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Disgruntled Instagram Users Start Leaving After Privacy Fiasco
Dec29

Disgruntled Instagram Users Start Leaving After Privacy Fiasco

Popular photo-sharing service Instagram lost a quarter of its total users worldwide, at least according to speculations of widely distributed media reports. When Instagram revealed an updated terms of service (ToS) on December 17, it almost automatically set off discontent users who squawked about a new proposed policy that will allow the company to sell user information, such as usernames and images, for advertisements. The modified...

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Schrem launches Europe vs. Facebook
Oct22

Schrem launches Europe vs. Facebook

Max Schrems, a 22 year old Austrian law student, has had enough (of Facebook’s privacy intrusions) and he isn’t taking it anymore; Schrems launched an initiative called Europe vs. Facebook charging, in one of the 22 individual complaints, that the social networking giant did not delete postings that he had previously deleted.   Facebook could be hit with a $138,000 fine for not deleting personal data being held by users, but of...

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7.5m Facebook members younger than age 13
May10

7.5m Facebook members younger than age 13

People who wish to use Facebook must be at least 13 years old, according to Facebook’s terms of service (TOS), but a new report published in Consumer Reports claims that out of the 20 million minors that use the social networking website, 7.5 million members are younger than age 13, and 5 million are younger than age 10. Facebook issued a statement prior to the release of the report explaining that it is extremely difficult to impose...

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