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WhatsApp tests ‘self-destructing’ messages feature for your secret chats

It will allow users to select expiration date of messages

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October 2, 2019

 

US regulators approve $5b fine for Facebook

Result of probe into its privacy and data protection lapses

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July 13, 2019

 

Google will soon let you auto-delete your location tracking data

It will remove your activity after three or 18 months

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May 2, 2019

 

Facebook sues four Chinese companies over sale of fake accounts, likes and followers

The companies have not been identified as yet

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March 2, 2019

 

Facebook to launch ‘clear history’ privacy tool later this year

The update could affect its ability to target ads

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February 27, 2019

 

Twitter has been keeping copies of your deleted DMs for years

Deleting a DM isn’t enough to wipe it from their system

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February 17, 2019

 

As facial recognition use grows, so do privacy fears

The unique features of your face can allow you to unlock your new iPhone, access your bank account or even “smile to pay” for some goods and services. The same technology, using algorithms generated by a facial scan, can allow law enforcement to find a wanted person in a crowd or match the image of…

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July 9, 2018

 

US Supreme Court restricts police on mobile phone location data

The US Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities. In the 5-4 ruling, the court said police generally need a court-approved warrant to get the…

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June 24, 2018

 

Offensive Peshawar tourist films Kalash women despite protests in viral video

As summer approaches, people head to the northern areas to enjoy the weather and view—and in one chappie’s case it was the local women. On Tuesday a video went viral of a tourist filming women in the Kalash Valley despite their repeated calls for him to stop. It is not clear when the video was shot. When…

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June 19, 2018

 

Facebook admits privacy settings ‘bug’ affecting 14 million users

Facebook acknowledged Thursday a software glitch that changed the settings of some 14 million users, potentially making some posts public even if they were intended to be private. The news marked the latest in a series of privacy embarrassments for the world’s biggest social network, which has faced a firestorm over the hijacking of personal…

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June 8, 2018

 

Facebook’s rise in profits, users shows resilience after scandals

Facebook Inc shares rose on Wednesday after the social network reported a surprisingly strong 63 percent rise in profit and an increase in users, with no sign that business was hurt by a scandal over the mishandling of personal data. After easily beating Wall Street expectations, shares traded up 7.1 percent after the bell at…

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April 26, 2018

 

Privacy fears weigh on Facebook with earnings ahead

Facebook reports quarterly results Wednesday as it grapples with a data privacy scandal that strikes at how the huge social network makes money from what it knows about people, reported AFP. The earnings release comes just two weeks after Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg faced questioning in two congressional panels about revelations that…

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April 25, 2018

 

Facebook fuels broad privacy debate by tracking non-users

NEW YORK: Concern about Facebook Inc’s respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world’s largest social network tracks people whether they have accounts or not. Privacy concerns have swamped Facebook since it acknowledged last month that information about millions of users…

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April 15, 2018

 

Facebook gets thumbs down for handling of data scandal

Paris: When it comes to its handling of the scandal over how its users’ data was harvested to help elect US President Donald Trump, Facebook gets an almighty thumbs down from crisis management experts. Public relations specialists questioned by AFP were damning in their verdict of how the world’s biggest social network has dealt with…

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March 30, 2018

 

Facebook makes privacy push ahead of strict EU law

BRUSSELS – Facebook said on Monday it was publishing its privacy principles for the first time and rolling out educational videos to help users control who has access to their information, as it prepares for the start of a tough new EU data protection law.  The videos will show users how to manage the data…

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January 29, 2018

 

Can We Mind Our Own Business Please!

By Gulrukh Tausif “Married for three years? Why don’t you have children yet?” “You are still single? Why didn’t you marry?” “What’s your husband’s salary? “Are you happy with your husband? What time does he get home?” “What grades did your children get?” Sometimes I feel that we have no concept of what it means to…

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January 5, 2018

 

Facebook is trying to make you reveal even more personal details

NEWS DESK: Facebook has created a new feature designed to help users “get to know” each other better. Fun Facts encourages you to publish personal details that you might not have shared on your profile. It also invites you to create questions that anyone else can answer, even if you’re not friends with them, reported…

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October 22, 2017

 

Saba Qamar puts to rest rumors about her house getting sealed

NEWS DESK: Pakistani star Saba Qamar, who is currently playing the lead role in Qandeel Baloch’s biopic Baaghi, took to Instagram to put rumors to rest. Rumor has it that actors Saba and Noor’s houses have been sealed in Lahore due to non-payment of taxes. However, Saba recently took to social media to respond to…

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September 11, 2017

 

Facebook lets you see and delete the intimate details it tracks about your life

NEWS DESK: Facebook is tracking you around the internet, and working out what you like. And it figures that you might want to know. The site has a special tool allowing people to see just some of the information that it collects, reported The Independent. It’s been around for some time but has been recently…

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August 11, 2017

 

WhatsApp vulnerable to snooping: report

The Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp is vulnerable to interception, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday, sparking concern over an app advertised as putting an emphasis on privacy. The report said that WhatsApp messages could be read without its billion-plus users knowing due to a security backdoor in the way the company has implemented its…

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January 13, 2017

 

WhatsApp launches video calling for everyone

SAN FRANCISCO: One of the world’s most popular means of communication, Facebook’s WhatsApp, is adding fully encrypted video calling to its messaging app on Monday, a move that comes as privacy advocates worry about the potential for stepped-up government surveillance under a Trump administration. WhatsApp, which boasts more than a billion users worldwide, adopted end-to-end…

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November 15, 2016

 
 
 
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