Mark Zuckerberg agrees to appear in front of EU parliament to answer questions about Facebook's use of data dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-16 17:51:55

After refusing to answer questions in the UK, Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to face questions in front of the EU Parliament. The grilling comes in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. The Facebook CEO could answer questions about the social network's use of data very soon, with the president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, saying that "hopefully" it could happen next week....

RGPD : Salesforce nomme son DPO…à J-10 dans Informatique / Multimedia 2018-05-15 12:12:04

Le numéro un mondial du CRM a pris son temps pour nommer son DPO ( Data Protection Officer). A quelques jours de la date fatidique de la mise en application du RGPD,  Salesforce a nommé Lindsey Finch, qui n’est rien moins que sa “Global Privacy and Product Legal” avec 10 années de présence dans la

Google explains its handling of user data ahead of GDPR and reveals new privacy policy dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-11 12:21:06

There's now just two weeks until the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law comes into force across Europe. Technology companies have been scrabbling to update their privacy policies in order to comply, and today Google reveals the steps it has taken to become compliant. In addition to this, the company has also published its updated privacy policy. In keeping with GDPR, this time...

Firefox Quantum 60 released, improves Firefox Home page and boosts camera security dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-09 18:13:47

Mozilla has released Firefox Quantum 60.0 for desktop, along with Firefox for Android 60.0 and Firefox ESR 60.0. The new version adds an Enterprise-friendly policy engine for customizing Firefox deployments. Elsewhere there are several improvements to the New Tab/Firefox Home page and enhanced camera privacy indicators. The Firefox Home page that appears with new tabs has been tweaked, with a new...

Apple clamps down on apps that share location data with third parties dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-09 17:42:33

Apple appears to be more vigorously enforcing App Store policies relating to the sharing of location data. Over the last few days the company has been removing apps that share location details with third parties without consent. Developers of apps found to be exploiting user privacy in this way have received emails from Apple. These indicate that apps have undergone "re-evaluation" and found to be...

If Facebook had been GDPR compliant would things have been different? dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-01 19:56:37

For almost a decade, most of us using Facebook have trusted it with our personal data. We shared pictures, locations of fun places we visited, friends --old and new -- with whom we connected, 'liked' activities, and much more. And we did this not knowing our personal information was being used in ways beyond anyone's comprehension. As we watch the Facebook story unfold, we may wonder whether this...

Facebook's new Clear History privacy tool will let you stop third-party tracking and delete collected info dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-01 19:54:34

At its F8 conference today, Facebook revealed details of an upcoming tool it is working on --- Clear History. The tool will let Facebook users not only see which sites and apps gather information about usage, but also let users delete this information. The privacy-centric tool comes as the social network slowly comes to the realization "that people want more information about how Facebook works...

What information do Facebook advertisers know about me? dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-23 18:34:45

This is the question Facebook poses and (sort-of-but-not-really) answers in the latest addition to its Hard Questions series. It's the social network's latest attempt to claw back some respect and trust from its users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, and it sees the company insisting that "you are not the product". Whether this is believed or not is neither here nor there....

Facebook sneakily shifts data of 1.5 billion users away from Europe and GDPR dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-20 13:23:09

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the spotlight of privacy has been firmly on Facebook. The social network has made numerous promises about offering greater privacy controls to users, and after fears that Europe would end up with greater controls because of GDPR, Facebook then revealed similar tools will be rolled out around the world. Just a few days ago, the company gave a little more...

Opera VPN app to be permanently discontinued dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-18 15:41:11

Opera launched its VPN app for Android and iOS two years ago. The free app provided users with secure VPN encryption to the web (with support for spoofing one of five countries), plus the blocking of both ads and tracking cookies. At a time when privacy is at the forefront of a lot of people’s minds, and VPNs are growing in popularity, it will perhaps come as a surprise to hear that Opera has...