Facebook Alerts Advertisers `Clear History’ May Hurt Targeting

Facebook Inc. is close to rolling out a long-awaited privacy feature but issued a warning to advertisers that improved privacy for users will have at least one key trade-off: Weaker targeting. Facebook first announced the privacy feature, called “Clear History,” more than a year ago — a response following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal to […]

5 Takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s F8 Keynote

At F8, Facebook‘s annual developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg stressed his vision of building a privacy-focused social network as he debuted the newest version of the company’s core app. Zuckerberg said the redesigned Facebook, version FB5, will make navigation easier, load time faster, and provide a cleaner appearance. The new version also encourages private interactions […]

Facebook Files Lawsuit to Stop the Release of Reports About Its Privacy Practices

Facebook will seek to block disclosures from years’ worth of privacy reports it submitted to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, according to filings in a lawsuit seeking the release of information in the documents. Facebook plans to intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to pry open information contained in the privacy reviews, according to a […]

Mark Zuckerberg: The Future of Social Media Is Private, Encrypted Communication

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a lengthy statement Wednesday outlining how the company hopes to make communication across Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp a “fundamentally more private experience,” moving toward what he says will be social media’s future. “I believe the future of communication will increasingly shift to private, encrypted services where people can be confident […]

Big Tech Vs. Big Privacy Lawsuits

Jay Edelson grew up poor among rich kids outside Boston. He seethes at the recollection of other boys smashing their $200 tennis rackets he could not afford, and of his parents scolding him for trying to spend the $20 he had earned raking leaves. Today, Edelson, a 46-year-old attorney, still has a chip on his […]