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Govt to monitor opinions on social media forums

Govt to monitor opinions on social media forums

The government has officially announced plans to monitor Facebook accounts more closely. The Cabinet Office said that it will start monitoring social media feeds on Facebook, Twitter and blogs in an attempt to oversee public opinion. It will partner with several companies including Gorkana Group Ltd, LexisNexis, Meltwater (UK) Ltd, Precise Media Monitoring LTD, Press Data Ltd, PRIME Research Ltd,[Read More…]

Chrome app can track location of Facebook users and predict future movements

Chrome app can track location of Facebook users and predict future movements

A developer has created new software to track the real-time locations of those who use Facebook Messenger, it has been announced. This new technology means that Facebook Messenger can track your location to within a metre. The software was created by Harvard computer science and mathematics student, Aran Khanna. His app Marauders Map – named after a Harry Potter book[Read More…]

Facebook could control news streams through covert partnerships

Facebook could control news streams through covert partnerships

Facebook has been in talks with around half a dozen media companies in order to get greater control over news reports, it has been revealed. If the talks prove to be successful, then news content would be hosted inside Facebook rather than users needing to tap a link to go to an external site. However, what it will essentially mean[Read More…]

Facebook conducts secret experiment on users

Facebook conducts secret experiment on users

Facebook has become embroiled in another privacy scandal after it went public about a weird experiment it conducted on its users. Without seeking permission, it revealed that it manipulated the content seen by more than 600,000 users to see how it would affect their emotional state. It published a paper entitled “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks,”[Read More…]

‘Facebook passing user details to NSA’

‘Facebook passing user details to NSA’

Tech giant Facebook is passing details of all of its users to the National Security Agency (NSA), it has been reported. Privacy campaigner Max Schrems has launched a case against the social giant to force watchdogs to audit personal data allegedly released to US spy bosses by Facebook. Mr Schrems, argued that the Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, wrongly refused[Read More…]