Facebook Privacy

  • Facebook rolls out 'privacy checkup' to help users better manage what they post September 5, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook on Thursday began rolling out its "privacy checkup" aimed at helping users of the huge social network better manage sharing their information and postings. The new system uses a blue dinosaur to guide Facebook users through its maze of privacy settings for personal information and for sharing their...
  • Facebook for Android can read your SMSs, other confidential information February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Leading social media company Facebook wants to read SMSs and other confidential information of people on the Android mobile phone platform, cyber security firm Kaspersky said today. "Over the last few days there has been a constant scrutiny over Facebook having access to your...
  • US judge approves Facebook privacy settlement over ads August 27, 2013

    San Francisco: A US judge on Monday granted final approval to Facebook's $20 million settlement of a lawsuit over targeted advertising despite objections that the deal did not go far enough to protect children's privacy. Five plaintiffs filed a class action against Facebook in 2011, saying the social networking giant's "Sponsored...
  • Graph search will take social media optimisation to the next level: Zafar Rais January 17, 2013

    Will Facebook Graph Search change the way people behave on Facebook? Founder & CEO of MindShift Interactive Zafar Rais joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. How do you think this will make privacy an even more difficult thing to ask for? Asked by: Vishnu ...
  • Facebook privacy notice message is a hoax November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: A message for some time has been seen doing rounds on Facebook, advising users to post a "Facebook Privacy Notice", which in turn will restrict the public use of the material posted by them on Facebook. Though the message has been debunked number of times, but following the...
  • Facebook unveils changes in terms of service April 21, 2012

    Houston: Social networking site Facebook has unveiled changes to its new terms of service, tweaking earlier drafts in an apparent effort to ease users' concerns about privacy and how their information is used. Based on the feedback from users, Facebook released a new set of proposed changes on Friday and offered...
  • German agency not satisfied with Facebook changes May 28, 2010

    Frankfurt: Germany's national consumer-protection agency may take legal measures against Facebook if it finds that the social network's new privacy controls do not meet German data-protection standards. Carola Elbrecht, head of digital projects at the VZBV agency, welcomed the changes to privacy settings announced by Facebook late on Wednesday but expressed...
  • Facebook faces fresh privacy trouble May 22, 2010

    Toronto: With thousands of users worldwide quitting Facebook to protest its privacy policies, the social networking web site faces fresh legal trouble in Canada which was instrumental in forcing it to implement new privacy safeguards last year. Facebook users' fury has been fuelled by reports that the web site is still...