Facebook Delays Phone Number Sharing Feature
Late last week, Facebook announced upcoming changes to how users share their personal data. Facebook wanted to make it easier for people to share their mobile phone numbers and street addresses with third-party sites. Though users must opt into this feature, the tools Facebook had in place were not very clear to use. Feedback Facebook received over the weekend prompted it to announce this morning that it is putting the feature on hold while revamping the tools. Users are cautioned to be careful when choosing how and with whom to share personal data.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
Google Maps Improves Location-Sharing Tools
Mar 22, 2017
Google today made it possible for Maps users to share their exact location with friends and family. In Maps, users need only tap the blue dot (signifying their location) and select those with whom they'd like to share.
Gmail to Convert Numbers, Addresses, and Contacts to Clickable Links
Sep 18, 2017
Google today said its G Suite customers will soon be able to take advantage of active hyperlinks in Gmail and Inbox that simplify the process of sending emails or making calls. Both mobile apps will convert text, such as phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses, into interactive links.
Facebook Says Android Users Gave It Permission to Collect Data
Mar 26, 2018
Facebook has been called out in recent days for storing, in some cases, years' worth of call logs and text messages from Android handsets. Users discovered the logs in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Google Debuts 'Nearby' to Alerts Android Users to What's Close
Jun 9, 2016
Google today announced Nearby, a way for Android devices to show people relevant apps, web sites, and other information based on location. It takes the idea of the physical web, which displayed web sites of nearby businesses, a step further.
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