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Facebook acknowledges that it shared data of some inactive users with third-party apps, says the issue has now been fixed
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Facebook acknowledges that it shared data of some inactive users with third-party apps, says the issue has now been fixed

Facebook says that from the past several months, approximately 5,000 developers continued to receive user data even after they were inactive for over 90 days.

Facebook says it dismantles disinformation network tied to Iran's state media
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Facebook says it dismantles disinformation network tied to Iran's state media

Facebook said it had removed eight networks in recent weeks, including one with links to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Corporation.

Oft-criticised Facebook data is now being used by researchers to provide daily Coronavirus updates to US cities, states
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Oft-criticised Facebook data is now being used by researchers to provide daily Coronavirus updates to US cities, states

Facebook and the researchers leading the project say they have overcome those concerns by aggregating the data several times over and funneling it through academics.

Australian privacy regulator files lawsuit against Facebook for sharing personal data of over 300,000 users
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Australian privacy regulator files lawsuit against Facebook for sharing personal data of over 300,000 users

The Australian Information Commissioner accused Facebook of breaching privacy law by disclosing 311,127 users’ information for political profiling.

Facebook warns of threats to innovation, freedom of expression ahead of EU rules
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Facebook warns of threats to innovation, freedom of expression ahead of EU rules

In a meeting on 19 February, EU is expected to propose rules to govern the use of AI especially in high-risk sectors such as healthcare and transport.

Facebook will now send you a notification when your data is shared with a third-party app
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Facebook will now send you a notification when your data is shared with a third-party app

Facebook says that the feature will be triggered every time a user logs into a third-party app using Facebook Login.

Facebook will no longer feed user phone numbers for 2FA for friend suggestions
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Facebook will no longer feed user phone numbers for 2FA for friend suggestions

Facebook was recently found to be using personal data obtained for 2FA to serve advertisements enraged privacy advocates.

California reveals Facebook probe, accuses company of hampering the investigation
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California reveals Facebook probe, accuses company of hampering the investigation

Some states have raised concerns that Facebook and other tech companies engage in anti-competitive practices.

Facebook, Google will now make their user data inter-operable: US Senators
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Facebook, Google will now make their user data inter-operable: US Senators

Companies like Facebook would have to allow its users to easily move, or port, their data to another network.

Facebook Funders threaten to quit as company fails to share data for research
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Facebook Funders threaten to quit as company fails to share data for research

Funders say that Facebook has given access to only a portion of what they were told they could expect.

Facebook given a deadline to provide researchers with data to study its impact on democracy
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Facebook given a deadline to provide researchers with data to study its impact on democracy

Facebook had granted the 83 scholars selected for the project access to “only a portion of what they were told they could expect,"

Germany temporarily suspends restrictions on Facebook's data collection practices
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Germany temporarily suspends restrictions on Facebook's data collection practices

Facebook appealed the landmark decision by the cartel office that the company abused its market dominance.

Facebook to open a pop-up café in London to encourage privacy checks
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Facebook to open a pop-up café in London to encourage privacy checks

The cafe will give out free drinks to anyone who takes part in a privacy checkup.

Facebook's new Study app will pay adults for providing their app usage data
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Facebook's new Study app will pay adults for providing their app usage data

Facebook has said that it will offer complete transparency on how it collects data via the app.

Facebook tracks data of Android users even if they do not have an account
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Facebook tracks data of Android users even if they do not have an account

At least 61 percent apps automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment a user opens the app.

Facebook regulators assessing claims of it sharing user data without permission
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Facebook regulators assessing claims of it sharing user data without permission

Facebook said it did not give companies access to personal data of users without their permission.

Facebook claims it shared data with Netflix, Spotify with user permission
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Facebook claims it shared data with Netflix, Spotify with user permission

Facebook says that the preferential data access was given to these apps with user permission.

Facebook records a steep rise in data requests from Indian govt in first half of 2018
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Facebook records a steep rise in data requests from Indian govt in first half of 2018

In May this year, Facebook said it recorded a massive increase in the total number of Indian government requests for 2017 -- a rise of nearly 62 per cent

UK lawmaker says data firm Cambridge Analytica should not escape scrutiny despite its decision to shut down
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UK lawmaker says data firm Cambridge Analytica should not escape scrutiny despite its decision to shut down

Cambridge Analytica and its parent, SCL Elections, said on Wednesday they would begin bankruptcy proceedings after losing clients.

UK information commissioner probing Facebook over illegal data use allegations after Cambridge Analytica was suspended
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UK information commissioner probing Facebook over illegal data use allegations after Cambridge Analytica was suspended

Facebook suspended the company over allegations it retained improperly obtained user data after claiming it had deleted the information.