User

Facebook Acknowledges It Shared User Data With Dozens of Companies
bumn-news.com

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: Facebook has admitted providing dozens of tech companies with special access to user data after publicly saying it restricted such access in 2015. Facebook continued sharing information with 61 hardware and software makers after it said it discontinued the practice in May 2015, the social networking giant […]

10
Like
Save
Facebook let select companies have “special access” to user data, per report
bumn-news.com

Enlarge (credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) Facebook maintained secret deals with a handful of companies, allowing them to gain “special access to user records,” long after it cut off most developers’ access to such user data back in 2015, according to a new Friday report by the Wall Street Journal, citing court documents it did not publish […]

7
Like
Save
Facebook gave Apple and Samsung access to user data (and their friends data)     – CNET
bumn-news.com

In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, a New York Times report casts doubt on Facebook’s management of user data stored on devices.

4
Like
Save
Facebook Stories to test ads as it reaches 150M user milestone     – CNET
bumn-news.com

The tests begin Thursday in the US, Mexico and Brazil.

9
Like
Save
Twitter sees another profit as user numbers grow
bumn-news.com

Three months ago, Twitter was able to tell the world that, for the first time in its 12-year life, it had made a profit. The company can now say that those good numbers weren't a blip, since the company has notched a first quarter net profit of $62 m…

8
Like
Save
What lies beneath: The things Facebook knows go beyond user data
bumn-news.com

Enlarge / Facebook took out ads in US and UK Sunday newspapers apologizing for not doing more to prevent customer data leaks amidst mounting concerns about just how much data Facebook collects. (credit: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images) In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations regarding the exposure of profile data for millions of users, […]

4
Like
Save
Facebook faces user lawsuit for disclosing data to Cambridge Analytica
bumn-news.com

State, federal and legislative officials in the US and UK want to know how much personal Facebook data may or may not still be in Cambridge Analytica's hands, but some aren't waiting to hear what they'll find. A user has sued the social media giant o…

7
Like
Save
Spotify plays the long game with Family and Student Plans even as revenue per user drops
bumn-news.com

 Spotify’s “Family Plan,” a variation of which launched in 2014, as well as its “Student Plan” appear to be driving a significant portion of the company’s growth and improving retention, as the company points to it multiple times in its filing for a direct listing on public markets today. Read More

4
Like
Save
Nintendo finally catches up to other console makers, allows user game reviews
bumn-news.com

While Nintendo has often led the gaming world in innovations and experiments, it has just as often been in a last-place position. This has been a particular issue with its online services, from network connectivity to online shops. As a result, the company’s stealth update on Friday came as a bit of a surprise: Nintendo […]

6
Like
Save