Facebook has suspended approximately 200 apps that are currently pending a more thorough investigation into whether they misused any data. Some of the removed apps apparently had access to “large quantities of user data.”
While there will always be an ad-supported version of Facebook that’s free to everyone, the company has been conducting market research in recent weeks to determine whether an ad-free version paid by subscriptions would spur more people to join the service.
Facebook notes that its Reddit-like downvote button will make it easier for them to rank the comments that readers believe deserve to rank highest rather than the comments that get the strongest emotional reaction.
If you saw a message in your News Feed asking if you’d like Facebook to be able to recognize you in newly uploaded photos or videos, you have been opted in without realizing it. Here’s how Facebook uses your facial data to enhance its features, how to turn this face recognition system off and which features will stop working as a result.
Steve Jobs tried to warn Mark Zuckerberg about privacy in 2010. This video clip of Steve at the D8 conference from June 2010 articulates what online privacy meant to Apple back then. Fast-forward eight years and nothing has fundamentally changed in the way Tim Cook & Co. approach accessing user data and protecting their privacy.