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Data Abuse Bounty: Facebook Now Rewards for Reports of Data Abuse

Today, Facebook is launching the Data Abuse Bounty to reward people who report any misuse of data by app developers. We committed to launching this program a few weeks ago as part of our efforts to more quickly uncover potential abuse of people’s information. The Data Abuse Bounty, inspired by the existing bug bounty program that we use to uncover and […].....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuApr 16th, 2018

PHL privacy watchdog opens investigation on Facebook

By Krista Angela M. Montealegre, National Correspondent THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) has opened a formal inquiry into Facebook, Inc. following the social media giant’s admission that the company had been negligent in preventing data abuse. Facebook had confessed that data of some 1.2 million users in the Philippines may have been wrongly shared with […] The post PHL privacy watchdog opens investigation on Facebook appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Facebook says 87 million may be affected by data privacy scandal

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Facebook said Wednesday, April 4, the personal data of up to 87 million users was improperly shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, as Mark Zuckerberg defended his leadership at the huge social network. Facebook's estimate was far higher than news reports suggesting 50 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

FTC confirms Facebook investigation on privacy

NEW YORK - The Latest on reports that millions of Facebook users' data was used to target political ads (all times local): 10:50 a.m......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Watch it, Facebook: New EU data rules may have global impact

LONDON (AP) --- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is promising to do a better job protecting user data following reports that a political consultant misused the personal information of millions of the company's subscribers. The fact is, European regulators are already forcing him to do so. A similar data breach in the future could make Facebook liable for fines of more than $1.6 billion under the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation, which will be enforced from May 25. The rules, approved two years ago, also make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data and apply to any company that uses the data of EU residents, no matter where ...Keep on reading: Watch it, Facebook: New EU data rules may have global impact.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Facebook under pressure as U.S., EU urge probes of data practices

By Dustin Volz and Munsif Vengattil (Reuters) – British privacy regulators are seeking a warrant to search the offices of the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica late Monday following reports thatThe post Facebook under pressure as U.S., EU urge probes of data practices appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Facebook under pressure as US, EU urge probes of data practices

British privacy regulators are seeking a warrant to search the offices of the U.K.-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica following reports that the company may have improperly gained access to data on 50 million Facebook users......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Trump consultants harvested data from 50 million Facebook users: reports

Data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica harvested private information from more than 50 million Facebook users in developing techniques to support President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, the New York Times and London’s Observer reported on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

As extrajudicial killings surge, Duterte deploys dubious drug war, abuse data - The Japan Times

As extrajudicial killings surge, Duterte deploys dubious drug war, abuse data - The Japan Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 24th, 2016

After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

MENLO PARK, California --- Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media for its data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone. YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts and pages than any set of human eyes could ever check. Their methods of serving ads against this sea of content may come under the microscope next. Advertising and privacy experts say a backlash is inevitable against a "Wild West" internet that has escaped scrutiny before. There continues to be a steady barrage of new examples where unsuspecting advertisers had th...Keep on reading: After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

Cybersecurity roundup: April 15 to 21, 2018

Facebook confirmed it collected data beyond its actual Facebook users on sites you visit, while technology firms are pledging to not help cyberattackers in their deeds. Meanwhile, a former Cambridge Analytica executive claimed the firm used other quiz apps to harvest personal data from Facebook users. Here's your weekly cybersecurity roundup! {source} Facebook confirms ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

Investor urges Facebook to set up risk oversight

AN INSTITUTIONAL investor that wants Facebook to set up a risk oversight committee asked fellow shareholders on Tuesday to back the proposal, highlighting investor concerns over the company’s handling of controversies such as the recent data privacy row. Trillium Asset Management, which owns about 73,000 shares of Facebook, Inc., said existing risk oversight structures at […] The post Investor urges Facebook to set up risk oversight appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Zuckerberg Under Pressure to Face EU Lawmakers Over Data Scandal

Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg came under pressure from EU lawmakers on Wednesday to come to Europe and shed light on the data breach involving Cambridge Analytica that affected nearly three million Europeans. The world’s largest social network is under fire worldwide after information about nearly 87 million users wrongly ended up in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO Refuses to Testify in UK

Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO, Alexander Nix, has refused to testify before the U.K. Parliament’s media committee, citing British authorities’ investigation into his former company’s alleged misuse of data from millions of Facebook accounts in political campaigns. Committee Chairman Damian Collins announced Nix’s decision a day before his scheduled appearance but flatly rejected the notion that he […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules

LONDON --- Facebook is enhancing privacy safeguards for users around the world as it complies with new European rules designed to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data. Facebook is introducing the new policies this week in Europe, but eventually everyone on the social network will be asked to decide whether they want to enable features like facial recognition and some types of targeted advertising, the company said in a blog post. "Everyone - no matter where they live - will be asked to review important information about how Facebook uses data and make choices about their privacy on Facebook," the company said in a blog post. "We'll...Keep on reading: Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Facebook to roll out changes on private data rules

MENLO PARK, United States: Facebook announced Wednesday it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first. The social network, which has been rocked by disclosures about hijacking of personal data on tens of millions of its users, [...] The post Facebook to roll out changes on private data rules appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Facebook data breach or Comeleak: Which could have a bigger impact?

Facebook recently admitted that information on most of its 2 billion users are vulnerable after a data scandal involving political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Facebook users in the Philippines was the biggest to be collected after the United States’. It was not the first time, however, that a massive data breach involved information of Filipinos. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

NPC opens probe on Facebook

PASAY CITY, April 14 -- The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is opening an investigation on Faceboook following Mark Zuckerberg's admission of the company's faults in the Cambridge Analytica data sca.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Filipino Facebook users urged to be wary of privacy settings, change passwords

The National Privacy Commission on Monday reminded Filipino Facebook users to be aware of their privacy settings amid the data breach involving British firm Cambridge Analytica......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

NPC Opens Probe on Facebook

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is opening an investigation on Facebook following Mark Zuckerberg’s admission of the company’s faults in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal that affected Filipino Facebook users. In a formal letter addressed to Zuckerberg, the NPC is requiring Facebook to submit a number of documents relevant to the case, to establish the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

NPC opens probe on Facebook

PASAY CITY, April 14 -- The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is opening an investigation on Faceboook following Mark Zuckerberg's admission of the company's faults in the Cambridge Analytica data sca.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018