FTC Announces Settlement With Facebook–Imposes New Express Consent Requirements for Certain Sharing of Information | The Lares InstituteThe FTC announced today that it had settled a matter with Facebook related to its privacy practices. Among the allegations made by the FTC in the complaint were: In December 2009, Facebook changed its website so certain information that users may have designated as private – such as their Friends List – was made public. They didn’t warn users that this change was coming, or get their approval in advance. Facebook represented that third-party apps that users’ installed would have access only to user information that they needed to operate.
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Edited by Maniac, Eric, Maluniu, Dave Crosby and 142 others Deactivating your Facebook account will temporarily hide your information, but deletion is permanent. Here's how to completely remove your Facebook account. Steps Deactivation 1 Try a temporary deactivation .
On Wednesday, users discovered a glitch that gave them access to supposedly private information in the accounts of their Facebook friends, like chat conversations. Not long before, Facebook had introduced changes that essentially forced users to choose between making information about their interests available to anyone or removing it altogether. Although Facebook quickly moved to close the security hole on Wednesday, the breach heightened a feeling among many users that it was becoming hard to trust the service to protect their personal information. “Facebook has become more scary than fun,” said Jeffrey P. Ament, 35, a government contractor who lives in Rockville, Md. Mr.
News September 23, 2011 03:32 PM ET Computerworld - Facebook's new Timeline will make it even easier for criminals and others to mine the social network for personal information they can use to launch malicious attacks and steal passwords, a researcher said today. Timeline, which Facebook unveiled yesterday at a developer conference and plans to roll out to users in a few weeks, summarizes important past events in a one-page display.
August 5, 2010 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. In just six years Facebook has crossed the threshold of 500 million users. In the past nine months it has doubled in size and is now the number one most visited Web site in the world, surpassing Google.
Another data protection authority says Facebook's facial recognition feature violates European data protection lawOn the 2nd of August 2011 the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has called on Facebook to delete the feature on the social networking site that automatically recognizes facial features and "tags" users when others upload photos of them. According to the local German data protection authority the feature is a violation of local and European data protection laws, and Facebook should adapt the feature to European data protection law or suspend the use of the facial recognition technology. The Commissioner calls the facial recognition technology a "serious interference with the informational self-determination of a person. Even a company that operates globally must respect that." Facebook faces severe fines if they do not comply with the order to shutdown their auto-tagging system in Germany.
Ein Wiener Student will sehen, welche Daten er in drei Jahren bei Facebook hinterlassen hat. Das Ergebnis: 1.200 DIN-A4-Seiten und einige unangenehme Überraschungen. Seit drei Jahren ist Max Schrems Mitglied bei Facebook.
Over the weekend, Dave Winer wrote an article at Scripting.com explaining how Facebook keeps track of where you are on the web after logging in, without your consent. Nik Cubrilovic dug a little deeper , and discovered that Facebook can still track where you are, even if you log out. Facebook, for its part, has denied the claims . Regardless of who you believe, here's how to protect yourself, and keep your browsing habits to yourself. The whole issue has stirred up a lot of debate in privacy circles over the past few days.