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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

145 drug rehab enrollees to graduate in July 2018

BACOLOD City – About 145 enrollees of the Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation Program (CBDRP), which was initiated by the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) here, are scheduled to graduate in the third week of July 2018. The data is based on the recent update on the second batch of enrollees, who are drug surrenderers, provided by […] The post 145 drug rehab enrollees to graduate in July 2018 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Facebook data breach likely hit fewer Filipinos

The number of Filipinos affected by a massive Facebook data breach could be lower than the initially estimated 1.175 million, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) said on Friday. NPC chief Raymund Enriquez Liboro told reporters that the social media giant had responded to requests for additional information given initial reports that the Philippines was the [...] The post Facebook data breach likely hit fewer Filipinos appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 28th, 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

[OPINION] On Duterte s sexual abuse and the washing of the feet

Editor's Note: The author originally wrote this on Facebook as an open letter to the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC). Rappler is republishing this with the author's permission. I recently saw a report that PCEC leaders will meet with President Duterte and have offered to wash his feet ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Parents can inherit dead daughter s Facebook account – German court

KARLSRUHE, Germany (UPDATED) – Germany's top court ruled on Thursday, July 12, that Facebook should grant a grieving mother access to her dead daughter's account, in a landmark judgement for how social network data is treated after its owners pass away. Judges at the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe found ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

UK slaps Facebook with 1st fine for Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook is staring down its first fine for allowing Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data about millions of people, potentially opening the door for governments around the world to slap the social media giant with other tougher penalties and stricter regulation. On Tuesday, July 10, UK watchdogs announced a $664,000 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Following data scandal fine in UK, Facebook may face penalty in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia – Facebook could face a hefty compensation bill in Australia after a leading litigation funder lodged a complaint with the country's privacy regulator over users' personal data shared with a British political consultancy. The social networking giant admitted in April the data of up to 87 million people worldwide – including ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Fitness app Polar Flow, exposed sensitive locations, home addresses — report

Polar, the Finnish brand best known for its heart rate monitoring equipment and wearables, has had to temporarily suspend its Explore feature, due to reports of location data being exposed. Various fitness apps, such as those from Garmin and Strava, allow users to share their sporting activities among friends, or even the public in the aim of making fitness buddies, however Polar's app, Flow, publicizes "more data per user in a more accessible way, with potentially disastrous results" according to a report by Bellingcat. Investigations made by Bellingcat and De Correspondent found that they were able to find "6,460 individuals across 69 different nationalities," working out lik...Keep on reading: Fitness app Polar Flow, exposed sensitive locations, home addresses — report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Twitter rooting out fake accounts at record rate – report

SAN FRANCISCO, United States -- Twitter has been suspending more than one million fake and dubious accounts per day, according to The Washington Post, in an aggressive bid to stem the flow of false information. The social media platform has more than doubled its crackdown rate since late last year, the Post said, when testimony from Twitter, Facebook and Google revealed startling new data showing many more millions of Americans were exposed to fake news than previously thought. Russia-linked fake accounts are believed to have fired off false tweets in an effort to sway the 2016 US presidential vote. In recent years Twitter, which has some 336 million active users, has faced ...Keep on reading: Twitter rooting out fake accounts at record rate – report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Samsung Messages bug randomly sending photos to contacts – reports

MANILA, Philippines - In a time of data leaks and privacy breaches, nothing is more unsettling than finding out that your photos are being shared to your contacts without your permission. This is exactly what some Samsung devices are doing as reported by a number of different ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Facebook to shut down 3 underused apps

MANILA, Philippines – Fans of 3 of Facebook's underused applications – Hello, Moves, and tbh – will be saddened to know the apps are getting shut down. In a post on Facebook's newsroom , the company said aside from taking the apps down, the data from the apps would be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Facebook, Google ‘manipulate’ users to share data despite law

OSLO, NORWAY -- Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering “invasive” and limited default options despite new EU data protection laws aimed at giving users more control and choice, a government study said Wednesday......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Facebook, Google manipulate users to share data despite EU law – study

OSLO, Norway – Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering "invasive" and limited default options despite new EU data protection laws aimed at giving users more control and choice, a government study said Wednesday, June 27.  The Norwegian Consumer Council found that the US tech giants' ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018