The data included phone numbers, birth dates, and email addresses, and some of the data appeared to be current, according to US media reports
The Facebook breach once again highlights how many of the systems we use aren’t designed to adequately protect our information from cyber criminals.
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 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
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
The Australian Information Commissioner accused Facebook of breaching privacy law by disclosing 311,127 users’ information for political profiling.
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 says that the feature will be triggered every time a user logs into a third-party app using Facebook Login.
Facebook was recently found to be using personal data obtained for 2FA to serve advertisements enraged privacy advocates.
Some states have raised concerns that Facebook and other tech companies engage in anti-competitive practices.
Companies like Facebook would have to allow its users to easily move, or port, their data to another network.
Funders say that Facebook has given access to only a portion of what they were told they could expect.
Facebook had granted the 83 scholars selected for the project access to “only a portion of what they were told they could expect,"
Facebook appealed the landmark decision by the cartel office that the company abused its market dominance.
The cafe will give out free drinks to anyone who takes part in a privacy checkup.
Facebook has said that it will offer complete transparency on how it collects data via the app.
At least 61 percent apps automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment a user opens the app.
Facebook said it did not give companies access to personal data of users without their permission.
Facebook says that the preferential data access was given to these apps with user permission.
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