Tag Archives: Data

Facebook Suggests No Compensation for EU Users Affected by Data Breach

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is unlikely to compensate 2.7 million European users Their data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica Sensitive bank account data had not been shared: Facebook Facebook is unlikely to compensate the 2.7 million European users whose data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica because sensitive bank account data had not been shared, the company said on Wednesday. The world’s ... Read More »

Facebook Alleged to Collect User Data From Texts and Photos

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook accused of collecting information on users through its apps A filing was submitted to a court in San Mateo, California Facebook allegedly used methods including tracking users’ locations Already under fire for misuse of users’ data after the Cambridge Analytica scandal came to light, a new filing in a California lawsuit now alleges that Facebook collected information on users and their friends ... Read More »

Facebook Officials Head to Europe to Respond to Data Scandal

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is responding to concerns over user data misuse The social network has been embroiled in a privacy scandal Facebook COO and CTO will be amongst those doing the rounds Facebook officials will be travelling – or at least making phone calls – to Europe to respond to concerns that the data of as many as 2.7 million people in the European ... Read More »

WhatsApp Says It Collects Very Little Data as Facebook Privacy Scandal Rages On

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp says all messages are end-to-end encrypted Experts say information about calls is likely being mined by WhatsApp Group chats also put users at risk, according to privacy experts WhatsApp has attempted to address privacy concerns surrounding its service as parent company Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal continues. The world’s most popular instant messaging service, WhatsApp says it collects very little data and that ... Read More »

Facebook ‘Didn’t Do a Good Enough Job’ Protecting Data, Says COO Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said the social media company failed to protect users’ information during an interview with PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff on Thursday (April 5). “We know that we did not do a good enough job protecting people’s data. I’m really sorry for that,” Sandberg said. The company’s shares have sunk 16 percent, wiping more than $80 billion from its market value ... Read More »

Facebook Being Pressed by EU on Sharing of Its Users’ Data

The European Commission pressed Facebook on Monday over whether EU citizens’ data were among those improperly harvested by a British political consultancy, after the US regulator said it was investigating the firm’s privacy practices. That piled yet more pressure on a firm that has lost more than $100 billion (roughly Rs. 6.5 lakh crores) in market value in the last 10 days. Facebook shares fell ... Read More »

Germany Vows ‘Stricter’ Facebook Oversight After Data Leak

Germany’s justice minister on Monday said Facebookshould face “stricter” oversight and be more transparent with its users, as the tech giant struggles to contain the fallout from a huge data privacy scandal. Speaking after a meeting with European Facebook executives in Berlin, Justice Minister Katarina Barley said the firm’s assurances that it had already cracked down on the misuse of personal data ... Read More »

Telefonica rolls out personal assistant ‘Aura’ in data focus

The telecom carrier is set to release Aura in six countries, a key plank of chief executive officer Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete’s data-focused strategy. Photo: Reuters Madrid/London: Apple Inc. has Siri, Amazon.com Inc. has Alexa and now Telefonica SA is promoting its own digital personal assistant with a voice, Aura. The telecom carrier is set to release Aura in six countries, a ... Read More »

Google Deletes Android Backup Data If You Don’t Use Device for Two Months

HIGHLIGHTS Google reportedly doesn’t proactively inform users about deleting data Users who are paying for Google Drive can’t recover data once deleted Android allows users to backup app and settings data If you have a habit of switching your daily driver from Android frequently, we have news for you. As it turns out, Google deletes the Android backup data for users if ... Read More »

VR, AR, 3D Printing and Data Analytics Overtake Visual Tech Market in Education

While visual technologies in education are expected to steadily grow each year through 2021, the majority of the market will comprise virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), 3D printing and visual data analytics products, according to a new industry forecast. The latest industry report from Technavio predicts the visual tech market in education will grow 33 percent through the forecast period 2017-2021. ... Read More »