BEIJING – Chinese phone maker Huawei said Wednesday it has never collected or stored Facebook user data, after the social media giant acknowledged it shared such data with Huawei and other manufacturers. Huawei, a company flagged by U.S. intelligence officials as a national security threat, was the latest device maker at the center of a fresh wave of allegations over Facebook’s handling of private data. Chinese firms Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo and TCL were among numerous handset makers that were given access to Facebook data in a “controlled” way approved by Facebook, according to a statement Tuesday from Francisco Varela, Facebook’s vice president of mobile partnerships. The development marked the latest privacy gaffe for Facebook since allegations emerged in March that a Trump-affiliated political consultancy firm, Cambridge Analytica, had improperly harvested data from tens of millions of Facebook users in an effort to influence elections. On Wednesday, the … [Read more...] about China’s Huawei says it hasn’t collected Facebook user data
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Tech Fix ByBrian X. Chen May 16, 2018 Google has far more data about us than Facebook. Yet unlike Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking empire, which has been under fire for improperly leaking user data, Google has sidestepped controversy. You may wonder: Why is that? After all, we turn to Google for not only our internet searches but also for our emails, calendaring, maps, photo uploads, video streaming, mobile phones and web browsers. That’s far more pervasive than the baby photos and comments that we post on Facebook. To help get an answer, I downloaded a copy of all of the information that Google has on me. Then I compared the trove to all the data that I already knew Facebook had obtained on me. What I found was that my Google data archive was much larger than my Facebook file — about 12 times … [Read more...] about Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge uploaded user data from 3 million Facebook users onto a shared portal. They locked the data with a username and password. But other researchers later posted the login credentials online.That exposed the data to anyone who did a quick web search to find the username and password. The exposure was first revealed by a report on Monday from New Scientist.The incident has echoes of the larger scandal plaguing both Facebook and researchers affiliated with the University of Cambridge. Political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained the data of 87 million Facebook users when researcher Aleksandr Kogan shared information he collected through a personality quiz. In the new data exposure incident, a different set of researchers collected user information with consent through a personality app, called myPersonality, and then made it available to other researchers through a web portal. According to the New Scientist … [Read more...] about Facebook data left exposed by University of Cambridge researchers, according to New Scientist
Facebook data on more than 3 million people who took a personality quiz was published onto a poorly protected website where it could have been accessed by unauthorized parties, according to New Scientist. In a report exposing the potential leak, New Scientist says that the data contained Facebook users’ answers to a personality trait test. While it didn’t include users’ names, in many cases it contained their age, gender, and relationship status. For 150,000 people, it even contained their status updates. All that data was supposed to be accessible only to approved researchers through a collaborative website. However, New Scientist found that a username and password that granted access to the data could be found “in less than a minute” with an online search, enabling anyone to download the trove of personal information. The data was gathered by a psychology test called myPersonality, according to New Scientist. Around half of the test’s 6 million … [Read more...] about Facebook data on 3 million users reportedly exposed through personality quiz
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