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Facebook under fire for refusing to remove child porn content

Facebook under fire for refusing to remove child porn content

There has been much in the news lately about Facebook taking steps to remove fake news from its website. Back in March, the social media giant flagged prominent warnings on its site advising users not to trust news stories that could not be confirmed by an official or well-known source. When users logged into their Facebook account, it would display[Read More...]

Facebook photos to be used in surveillance database

Facebook photos to be used in surveillance database

Australia said it will allow Facebook and Instagram photos to be used as part of its national surveillance database. Senior officials from the attorney general’s office have confirmed that the government are also monitoring Facebook photos. Some AUS$18.5 million (£8.62 million) will be spent on the National Facial Biometric Matching Capability database, which would retain still images that authorities could[Read More...]

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...]

‘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...]