Facebook is drawing fire from privacy activists again, after unveiling a new policy which could turn users’ data and pictures into advertising. The new plan would “dramatically expand the use of personal information for advertising …
With Facebook reportedly close to cutting a deal with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over privacy sins dating back to 2009, the question remains whether the social network's brain trust really gets the privacy issue. The details- …
NEW DELHI: As the Indian government gears up to create a data protection law, it should make sure that while the legislation meets the citizen’s privacy needs, it also promotes innovation and economic growth, said Rob Sherman, …
If your Facebook News Feed is full of paragraph-long statuses about privacy, you're not alone. Two privacy hoaxes that have been circulating on Facebook for years resurfaced this week. Here are the two rumors that are making the …
Don’t fool yourself: There is no such thing as privacy on the Internet. That’s the first thing digital journalism professor Robert Hernandez tells me during a discussion of online privacy. “How you carry yourself in real life is how you carry ...
Facebook is close to a settlement with the U.S. government over charges that it misled users about its use of their personal information, the latest sign of widening public concern over privacy in the digital age. According to people …
Facebook announced today that its 1.28 billion users will be getting a privacy tune-up in the coming weeks. An expanded privacy checkup tool featuring a friendly blue dinosaur will guide people through steps to review who can see their …
Everywhere you look (even here at Ars), there are articles about people making poor decisions about what kinds of info and how much to share on sites like Facebook. The Internet is no longer a place where you can hide out easily—friends, …
So help me, I like Mark Zuckerberg. I’m glad he invented Facebook in his Harvard dorm back in early 2004 and has devoted himself to it ever since. The world, and my life, are richer for it. I do confess, however, to feeling just a tiny …
Visit CIO’s Macs in the Enterprise page. Privacy has long been a thorny issue for Facebook: Three years ago, the social networking site unveiled its Beacon advertising project, which resulted in a class-action lawsuit. December’s privacy