Facebook login is letting hidden online trackers slurp up your data

Third-party tracking code, used across the internet to track user behaviors on websites, optimize ads and other purposes, has been grabbing Facebook user information on websites that support logging in through the social media platform, Princeton researchers report. When users log in to websites using Facebook’s Login feature, trackers can grab Facebook user IDs and […]

Cambridge Analytica Planned Its Own Cryptocurrency For Selling Your Data

Cambridge Analytica, the firm that faced much criticism over its misuse of Facebook user data, had reportedly planned to organize its own initial coin offering (ICO) before the news broke. According to a Reuters report citing anonymous sources on Thursday, Cambridge Analytica was originally expecting to raise around $30 million via the launch of its […]

Facebook’s AI Predicts Your Future Actions And Uses It To Serve Ads

During his Congress testimony, Mark Zuckerberg shed a little light on his plans to use artificial intelligence to combat the issue of fake news and hate speech on his platform. What he didn’t tell the world was how his company is already using AI to increase its advertising revenues. As per some confidential documents obtained […]

The Cambridge Analytica data breach also harvested people’s private Facebook messages

The data-harvesting app which gathered private information for Cambridge Analytica also collected users’ private messages, The Guardian reported on Friday. This Is Your Digital Life, a quiz app developed by Cambridge academic Aleksandr Kogan, pulled in both incoming and outgoing messages from several thousand accounts of people who downloaded the app. Read how Cambridge Analytica […]

Mark Zuckerberg says that Facebook collects data even if you dont use Facebook

Ever since the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal made headlines, there has been some new news or statement from Facebook. Now with Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress is going on, there are new revelations every day. In the first hearing, Zuckerberg told the Congressmen that his own data was also compromised in the Cambridge Analytica Scandal. Now we here lot […]

Your Facebook data is only worth $5.20 on the dark web

Were you impacted by Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of Facebook FB, +0.46% data? An estimated 87 million Facebook users will find out Monday whether the group improperly used their data, the social-media company said. All 2.2 billion Facebook users will get see a message on Facebook called “Protecting Your Information,” that lays out which third-party apps […]

Can Facebook Users Receive $17,500 Each Over a ‘Data Breach’?

An April 2018 article based on a controversy involving Cambridge Analytica‘s collection of Facebook user data asserted that social media users could receive $17,500 each in compensation over the “data breach” (which Facebook asserted was not a data breach but rather an unauthorized acquisition of user data by a third party). That original article was soon available only […]

Where Users’ Facebook Data May Have Been Compromised [Infographic]

In a blog post, Facebook has disclosed that it believes the data of up to 87 million people was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, far more than previously believed. An earlier estimate by whistleblower Christopher Wylie put the total number of users impacted at about 50 million. Read/see the infographic explaining how the Facebook […]

Facebook Just Doubled the Number of People Exposed in Data Breach

Not 50 million but nearly 87 million Facebook users were exposed by Facebook to Cambridge Analytica for data harvesting and misuse. Facebook Inc. said that data on as many as 87 million people, most of them in the U.S., may have been improperly shared with research firm Cambridge Analytica. This is Facebook’s first official confirmation […]

Facebook Has Admitted It Scans All Messages And Photos You Send On Messenger

If you are a Facebook Messenger user, you should read this news with particular interest. Up until now it was rumored that Facebook scans each and every FB Messenger message, photos and videos but now you have it straight from the horse’s mouth. Yes, Facebook has admitted that it scans all the data that any […]