Facebook: Privacy

  • Facebook Told To Stop Tracking Non-Users Or Face Fines In France

    … regulators, notably Belgium, have objected to the alleged practice of cookie-based tracking of non-Facebook users on third party sites through social buttons or plug-ins. According to a public statement issued by CNIL, earlier reported by TechCrunch: FACEBOOK collects, without prior information, data concerning the browsing activity of Internet…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Social- 15 readers -
  • Facebook Pushes Back Against European Privacy Onslaught

    … and improving the user experience. For both Facebook and Google the legal and regulatory issues in Europe are complex and complicated. The largely unregulated atmosphere of data collection in the US is disdained in Europe. European regulators are trying to find ways to enable the public to have more control over personal data. However that effort is muddied…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Social- 18 readers -
  • EFF Launches New Do Not Track Standard With Coalition Of Web Companies

    … In reaction to the digital advertising industry’s inability to come to a consensus on how to or whether to adhere to users’ “Do Not Track” browser preferences, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), privacy firm Disconnect and a group of internet companies have announced a new Do Not Track (DNT) setting to offer stronger protections…

    Ginny Marvin/ Marketing Land- 12 readers -
  • Facebook Launches Opt-In Local Place Tips

    … in the News Feed. Facebook appears to have gone out of its way to address any potential privacy objections. If you do enable location Facebook will see that, which could help later on with the company’s efforts to measure the offline impact of its ads. In New York exclusively, Facebook is also testing the use of beacons in selected locations. Those…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Social- 12 readers -
  • EU Taking Harder Look At $19B Facebook-WhatsApp Deal

    … European regulators have reportedly sent an unusual “second wave” of questions to a range of companies as part of its antitrust review of the pending Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp. The Wall Street Journal reports the questionnaire is “extremely detailed” and nearly 70 pages long. Facebook asked the EU for the antitrust review to avoid going…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Social- 1 readers -
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