The report says Kogan paid about 270,000 participants to take the quiz, and due to Facebook's loose restrictions, the app also scraped data from the participants' friends - allegedly affecting a total of 87 million Facebook users. It refuses to go the way of Wikipedia, which was blocked in its entirety after refusing to edit or remove entries that the Turkish government deemed unlawful under the country's Internet Act. It seems Facebook knew about the security breach for years. Just like everything else concerning Facebook, he presented this as an idealistic initiative; but questions about children form an alarming component of the broader debate on privacy and data collection. The Data Abuse Bounty, inspired by Facebook's existing bug bounty program, will help the platform identify violations of its security and privacy policies.
With congressional hearings over and no immediate momentum behind calls for regulation, the biggest hammer still hanging over Facebook in the US.is a fresh FTC investigation.
As I understand it, it's a tactic called "pervasive ad targeting", wherein if you happen to check out the price of a desk or a gallon of milk, the internet registers your interest and gloms onto you like a death-eater. And Google shows no signs of slowing down: it is already considered an industry leader in driverless-car development (Waymo), smart-home appliances (Nest) and artificial intelligence (through Google AI and DeepMind), all of which need user data to thrive.
Leave Facebook to founder Zuckerberg
Facebook has announced it would notify 87 million of its subscribers if Cambridge Analytica grabbed their data. The incident wiped off billions from Zuckerberg's wealth while Facebook's stock prices slumped in a week.
Technically, Facebook's users can turn off targeted advertisements or disable sensitive features such as image recognition in photos.
Among the outfits political advertisers are using to develop the custom lists of users is TargetSmart, a Washington-based consulting firm. None of the good changes the company announced in recent weeks will truly hurt Facebook because it hasn't revised its economic engine: all that data, and unfettered use of it without informed approval of Facebook's citizens. Collecting and sharing data of its users is at the very core of FB's business, and anything that will restrict data usage will be opposed.
What has made the public care more about the issue are headlines related to the last election, said experts. "On the other hand, I think the reason for consumer outrage is because the Cambridge Analytica episode is highlighting consumers' mostly latent fears around how their data can be used against themselves". "We do not want to tax companies twice", he said. About 70% of US internet-users surveyed in January by market-research firm Kantar Millward Brown said they thought online adverts were more intrusive now than they were three years ago.
Arab League Summit Slams Turkish Infiltration in Syria, Iraq
Its delegation was headed by its permanent representative to the Arab League, Saif bin Muqaddam al-Buainain, Qatar's state news agency said.
"When you use Google, you're nearly always signalling some direct intent - whether it's a search for a product or a place or anything else", Sperandio said.
Do you really think Facebook is private? The company gives us a service we find valuable, and in exchange we agree that Facebook will harness that information to make money.
For most users this would have come about if they had previously downloaded the "This is your digital life" app.
Margaret River surfing competition on hold after shark attack
The World Surf League have tweeted that they will be putting the World Surf League on hold as a result of the incident. Heats had today returned to Main Break in Prevelly but the competition was suspended after the attack.
Rodgers said other sites like Twitter and LinkedIn don't use "that sort of deep, personal data", while they focus more on what's happening on their platforms with keyword searches and hashtags. Facebook failed to alert individual users that their data had been improperly harvested until this month. Right now we are in the midst of a general election and you know people get passionate in the Caribbean.