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Jul 3, 2020

Facebook admits to another damning data flaw

The company fixes a flaw that allowed third-party app developers to collect users’ personal information after authorised access to the data had expired.


Review: The Great Hack - a look inside the ‘full service propaganda machine’

This Netflix documentary is meant to scare us, and it does - for good reason.

Jun 25, 2019

'No evidence' of interference in Brexit vote: Facebook

Facebook's head of global affairs reiterates its stance, saying outside forces did not use the platform to influence the 2016 UK Brexit result.


Is your testing partner ISO 27001 compliant?

ISO 27001 certification demonstrates that a company has identified the risks and put systems and controls in place to limit data breaches.

Mar 26, 2019

'Digital gangster' Facebook to appoint content reviewers

The social media giant outlines plans to create an independent oversight board to provide guidelines around implementing a level of censorship on the platform.

Mar 22, 2019

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text

As many as 20 000 Facebook employees had internal access to the files.

Feb 19, 2019

UK calls for tighter regulation of 'digital gangster' Facebook

Legislators in the UK claim Facebook intentionally and knowingly violated the country's privacy and competition laws.

Jan 10, 2019

Data breaches affect over 1bn users in 2018

Facebook, Google, Twitter and Liberty were among companies subjected to major data breaches in 2018.

Dec 20, 2018

Facebook shares drop as data privacy fallout spreads

The social media company's shares sink amid concerns about its ability to safeguard user information.

Nov 28, 2018

Lawmakers slam Facebook's 'frat-boy billionaires'

Facebook came under fire yesterday from lawmakers from several countries who accused the firm of undermining democratic institutions.


First formal GDPR notice served

As the first General Data Protection Regulation summons is issued, how will you protect your firm from a similar fate? asks Anton Jacobsz, MD at Networks Unlimited.

Nov 7, 2018

Facebook referred to EU watchdog over targeting, fake ads

Britain's information watchdog has asked Facebook's lead European regulator to investigate how the company targets, monitors and shows adverts to users.

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