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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Facebook Privacy’

Facebook Is Updating Its Terms And Privacy Policies Again

Facebook announced that it’s updating its terms of service, data policy, and cookies policy to reflect new features, as it also tries to improve its advertising experience. There aren’t any changes to settings, but the way Facebook explains things is getting an update. One change will be in how Facebook explains how it gets location information from users. “Millions of …

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Facebook Teens Get New Privacy Settings

Teenagers will have more sharing options when it comes to Facebook after the company had decided to change privacy settings. Their comments, updates and photos can now appear to the public. While this may seem like good news for them, it could me trouble. Some teenagers do not realize the dangers of allowing anyone to see their posts. Advertisers are …

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Study Finds That Facebook Users Are Starting To Share More Personal Data

A common rebuttal to proponents of online privacy is to just not share personal information with services like Facebook, Twitter and the like. It’s a solid argument, but one that’s not practiced, even by those with privacy concerns. A new study out of Carnegie Mellon University followed over 5,000 Facebook users for six years to observe how much information they …

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Will Facebook’s Privacy Woes Grow in 2013?

Facebook cannot win the privacy issue. The company thrives on allowing advertisers to target their potential customers with pinpoint accuracy, and that takes highly personal data. Even if Facebook were to magically be able to provide the privacy settings that its critics want, incidents such as the outing of a Gay college student would still occur. That’s because the problem …

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Facebook Privacy Back In The News For A Few Reasons

Several pieces of news have come out directly related to Facebook user privacy. First, the Wall Street Journal’s Liz Heron tweeted that Facebook Manager of Media Partnerships Andy Mitchell said that Facebook is “moving away from passive sharing on Open Graph”. (via BuzzFeed) Follow @lheron Liz Heron @lheron Facebook moving away from passive sharing on Open Graph, Andy Mitchell says. …

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Activist Group Could Force Facebook Privacy Changes

According to TechCrunch, the European Activist Group Europe-v-Facebook.org, which is lead by students in Austria, has reached a comment threshold that could take Facebook’s privacy changes to a worldwide vote. The campaign began about a year ago, when the group filed complaints with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) for changes to be made to what they feel are loopholes …

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Will Facebook’s Priorities Change After Going Public?

As we approach the eve of the much anticipated Facebook IPO many are still left wondering how the social networking site is going to satisfy demand from all their shareholders to generate huge returns on those investments. Now as many of you may recall, just before all of this IPO additional shares ruckus, many experts in the investment industry were …

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