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…

Twitter users to see drop in followers amid crackdown on 'problem' accounts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter Locked accounts will be removed from follower numbers, as company targets spread of abuse and misinformation Twitter is seeking to foster more ‘healthy’ conversations on the network. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP Twitter users will see a drop in their follower counts this week as 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…

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…

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…

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…

Facebook scraps plans to build drone to deliver internet access

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Facebook will not build its own aircraft due to aerospace companies’ competition Facebook now plans to work with Airbus to initiate flight technology for internet delivery. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters Facebook is scrapping its plans to build a high-altitude solar-powered drone that would have Läs mer…

Facebook’s Grow magazine – for the business leader who wants to be cool as well as rich

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Pass notes The semi-evil social network has launched its latest venture, a lifestyle magazine for the elite. Just don’t call it a publisher … Grow by Facebook … not a magazine for men with beards. Photograph: Grow Name: Grow. Age: One issue. Appearance: Läs mer…

Instagram launches long-form videos in bid to lure YouTube generation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Instagram Videos of up to an hour are effort to pull young users away from rival, and to allow Facebook to sell more ads Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram, announces the new IGTV app in San Francisco. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP Instagram will Läs mer…

'Facebook is taking everything': rising rents drive out Silicon Valley families

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Silicon Valley Property companies advertising their proximity to Facebook’s campus are giving low-income residents a choice: pay a huge rent increase or move out From left: Teresa Rivas, Sandra Zamora, Luis Carriel, and Eisabel Coronel are all facing rent increases from their longtime homes Läs mer…