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Facebook was designed to be addictive, but users who left the site say there hasn’t been any reason for them to return, even during a pandemic

Facebook usage has spiked during the coronavirus pandemic as people in heavily impacted areas have been forced to remain socially distanced from friends and loved ones. But people who fled the platform following a string of controversies in recent years told Business Insider they aren’t tempted to go back. Two-thirds […]
Facebook was designed to be addictive, but users who left the site say there hasn’t been any reason for them to return, even during a pandemic
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Facebook still has incredible control over your data

Facebook is now required to implement changes that boost consumer transparency, alter the way it shares data with third parties, and increase digital security. But privacy advocates don’t think the measures go far enough, particularly because they don’t impact how Facebook collects and monetise user information. Much of the power […]
Facebook still has incredible control over your data
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Watch Mark Zuckerberg outline Facebook’s new 6-principle approach to privacy

Mark Zuckerberg outlined Facebook’s new privacy policies at the F8 Facebook developer conference. While he laughed about the company’s recent privacy woes, Zuckerberg said the company is focusing on six privacy principles. Watch the video above for the full announcement. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. At the 2019 […]
Watch Mark Zuckerberg outline Facebook’s new 6-principle approach to privacy
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Watch Apple take subtle jabs at Facebook

Apple took a few jabs at Facebook and the company’s recent privacy debacles during its 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference. In addition to the sly comments, Apple showed off some features it will be rolling out this fall to limit both data collection from and time spent on apps like Instagram […]
Watch Apple take subtle jabs at Facebook
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Mark Zuckerberg says the ‘right place’ for Facebook to be when it comes to sharing user data is ‘getting yelled at by both sides equally’

In an interview conducted last summer, Zuckerberg talked to Freakonomics host Stephen Dubner about user privacy and sharing data. Zuckerberg said the right balance to strike is when the social media giant is “getting yelled at by both sides equally.” Facebook seems to have accomplished that with the Cambridge Analytica […]
Mark Zuckerberg says the ‘right place’ for Facebook to be when it comes to sharing user data is ‘getting yelled at by both sides equally’
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How to stop your Facebook friends from giving away your data

Worried about how Cambridge Analytica got ahold of the Facebook data of millions of people? Your friends could be the ones who unknowingly gave it away. Here’s how to fix it. The following is a transcript of the video. Apps you don’t use are still accessing your Facebook data. Ever […]
How to stop your Facebook friends from giving away your data