Category: Social Networking

Facebook’s new home gadget might have a creepy camera as its main feature

Jared Newman | Fast Company | Source URL After calling off the launch of a smart display device earlier this year, Facebook is reportedly planning to announce it next week. Here are the details from Cheddar‘s Alex Heath, who cites unnamed sources: The main feature will be video chat, and […]

Facebook ‘censors’ conservative education page, says it was a mistake, but few are convinced

RT | Source URL Facebook says it had mistakenly deleted videos and limited the reach of US conservative educational organization PragerU. The content has now been restored, but PragerU supporters don’t think it was an accident. PragerU (short for Prager University, after its founder Dennis Prager) says nine of its […]

Cyber criminals are using Facebook Messenger to trick people into opening malicious links that harvest their personal data, FBI officials warn

Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL FBI agents have issued a warning about a new scam that targets instant messaging apps, including Facebook Messenger. The scam attempts to trick users into opening a malicious URL that harvests their personal data and login credentials for social networks, like Facebook. In a […]

Facebook suspends another analytics firm amid questions over surveillance

Crimson Hexagon suspended as concerns surface over company’s federal contracts and ties to Russia and Turkey Facebook has suspended a social media analytics firm from accessing user data while it investigates potential violations of its policy barring surveillance. The firm, Crimson Hexagon, boasts an impressive list of blue chip clients and […]

Facebook’s privacy crisis deepens as firm admits it has now suspended 200 apps as part of audit following the Cambridge Analytica scandal

Press Association via Daily Mail | Source URL Facebook has suspended around 200 apps as part of its investigation into misuse of personal data on the social network. In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg promised an audit of apps that may have accessed […]