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Facebook releases new privacy safeguards after ceding to pressure from advertisers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook is installing new controls it says will better inform its members about the way companies are targeting them with advertising, the latest step to quell a public outcry over the company's mishandling of user data......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 13th, 2018

Facebook is giving advertisers access to your shadow contact information

Last week, I ran an ad on Facebook that was targeted at a computer science professor named Alan Mislove. Mislove studies how privacy works on social networks and had a theory that Facebook is lettin.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralSep 26th, 2018

Facebook"s Next Challenge: Less Data to Target Ads

Facebook’s advertisers in Europe are on the front lines of its efforts to tighten privacy practices, and their frustrations help explain why the social-media giant’s troubles are far from over......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 30th, 2018

Investors turn away from grim Facebook

The surprise shock of Facebook's 24 per cent share wipeout is felt through the tech sector, as analysts ponder the social media giant's pessimistic take on user numbers and the cost of its privacy safeguards in its latest results. David Pollard reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersJul 26th, 2018

Facebook"s grim forecast: privacy push will erode profits for years

Facebook Inc's shares lost as much as a quarter of their value on Wednesday after executives said that profit margins would plummet for several years due to the costs of improving privacy safeguards and slowing usage in the biggest advertising markets......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 25th, 2018

"There’s a big responsibility on us": Facebook and Twitter are promising to make much more information about advertising public

Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch; REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Facebook and Twitter are under pressure to make their advertising policies more transparent. After rolling out new processes for political advertisers, .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 28th, 2018

Who’s Currently Winning the Privacy Safeguards Issue: Facebook or the Regulators?

It’s too early to tell, but, so far, the score appears to be Facebook 1, regulators 0Related Stocks: FB,.....»»

Category: blogSource: gurufocusJun 22nd, 2018

Facebook installing new privacy safeguards around ads, Reuters says

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallJun 13th, 2018

In Jab At Facebook & Google, Tim Cook Tells Duke Grads "Technology Shouldn"t Mean Trading Away Your Privacy"

While Apple's latest quarterly earnings report has undoubtedly alleviated some of the pressure facing CEO Tim Cook as more analysts begin.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMay 14th, 2018

Facebook shakes up staff amid data scandal

Facebook is making some changes in its executive and lobbying ranks as it deals with pressure to improve its security and privacy practices. TechRepublic senior writer Dan Patterson joins CBSN to explain the significance......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 25th, 2018

Facebook Replaces Lobbying Executive Amid Regulatory Scrutiny

Facebook shuffled its ranks in Washington as it confronts pressure from lawmakers over data privacy, election interference, misinformation and other issues......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytApr 24th, 2018

Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with EU rules

Facebook is introducing more privacy safeguards to users in Europe to comply with new rules meant to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 18th, 2018

Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with EU rules

Facebook is introducing more privacy safeguards to users in Europe to comply with new rules meant to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 18th, 2018

The "Facebook is bad for society" narrative isn"t flying with advertisers, Barclays says (FB)

Facebook advertisers aren't going anywhere, according to Barclays analyst Ross Sandler.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress Tuesday and Wednesday over user data privacy. Revenue rem.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 12th, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Wins Would-Be Congressional Grilling

He avoids major stumbles and appears open to the idea of limited privacy regulation. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg remained calm under pressure during five hours of questioning by U.S. senators a.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneApr 10th, 2018

Facebook hires former UK deputy prime minister as head of global affairs

Facebook Inc has hired former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team, as the social network deals with a number of scandals related to privacy, fake news and election meddling......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 19th, 2018

Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs

Facebook Inc has hired former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team, as the social network deals with a number of scandals related to privacy, fake news and election meddling......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 19th, 2018

How To Download All Your Apple Data In Simple Steps

Almost every technology company collects data about their users. Facebook and Google are user data-hungry monsters. Apple has been advocating user privacy for a long time, but that doesn’t mean it knows nothing about you. Are you curious w.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytOct 18th, 2018

Facebook accused of lying about video stats error for over a year

Facebook is guilty of lying to advertisers, according to a new lawsuit......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 17th, 2018

Facebook Accused of Failing to Disclose Ad Errors Sooner

Facebook knew of problems with how it measured viewership of video ads for more than a year before it disclosed them in 2016, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by some advertisers......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 17th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Advertisers sue Facebook, claiming it concealed ad-metric errors for over a year

Facebook Inc. knew of problems with how it measured viewership of video ads on its platform for more than a year before it disclosed them in 2016, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by some advertisers......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 16th, 2018