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Facebook issued an update to its Privacy Basics portal in advance of Data Privacy Day Jan. 28. The social network introduced Privacy Basics in November 2014, saying at the time that it offered interactive guides to answer the most frequently asked questions by users about how they could control their information on Facebook.
… Facebook is taking steps to address allegations that its ethnic affinity ad-targeting options have indirectly led to discriminatory advertising. Vice president of U.S. public policy and chief privacy officer Erin Egan announced in a Newsroom post that the social network plans to build tools to detect and automatically disable the use of these…
… for exploitation. Gregory Nojeim, a lawyer at the Center for Democracy and Technology, told Motherboard: I don’t think we want a world where cellular phones and internet services become even more vulnerable to hackers, identity thieves and the intelligence agencies of foreign governments. We need more security, not less. President Obama’s…