Facebook only cares about privacy because it has to

Facebook only cares about privacy because it has to

You may think it's free to use Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp, but the cost has always been your data. "I understand that many people don't think Facebook can or would even want to build this kind of privacy-focused platform -- because frankly we don't currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services, and we've historically focused on tools for more open sharing," he said. "But we've repeatedly shown that we can evolve to build the services that people really want, including in private messaging and stories."

Fearing Patchwork Privacy Laws, Tech Industry Calls for Federal Regulation

Fearing Patchwork Privacy Laws, Tech Industry Calls for Federal Regulation

“Public sentiment has changed. Consumers are no longer comfortable exchanging their data for goods and services,” Bergman said, citing high-profile breaches of consumer data like the Equifax hack in 2017 and the harvesting of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica as far back as 2014.

CCPA and The Regulatory Landscape

CCPA and The Regulatory Landscape

The State of California recently passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). The CCPA grants new rights to consumers with respect to their personal information. This law, which will go into effect in January 2020, imposes serious responsibilities and liabilities on businesses who engage in commercial activities with residents of California…

To make it perfectly clear how onerous this is for companies, “collecting” is defined under the law as “buying, renting, gathering, obtaining, receiving, or accessing any personal …

Dozens of companies leaked sensitive data thanks to misconfigured Box accounts

Dozens of companies leaked sensitive data thanks to misconfigured Box accounts

“Adversis said it found passport photos, bank account and Social Security numbers, passwords, employee lists, financial data like invoices and receipts and customer data among the data found. The company contacted Box to warn of the larger exposures of sensitive data, but noted that there was little overall improvement six months after its initial disclosure.

“There is simply too much out there and not enough time to resolve each individually,” he said.”