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Facebook to rein in suspect market research programs following reprisals from Apple, public

02/22/2019, 12:02 am

After taking heat for running ethically questionable data gathering initiatives, Facebook will shutter its Onavo Protect virtual private network app and stop recruiting new users for Facebook Research as it moves to more transparent paid programs.

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FTC & Facebook negotiating record-breaking billion-dollar privacy violation fine

02/15/2019, 12:02 pm

Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are in talks over a privacy violations fine that could cost the former billions of dollars.

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Apple, Google have apologized for privacy issues but Facebook is just sorry they got caught

02/04/2019, 07:02 am

Apple's shutting down all of Facebook's internal apps seemed like a big deal, but it's just business as usual for the social media company -- violate agreements and trust, get caught, find another way to do the same thing and move on.

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Facebook, Google, and Apple in the spotlight for security issues on the AppleInsider Podcast

02/01/2019, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William debate how we're going to reveal all our personal details to Facebook now that Apple has gone and spoiled the fun.

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Apple restores Facebook enterprise certificates following 'Facebook Research' fallout

01/31/2019, 06:01 pm

Facebook on Thursday saw its Apple enterprise certification restored after the privileges were revoked due to developer guideline violations, meaning the company can bring a clutch of integral internal apps back online.

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Apple kills Google's enterprise development certificate because of Screenwise Meter

01/31/2019, 04:01 pm

Apple on Thursday took action against Google for violating terms of its developer agreement, and has rescinded the search giant's enterprise development certificate like it did when Facebook was caught doing much the same.

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Apple's shutdown of Facebook's internal apps was a light punishment for a repeat offender

01/31/2019, 09:01 am

You can ascribe motives to Apple switching off Facebook's internal apps, but you can't argue that it didn't have the right or even the obligation to do so -- and it may not have gone far enough. We may rarely read the terms and conditions, but Facebook did and broke them anyway, and is now paying the price.

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Facebook issues memo on Apple Enterprise Certificate fiasco as employees vent frustration

01/30/2019, 08:01 pm

Facebook is conducting internal damage control after Apple yanked the social media giant's enterprise developer certificates, a move that effectively disabled internal apps used by thousands of Facebook employees.

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Apple has revoked Facebook's enterprise developer certificates after sideload violations [u]

01/30/2019, 11:01 am

Apple has stopped Facebook from being able to use its internal apps by revoking its enterprise developer certificates, in response to reports the social network ignored guidelines relating to user privacy by distributing apps outside the app store, and paid users to install the spyware.

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Facebook pays users to sideload data-gathering VPN in apparent violation of Apple privacy policies [u]

01/29/2019, 07:01 pm

Facebook appears to be once again flouting Apple's developer guidelines regarding user privacy, as a report on Tuesday reveals the social media giant is paying users ages 17 to 35 to install a VPN that aggressively monitors usage habits.

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If you've got mystery artists in your Spotify history, here's why

01/25/2019, 10:01 am

A number of Spotify listeners are encountering unknown artists in their play histories, something that appears connected to a 2018 security breach at Facebook.

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Cambridge Analytica owners fined $27,000 for refusing US data request

01/09/2019, 01:01 pm

The firm best known for harvesting political data ignored a legal order to provide personal information when asked by a US academic. This contravenes UK data protection laws and saw them fined a total of $27,000.

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Apple recruits strong Facebook critic to keep up privacy standards

01/09/2019, 08:01 am

Apple has reportedly hired Sandy Parakilas, an outspoken critic of privacy practices at Facebook, to serve as a product manager on its privacy team.

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Three new iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4 -- Apple's September 2018 in review

12/31/2018, 07:12 am

Looking back at Apple's September 2018 in review, Apple set the table for the rest of the year by debuting new iPhones and a new Apple Watch model that were adored -- and fired up the decades-old debate if Apple products were too expensive for the company's own good.

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Apple reveals macOS Mojave, iOS 12, and watchOS 5 at WWDC -- Apple's June 2018 in review

12/28/2018, 04:12 pm

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference dominated much of the month but June also saw awards season -- with Apple both giving and receiving trophies.

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Apple gets honors, Zuckerberg's hearing, and even Apple Stores now run on renewable energy - Apple's April 2018 in review

12/27/2018, 04:12 pm

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg didn't get to say what he wanted about Apple's past, and Jony Ive wouldn't say much about Apple's future. All this, and more, in Apple's April 2018 in review.

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No HomePod, politics, bug extermination and more -- Apple's January 2018 in review

12/26/2018, 07:12 am

Apple was busy in January 2018 with legal cases, Warhol's Apple logo art, Apple Music successes, and working hard to get us the HomePod. AppleInsider revisits the very start of 2018, the year that would see Apple become the most valuable company in the world on paper -- for a while.

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Washington D.C. government sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

12/19/2018, 03:12 pm

The attorney general for Washington, D.C. itself announced that the region is suing Facebook for its role in Cambridge Analytica's illicit collection of private data.

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Facebook enabled Apple devices to obfuscate data sharing from users, report says [u]

12/18/2018, 10:12 pm

A damning report on Tuesday provides further details on Facebook's shady data sharing practices, already under intense scrutiny for the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, suggesting the social media giant enabled Apple devices to surreptitiously collect information about users without their -- or apparently Apple's -- knowledge.

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Facebook says bug may have briefly exposed photos of 6.8 million app users

12/14/2018, 12:12 pm

Between Sept. 13 and Sept. 25, a bug temporarily exposed more photos than intended to third-party apps that use Facebook logins, the social network acknowledged on Friday.

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