Consumer Watch: A privacy checkup for Facebook security

17 April, 2018, 10:15 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • We've been oversharing online all these years and now we're surprised by a lack of privacy

Even if you've never signed up for Facebook, the company might still have a file on you, gathered through uploaded contact lists, photos, or other sources.When someone you know joins Facebook, the social network can find traces of you in the email/phone contacts, for example.

Earlier this week, The Interceptor, based on the confidential documents obtained, exposed Facebook's secret new advertising service that leverages artificial AI to predict user behavior.

Pal Steigan: I think that he was left off the hook because the senators and Congress people, they don't really understand social media and he had very light game during his job there, and I also think that the senators really didn't want to go into the depth of what Facebook is because that goes to the heart of the American information and security system.

In case you're wondering why Zuckerberg didn't top him, that's because Facebook does not classify Zuckerberg's security program as a perquisite for his benefit. Have you made any major changes to your Facebook's privacy settings following the hoo-ha?

California-based technology giant Facebook must build data centers in the Philippines given its large volume of users in the country, according to a government official. Information collected to make such determinations included race, religion and political affiliation, among other things. Castor asked Zuckerberg two yes-or-no questions that he was forced to admit to: that Facebook collects data on non-Facebook users on every website that has a "like" or "share" button. Now it restricts apps from accessing users' personal data if the app has not been used by them for more than three months.

Facebook is running similar initiatives in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, Indonesia, the Philippines and the US.

Colorado teachers push for more school funding
This is the first day back to school for many Oklahoma students following the two-week walkout by Oklahoma teachers. Not surprisingly, lawmakers who serve corporate interests want to reduce unions' power and membership.


Further attacks on Syria will cause chaos in int'l ties, Putin warns
Putin and Rouhani believe that this incident is causing serious damage to the prospects for a political settlement in Syria.


Arsene Wenger has complained at VAR decision
Asked about Arsenal's wretched away form, Wenger said: "It's a lot about the head and sometimes there is no rationality in it". They got themselves in front, City struggled to react and then once they were in front with the speed they have.


Facebook's new capability in predicting user behavior came from its AI-powered prediction engines called "FBLearner Flow".

Facebook does offer a handy link that allows a quick adjustment to your account settings.

By now I think we've all heard that Facebook was hacked by a tech genius who worked for Cambridge Analytica, which is almost always called a "Trump affiliated company", and they did this to steal 50 million user profiles which they then used to help Trump and the British Brexit campaign to psychologically manipulate voters through targeted ads. Rep. Castor also drew attention to Facebook's harvesting of medical data on non-users, another point Zuckerberg was forced to concede. The Facebook boss did not side with Luján on the proposal, and Friday he said he doesn't plan to design such tool for people who don't have a Facebook account.

Zuckerberg has stated his willingness to comply with GDPR for its European users but has stopped short of guaranteeing similar protections for users in the USA and elsewhere.

He said it was very vital to keep Facebook data private as it might be leaked out just like what happened recently on the platform, where data of over 50 million profiles were leaked to a consulting firm.

Recommended:



Popular

NASA, SpaceX set to launch planet-hunting satellite
They measure tiny dips in a star's brightness that could indicate a planetary body passing in front of the camera's line of sight. NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft will have to wait another couple of days before lifting off.

Study says over 3000 apps on Google Play tracking children
The researchers note that Google has worked to enforce COPPA by requiring child-app developers to certify that they comply with the law.

'Give security to Kathua victims', Supreme Court directs JK government
A girl displays a placard during a protest against the rape and murder of a 8-year-old girl in Kathua, in Bengaluru on Monday. The bench made it clear that it would confine itself only to the safety and security aspect at the moment.

Eurovision star Conchita Wurst reveals HIV diagnosis
Conchita explained that she thought the coming out for herself was better than being out by a third party. Since sharing the news, Conchita has been flooded with messages of support from fans on social media.

Macron says he 'convinced' Trump to stay in Syria ahead of strikes
President Donald Trump attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris , France, July 14, 2017. The foreign minister said a large part of Syria's chemical arsenal had been destroyed, and all French jets returned safely.

Analysts Expect Booking Holdings Inc
SunTrust Banks restated a "buy" rating on shares of Booking in a report on Monday, February 26th. (NASDAQ:PCLN) or 44,433 shares. During the past week, the stock's average weekly volatility was 1.56% and 2.25% volatility over the past 30 days. (NASDAQ:PCLN).

Chattanooga man arrested for armed robbery at Tasty Donuts store
He was last seen wearing a tan and grey baseball hat, black framed glasses, a blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The Leon County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect who was caught on camera in an attempted armed robbery.

Unconventional Volume of Stocks Celgene Corporation's (CELG)
Cann restated a "buy" rating and issued a $163.00 target price on shares of Celgene in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. The stock has a market capitalization of $67,244.50, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.24, a PEG ratio of 0.60 and a beta of 1.48.

Falke Is Coming To Street Fighter 5 This Month
Her attackes are also infused with Psycho Power, which players can channel by holding down any punch button. Crouching (Psycho Kanonen) - Falke lays on the ground and shoots a projectile at the opponent's feet.

Gwyneth Paltrow thanks Ryan Murphy for 'incredible' engagement party
The daughter of Blythe Danner added: 'We feel like the luckiest people on the planet because we have all of you in our lives. Yes, and brad falchuk , according to media reports , came to the party separately from Gwyneth.