Tag Archives: Privacy

Facebook ordered to change data policy

facebook Having settled a number of privacy issues with the FTC over in the US last month, Facebook also faced a European interrogation over its data practices. With Facebook’s international HQ being.. more
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Zuckerberg’s personal photos posted after privacy flaw found

facebook Facebook have been experiencing more privacy issues, this time targeting founder Mark Zuckerberg in order to expose a bug in the photo reporting system. Hackers managed to get hold of personal.. more
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Researchers warn over Facebook privacy

facebook Yes, Facebook is under fire over privacy issues once again. This time round it’s boffins from Penn State university over in America who have created a stir. According to a Daily.. more
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Facebook settles with FTC over privacy issues

Facebook has agreed to settle eight Federal Trade Commission charges (FTC) that it failed to properly inform users about how their information is shared. The FTC allege that the social networking site told its users that their information was kept private then “repeatedly allow[ed] it.. more
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Facebook tracks surfing for 3 months

Facebook is often in the headlines over privacy, and this week is no exception. The latest controversy is the revelation of the exact details of how Facebook tracks users when they’re not just signed in, but signed out from the site – and indeed how.. more
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Google turns over new leaf with privacy awareness project

Google has teamed up with the Citizens Advice Bureau to launch a campaign aimed at promoting online safety. Quite how Google feels well placed to lecture the populace about privacy concerns following its StreetView car debacle is anyone’s guess, but they seem to have persuaded.. more
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Facebook cookies track users after logout claims hacker

Facebook is causing a privacy stir again, despite recently introducing measures designed to give users more control over what they make available to the world. One of the reasons for this is the new Timeline feature, which is not yet available to the public, but.. more
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Facebook announces new security features

Facebook announced a number of new security features yesterday that will give users greater power over what they share and who with. The new features are due to begin rolling out over the next few days. The changes are intended to improve the way that.. more
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ICO satisfied with Google’s privacy levels

Last year, Google ran into considerable hot water when its Street View cars were hooked up with equipment to make a wi-fi map of the UK as they went round snapping. The problem was, the cars “mistakenly” sampled data from unsecured wireless networks, including URLs,.. more
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LinkedIn causes privacy storm with new social adverts

LinkedIn has come under fire from several security firms after the business-oriented social network rolled out a new advert scheme. The network called it an exciting new advertising platform which delivers ads that are more useful and relevant to the user. Targeted advertising, in other.. more
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