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Debt collectors hounding your Facebook friends
Published in News
Monday, 16 September 2019 10:37

Debt collectors hounding your Facebook friends


21st-century tactics

Debt collectors have started hassling debtors' Facebook friends in a bid to put pressure on them to pay up.

Apps are still flogging menstruation data to Facebook
Published in News


Privacy invasion period

Privacy International has found that 61 percent of mobile apps were automatically transferring data to Facebook – even if they don’t have an account, and some of the worst offenders were those to track menstruation.

Germany’s cartel office has another crack at Facebook
Published in News


We have the power to make it obey orders 

Germany’s cartel office is to appeal a regional court decision to suspend restrictions it had placed on Facebook’s data collection practices to the country’s highest court.

Big tech being investigated for antitrust
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:00

Big tech being investigated for antitrust


The US suddenly realises that Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are not that nice

State attorneys in more than a dozen states are preparing to begin an antitrust investigation of the tech giants.

Facebook gets hard copies of snooped audio
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 11:59

Facebook gets hard copies of snooped audio


For study and the office Christmas party

Social notworking site Facebook has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services.

New York Times seems to be supporting Facebook
Published in News


Hides anti-Google ranters pro-Facebook bias

Apple’s favourite newspaper, the New York Times, has published anti-Google rants from those who represent Facebook.

Saudi Arabia using Facebook to get regional influence
Published in News


Never mind the Russians

Social notworking site Facebook uncovered a cunning plan by the Saudi Arabian government to run a network of fake accounts and pages on Facebook to promote state propaganda and attack rivals.

Faith in big tech has plumetted
Published in News
Thursday, 01 August 2019 12:17

Faith in big tech has plumetted


They are all seen as the bad guys

US people have lost faith that Big Technology companies are that good since the last presidential campaign in 2015.

Mozilla says Facebook API is borked
Published in News
Thursday, 25 July 2019 12:13

Mozilla says Facebook API is borked


Firefox is unhappy

Big Cheeses at the Mozzarella Foundation have found 12 major bugs in Facebook's transparency API which it says needs significant work if it is going help journalists and researchers with transparency ahead of looming elections.

Facebook marks shift in Libra balance
Published in News
Monday, 22 July 2019 12:03

Facebook marks shift in Libra balance


Will comply with regulations after all

Facebook appears to have been reassuring Congress that its new Libra payments will comply with financial regulations.