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Facebook begins sharing more location data with COVID-19 researchers and asks users to self-report symptoms

The company’s Data for Good program is expandingBy Casey [email protected]  Apr 6, 2020, 3:00pm EDT Facebook is expanding a program that grants researchers access to data about movement patterns in an effort to help improve our understanding of the spread of COVID-19, the company said today. Data for Good, which uses aggregated, anonymized data from Facebook’s apps to […]

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In coronavirus fight, oft-criticized Facebook data aids U.S. cities, states

Katie Paul, Joseph Menn, Paresh Dave SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Infectious disease researchers are using Facebook Inc mobile location data to provide daily updates to U.S. cities and states evaluating the effectiveness of social distancing orders aimed at slowing the novel coronavirus.A graph based on Facebook location data shared with health officials in New York City, showing […]

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Facebook sued by Australian information watchdog over Cambridge Analytica-linked data breach

Facebook alleged to have committed serious breaches with data collected by This is Your Digital Life app used by Cambridge Analytica for political profiling Josh Taylor @joshgnosis Mon 9 Mar 2020 05.09 GMTLast modified on Tue 10 Mar 2020 01.22 GMT Australia’s information commissioner is suing Facebook over allegedly breaching the privacy of over 300,000 Australians caught up in the Cambridge […]

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Facebook, distributor of deceptive political ads, sues registrar Namecheap over deceptive domain names

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/06/facebook_namecheap_ads/ ‘We don’t want people to be deceived’… unless it’s by paying politicians By Thomas Claburn in San Francisco 6 Mar 2020 at 00:4021  SHARE ▼ Facebook, still reluctant to ban deceptive political ads, has filed a lawsuit against domain registrar Namecheap and its identity-protecting proxy service WhoisGuard, for allowing people to register seemingly dodgy web addresses. In a memo published Thursday, Christen Dubois, director […]

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Trump campaign runs hundreds of misleading Facebook ads warning of Super Bowl censorship

By Brian Fung, CNN Updated 3:33 PM ET, Fri January 24, 2020 (CNN)President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has run more than 200 misleading political advertisements on Facebook in the past day claiming the “Fake News media” will attempt to block the campaign’s upcoming Super Bowl ad — despite federal regulations that require the TV spot be […]

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Facebook owned the four biggest apps in the world this decade

Facebook owned the four biggest apps in the world this decade, data shows. The main Facebook app was the most downloaded app between 2010 and 2019, according to analytics firm App Annie. But the three runners-up were all owned by the company, too. Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram came second, third and fourth. Messenger was created by the company, while the other […]

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Facebook Gets $4m Fine From Hungary for Claim Services Are Free By Marton EderDecember 6, 2019, 10:23 AM EST Hungary’s competition watchdog handed Facebook Inc. a 1.2 billion forint ($4 million) fine for claiming its services were free. Facebook made a profit from utilizing users’ online activity and data, which served as “payment” for the services, the Budapest-based authority […]

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First target of Singapore’s ‘fake news’ law is Facebook post that alleged a failed state investment in Salt Bae

By Adam Taylor November 25, 2019 at 10:28 a.m. EST Singapore invoked its “fake news” law for the first time Monday, making a citizen amend a Nov. 13 post that the government said used “false and misleading statements” to smear reputations. But the first use of the law did not focus on misinformation sown by a foreign […]

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Facebook’s partners yet to commit money to Libra

Dave Lee North America technology reporter Source https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50149719 23 October 2019 None of the 20 firms partnering with Facebook on its Libra cryptocurrency project have yet committed to financially backing the effort, the BBC understands. Facebook said in June the founding partners would be expected to each inject $10m, but so far no agreement has […]

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Facebook’s suspension of ‘tens of thousands’ of apps reveals wider privacy issues

The disclosures about app suspensions renew questions about whether people’s personal information on Facebook is secure The New York TimesKate Conger, Gabriel J.X. Dance And Mike Isaac September 21, 20193:31 PM EDT SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Friday that it had suspended tens of thousands of apps for improperly sucking up users’ personal information […]