In 2007, Facebook's first targetted advertising product, Beacon, caused outrage because there was initally no opt-in option about the kinds of information users wanted to share In 2009, a Federal Trade Commission investigation was triggered because Facebook users complained that the new privacy tools were too confusing and pushed users to make more of their personal information public In 2010, it was revealed that advertisers were using a privacy loophole to retrieve revealing personal information about Facebook users and the company had to change its software In 2011, the FTC charged Facebook with lying to customers about how their information could be kept private but making it public anyway 2018 saw Facebook's biggest privacy scandal to date with reports that Cambridge Analytica misused user data and Facebook had to admit that it had failed to protect its users … [Read more...] about How to quickly delete your old Facebook posts that could embarrass you
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The passing last week of the Hong Kong national security law has led to a hardening of the mood. India has banned 59 Chinese mobile apps; the US congress has passed a bill that would make it possible to impose sanctions on banks that connive in the loss of Hong Kong’s autonomy. The UK government has promised to offer citizenship to 3 million residents of Hong Kong. It also has some awkward decisions to make over whether it wants China to be involved in the building of nuclear power stations or the 5G wireless network. One thing is certain: the dream of a community of countries all committed to the same ends is dead. … [Read more...] about Fifteen years after the G8 summit, it’s the UK that’s in dire need of aid
The effects of Brexit mean Kolpak deals will be terminated at the end of the postponed 2020 campaign meaning those players – as well as those who have had deals cancelled this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic – will now have a greater chance to earning deals. … [Read more...] about Brexit UK news LIVE: Boris Johnson says no-deal is a ‘very good option’ as negotiations delay and pound value plummets
'There was just the three of us and three workers when it opened. I think they're expecting more later. I'm being sensible about it though. We all are. I'm a full-time carer for my mum. I've got a mask with me. I've had a nice bottle of Magners cider - I do like them. I'll have a couple more.' … [Read more...] about Meanwhile in Leicester… Police on patrol at stations as locked-down residents are told not to leave Covid-hit city which remains a ghost town on Super Saturday
Sessions, at his abruptly called press conference on Thursday, recalled telling Kislyak that he had gone to Russia with a church group in 1991. “He said he was not a believer himself but he was glad to have church people come there,” Sessions told reporters. “I thought he was pretty much of an old-style Soviet-type ambassador.” … [Read more...] about Who is Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador rattling Trump’s presidency?