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GCHQ admits snooping on Google and social networks of UK citizens

The UK government has said its intelligence service GCHQ can carry out surveillance on UK citizens' use of Facebook, Google web searches, YouTube and Twitter uses without an individual warrant because the social networks are based overseas.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Facebook switches default settings again

Facebook made the default setting public for a period of five years. It has now reversed its policy to make it a private profile initially after criticisms about publicity of people who do not want to be public.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

Facebook to pay $20 million for sharing users’ details on ads

Facebook has been ordered to compensate more than 600,000 users for having shared their personal details in ads on the site without their consent. Each user will receive a $15 payout.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat - 5 comments

German privacy agency orders changes to Facebook real name policy

German lawmakers are once again coming at Facebook over privacy issues. This time the country's data protection officers say Facebook's requirement of its members to use their real names violates German laws.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Review: The latest Facebook scams to watch out for

Scams on the web seem to never go away. The latest scams or rumors on Facebook increase as the company continues to add users at home and around the world.
In the Media by Anthony Carranza - 3 comments

Facedeals: An offer we should probably refuse (update)

Facial recognition just got real as Redpepper begins testing its product on the public through business to consumer deals.
In the Media by Dierdra Baptiste

Yahoo! denies molesting your privacy on Facebook

An exec from Yahoo! denies allegations that the company molests the privacy of Facebook users without their knowledge. Instead, he said the opposite, Yahoo! cares about your privacy.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Minnesota girl, 12, sues school, cops, over Facebook privacy

Minneapolis - The lawsuit, backed by the American Civil Liberties Union, was brought after a middle school student was forced to give her passwords to her school.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 11 comments

Women and young adults like to 'unfriend' on social networks

Washington - Approximately 60% of internet users 'social network.' What is 'privacy' in the social networking world when people share numerous personal details over the internet. Have the general public given up privacy rights? Pew Research Center investigates.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Facebook admits deleted photos aren't really removed

A few years ago Ars Technica contacted Facebook about a problem where researchers found photos "deleted" from Facebook profiles were still available if an individual had the direct URL to the photo.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Online seminar for parents about Facebook

Parents will have a chance to hear in detail about the safety of their kids being online. They will learn about kids' communication on the Internet.
In the Media by Forstine Carter

Op-Ed: Facebook tracking cookies track you after you log off- study

Sydney - Facebook keeps getting in to the news for all the wrong reasons. The latest is a study of Facebook cookies, which indicates that the cookies and Facebook buttons on websites can still track you- after you log off, wherever you are.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 5 comments

Facebook Revamps Privacy Control

Today, Facebook has unveiled changes that allow users greater control over who is allowed to view what on a user's profile.
In the Media by Dustin Bruce - 1 comment

Facebook, literally — Face recognition tags raise privacy fears

Facebook’s use of facial recognition technology on photos pasted on the site is alarming a lot of privacy experts. The “Tag Suggestions” feature is the culprit, and some would say the smoking gun.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 6 comments

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