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Facebook unveils new tool that allows users control over third-party data collection

Facebook launches tool to let users control the information gathered from third-party apps and websites Facebook who is often criticized for violating user’s privacy on Tuesday finally rolled out its long-awaited privacy tool that allows its users to see and control all the data that third-party apps and websites share […]

Facebook paid third-party contractors to listen to your audio chats

Facebook paid contractors to listen to users’ voice messages without their knowledge Facebook Inc. reportedly paid “hundreds of outside contractors” to sneakily transcribe users’ audio clips without their knowledge, reports Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg said the contractors working on the project were neither told where the […]

Facebook gets closer to making its brain-reading computer a reality

Facebook’s Augmented Reality Glasses Could Very Soon Read Your Mind Facebook has announced that it is working on a brain-computer Augmented Reality (AR) interface device that can transfer a person’s thoughts directly onto a computer screen. Facebook Reality Labs (FRL), a division of Facebook that studies long-term tech products and hardware, […]

Apple Joins Google, Facebook And Microsoft For The “Data Transfer Project”

Apple Teams Up With Facebook, Google And Microsoft For The Data Transfer Project To Improve Data Portability Apple has officially joined the Data Transfer Project (DTP) that was launched and introduced by the search giant, Google in July 2018. The Cupertino giant has now joined Google’s list of partners that includes […]

Facebook to pay record $5 billion fine over privacy violations

U.S. slaps $5 billion fine on Facebook for privacy violations The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday imposed a record-breaking $5 billion fine on Facebook to resolve a government investigation into the social media giant’s involvement in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and other privacy violations. The settlement also requires […]

Canadian Police turns on Facebook’s ‘cat-filter’ while live streaming press conference

RCMP apologizes after accidentally live-streaming press conference on a double murder with Facebook cat filter on British Columbia’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police (BCRCMP) was left red-faced after someone handling the law enforcement’s social media had accidentally turned on the “cat filter” during live-streaming of a press conference on Facebook about […]

Israeli firm can steal your private data from Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon

Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are vulnerable to malware from an Israeli firm Israel-based cybersecurity company, NSO Group has developed a surveillance tool that can obtain user data from Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft servers, according to The Financial Times. NSO Group, whose software product was used to hack […]

US lawmakers tells Facebook to stop its Libra cryptocurrency project

Facebook faces opposition from US lawmakers over Libra cryptocurrency amid privacy concerns Facebook finally on Tuesday unveiled its ambitious cryptocurrency project called “Libra” and its wallet called “Calibra” that it had been working on for more than a year. The Mark Zuckerberg-led company, which is hoping to begin the project […]

Facebook Announces Its Own Cryptocurrency – ‘Libra’

Libra: Facebook’s own cryptocurrency aims to empower billions of users to make financial transactions Facebook on Tuesday took a plunge into the world of cryptocurrencies by unveiling its own digital money called ‘Libra’ that can be used by billions of people using its apps and social network. The social media […]