WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum Resigns from Facebook Over User Security and Privacy Issues

Today, WhatsApp co-founder and chief executive Jan Koum announced his resignation from the popular messaging app. He will also step down from Facebook’s board of directors, but his exact date of departure is undisclosed. In a Facebook post, Koum wrote that it’s…

Facebook Reveals ‘Privacy Principles’ in Preparation for New Data Protection Laws

Facebook is taking more steps to improve privacy for its users. For the first time, the social media giant will publish its privacy principles or guidelines that reveal how user info is stored and shared. In addition, the company will…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…