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Facebook mistakenly leaked developer analytics reports to testers

Set the “days without a Facebook privacy problem” counter to zero. This week, an alarmed developer contacted TechCrunch, informing us that their Facebook App Analytics weekly summary email

Facebook demands advertisers have consent for email/phone targeting

Facebook is hoping to avoid another privacy scandal by adding new accountability and transparency requirements for businesses that use its Custom Audiences too to target you with ads based on your ema

Facebook alerts 14M to privacy bug that changed status composer to public

Facebook has another privacy screw-up on its hands. A bug in May accidentally changed the suggested privacy setting for status updates to public from whatever users had set it to last, potentially cau

Facebook retracted Zuckerberg’s messages from recipients’ inboxes

You can’t remove Facebook messages from the inboxes of people you sent them to, but Facebook did that for Mark Zuckerberg and other executives. Three sources confirm to TechCrunch that old Faceb

Instagram suddenly chokes off developers as Facebook chases privacy

Without warning, Instagram has broken many of the unofficial apps built on its platform. This weekend it surprised developers with a massive reduction in how much data they can pull from the Instagram

Facebook’s facial recognition now finds photos you’re untagged in

Facebook wants to make sure you know about and control the photos of you people upload, even if they don’t tag you. So today, Facebook launched a new facial recognition feature called Photo Revi

The Enormous Implications Of Facebook Indexing 1 Trillion Of Our Posts

 Yet the news cruised by with analysis focused simply on what Facebook’s new keyword post search does today. Yes, any post by you or any of your friends can now be dug up with a quick search fr

Facebook To Re-Educate All Users With A Privacy Checkup On Their Posts, Apps, And Profiles

The top gripe about Facebook is that people don’t know who they’re sharing with, so in the coming days Facebook will push everyone through a multi-step privacy checkup that reminds who the

Facebook Stops Irresponsibly Defaulting Privacy Of New Users’ Posts To “Public”, Changes To “Friends”

After years of putting new users at risk of oversharing by defaulting the visibility of their status updates and photos to public, Facebook is switching the default to “friends”. It will also star

Facebook Admits Users Are Confused About Privacy, Will Show More On-Screen Explanations

Facebook today offered reporters a deep dive on how it handles privacy and previewed some upcoming changes. The company revealed it does 80 trillion privacy checks per day on the backend to make sure

Facebook Removing Option To Be Unsearchable By Name, Highlighting Lack Of Universal Privacy Controls

“Who can look up your Timeline by name?” Anyone you haven't blocked. Facebook is removing this privacy setting, notifying those who had hidden themselves that they'll be searchable. It deleted the

Facebook Will Fight German Anonymity Law And $26K Fine Against Zuckerberg To Keep Real Name Policy

A Northern German state's data protection commissioner has <a target="_blank" href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/04/facebook-germany-data-protection">threatened to fine</a> Mark Zucker

Facebook’s High-Stakes Poker Game

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Antone Johnson is a startup lawyer specializing in early-stage consumer Internet and location-based businesses.</em> Facebook has been accused of creating a slavish

More Than Privacy Controls, Facebook Needs Our Trust To Keep Growing

If you don't trust Facebook, you might keep an account, but you won't share as much. So <a target="_blank" href="http://newsroom.fb.com/News/547/Better-Controls-for-Managing-Your-Content">Facebook is

Facebook Makes Big Push To Educate New Users On Privacy, Adds In-Line Controls To Sign-up Flow

If new Facebook users understand their privacy on the site, they'll trust Facebook more and share more too. So Facebook has just made <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-a

Facebook Groups Start Showing Exactly Who Saw Each Post

No need to wonder if your family saw that reminder about dinner or if co-workers noticed you uploaded a Powerpoint, as Facebook Groups will <a target="_blank" href="http://newsroom.fb.com/News/Update-

Facebook Already Made Friend Finder Changes Demanded By German Court

A German court <a href="http://www.vzbv.de/8981.htm">ruling against Facebook</a> this morning is likely moot because the social network had already made changes to address the court's mandates. See