What is the future of online privacy? Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center released a new study Thursday seeking answers to that question from experts, many of which mentioned Facebook in their answers.
Security technology company MyPermissions announced the launch of Online Privacy Shield 3.0 for iOS, which provides users with information on which applications are accessing their personal data via Facebook and other social networks and online services.
The Appellate Division for the First Department in New York state is tasked with determining whether Facebook and other social media companies can legally challenge search warrants in court in an effort to defend their users, The New York Times reported.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held his second public question-and-answer session Thursday at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., and topics that came up included whether or not Facebook will add a dislike button; the social network’s role in discussions about issues such as the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y.; whether Graph Search will launch in other languages; and the controversial News Feed study by social scientists from Facebook, Cornell University and the University of California-San Francisco.
People-based marketing: Prepare to hear that term a lot more as Facebook develops ad-targeting and measurement platforms like Atlas, LiveRail and the Facebook Audience Network. Facebook has shifted its focus from providing advertising at scale to providing an ad solution where companies can target the right consumers.
Facebook added to its arsenal of security tools with its announcement Wednesday that it reached an agreement with information-technology-security vendor ESET to incorporate its anti-malware technology directly into the social network’s existing abuse detection and prevention systems.