Facebook says up to 2.7 million Facebook users in the European Union have been affected by the data privacy scandal, a spokesman for the European Commission said on Friday.
Facebook has admitted the company has been secretly deleting messages sent on Messenger by founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “After Sony Pictures’ emails were hacked in 2014 we made a number of changes to protect our executives’ communications,” says a Facebook spokesperson in a statement to TechCrunch.
A United Nations migration official called Thursday for Facebook to police its site and its WhatsApp messaging subsidiary for use by abusive human smugglers.
The Kremlin on Thursday said Facebook’s removal of accounts controlled by various Russian media was a hostile move that smacked of censorship.
Facebook has said more users may have been affected by a data leak than previously thought, bringing the total to 87 million.
Facebook on Wednesday said it is updating its terms on privacy and data sharing to give users a clearer picture of how the social network handles personal information.
Mark Zuckerberg agreed to appear before a congressional panel next week, putting a spotlight on the Facebook chief executive and social networking giant pressured by a massive breach of private data and misinformation on the platform.
Facebook says it has removed more than 200 Facebook pages and Instagram accounts controlled by the Russian organisation that had meddled in the US 2016 presidential election.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hit back Apple CEO Tim Cook, calling Cook’s comments about Facebook “extremely glib.” Cook told Recode last week that he would never be in the situation that Zuckerberg has found himself in, facing backlash for the massive Cambridge Analytica data breach.
Facebook has been rolling out a series of changes to its platform that are all aimed at closing up loopholes following the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
Facebook will likely need “a few years” to fix the problems uncovered by the revelations on the hijacking of private user data, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview released Monday.
Faced with an increasingly critical citizenry, the Ugandan government has slapped new taxes on social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Viber to stop what President Yoweri Museveni has called lugambo (gossip).
Facebook said on Wednesday it would end its partnerships with several large data brokers who help advertisers target people on the social network, a step that follows a scandal over how Facebook handles personal information.
Facebook said Wednesday it would overhaul its privacy settings tools to put users “more in control” of their information on the social media website.
An Indian billionaire who promised to help fund a rival to Facebook said Wednesday he had been “overwhelmed” with the response as the world grapples with concerns about data privacy.
Facebook is facing a lawsuit from civil rights groups that claim the company’s ad practices enable discriminatory housing practices.
The Nigeria international recently returned to training after suffering a ligament injury back in October during Super Eagles’ international friendly outing against five-time world champions Brazil in Singapore. He had since been sidelined from action after undergoing successful surgery.
South African business confidence recovered from a 35-year low in July, boosted by improving global economic activity, but the measure remained well-below average, over worries about the slow re-opening of the economy and soaring local infections.
Striking judicial in Ebonyi were ordered to return to work immediately by the state government on Friday or be prepared to loss their jobs.
Nigeria Professional Football League side Nasarawa United has decided to retire jersey number ’20’ worn by late Chineme Martins.
Plateau United have secured the signing of attacker Wasiu Jimoh from Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure.
Twitter is in preliminary discussions for a possible combination with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, after US President Donald Trump said he would ban the app, calling it a threat to national security.
Enyimba’s forward Stanley Dimgba has stated that his club does not merit the position given to them by the league management company (LMC) through the final PPG table.
The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that Nigeria’s next president in 2023 should emerge from the southern part of the country.
The Enugu State Government has announced 7 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of the infection to 976 in the state.
Atlético Madrid have confirmed that two member of their group have tested positive for coronavirus.