9 Things to know about Facebook Privacy and Cambridge Analytica

Hillary Grigonis [POSTED ON 4.5.18 – 8:06AM]

In a press conference April 4, Zuckerberg said the company, at first, did not have a wide enough view on how the network could potentially be abused. “We didn’t focus enough on preventing abuse and thinking through how people could use these tools to do harm as well. That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections, hate speech, in addition to developers and data privacy. We didn’t take a broad enough view of what our responsibility is, and that was a huge mistake. It was my mistake.”

On Monday, March 26, the Federal Trade Commission confirmed an open but non-public investigation into Facebook’s privacy policies. Along with mentioning current privacy laws, the statement also mentions that companies with earlier settlements with the FTC must also comply with orders — and Facebook has already faced AFTC scrutiny for a similar list of complaints in 2011. So what do Facebook users need to know about the illegal data mining? Read More @ Digitaltrends

PayPal Users: Here’s What You Need to Know About the New Phishing Scam

It’s the season of giving, which means internet scams are practically everywhere, as cybercriminals are trying to trick eager holiday shoppers. So, it’s unsurprising that yet another scam has emerged, this time targeting millions of PayPal users with manipulative phishing emails. The emails, which are intended to look like they’re from customer support, are trying to convince users to validate fake transactions. Stay on top of the latest consumer and mobile security threats Read More @ McAfee®Blogs

Credits: Gary David


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