#Privacy: Facebook takes legal action against Hong Kong firm for ad fraud

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against a Hong Kong-based advertising company and two individuals for violating the Terms and Advertising Policies.  Filed in the Northern District of California, the lawsuit against ILikeAd Media International Company Ltd., Chinese software developer, Chen Xiao Cong and marketing director Huang Tao, alleges that the defendants deceived people into installing […]

#Privacy: FTC issues ruling that Cambridge Analytica deceived Facebook users

On Friday the US regulators found that Cambridge Analytica had deceived tens of millions of Facebook users for voter profiling and targeting.  In July, allegations had been made that Cambridge Analytica, app developer Aleksandr Kogan, and then-CEO Alexander Nix had worked together to allow Kogan’s GSRApp to obtain Facebook data from app users and their […]

#Privacy: Facebook and Twitter user data exposed due to malicious Android SDKs

Facebook and Twitter have announced that the personal data of hundreds of users may have been “improperly accessed” after using their accounts to log into certain Android apps downloaded from the Google Play store. On Monday, Twitter announced in a blog post that it received a report about a malicious mobile software development kit (SDK), […]

#Privacy: Facebook removes Russian and Iranian accounts ahead of US presidential elections

Facebook has disclosed that it has taken down four separate networks of accounts, Pages and Groups for engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Three of the networks originated from Iran, and one from Russia – all of which targeted different regions across the world including; the US, North Africa and Latin America.  The accounts were removed […]

#Privacy: Facebook’s damaged reputation nosedives as #deletefacebook trends

Social media is prickling with the deletefacebook hashtag as users learn of Mark Zuckerberg’s informal meetings with conservative politicians and right-wing figures in the US. According to the news website, Politico, the encounters began as far back as July. The revelations come as Facebook continues to suffer from the fallout of a series of high-profile […]

Facebook’s New “Off-Facebook Activity” Feature: What’s New and Why Should You Care?

Written by Evelyne Kemunto, Lawyer at Privacy Culture Ltd.    Online advertising is becoming the dominant force in the internet today. Businesses have mastered your digital habits by tracking what you read, watch, search or buy online. The tracked information is then used to create a profile of your likes, interests and preferences which consequently aid […]