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Facebook beats in Q1 and boosts daily user growth to 1.45B amidst backlash – TechCrunch

Amongst massive criticism over data privacy, Facebook showed the resiliency of its advertising machine by beating Wall Street’s $11.41 billion revenue estimate in its Q1 2018 earnings report by raking in $11.97 billion in revenue with $1.69 EPS compared to the $1.35 estimate. Facebook added 48 million daily active users to hit 1.449

By | 2018-04-25T22:36:40+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

Facebook and the perils of a personalized choice architecture – TechCrunch

Yafit Lev-Aretz Contributor Yafit Lev-Aretz is a Research Fellow at the Information Law Institute, New York University Law School. More posts by this contributor If it talks like a government and acts like a government, it must be a tech giant The recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica chaos has ignited a fire of awareness, bringing

By | 2018-04-25T00:05:52+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

Facebook shuts down custom feed sharing prompts and 12 other APIs – TechCrunch

Facebook is making good on Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to prioritize user safety and data privacy over its developer platform. Today Facebook and Instagram announced a slew of API shut downs and changes designed to stop developers from being able to pull you or your friends data without express permission, drag in public content,

By | 2018-04-24T19:59:52+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

Facebook reveals 25 pages of takedown rules for hate speech and more – TechCrunch

Facebook has never before made public the guidelines its moderators use to decide whether to remove violence, spam, harassment, self-harm, terrorism, intellectual property theft, and hate speech from social network until now. The company hoped to avoid making it easy to game these rules, but that worry has been overridden by the public’s constant

By | 2018-04-24T11:44:07+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

Twitter doesn’t care that someone is building a bot army in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Facebook’s lack of attention to how third parties are using its service to reach users ended up with CEO Mark Zuckerberg taking questions from Congressional committees. With that in mind, you’d think that others in the social media space might be more attentive than usual to potentially malicious actors on their platforms. Twitter, however,

By | 2018-04-20T12:55:55+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

Oculus implements its own GDPR-compliant privacy controls – TechCrunch

While Facebook is still struggling to regain user trust following a data fiasco that ultimately brought Zuckerberg to testify in front of Congress, the company still has plenty to do to ready itself for GDPR and appease EU lawmakers. This includes making sure that everything is up to snuff at its virtual reality

By | 2018-04-19T16:04:53+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

Data experts on Facebook’s GDPR changes: Expect lawsuits – TechCrunch

Make no mistake: Fresh battle lines are being drawn in the clash between data-mining tech giants and Internet users over people’s right to control their personal information and protect their privacy. An update to European Union data protection rules next month — called the General Data Protection Regulation — is the catalyst for this

By | 2018-04-19T01:21:19+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

Login With Facebook data hijacked by JavaScript trackers – TechCrunch

Facebook confirms to TechCrunch that it’s investigating a security research report that shows Facebook user data can be grabbed by third-party JavaScript trackers embedded on websites using Login With Facebook. The exploit lets these trackers gather a user’s data including name, email address, age range, gender, locale, and profile photo depending on what

By | 2018-04-18T22:13:16+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

A flaw-by-flaw guide to Facebook’s new GDPR privacy changes

Facebook is about to start pushing European users to speed through giving consent for its new GDPR privacy law compliance changes. It will ask people to review how Facebook applies data from the web to target them with ads, and surface the sensitive profile info they share. Facebook will also allow European and Canadian users

By | 2018-04-23T11:05:38+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Android, Facebook, Gadgets, Tutorials|Tags: , |0 Comments

A flaw-by-flaw guide to Facebook’s new GDPR privacy changes – TechCrunch

Facebook is about to start pushing European users to speed through giving consent for its new GDPR privacy law compliance changes. They ask users review how Facebook uses data around the web to target you with ads, sensitive profile info they share, and facial recognition But with a design the encourages rapidly hitting

By | 2018-04-18T06:22:38+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments