prensaestatal.com
prensaestatal.com Abril 25, 2018


Common Sense calls on Facebook to address student privacy questions

06 Abril 2018, 02:03 | Benedicto Grullon

Facebook enhancing security features, big focus on India 2019 elections: Mark Zuckerberg

An Update on Our Plans to Restrict Data Access on Facebook | Facebook Newsroom

"The amount of compensation will depend on the level of distress suffered, but Facebook could be facing claims of up to GBP 500 (USD 700) per Facebook user if those users were able to demonstrate their distress". And for good reason.

Yet she said the company does not know whether political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which used Facebook data to target voters in the run-up to the 2016 elections, still possesses user data from the company, and if so, what the data is. Notably, this information was only revealed after scrolling through a blog post by Facebook's Chief Technology Officer, Mike Schroepfer on the company's plans to restrict data access on Facebook. But his post also reassured Facebook account holders of how this massive breach would never take place again.

To remedy the problem, Zuckerberg said Facebook must "rethink our relationship with people across everything we do" and that it will take a number of years to regain user trust.

The company has also admitted letting data harvesters use their search feature in similar ways to a reverse phonebook. However, some had misused this.

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for the Love Both campaign said that pro-life groups were wary of Facebook introducing "censorship" during the referendum campaign. That was being used by malicious actors to scrape public profile information. According to the social media platform, this was achieved by dropping in phone numbers or emails into the search box, leading them to profiles that popped up. Going forward, all third-party apps using the Groups API will need approval from Facebook and an admin to ensure they benefit the group.

Terming 2018 a "big year" for elections, Zuckerberg said Facebook was enhancing its security features to prevent trolls from spreading information.

"I think we need to take a broader view of our responsibility", Mr Zuckerberg said.

Recently, some users were outraged to find out that their phones' call and text history was being saved to their Facebook accounts even though they didn't remember ever agreeing to that.

Federal Trade Commission: Tom Pahl, acting director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, says the agency's probe will include whether the company engaged in "unfair acts" that cause "substantial injury" to consumers. A spokeswoman later clarified that the data on friends who were not direct users of the app was passed along in adherence with their privacy settings, sharing only public information.

Facebook is to start telling users whose data has been compromised on Monday.

But hackers and scam artists could then use that information - and combine it with other data in circulation - to pull hoaxes on people, plant malware on their computers or commit other mischief.

Overall, we believe these changes will better protect people's information while still enabling developers to create useful experiences.

"In this particular instance, a number of people reported receiving these messages which prompted us to begin investigating", a spokesperson said.



Otras noticias

Tendencias Ahora

Simple Moving Average Analysis of MSCI Inc. (MSCI)
Maximum and minimum EPS estimate for the current quarter is projected at $1.38 and $1.27, respectively, according to 9 analysts . This is very handy information for corporate investors and stock traders for making wise decisions regarding online trading.

Facebook asked hospitals to share patient data
Given events of recent weeks, it seems reasonable to try and pull all the latest Facebook snafus into one place. Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday on when it discovered the data scraping.

Masters tees off with Tiger for first time since 2015
And, of course, there was Tiger Woods , grinding through his first competitive round at Augusta National since 2015. He hit his tee shots on 13 and 15 into pine straw, and for good measure put a second shot into the patrons too.

Commonwealth Games: Home hero Pearson 'gutted' to withdraw from Gold Coast
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be Nigeria's 13th since their maiden appearance in 1950. Such was her dominance that she net a record in each of her six lifts in the competition.

Commonwealth Games: Gururaja Poojary from Karnataka wins India's first medal
She showed early promise when she won gold medals at the South Asian Junior Games and the 2011 International Youth Championships. Just in, Mirabai competed in the 2014 Commonwealth Games as well and settled for Silver, behind her compatriot Sanjita Chanu .

Court reserves decision on Salman Khan's bail plea till Saturday
Salman Khan was taken to Jodhpur Central Jail on Thursday evening, hours after he was convicted in the blackbuck poaching case . A popular game show on TV For a popular quiz show, Salman has reportedly already shot teasers and other promotional material.

Avon baseball: Eagles optimistic in new season with new challenges
The offensive drop-off after the first couple innings is something Bochat knows the team needs to fix. The Lady Vols answered with a run in the bottom of the sixth and then scored two more in the seventh.

Charlotte Flair Plans To Steal The Show At WrestleMania 34 With Asuka
After hanging up his coat, gloves and hat after losing to Roman Reigns , 32, at WrestleMania 33, many thought Taker had retired . The speculation out now about a possible heel turn involving Bryan turning on McMahon to side with Owens and Zayn is intriguing.

Conor McGregor went savage on Twitter about title stripping
Is this really good for the sport of MMA? "We talk about legacy, if I beat Georges or if I beat Conor, of course, Georges". McGregor hasn't fought in the Octagon since defeating Eddie Alvarez to claim the lightweight title back in November 2016.

Traditional leaders mourn 'servant of the people' Winnie
The form of torture involved forcing a petrol-filled rubber tyre around a person's chest and arms and then setting it on fire. Madikizela-Mandela died on Monday in a Johannesburg hospital at the age of 81 after a long illness , her family announced.