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Facebook At One Point Was Seeking Medical Data Its Users

04/05/2018, Our medical data is something that we probably wouldn’t really want to share with the rest of the world, which is why medical information about patients is guarded rather heavily. However it seems that at one point in time, this information was...

Facebook Changes The Way Call & Text History Is Stored

04/04/2018, It has recently been discovered that Facebook for Android users has been scraping information like your call and text history. It should be noted that Facebook made no attempt to hide this and that it was a permission that Android users actually granted...


Facebook Admits They Scan Photos & Links Sent On Messenger

04/04/2018, Facebook’s data privacy scandal is far from over, but it looks like the company has revealed a practice which has ruffled some feathers, namely how the messages, photos, and links you send over its Messenger platform are scanned. This was revealed...

Facebook Now Lets Users Delete Third-Party Apps In Bulk

04/04/2018, As Facebook has become the de facto social media platform, it has become widely used all over the world, which is why it isn’t surprising that people have been using Facebook to sign into apps, link their apps to Facebook, and so on. However following...

Facebook Making Changes To Its Smart Speakers To Focus On Privacy

03/28/2018, Earlier it was reported that Facebook apparently decided to delay the launch of their smart speakers due to the current privacy scandal that Facebook has found themselves embroiled in. Now according to a report from The Information (paywall; via...

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Speaks Up About Facebook’s Privacy Scandal

03/28/2018, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to testify before Congress on the company’s recent privacy scandal because while Facebook has been embroiled in similar situations in the past, the fallout from this recent scandal is particularly severe....

Airbnb Starts Sharing Host Information With Chinese Government

03/28/2018, If it wasn’t obvious, creating a global operations isn’t an easy task and isn’t as simple as just opening up shop in another country. Certain things need to be changed and modified to comply with local laws and regulations and culture and what not,...

Facebook Reportedly Delays Launch Of Their Smart Speakers

03/28/2018, We’re sure that there are some users with concerns about devices like the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod, devices that are sitting there “listening” and waiting for users to give the command. These companies have stressed in the past...

Facebook Sued Over Collection Of Call, Text History Logs

03/28/2018, Facebook’s privacy scandal doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon. If anything it looks like it’s about to get started, but if that wasn’t bad enough, you might recall that Facebook was also recently discovered to have been...

Sonos To Also (Temporarily) Pull Their Ads From Social Media

03/25/2018, Due to Facebook’s recent privacy gaffe, companies such as Mozilla have decided to pull their ads from the platform. It looks like Mozilla is not alone in this because in an announcement by Sonos, it seems that the audio company has also decided to take...