..

Facebook's Zuckerberg unscathed by congressional grilling, stock rises

By Dustin Volz and David Ingram WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO | Thursday, Apr 12 2018 IST
Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg fielded 10 hours of questions over two days from nearly 100 U.S. lawmakers and emerged largely unscathed and considerably richer. He parried questions of how much control people have over their data on the worl... read..

Facebook has a dedicated counter-terrorism team: Zuckerberg

Washington D.C. [USA] | April 12, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Testifying before the US senators for the second day in the wake of the data breach scandal and alleged foreign interference in elections, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said that his company had a 200-member counter-terrorism team to deal with... read..
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