The Facebook data breach is a scandal of our own making. Legally, there’s nothing we can do about it.

Read Joel Winston explain why Facebook data breach scandal is user’s own making on NBC News : I’ve spent 15 years researching and litigating privacy laws, and I’m still baffled by Facebook’s ever-changing privacy settings. Facebook users angered by recent privacy scandals involving the social media giant and various consulting firms like Cambridge Analytica may […]

2016 Facebook memo defends ‘ugly’ growth strategy, even if it gets people killed

A Facebook Inc. executive wrote a memo in 2016 that said the company’s strategy of growth at any cost could have disastrous consequences — even cause deaths — yet still be “justified.” In the leaked memo, published Thursday by Buzzfeed, Facebook Vice President Andrew Bosworth talked about the “ugly” side of the social network’s impact on […]

FTC Confirms It Is Investigating Facebook’s Privacy Practices In Wake Of Cambridge Analytica Crisis

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission confirmed on Monday that it has launched an open, non-public investigation into Facebook privacy practices. The agency’s probe is reportedly focused on whether Facebook violated a 2011 consent decree over its handling of the personal data of more than 50 million users, which an app creator transferred to a data […]

#DeleteFacebook : 5 Best Facebook Alternatives With Focus On Privacy

The #DeleteFacebook has been gathering steam even as we speak. Now even Elon Musk of Tesla has joined the #DeleteFacebook bandwagon by deleting Facebook pages of Tesla, Hyperloop and other Musk products. The repercussions of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal are even felt in India where the matter was put on record in the […]

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Apologizes for Data Breach in British Ad Campaign

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologized to the people of Britain on Sunday over a “breach of trust,” taking out full-page advertisements from British newspapers after a political consultancy got its hands on the data of 50 million users. “We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t, we don’t deserve it,” said […]

How To Delete Your Facebook Account Permanently?

Facebook has just lost around $50 billion in market capitalization. This amount may be equal to the GDP of several small underdeveloped nations. What evolved as a social networking website has now turned into an opinion maker and could make or break elections. Words of Edward Snowden ring true. Years earlier he had said that […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally releases statement on data breach

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally broke his silence on the Cambridge Analytica data scandal on Wednesday, posting an explanation online and giving interviews to some news organizations. “We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you,” Zuckerberg said in a statement on his Facebook page. […]

WhatsApp Co-founder Tells Everyone To Delete Facebook: “It Is Time”

The voices calling the people to delete Facebook are gaining traction. In a tweet on Tuesday, even WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton told everyone to delete their social networking account from their digital life. It’s worth noting that Acton sold his company for $19 billion to Facebook in 2014. For those who don’t know, this #deletefacebook […]

The Cambridge Analytica saga is a scandal of Facebook’s own making

Read why John Harris says that Facebook mess was inevitable as Facebook has worked tirelessly to gather as much data on users as it could – and to profit from it on The Guardian : Big corporate scandals tend not to come completely out of the blue. As with politicians, accident-prone companies rarely become that […]

How to protect your Facebook privacy – or delete yourself completely

If the revelations that Cambridge Analytica acquired the records of 50 million Facebook users has you wondering how to protect your own personal information, you may already have discovered the maze of privacy settings the social networking site offers. First, the good news: the feature that allowed the most egregious data harvesting used by the […]