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Clear personal data that Facebook collects

Any user can clear personal data that Facebook collects about her/his activity. The Off-Facebook Activity feature is now available to every user. After facing worldwide criticism over privacy and data breach controversies, Facebook last summer announced a privacy tool…
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267 million Facebook users had their data exposed

A leak exposed the data of 267 million Facebook users. According to Comparitech’s representatives, this was the result of a scraping operation carried out by cybercriminals. “One possibility is that the data was stolen from Facebook’s developer API before the…
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Fact-checking program extended on Instagram

Facebook is expanding its fact-checking program on Instagram globally. This is to help combat the rising amount of misinformation. The company started working in May with third-party fact-checkers in the US. If they consider the content as false, Instagram labels it as such.
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Facebook, hit by Chinese ad fraud

The social media giant sued a Chinese company which infiltrated Facebook for ad fraud. Mark Zuckerberg’s company claims that the company used malware to compromise hundreds of thousands of accounts. Then, it used them to run “deceptive ads” promoting counterfeit…
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Facebook: Government demands for more user data

Facebook announced that the US Government demands for more user data then ever. The demand increased by 16% during the first half of this year compared to the second half of last year. Thus, this is the highest number of government demands it has received since…
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Facebook defends political ads

Facebook announced it would not remove political ads before the UK’s General Election. The decision comes although there were complaints that the Conservative Party is trying to influence users with misleading information. Twitter announced plans to ban political…