Attorney General Office Sues Facebook For Failing To Protect Users’ Data

The Office of the Attorney General sued Facebook, Inc. alleging its privacy settings allowed, among other things, a third-party application to use the platform to harvest the personal information of millions of users without their permission and then sell it to a political consulting firm. According to OAG, Facebook took more than two years to disclose this to its consumers. […]

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DC slaps Facebook with latest suit targeting privacy lapses

The District of Columbia has fired the latest legal salvo against Facebook with a lawsuit seeking to punish the social networking company for allowing data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data from as many as 87 million users . Continue Reading Below The complaint filed Wednesday by Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine alleges that Facebook misled users about […]

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AP Exclusive: Facebook removes fake Bangladesh news sites

An employee at a photography institute checks his Facebook account in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. Facebook is shutting down a series of fake news sites spreading false information about the Bangladesh opposition days before national elections, a top security official with the global social media platform said Thursday. The sites _ nine Facebook pages designed to mimic legitimate […]

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Facebook shuts down fake Bangladesh news sites ahead of vote

An employee at a photography institute checks his Facebook account in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. Facebook is shutting down a series of fake news sites spreading false information about the Bangladesh opposition days before national elections, a top security official with the global social media platform said Thursday. The sites _ nine Facebook pages designed to mimic legitimate […]

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Washington, D.C. sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica's data use

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The attorney general for Washington, D.C. said on Wednesday the nation’s capital city had sued Facebook over the scandal that broke earlier this year involving Cambridge Analytica’s use of data from the social-media giant. “Facebook failed to protect the privacy of its users and deceived them about who had access to their data and how it was […]

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Facebook says companies got access to data only after user permission

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said it did not give companies access to personal data of users without their permission, after the New York Times reported on Tuesday that the social network allowed some tech giants far greater access to data than it had disclosed. The paper reported that Facebook allowed Microsoft’s Bing search engine to see the names of […]

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Facebook Gave Tech Companies Including Netflix & Spotify Intrusive Access To Personal Data

Facebook has suffered its latest privacy setback after it emerged that the social media platform gave tech companies including Netflix, Spotify and Microsoft intrusive access to personal data. The New York Times published a 4,000 word expose of the behaviour revealing that it discovered the access through hundreds of pages of internal Facebook documents. It allegedly allowed Netflix and Spotify […]

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