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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

ABS-CBN reports data breach on two online stores

ABS-CBN reports data breach on two online stores.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Apple, Firefox tools aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking

    NEW YORK --- Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers now want to help you fight back in what's becoming an escalating privacy arms race.   New protections in Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers aim to prevent companies from turning "cookie" data files used to store sign-in details and preferences into broader trackers that take note of what you read, watch and research on other sites.   Lance Cottrell, creator of the privacy service Anonymizer, said Apple's effort was particularly significant, as it takes aim at a technique developed by tracking companies ...Keep on reading: Apple, Firefox tools aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

EU clears Apple plan to buy music app Shazam

BRUSSELS, Belgium --- The EU on Thursday approved US tech giant Apple's plan to buy leading song-recognition app Shazam, saying the move would not reduce choice for music streaming consumers. The bloc launched a detailed probe into the deal with London-based Shazam, worth a reported $400 million, in April, at the request of several EU states amid fears it could harm competition in an intensifying battle of streaming services. The Apple-Shazam investigation was another round in the ongoing tussle between Brussels and Silicon Valley as the European Union adopts tougher regulation for the likes of Facebook, Google and Amazon. "Data is key in the digital economy. We must therefore c...Keep on reading: EU clears Apple plan to buy music app Shazam.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Facebook to build $1B Singapore data center, first in Asia

Facebook said Thursday it will invest over $1 billion to build a data center in Singapore, its first in Asia, powered by renewable energy and adapted to the city-state's tropical climate. The.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

After scandals, many Americans step away from Facebook – survey

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – A large number of Americans are stepping back from Facebook in the wake of recent scandals over the social network's handling of private user data, a study showed Wednesday. The Pew Research Center report found 42% of US Facebook users said they had "taken a break" ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Overall mobile data speeds in PH have notably improved – report

MANILA, Philippines - Amid ongoing talks to welcome a third telco , Globe and Smart’s overall mobile network download speeds have notably risen in the last 6 months, according to a semi-annual report from OpenSignal. Analyzing crowdsourced data in the country, OpenSignal reports that in the last ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Italy s far-right interior minister faces probe over stranded migrants

ROME, Italy – Prosecutors in Sicily on Saturday, August 25 opened an inquiry into Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for "illegal confinement, illegal arrest and abuse of power," reports said, over his refusal to allow over 100 rescued migrants off a coastguard ship.  At the same time, Salivini suggested ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Facebook to pull VPN app from App Store over data worry

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Facebook will pull Onavo Protect virtual private network application from the App Store after getting word that it violates Apple's data collection rules, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, August 22, US time. The free application creates an encrypted VPN connection ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Facebook suspends hundreds of apps over data concerns

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Facebook on Wednesday, August 22, US time, said it has suspended more than 400 of thousands of applications it has investigated to determine whether people's personal information was being improperly shared. Applications were suspended "due to concerns around the developers who built ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Pilipinas Shell reports higher profit in first half

Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. said on Monday, Aug. 13, that it recorded a 30% increase in its first-half net income, which it attributed in part to the gains of its marketing businesses and inventory holding gains. The company did not disclose the figures for its semestral performance and the comparative data last year. “The strong […] The post Pilipinas Shell reports higher profit in first half appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018