- 24 April 2019, 08:00 in Social Media

Did Facebook use data to make money and gain competitive edge?

Documents have emerged that suggest Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke with the social network’s senior executives about harnessing user data to consolidate the platform’s power.

The team discussed many ways by which app developers could be charged for access to Facebook’s data mines as a means to raise revenue after issuing shares to the public.

Facebook has long claimed that customer details will never be sold, but the 7,000 pages of documentation...

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- 5 September 2019, 12:09 in Adtech

Gemserv: What the focus on the AdTech industry and cookies means for your organisation

In the past month the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued both a report on the...

- 18 April 2019, 09:00 in Social Media

New York launches privacy survey to improve state regulations

On Tuesday, New York State (NYS) customer protection officials launched a data privacy consumer survey to give New Yorkers the chance to give their opinion on current data privacy issues and to influence future policies.

- 16 April 2019, 08:30 in Social Media

ICO propose to ban likes and streaks for underage users

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has warned social media giants that they must enforce tougher controls in order to protect the data of...

- 9 April 2019, 06:00 in Social Media

Criminals trade stolen data within Facebook groups

A security company has said that cyber-criminals have been trading stolen goods on marketplaces and exchanges that are hosted on Facebook. Workers at...

- 3 April 2019, 09:00 in Social Media

ICO responds to Facebook call on governments to tighten internet regulation

The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham has spoken out following Mark Zuckerberg’s demands for governments to do more to control what...

- 1 April 2019, 08:00 in Social Media

Belgium regulator fights Facebook over user tracking

A court in Belgium has instructed Facebook to put a halt to tracking users without obtaining the proper consents. The social network has also been...

- 18 February 2019, 13:39 in Social Media

UK politicians put renewed regulation pressures on Facebook following Zuckerberg ‘failure’

MPs in Britain have once again voiced the need for Facebook to have stricter regulations, calling for urgent measures to combat the proliferation of...

- 25 October 2018, 07:30 in Social Media

ICO issues maximum £500,000 fine to Facebook for failing to protect users’ personal information

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Facebook £500,000 for serious breaches of data protection law. In July, the ICO...

- 18 October 2018, 08:36 in Social Media

Facebook data breach affected 3 million users in Europe

The data breach suffered by Facebook is now thought to have compromised the personal details of 3m of the social network’s users in Europe, the...

- 16 October 2018, 08:30 in Social Media

Twitter’s turn to fall under GDPR scrutiny

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) are looking into the extent of Twitter’s compliance with the General Data Protection...

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