Facebook shuffle brings a new head of US policy and chief privacy officer

Facebook shuffle brings a new head of US policy and chief privacy officer

Trying times in Menlo Park, it seems: Amid assaults from all quarters largely focused on privacy, Facebook is shifting some upper management around to better defend itself. Its head of policy in the U.S., Erin Egan, is returning to her chief privacy officer role, and a VP (and former FCC chairman) is taking her spot.…
Judge says class action suit against Facebook over facial recognition can go forward

Judge says class action suit against Facebook over facial recognition can go forward

Whenever a company may be guilty of something, from petty neglect to grand deception, there’s usually a class action lawsuit filed. But until a judge rules that lawsuit legitimate, the threat remains fairly empty. Unfortunately for Facebook, one major suit from 2015 has just been given that critical go-ahead. The case concerns an Illinois law…
Social media, politics, and the bubble of distraction

Social media, politics, and the bubble of distraction

When the President changes our country so drastically, will we have a new concept of what’s normal? If our social media feeds consist of people who think just like us, how can we expect social change? And why do we always assume the future will be better than the past? In the latest episode of the Interesting People…
How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches

How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches

Another week, another massive privacy scandal. When it’s not Facebook admitting it allowed data on as many as 87 million users to be sucked out by a developer on its platform who sold it to a political consultancy working for the Trump campaign, or dating app Grindr ‘fessing up to sharing its users’ HIV status with third…
Facebook Stories adds funky AR drawing and Instagram’s Boomerang

Facebook Stories adds funky AR drawing and Instagram’s Boomerang

You’ll soon be able to draw on the world around you and shoot back-and-forth Instagram Boomerang GIFs with the Facebook Camera. Bringing additional creative tools to the Facebook Camera could make it a more popular place to shoot content and help the company compete with Snapchat. “We wanted to give people an easy way to…
Amazon isn’t to blame for the Postal Service’s woes, but it will need to innovate to survive

Amazon isn’t to blame for the Postal Service’s woes, but it will need to...





	
	
	
	
	
	
	

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RSS is undead

RSS is undead





	
	
	
	
	
	
	

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Senator warns Facebook better shape up or get ‘broken up’

Senator warns Facebook better shape up or get ‘broken up’





	
	
	
	
	
	
	

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Facebook reportedly suspends AggregateIQ over connection to improper data-sharing

Facebook reportedly suspends AggregateIQ over connection to improper data-sharing





	
	
	
	
	
	
	

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Facebook, AggregateIQ now being jointly probed by Canada, B.C. data watchdogs

Facebook, AggregateIQ now being jointly probed by Canada, B.C. data watchdogs





	
	
	
	
	
	
	

 Facebook, AggregateIQ now being jointly probed by Canada, B.C. data watchdogs – TechCrunch












		




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