Latest Criticism of Facebook Stories
Can a cute blue cartoon dinosaur really change the way people control their social media privacy settings? Facebook seems to think so.
The social media universe lit up this weekend with news that Facebook and social scientists from the social network as well as Cornell University and the University of California, San Francisco had manipulated news feeds for some 689,000 users without their knowledge or prior specific consent.
Facebook started off the week with the introduction of a new "Ask" feature, but the social network apparently didn't realize that it might have been asking for trouble.
TORONTO, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - A class action lawsuit commenced today in the Ontario Superior Court alleges that Facebook illicitly intercepted and scanned its users' private messages
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg keynotes this year's Mobile World Congress with the theme "Creating What's Next".
As the founder and creator of one of the largest and most successful websites in human history, Mark Zuckerberg is an important figure. The CEO of Facebook, a social network that is almost constantly embroiled in some sort of privacy scandal, also has a tendency to speak candidly about the company's encroaching policies.
Facebook has removed a restriction for teenage users that previously limited who could view their online postings. The change, which took effect on Wednesday, allows users between the ages of 13 and 17 to manually change their settings to publicly share posts and obtain followers.
Facebook is changing its privacy settings again. This time it is making everybody searchable, meaning users now will need to adjust privacy settings on individual posts moving forward. The changes were detailed in a Newsroom post on Facebook written by Michael Richter, chief privacy officer for the social network.
Facebook will begin asking users why they wanted to hide the news item in question to help them better determine which news items will appear in their feed.
- The act of lurking; skulking about; hiding; keeping from sight.