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Facebook To Pay A Historic $5 Billion Penalty In Final Settlement With FTC

Posted in digital media, Facebook, social media with tags , , on July 24, 2019 by gadler

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has officially penalized Facebook a groundbreaking $5 billion over privacy violations, the largest fine in FTC history. 

According to a Wednesday press release from the FTC, the social network giant will also have to submit to new restrictions, as well as a modified corporate structure that will hold the company accountable for decisions made about users’ privacy. 
— Read on www.digitaltrends.com/news/facebook-to-pay-a-historic-penalty-in-final-settlement-with-ftc/

Google rolls out updates to give users easier access to privacy controls – Search Engine Land

Posted in Google, internet, online marketing, Research, search engines, world wide web with tags , , , , , on June 21, 2018 by gadler

Google is rolling out a redesign of Google Account to give users clearer access to their privacy controls and settings.

Jan Hannemann, product manager of Google Account, announced the updates on Google’s blog Thursday. Only Android users will see them right away; iOS and web users will see the new interface later this year.
— Read on searchengineland.com/google-rolls-out-updates-to-give-users-easier-access-to-privacy-controls-300763

Don’t ignore this alert from Facebook. It’s your chance to quickly curb what it knows.

Posted in advertising, Facebook, online marketing, social media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2018 by gadler

“Sometime soon, Facebook will get in the way of using Facebook for a minute or two. The social network will present a series of dialogs to U.S. users to remind them of their privacy options and give them a chance to change them.

The move, announced in a blog post Thursday morning, constitutes one of Facebook’s attempts to comply with the European Union’s sweeping General Data Protection Regulation. It also represents the Menlo Park, Calif., firm’s latest attempt to regain users’ trust after months of revelations about Facebook’s failures to protect their data from such third parties as the now-shuttered marketing firm Cambridge Analytica. …”

Read the rest of the USA TODAY article here: https://usat.ly/2ILC9Uc

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