Tag: internet privacy

The industry built around Facebook: The value of your personal data

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This past April, Facebook Inc. implemented a policy which limits the data it makes available to commercial and non-commercial third party users. The new policy helps to protect Facebook users’ privacy but has had a significant impact on the industry which has sprung up around the social media platform’s data flow.   Most of the… Read More

Ashley Madison leaks continue to grow, and so do the lawsuits

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In July, hackers started releasing customers’ personal data from the online dating site for people looking for an affair, Ashley Madison. Now, the data leak seems to have gotten much worse.       Last week, hackers leaked 20 gigabytes of data taken from the dating site, which was double the amount of information exposed only… Read More

Facebook withdraws student’s internship over invasive app

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Facebook seeks out interns that are skilled at developing innovative apps, but Harvard student Aran Khanna had his internship withdrawn from the company over the creation of an app.   In May, Khanna created the Chrome extension “Marauders Map” soon after accepting an internship at Facebook; the app can track people’s locations when they use… Read More