Facebook and Google's Targeted Advertising Is Ruining the Internet and Breaking the World. The Weakest Link is Motherboard's third annual theme week dedicated to the future of hacking and cybersecurity.
Follow along. Listen to Motherboard’s new hacking podcast, CYBER, here. Dr. Nathalie Maréchal is a senior research fellow at Ranking Digital Rights , where she studies the impact of information and communication technology companies’ business practices on human rights. In his testimony to the US Senate last spring, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg emphasized that his company doesn’t sell user data, as if to reassure policymakers and the public.
Social media companies are advertising companies. For a while this seemed like a win-win: people around the world could watch cat videos, see pictures of each others' babies in Halloween costumes, connect with family, friends, and colleagues around the globe, and more. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. Plenty, as it turns out. "If we were looking for a digital revolution, it happened in advertising online" Research finds Facebook holds personally identifiable data on 40% of EU population [Updated] Www.natlawreview. In In re Facebook, Inc., C.A.
No. 2018-0661-JRS (Del Ch. May 30, 2019), the Delaware Court of Chancery granted a Section 220 demand for inspection of Facebook’s books and records, (the “Demand”) for the purpose of investigating potential wrongdoing on the part of the company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”). The consolidated action comes on the heels of news that the data of over 50 million Facebook users were poached by British political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica and used to influence the 2016 Presidential Election. In April 2018, Plaintiff, Construction and General Building Laborers’ Local No. 79 General Fund (“Local No. 79”), a Facebook stockholder since 2015, served its initial Section 220 Demand.
After receiving about 1,700 pages of significantly redacted books and records, Local No. 79 filed the present action to compel production which was consolidated with two similar Section 220 demands. 033 270619 Preliminary Issue Ruling Facebook Ireland and Inc EA20180256. Zuckerberg denies knowledge of Facebook shadow profiles. The fact that Facebook probably has a profile of you whether you’re a Facebook user or not might come as a surprise to some users, though today even the company’s chief executive denied knowledge of the practice — or at least the term used to describe it.
In this morning’s hearing with the House Energy and Commerce Committee, New Mexico Representative Ben Lujan cornered Mark Zuckerberg with a question about so-called “shadow profiles” — the term often used to refer to the data that Facebook collects on non-users and other hidden data that Facebook holds but does not offer openly on the site for users to see. In one of the handful of slightly candid moments of the past few days, Rep. Lujan pressed Zuckerberg on the practice today: A-uniquely-irish-affair-debuts-in-front-of-a-packed-audience-1. How Facebook tracks you on Android (even if you don’t have a Facebook account) - Privacy International Media Server. Siva Vaidhyanathan. Grieving People Gathered on a Facebook Support Group. Then a Hacker Showed Up. Facebook tracks highly personal details through apps - Axios. You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook. Facebook decided which users are interested in Nazis — and let advertisers ta... Log into Facebook.
FB pssing PI to 1/3 party apps. This creepy tool reveals how Facebook tracks and studies your activity. Thenextweb. Have you ever wondered how Facebook collects all the data it has to feed you with the content it presumes you’ll like and keep you coming back for more?
Well, now there’s an app that can answer these questions. Available for free, Data Selfie is an open-source Chrome extension that helps you discover how machine learning algorithms track and process your Facebook activity, and gain insights about your personality and habits. To accomplish this, the nifty extension monitors your Facebook interactions for patterns and then crunches the collected data into insightful reports. Data Selfie essentially tracks your activity – what you look at, how long you look at it, what you like, what you click and what you type – and then applies natural language processing and machine learning algorithms from IBM Watson and the University of Cambridge to turn this data into insight. Facebook's new ad tracking partnership stokes privacy concerns. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed that it is working with Datalogix and said the social network also tracks the performance of ads through its own advertising tool and partnerships with Nielsen and ComScore.
"We know that people share a lot of information on Facebook, and we have taken great care to make sure that we measure the effectiveness of Facebook ads without compromising the commitments we have made on privacy," the Facebook spokesman said. "We don’t sell people’s personal information, and individual user data is not shared between Facebook, Datalogix or advertisers. " But at least one privacy advocacy group says Facebook's partnership with Datalogix raises a red flag. Jeff Chester, the executive director of consumer digital rights group Center for Digital Democracy, said this recent partnership is one in a series of moves Facebook has made that could violate the settlement terms it finalized with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).