Facebook has been slapped with a fine of $5 billion, the second-largest ever by the Federal Trade Commission. Apart from the fine, Facebook is also making some sweeping changes to how it handles user data and privacy.
Today is a busy day for Facebook and its own properties. The company is kicking off its official developers conference, F8, and with it announcing a plethora of new changes. Instagram, for instance, is seeing some important tweaks.
Facebook isn’t typically a name you toss around when you talk about the positive side of security and privacy. The social network has been plagued by major mistakes in this regard, especially lately. Going as far as to set aside billions of dollars ahead of an expected FTC fine. But the social network’s chief executive officer wants to make some sweeping changes.
One of the most popular Facebook-owned properties is Messenger, but using it on a Mac hasn’t been as easy as it could be. That’s because an official app doesn’t exist — yet. But it turns out that will be changing soon.
SoundHound is a popular streaming platform for music fans, and now it’s getting a new way to share the songs and artists you like through Instagram.
Another day, another Facebook security-related revelation. This time it has to deal with an owned product, Instagram, and millions of passwords being stored in plain text.
Facebook has had a touchy relationship with user privacy and security over the years, with some suggesting in pretty plain language that neither one of those things matter to the social network giant. New documentation may support those claims, as a new report reveals.