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Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Facebook says it logged phone call and SMS metadata via opt-in features on Messenger, Facebook Lite; some say they never installed those apps or gave permission   —  Maybe check your data archive to see if Facebook's algorithms know who you called.  —  This past week, a New Zealand man …
Mar 24, 2018, 8:30 PMIn context
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Facebook's Onavo has removed Bolt App Lock from Google Play after criticism of app's data collection practices, says it was “a small, brief test”   —  It's becoming clear that at some point in the not-so-distant past, a group of assholes at Facebook dreamt up a plan to prey on users …
Mar 9, 2018, 8:25 PMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Users say Facebook is using its phone number that sends 2FA codes for “spam” notifications and replies to the 2FA number get inadvertently posted to profiles   —  It may be a bug  —  Facebook's two-factor authentication (2FA) system has come under fire today for some bizarre design elements …
Feb 14, 2018, 9:40 PMIn context
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Users around the world who infrequently log in to Facebook say it has been increasing re-engagement prompts via emails and text messages recently   —  It's been about a year since Rishi Gorantala deleted the Facebook app from his phone, and the company has only gotten more aggressive in its emails to win him back.
Jan 31, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
Phones can accurately pinpoint user's location via Wi-Fi hotspots, but carriers are slow to adopt the tech for 911 calls due to lack of pressure from regulators   —  Accurate location data is on smartphones, so why don't more wireless carriers use it to locate emergency callers?
Jan 14, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Oculus to launch the Mi VR in China, which will be similar to Oculus Go but with partner Xiaomi providing software for the headset instead of Facebook   —  The new headset comes thanks to a partnership with Chinese tech giant Xiaomi.  —  Facebook is taking a major step toward its goal …
Jan 8, 2018, 7:25 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Privacy advocates say Congress is debating FISA's Section 702 reform without key info from intel agencies about how the warrantless surveillance program works   —  IN 2013, FORMER National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden famously brought to light a series of classified US government spying programs.
Dec 27, 2017, 9:45 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
WhatsApp will drop BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone support on December 31   —  WhatsApp has detailed its plans for older mobile operating systems, with less than a week before the end of the year.  The Facebook-owned app will end support for BlackBerry OS (including BlackBerry 10) and Windows Phone 8.0 (and older) on December 31, 2017.
Dec 26, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches Messenger Kids, a standalone messaging app that lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family approved by their parents, on iOS in the US   —  For the first time, Facebook is opening up to children under age 13 with a privacy-focused app designed to neutralize child predator threats …
Dec 4, 2017, 8:10 AMIn context
Caitlyn Gribbin / ABC:
Facebook tests hashing to eliminate revenge porn in some countries; users send nude pics to themselves that Facebook will hash so they never appear on its sites   —  If you've had a nude photo taken, you might be nervous about where it could end up.  —  Your phone may be hacked …
Nov 7, 2017, 7:05 PMIn context

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