At its core, privacy is the agency individuals assert over what information about themselves they share and to whom they share that information. Online, concerns about privacy manifest themselves everywhere—from surveillance by government agencies like the NSA and the FBI to corporate data-collection by tech companies like Facebook and Google.
Facebook is making a tiny change that will protect it from strict privacy laws
The social network downplayed the reasoning for its actions.
Data harvesting firm leaked personal data on 48 million people
The company refutes the details of the leak.
Would you pay $11 to use Facebook?
The social network is reportedly considering a paid ad-free option.
Facebook faces billion-dollar lawsuit over facial recognition tags
The company would owe every user in Illinois $5,000.
Cambridge Analytica created ‘Sex Compass’ and other apps to harvest Facebook data
The number of users affected by the scandal could skyrocket.
Facebook tries to explain why it scrapes data from non-users
It also called out a handful of its rivals.
Facebook’s new privacy review notice is meant to protect itself—not you
New regulations require consent to collect data.
Here’s what we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimonies
Monopolies, privacy blunders, and whether Facebook listens to your phone calls.
Mark Zuckerberg admits his personal data was stolen in Cambridge Analytica scandal
The revelation came during his 2-day testimony before Congress.
Facebook is paying internet sleuths to find data firms risking user privacy
You could earn a fat paycheck for uncovering the next scandal.
Viral Facebook hoax falsely tells users they ‘will be hacked’
Typing 'BFF' will tell you nothing about account security.
Facebook could owe $7.5 trillion for failing to protect your privacy
The theoretical fine would put the social network out of business.
Users would need to pay if Facebook stopped collecting data, exec says
She also hinted that more data breaches are coming.
Facebook caught deleting Mark Zuckerberg’s messages without notifying users
The social giant claims it's for security reasons.
Facebook: If you have an account, your information was likely compromised
'We've seen some scraping.'
Facebook admits to scanning Messenger conversations
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Facebook: Cambridge Analytica took data from 87 million users
Previous reports said 50 million people were affected.