Tag: Social

Facebook’s Damage Limitation Drive Hits Trouble in Germany

Facebook’s Damage Limitation Drive Hits Trouble in Germany

Facebook’s attempt to limit fallout from a massive data breach hit trouble in Germany on Friday as a privacy watchdog opened a case against the social network and politicians accused its bosses of evasion. The social network has been at the centre of controversy over […]

Facebook Bookmarks Menu Revamped to Help Find Privacy Settings More Easily

Facebook Bookmarks Menu Revamped to Help Find Privacy Settings More Easily

Facebook has refreshed its Bookmarks menu to let users navigate, access and make changes to their privacy settings easily. The updates will be rolled out globally over the next two weeks. Users can now access various Facebook settings, including Account Settings, Privacy Shortcuts, News Feed […]

Seven Takeaways From Zuckerberg’s Marathon Congressional Testimony

Seven Takeaways From Zuckerberg’s Marathon Congressional Testimony

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testified about data privacy Tuesday in a marathon hearing before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees. Here are seven takeaways. Facebook’s internal review of possible abuse covers “tens of thousands of apps” Zuckerberg was on Capitol Hill because personal information […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Explains How the Social Network Works to Senators

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Explains How the Social Network Works to Senators

The senators and the Facebook founder spoke different languages, and there was no simultaneous translation. Born long before the digital era took hold, the mostly grey-haired members of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees came to grill Mark Zuckerberg, the errant 33-year-old CEO who came […]

It’s Not Just America: Zuckerberg Has to Answer for Facebook’s Actions Around the World

It’s Not Just America: Zuckerberg Has to Answer for Facebook’s Actions Around the World

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is in the hot seat in Washington. The social media platform now admits that the data of up to 87 million profiles may have been improperly used by the data firm Cambridge Analytica. US lawmakers are demanding answers – and rightfully so. […]

Facebook Responds to German Privacy Watchdog on Data Leak

Facebook Responds to German Privacy Watchdog on Data Leak

Facebook has responded to a request for information from a German privacy official on the leak of personal data of millions of users, meeting a deadline that fell just as CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before the US Congress. Johannes Caspar, the regulator for the […]

How Big Could Facebook’s Fine Theoretically Get?

How Big Could Facebook’s Fine Theoretically Get?

Former FTC officials have been pulling out their calculators in recent weeks trying to figure out just how big a fine the commission could levy against Facebook for its latest privacy mishaps. Then they look at the numbers on their screens – if their calculators […]

Facebook Officials Head to Europe to Respond to Data Scandal

Facebook Officials Head to Europe to Respond to Data Scandal

Facebook officials will be travelling – or at least making phone calls – to Europe to respond to concerns that the data of as many as 2.7 million people in the European Union might have been shared with a consulting firm that worked on Donald […]

Elon Musk Says AI May Become an Immortal Dictator if Not Regulated

Elon Musk Says AI May Become an Immortal Dictator if Not Regulated

If not regulated or controlled soon, artificial intelligence (AI) could become an “immortal dictator” and there will be no escape for humans, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has warned. In a new documentary on AI, Musk said: “At least when there’s an evil dictator, […]

Twitter to Better Publicise Rules in New Test to Combat Online Abuse

Twitter to Better Publicise Rules in New Test to Combat Online Abuse

Aiming to tackle abuse and hate trolls, Twitter has teamed up with two researchers from Harvard and Princeton Universities to study online abuse. In an experiment that began on Friday, Twitter will publicise its rules to users to test whether this would improve civility, the […]