Facebook’s sponsored stories have seen their highs and lows, with the lowest low occurring when the ad unit became the subject of a class-action lawsuit, but sponsored stories will be history after April 9, according to a list of breaking changes to Facebook’s ads application-programming interface published on the social network’s platform roadmap.
Facebook and Privacy
Continuing its efforts to quell users’ concerns over the safety of their data in the wake of the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative, Facebook Tuesday released its first Global Government Requests Report, saying that it will “release these reports regularly in the future.”
Facebook quietly rolled out a new main logo, as well as new logos for some of the company’s official pages.
Facebook continues its efforts to educate its users about privacy on the social network, following up January’s announcement of its Ask Our CPO series, featuring Chief Privacy Officer of Policy Erin Egan, with an announcement on its Facebook and Privacy page Wednesday that it will launch a “Tip of the Week” program.
Facebook’s controversial tag suggest feature for photos, which was temporarily suspended last year amid concerns over the use of facial-recognition technology, is being re-enabled in the U.S., the social network announced in a post on its Facebook and Privacy page.
Facebook users with questions for Chief Privacy Officer of Policy Erin Egan now have a forum for those questions, as the social network announced on its Facebook and Privacy page Sunday that it launched its Ask Our CPO series, in which Egan responds to users’ privacy-related queries.
The Facebook privacy notice hoax that made its way across status updates in June returned with some gusto over Thanksgiving weekend, triggered by the social network’s announcement last week that it is considering changes to its data use policy and statement of rights and responsibilities.