Data is not oil, no need to hoard it: Facebook’s Nick Clegg

Data is not oil, no need to hoard it: Facebook’s Nick Clegg

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NEW DELHI: US social media major Facebook has called on India to allow free flow of data across borders to discover its true value, urging against “hoarding” it. “There are many in India and around the world who think of data as the new oil, and that, like oil, having a great reserve of it held within your national boundaries
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Facebook’s emails reveal Cambridge Analytica complaints started months earlier than originally claimed

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The Cambridge Analytica scandal rocked Facebook when it came to light last year, but newly revealed documents containing internal Facebook conversations released jointly by Facebook and the District of Columbia attorney general show that the company was already investigating complaints about Cambridge Analytica potentially abusing data as early as September 2015, months before the December date that Facebook has
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Facebook’s Bizarre Response To Privacy Scandals? New Pop-Up Cafés

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There are many ways that Facebook could tackle its struggling reputation for user privacy and data protection, and opening up “Privacy Cafés” where users can check their settings and seek expert advice isn’t the first one that springs to mind. But that’s exactly what the social media giant has decided to do. “At our pop-up cafés,” explains
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EU says sites using Facebook’s Like button are responsible for your data

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The highest court in the EU has issued a ruling that affects websites using Facebook’s Like button plugin. It determined sites should obtain the consent of visitors before the plugin captures and sends their data to Facebook, whether or not you click the Like button. Alternatively, sites will have to prove there’s a legitimate reason for collecting data
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Facebook’s Instant Games will no more be available on Messenger

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SAN FRANCISCO: Social networking giant Facebook is removing its feature Instant Games out of Messenger and adding it to the Facebook Gaming tab on the main app. “With our focus on creating a central Instant Games experience on Facebook, and as Messenger moves to be faster, lighter and simpler, we recently started migrating Instant Games
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Facebook’s Libra Is Already Ahead Of Ethereum, Litecoin, And Ripple’s XRP–But Not Bitcoin

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Bitcoin has been around for a little over a decade, while its biggest competitors ethereum, litecoin, and Ripple’s XRP have been knocking around for between seven and four years—but all save bitcoin are already being eclipsed by Facebook’s yet-to-launch libra cryptocurrency. The bitcoin price has surged over recent months as interest surrounding social media giant Facebook’s planned libra project reached
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Can You Trust Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency? Initial Regulatory Indicators Aren’t Exactly Positive

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We still don’t know for sure who Satoshi Nakamoto really is, but the hidden face behind that virtual name did say something that made a lot of sense. Back in 2009, when the entity who liked to go by the name of Nakamoto developed a new peer-to-peer digital cash system, called bitcoin. At that time,
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These six members of Facebook’s SheLeadsTech community showcased their growth stories at the Annual Summit

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On Women’s Day 2017, Facebook India launched a unique programme created to encourage women entrepreneurs in the country. Today, the SheLeadsTech community has grown into a thriving curated group of women who have come together to exchange ideas, offer each other support, receive mentorship and address the unique problems that women entrepreneurs face. Today, the
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Facebook’s ad delivery could be inherently discriminatory, researchers say

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A new study says that Facebook’s ad delivery algorithm discriminates based on race and gender, even when advertisers are trying to reach a broad audience. The research backs up a similar claim that the US Department of Housing and Urban Development made last week when it sued Facebook for breaking housing discrimination laws. It also expands
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Explaining Facebook’s pre-poll crackdown on inauthentic behaviour

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Facebook on Monday announced that it had removed or unpublished over 1,000 Facebook pages and Facebook and Instagram accounts from India and Pakistan for ‘inauthentic behaviour’. Of those removed, 103 accounts were linked to employees working for the Pakistani military establishment’s publicity division (ISPR), 687 pages and accounts were linked to members of an IT Cell of Congress, and 15
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