Breaking: Facebook Bans 200 apps that might have misused data like Cambridge Analytica.

Breaking: Facebook Bans 200 apps that might have misused data like Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook through its VP of Product Partnerships By Ime Archibong, have announced the suspension of around 200 apps pending a thorough investigation into whether they did in fact misuse any data. The company is in the middle of a data breach storm caused by the news that it allowed irresponsible data  sharing with Cambridge Analytica resulted is suspensions of companies such as  AggregateIQ and Cubeyou. Over 87 million users whose data may have been harvested by…

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Facebook is about to warn you if personal data got to Cambridge Analytica

Facebook is about to warn you if personal data got to Cambridge Analytica

Facebook has been embroiled in a bug scandal with irresponsible data  sharing with Cambridge Analytica. This has resulted is suspensions of companies such as  AggregateIQ and Cubeyou. Facebook began on Monday alerting the 87 million users whose data may have been harvested by Cambridge Analytica. The company will to post a link at the top of users’ news feeds that will let them to see which apps are connected to their Facebook accounts and what…

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Data analytics firm, AggregateIQ suspended from Facebook after Cambridge Analytica expose

Data analytics firm, AggregateIQ suspended from Facebook after Cambridge Analytica expose

The Canadian analytics firm AggregateIQ, linked to the Vote Leave campaign in the Brexit vote, has been yanked from Facebook, the company said Friday. AggregateIQ has been linked to the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, the data firm that has been accused of improperly accessing data from 87 million Facebook users.  Facebook said in a statement to CBS News that in light of reports that AggregateIQ may have received improperly received data, the firm has…

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#DeleteFacebook trends After Cambridge Analytica illegal data harvest

#DeleteFacebook trends After Cambridge Analytica illegal data harvest

The hashtag “DeleteFacebook” was trending on Twitter on Wednesday, and multiple news outlets posted instructional guides for users who felt that Facebook hasn’t done enough to protect their data. Amid the ongoing data privacy scandal surrounding the Trump-connected firm Cambridge Analytica, tech critics and users alike are revisiting the concept of leaving Facebook and extracting ourselves from one of the world’s most pervasive advertising empires. The decision to delete Facebook boils down to two questions:…

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Mozilla Yanks its adverts from Facebook after Cambridge Analytica scandal

Mozilla Yanks its adverts from Facebook after Cambridge Analytica scandal

The nonprofit developer behind the popular Firefox browser, Mozilla is pausing and will no longer advertise on Facebook. The company said in a a blog post on Wednesday that “Mozilla is pressing pause on our Facebook advertising,” Chief Operating Officer Denelle Dixon wrote. She further explained that in examining the social network’s policies following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, “we found that its current default settings leave access open to a lot of data — particularly with…

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African governments have increased user data requests from Facebook, Google, and Twitter

African governments have increased user data requests from Facebook, Google, and Twitter

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has conducted a research that has revealed increased requests of user data from global tech companies by African Governments. CIPESA analyzed request information from transparency reports published by some of the world’s largest tech companies. The resulting report found out that social media user information requests from African governments have accelerated between 2013 and 2016. There’s a “growing trend” in Africa for such…

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Why Sarahah the anonymous feedback app is trending

Why Sarahah the anonymous feedback app is trending

In the past week or so, you might have stumbled upon the #Sarahah. The app which actually launched a few months ago, has grown fast Egypt and Saudi Arabia, according to a BBC report. The app has however become a trending hit in India, it is now the No. 1 app in the iOS App Store. The Sarahah app is been designed to allow users send and receive  anonymous feedback from others. The app developers…

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Facebook Kills AI Robot because it ‘invented its own language’

Facebook Kills AI Robot because it ‘invented its own language’

Facebook has reportedly killed an AI they invented after it taught itself a new language. The artificial intelligence system being developed at Facebook created its own language and would probably have been unpredictable. It developed a system of code words to make communication more efficient. Researchers shut the system down when they realized the AI was no longer using English.  According to Metro UK, the researchers noticed that Artificial Intelligence they had created has started…

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Facebook to Start Hiding Your Posts If You Overshare & Spam Followers

Facebook to Start Hiding Your Posts If You Overshare & Spam Followers

If you are in the habit of posting too much on your timeline and as a result annoying your followers on Facebook, the company is out to get you. The social media company Facebook has announced its intention to  begin hiding posts from people who spam users’ news feed with click-bait, sensationalized and misinformation articles.  The statement posted recently  said that the update was being made “to reduce low quality links” in users’ news feed….

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TechCrunch & Facebook to host Startup Battlefield in Nairobi

TechCrunch & Facebook to host Startup Battlefield in Nairobi

TechCrunch with sponsorship from Facebook is hosting its first startup competition in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Startup Battlefield competition will be brought to Nairobi on October 11 this year. The TechCrunch Battlefield Africa 2017 is looking for Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs to participate in Startups can apply to three categories: social good, productivity and utility, gaming and entertainment. The event hosted by TechCrunch will take place in front of a live audience…

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