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U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger

The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.

Source: Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger – sources | Reuters

Google Chrome flaw puts privacy at risk

A security vulnerability in Google Chrome and all browsers that run the Blink browser engine could enable malicious actors to uncover private data in Facebook and other platforms. A potential attacker could use side channel methodology to abuse filtering functions in websites to deduce information such as age, gender, likes and location history of a Facebook user, for example, by using audio and video HTML tags to generate requests to the target site and then monitoring the progress events generated by these requests.

Source: Google Chrome flaw puts privacy at risk

India launches investigation on Facebook data breach

CBI has initiated a preliminary enquiry against Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research for alleged illegal personal data harvesting of Indian personal data. It is alleged that Cambridge Analytica received data from Global Science Research which employed “illegal means” of personal data harvesting of Indians using Facebook.

Source: Facebook data breach: CBI initiates preliminary enquiry against Cambridge Analytica, GSR | India News – Times of India

Facebook sued over Brexit campaign data breach

Campaign group Fair Vote U.K. announced Saturday that it is preparing a lawsuit against Facebook on behalf of users whose data was used by the tech giant without their consent during the Brexit referendum campaign. The suit follows the leak of an interim report on fake news from the culture, media and sport select committee that underlined the ease with which companies could harvest user data without consent.

Source: Facebook sued over Brexit campaign data breach – POLITICO

Supreme Court to hear Facebook appeal over data transfers referral

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an unprecedented appeal by Facebook over a High Court judge’s decision to refer to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) key issues concerning the validity of EU-US data transfer channels.

Source: Supreme Court to hear Facebook appeal over data transfers referral

Facebook, Twitter Say Europe’s Privacy Law Causing User Drop

Amid a plummeting share price, Facebook Inc. wants panicked investors to believe Europe’s strict General Data Protection Regulation is to blame for fewer people using the social network in the region. EU lawmakers disagree.

Source: Facebook, Twitter Say Europe’s Privacy Law Causing User Drop – Bloomberg

The Trump administration is talking to Facebook and Google about potential rules for online privacy

The Trump administration is quietly crafting a new proposal to protect web users’ online privacy, aiming to blunt global criticism that the absence of strict federal rules in the United States has enabled data mishaps at Facebook and others in Silicon Valley.

Source: The Trump administration is talking to Facebook and Google about potential rules for online privacy – The Washington Post

Facebook Biometric Suit Moves Forward

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ruled that a certified class action on behalf of Illinois Facebook users alleging that the social network unlawfully collects biometric data from photo tagging will go forward, denying both parties’ summary judgment motions.

Source: Facebook Biometric Suit Moves Forward

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