Summary: Concerning words from a Facebook user who views the site’s misuse of power over communities
Facebook, which is partly owned by Microsoft and serves Microsoft, was last mentioned here yesterday for bullying rivals using intellectual monopolies (through litigation).
The Wall Street Journal’s report on third party apps transmitting users’ names to online advertising companies and tracking databases in breach of Facebook’s own privacy rules and despite user privacy settings raises ongoing questions on when Facebook will give users absolute control over their privacy settings once and for all.
Facebook today offered reporters a deep dive on how it handles privacy and previewed some upcoming changes. The company revealed it does 80 trillion privacy checks per day on the backend to make sure data isn't wrongly exposed.
A civil class action lawsuit being brought against Facebook on privacy grounds by Europe vs Facebook campaigner Max Schrems has hit its current maximum of 25,000 participants less than a week after the action was announced. Read More
Here’s the official word from Instagam’s blog:
Facebook has been doing a lot of talking in the last day or so about its recently announced partnership with Datalogix — the company published blog posts explaining both the privacy implications and summarizing the results that advertisers have already seen.