Posted by A Ocean on September 21, 2012 ·
Requests from privacy regulators across the EU led Facebook to indefinitely axe its facial recognition feature for all European users.
Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) on Friday published its assessment which suggested that Facebook had “fully implemented” most of the DPC’s recommendations, DPC had been forced into the issue following complaints by a group of Austrian law [...]
Posted by A Ocean on August 10, 2012 ·
The US Federal Trade Commission closed a final settlement with Facebook on Friday after Facebook was accused of deceiving customers telling them their information is private, then sharing it with the public. The settlement requires the company to give consumers clear and prominent notice and obtain their express consent before sharing information beyond their privacy settings. Unlike Google, which [...]
Posted by A Ocean on July 30, 2010 ·
If you think your information is only available to those visiting your Facebook page, you are wrong. The personal details of 100 million users of Facebook are now available for download after they were leaked online. Ron Bowles, an online security consultant, used a code to scan Facebook profiles, collected data not hidden by users’ privacy settings, and compiled a list, [...]
Posted by A Ocean on July 13, 2010 ·
Facebook will add a ‘panic button’ application for U.K. users which will report child abuse to Britain’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Facebook had initially resisted the idea, but finally agreed after months of negotiation with the CEOP, BBC reported.
Facebook was under pressure from just about everyone after a 17-year old girl was lured to [...]
Posted by A Ocean on June 18, 2010 ·
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One of the liked and used feature of Facebook is the ‘like’ button , since its launch the feature became central to the way people communicate on Facebook. it is one of the most heavily used features on the site and have proven to be a simple way to discuss posts and show appreciation for the content friends share on Facebook. Facebook has [...]
Posted by A Ocean on May 27, 2010 ·
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had earlier this week promised simplifying privacy controls over the building resentment over its privacy policies, true to his words Facebook introduced a new set of privacy controls yesterday in an attempt to quell criticism that it was negligent about protecting users information.
“We believe in privacy. We believe in giving people [...]
Posted by A Ocean on May 25, 2010 ·
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Posted by A Ocean on May 24, 2010 ·
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If you are planning to stop using Facebook after numerous atrocious security and privacy bloopers one bigger than the other, the recent been the sharing of user data with advertisers, but, have been procrastinating to do it have some help with deciding on the D-Day.
A website called Quit Facebook Day has set the last day of May as the day everyone keen to leave the social network [...]
Posted by Calvin Robinson on May 18, 2010 ·
We previously wrote an article instructing users on the steps necessary to delete a Facebook account;
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Whether you have concerns about Facebook’s privacy policies, or you simply don’t want to keep a profile on the website anymore, Facebook make it extremely [...]
Posted by Calvin Robinson on May 4, 2010 ·
Whether you have concerns about Facebook’s privacy policies, or you simply don’t want to keep a profile on the website anymore, Facebook make it extremely difficult to actually close your account. If you follow the ‘Help’ section of Facebook, you’ll eventually be led to ‘Deactivate’ your account – which basically means your data is still on [...]