Social media sites often present users with social exclusion information that may actually inhibit intelligent thought. The short-term effects of these posts create negative emotions in the users who read them, and may affect thought processes in ways that make users more susceptible to advertising messages.
Few propel realise that 20% of the content they consume on Instagram (or Facebook) is sponsored. While more than 30% of the US population uses Instagram today, the majority of American adults don’t even know that Facebook owns it.
Attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code that existed since July 2017. The interaction of three distinct bugs allowed the attackers to steal Facebook access tokens.
Facebook has filed a patent application that would identify elements of photographs to make it easier to target families with ads, by analyzing the photos they post.
Study is the first to demonstrate the effects of Facebook use on a physiological measure associated with health outcomes.
Facebook used its apps to gather information about users and their friends, including some who had not signed up to the social network, reading their text messages, tracking their locations and accessing photos on their phones, a court case in California alleges.
Facebook has been using a secret tool to delete messages sent by its executives from the inboxes of their recipients, without disclosing the deletions to the recipients or even recording there was ever a message in the first place.
Document describes Facebook’s ability to use its vast amount of personal data to identify individual users who are “at risk” of changing to competitors’ products, and then target them with advertising at the moment they would be about to switch.
Facebook’s product management director, David Baser, wrote that the company tracked users and non-users across websites and apps.
Just like enterprises and other large organizations set up honeypots and decoys to misdirect hackers' attention, browsers and similar software should lure website operators into tar pits of useless and false personal information.
Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation is forcing big changes at tech’s biggest firms – even if the US isn’t likely to follow suit.
It is the same game over and over again: Facebook gives people the appearance of choice and then carefully directs users to making the right ones.
Facebook employees are calling for a crackdown on suspected leakers and questioning whether “spies” have infiltrated the corporation, according to leaked internal posts that suggest the social media giant’s workforce is becoming defensive in the face of critical public scrutiny.
Google and Facebook's "free" model allows them to aggregate largely unpaid-for content – such as your photos and posts – rather than strike a price for it.
The Messenger application offers to conveniently track all your calls and messages. But Facebook was already doing this surreptitiously on some Android devices until October 2017, exploiting the way an older Android API handled permissions.
Facebook is increasing its lobbying presence in Washington DC.
The information that the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.
As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, including complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls and SMS messages.
Since Zuckerberg’s “dumb fucks” comment, Facebook has gone to great lengths to convince members of the public that it’s all about “connecting people” and “building a global community”. This pseudo-uplifting marketing speak is much easier for employees and users to stomach than the mission of “guzzling personal data so we can micro-target you with advertising”.
Hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambridge Analytica, according to a new whistleblower.