Apple has no agreement in place for access to Facebook users' data, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday."We've never been in the data business," Cook told NPR, responding to a New York Times report Sunday that Facebook had agreements to provide access to large amounts of user data to at least 60 different device makers -- including companies like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and BlackBerry."The things mentioned in the Times article about relationship statuses and all these kinds of stuff, this is so foreign to us, and not data that we have ever received at all or requested -- zero," Cook told NPR. "What we did was we integrated the ability to share in the operating system, make it simple to share a photo and that sort of thing," Cook added. "So it's a convenience for the user. We weren't in the data business. We've never been in the data business." Apple has become a big proponent for user privacy in the past several years. Cook has even warned, in multiple interviews, about the dangers … [Read more...] about Apple CEO Tim Cook denies access to Facebook user data
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The writing was on the wall. A month after one of WhatsApp's co-founders Brian Acton called for #DeleteFacebook, the other co-founder Jan Koum announced his resignation from WhatsApp earlier today through a Facebook post. File photo of Jan Koum: Image: AFP "I'm leaving at a time when people are using WhatsApp in more ways than I could have imagined. The team is stronger than ever and it'll continue to do amazing things. I'm taking some time off to do things I enjoy outside of technology, such as collecting rare air-cooled Porsches, working on my cars and playing ultimate frisbee," said Koum in his resignation post while assuring that he would continue to cheer for WhatsApp, 'just from the outside'. Not just another resignation While on the surface it may seem like just another CEO moving on from a company he founded, there is a lot more to it. According to a report by The Washington Post, the real reason for Koum's departure was disagreement with parent company Facebook over data … [Read more...] about WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum stepping down puts a big question mark on Facebook’s data policies with regards to the messaging app- Technology News, Firstpost
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Posted on April 5, 2018 in Data and Security Brian Solis [email protected] Contributing Writer In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, data misappropriation, #deletefacebook, calls for regulation and pending testimony to U.S. Congress, Facebook announced a series of initiatives to restrict data access and also a renewed selfie awareness to focus efforts on protecting people on the platform. What’s more notable however is that Mark Zuckerberg also hosted a last-minute, rare town hall with media and analysts to explain these efforts and also take tough questions for the better part of an hour. Let’s start with the company’s news on data restrictions. To better protect Facebook user information, the company is making the following changes across nine priority areas over the coming months (Sourced from Facebook): Events API: Until today, people could grant an app permission to get information about events they host or attend, including private … [Read more...] about In Mark Zuckerberg We Trust? The State and Future of Facebook, User Data, Cambridge Analytica, Fake News, Elections, Russia and You
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