New Facebook ad reporting tool launches in UK

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Consumer expert Martin Lewis took Facebook to court over multiple rogue ads bearing his likeness. It’s now been settled out of court, and Facebook users have a new tool in the fight against bad ads.

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What the FTC’s $5 billion fine really means for Facebook | TECH(feed)


Last week, the Federal Trade Commission hit Facebook with a $5 billion fine for mishandling user data. The fine comes after the FTC’s investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. On this episode of TECH(feed), Juliet discusses the implications of this fine — and how Facebook may (or may not) change its practices.

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Cooperating apps and automatic permissions are setting you up for failure

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2019 16:53:10 +0000

Apps that cooperate and share permissions might seem convenient, but are they worth the security and privacy risk?

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Adware and PUPs families add push notifications as an attack vector

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:36:14 +0000

Push notifications are being added to the arsenal of PUPs, adware, and even a Trojan browser extension that spams Facebook groups.

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Maine inches closer to shutting down ISP pay-for-privacy schemes

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Unlike a data privacy proposal in the US and a new data privacy law in California, the Maine data privacy bill aimed at Internet Service Providers (ISPs) explicitly shuts down any pay-for-privacy schemes.

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Facebook prohíbe las cuentas de empresas de noticias falsas

Credit to Author: Naked Security| Date: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:27:00 +0000

Facebook ha cerrado 265 cuentas falsas, muchas de ellas vinculadas a una empresa de medios sociales con sede en Israel, que se utilizaban para difundir noticias falsas e influir en el discurso político en varias naciones, principalmente en África, pero también en América Latina y el sudeste asiático. La empresa anunció el jueves que las [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/u6eJVrEtW-g” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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NIST’s privacy framework lets privacy tell its own story

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 18:51:40 +0000

As the Senate sits on no fewer than four data privacy bills that their own members wrote—with no plans to vote on any—and as the world’s largest social media company braces for an anticipated multibillion-dollar privacy blunder, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published what it calls a “privacy framework” draft.

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