Friday, 21 September, 2018

Facebook lets advertisers target users based on 'interests'

Facebook bug set 14M user sharing settings to public What you need to know about Facebook's privacy blunder, again.
Rhonda Young | 16 June, 2018, 04:27

Back in early April, Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of Congress about the Cambridge Analytica incident, explaining to a panel of legislators exactly what happens to user data and how Facebook tracking works. CNBC first spotted the disclosure in the 229-page document.

Questions about how Facebook tracks nonusers during the hearing had illuminated the social network's digital reach, which many users had either ignored or taken for granted.

Cruz also asked what percentage of the moderators Facebook uses to check posted content were registered as Republicans or Democrats or had donated, volunteered for, interned with or run for office in either party.

Facebook also engaged in special deals with specific companies to allow them access to user's friends data, a new report has revealed.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 could be 'heavily redesigned' for 2019
The device is scheduled to arrive around the mid-point of next year and will be "heavily redesigned" according to Mary Jo Foley. For instance, some of the cheaper Surface-branded tablets we've recently heard about might launch this summer.

Why it matters: Protecting your privacy online is a hard task, and companies like Facebook are arguably at the center of the issue.

Moreover Facebook stores and analyzes information about the location of Global Positioning System, pictures GPS, which he will find in the settings of your device.

Recently, Facebook was sent a notice in March following the controversy over data-sharing with UK-based Cambridge Analytica.

Thanks to a document Facebook quietly posted and shared with United States lawmakers earlier this week, users can finally get some clarity about the distribution of those users across the country. The incident has raised the attention of the Federal Trade Commission, which has opened its own probe - and could levy Facebook with steep fines.

As The Scandals Mount, Conservatives Turn On Scott Pruitt 03:27 Download
EPA officials said Pruitt took about an hour-long tour of the farm and then had a roundtable discussion with farmers, as well. Asked about the matter Tuesday, EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox said in a statement, "I would refer you to outside counsel".

In response, Facebook only committed in writing that it would "investigate all apps that it had access to large amounts of data".

In fact, the above along with so much more can be the basis of more questions being directed at Facebook. However, what is to be noted is that Facebook has admitted to collecting data of users with their permission, receiving connections such as contact and SMS history, usage statistics and more, Engadget reported.

In response, Facebook's team of lawyers - who we assume wrote all of this - muster a patently half-assed response: "In Silicon Valley and around the world, new social apps are emerging all the time".

Facebook didn't address it in its answers, either. The company says it's open to privacy regulation - as long as it was "the right regulation".

Kawhi Leonard not concerned about missing supermax, feels betrayed
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Leonard has a preferred destination: Los Angeles, "preferably the Lakers ". He was drafted 15th overall in 2011 and when healthy is regarded as the league's best two-way player.

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