Facebook to Sever Ties with Data Brokers In Bid to Boost Privacy
Facebook said it will end partnerships with a handful of large data brokerage firms. The companies in question help advertising firms fine-tune their targeting of Facebook users. The firms are given access to information about Facebook users likes and ad preferences in order to push more relevant ads. Facebook said it will wind down these firms' access to the data mining tool over a six-month period. The social network is making the move in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which saw the data of millions of Facebook users passed to a company that used it to create profiles of American voters. Facebook has made other privacy-related moves the week, such as improving the visibility of its privacy settings and making it easier for users to manage or delete their data.
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.
Nov 19, 2018
Instagram today said it is taking steps to reduce what it calls "inauthentic activity" across the social network. The company says more accounts have begun to use third-party apps to boost their follower numbers and inflate like counts.
Mar 28, 2018
Facebook today made new controls available to uses for managing their account, settings, and data. To start, Facebook says it redesigned the entire settings menu on mobile devices to improve discoverability.
Feb 15, 2018
Facebook wants to make it easier for people to find and receive help during crisis and other events. The social network today said it will allow organizations and businesses post in the Community Help section so they may offer information and/or assistance to those impacted by adverse events.