Facebook protects far-right activists even after rule breaches

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook C4 Dispatches documentary finds moderators left Britain First’s pages alone as ‘they generate a lot of revenue’ Britain First’s Facebook page was only deleted a week after its leader Tommy Robinson was jailed for contempt of court. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP Leading far-right activists Läs mer…

Social media platforms must police their sites better, says Ofcom

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Social media Chief executive joins those arguing that online sites are under-regulated Sharon White says Ofcom has done research showing how little users trust what they read on social media. Social media platforms need to be “more accountable” in how they curate and police Läs mer…

Facebook told to grant grieving mother access to daughter's account

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Germany German court rules parents can inherit contract between a child and a social media site The ruling is a landmark judgment for how social media data is treated after the owner’s death. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images Facebook must grant a grieving mother access Läs mer…

Facebook labels Russian users as ‘interested in treason’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Firm removes category, which affected 65,000 people, from ad tools, following safety fears Facebook said the label was intended to only identify historical treason. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters Facebook’s advertising tools algorithmically labelled 65,000 Russians as interested in treason, potentially putting them at risk Läs mer…

Watchdog investigates links between Canadian data firm and Vote Leave

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Data protection Information Commissioner’s Office inquiry into AggregateIQ is one of many started by ICO in response to data misuse claims The involvement of AIQ could pose trouble for Vote Leave, since it may represent an unlawful transfer of personal data outside the UK. Läs mer…

Facebook fined for data breaches in Cambridge Analytica scandal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Cambridge Analytica Files Facebook Firm fined £500k for lack of transparency and failing to protect users’ information Facebook’s co-founder, chairman and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, prepares to testify before Congress about Cambridge Analytica. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook is to be fined £500,000, Läs mer…

Compensation sought for Australians caught up in Facebook privacy breach

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Mass complaint seeks compensation for ‘unauthorised access’ in wake of Cambridge Analytica scandal The Australian action follows a joint class action launched by lawyers in the UK and US against Facebook. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Lawyers have lodged a mass complaint to Australian privacy Läs mer…

Can Facebook clean up its act?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Facebook The social media giant has assembled a team of experts to spot abuses and protect the company’s reputation. But what do security experts think? Facebook Campus, Menlo Park, California: can the Investigative Operations Team save the company from future embarrassment? Photograph: Läs mer…

How to fix Big Tech? We need the right language to describe it, first | Marc DaCosta

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Silicon Valley How to fix big tech? We need the right language to describe it first Marc DaCosta The ground on which politics happens has changed – yet our political language has not kept up ‘Tech companies themselves are very aware of the Läs mer…

'I was shocked it was so easy': ​meet the professor who says facial recognition ​​can tell if you're gay

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Artificial intelligence (AI) ‘I was shocked it was so easy’: ​meet the professor who says facial recognition ​​can tell if you’re gay Psychologist Michal Kosinski says artificial intelligence can detect your sexuality and politics just by looking at your face. What if he’s right? Läs mer…

YouTube could escape billions in copyright payouts after EU vote

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; YouTube Lawmakers reject overhaul of rules that aimed to make tech giants share revenues Europe’s broadcasters, publishers and artists such as Paul McCartney back the overhaul of the copyright rules. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA EU lawmakers have voted to reject an overhaul of copyright rules Läs mer…

Is Facebook a publisher? In public it says no, but in court it says yes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook In its defense against a former app startup, Facebook is contradicting its long-held claim to be simply a neutral platform A lawsuit is claiming Mark Zuckerberg developed a ‘fraudulent scheme’ to exploit users’ personal data. Photograph: The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Läs mer…

Facebook reveals it gave 61 companies access to widely blocked user data

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Company tells Congress it provided Nike, Spotify, a dating app and other services with special rights to information Spotify, Nike and UPS were among the companies that received extended access to the data. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters Facebook gave 61 businesses including Nike, Spotify, Läs mer…

Lite fantastic: why slimmed-down phone apps are the fast way forward

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apps Over-complicated, storage-filling apps can slow us down. Instragram Lite is the latest brand to shed unwanted features and help us work better Stripped-down app versions, such as the new Instragram Lite, take up considerably less storage space on your phone. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Läs mer…

Facebook patents system that can use your phone's mic to monitor TV habits

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook System would allow Facebook to identify what adults and children are watching based on ambient noise Facebook downplayed the patent, saying it has no plan to use the system in its products. Photograph: NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook has patented a system that Läs mer…