data

Facebook

Facebook Is Being Sued for Discriminatory Ad Targeting

Housing groups say they were able to create ads that discriminated against mothers, the disabled, and minorities.
Jordan Pearson
3.27.18
Facebook

Firefox’s New Plugin Blocks Facebook from Collecting Users’ Data When They’re Not on the Site

Mozilla, the internet company behind Firefox, has reacted aggressively to the Facebook data scandal, including introduce new user protections and cutting off its advertising on the social media site.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.27.18
Facebook

Why I Took Legal Action Against Cambridge Analytica

If I win, I can show the world a voter file with 5,000 data points the company compiled. I can show others where that information came from, how to request the information for yourself, and how to opt-out. If I win, everybody wins.
David Carroll
3.22.18
sorry guys

Mark Zuckerberg Finally Speaks About the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Four days after it was revealed Cambridge Analytica used the data of 50 million Facebook users to create targeted political ads, Facebook's CEO promises to do better.
Sarah Emerson
3.21.18
Cambridge Analytica

The Researcher Who Gave Cambridge Analytica Facebook Data on 50 Million Americans Thought It Was 'Totally Normal'

In an interview with BBC Radio, Dr. Aleksandr “Alex” Kogan said he never got paid to collect the data and was under the impression that “thousands” of other apps were doing the same thing.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.21.18
angry canadians

Canada Is Pissed Off About Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

The privacy commissioner is investigating, and politicians are calling for regulation.
Jordan Pearson
3.21.18
digital privacy

Not Even AI Can Make Total Sense of a Privacy Policy

Using artificial intelligence, researchers have created a tool that crawls privacy policies on popular websites like Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter. But the software’s findings are not as detailed as those done by humans.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.20.18
data

Given Facebook’s Privacy Backlash, Why Aren’t We Angrier With the Broadband Industry?

If you're mad about Cambridge Analytica taking data from Facebook you should be absolutely livid about AT&T and Verizon.
Karl Bode
3.20.18
Moveable

Connected Cars Will Run on Your Personal Data

US privacy laws aren’t keeping up.
Tracey Lindeman
2.19.18
big telecom

Reminder: Republicans Also Gave Big Telecom Permission to Sell Your Personal Data This Year

No net neutrality and they can sell all your data without asking. What a year.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.21.17
BABY!

The Targets of Mobile Apps: Your Health, Your Ancestors, and Your Baby

Researchers at Yale Privacy Lab analyzed the existence of a hidden economy of trackers packaged into many of the most popular apps in Google Play.
Michael Kwet
Sean O’Brien
12.14.17
privacy

Canada's Privacy Watchdog Wants the Power to Go After Companies Like Equifax

The OPC wants to do something, but it can't.
Jordan Pearson
9.21.17
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