Category Archives: Facebook

Apple says it’s banning Facebook’s research app that collects users’ personal information – Recode

I see this as a good start to body checking FB but I hope Apple goes further than this.

Mere mortals can do only one thing to escape FB, which is don’t use the service.

However large platforms like Apple and Google could work harder to keep fFB from abusing users on said platforms.

So much for Google being a good actor in any of this :: https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/googles-also-peddling-a-data-collector-through-apples-back-door/

I hope Apple takes this a step further.

In the meantime – apart from making bank, it must suck to work at FB these days.

Apple says it’s banning Facebook’s research app that collects users’ personal information – Recode

Facebook to send VP instead of Mark Zuckerberg to international committee – CNN

It is so telling that he can’t even offer a video conference.

Pathetic.

Facebook to send VP instead of Mark Zuckerberg to international committee – CNN:

But Facebook declined multiple invitations to send Zuckerberg, saying in a letter to the committee last week that he is “not able to be in London.” The company also said they couldn’t make Zuckerberg available via videolink.

Facebook Removing Onavo VPN From App Store After Apple Says It Violates Data Collection Policies – Mac Rumors

No company is perfect but out of the big ones – I still feel like Apple is trying the hardest around these types of issues.

Bravo.

Facebook Removing Onavo VPN From App Store After Apple Says It Violates Data Collection Policies – Mac Rumors:

Update: Apple provided the following statement on the removal of Onavo: We work hard to protect user privacy and data security throughout the Apple ecosystem. With the latest update to our guidelines, we made it explicitly clear that apps should not collect information about which other apps are installed on a user’s device for the purposes of analytics or advertising/marketing and must make it clear what user data will be collected and how it will be used.