Questions are being raised about Facebook’s decision to give a Russian internet company temporary special access to its user data (FB)

Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize Facebook acknowledged that it gave Mail.Ru special access to user data after 2015, when it officially ended the system that allowed third-party apps to access user data. Mail.Ru was among dozens of companies that were granted special temporary access to Facebook user data. Mail.Ru has ties to the Kremlin, […]

Reddit CEO tells user, “we are not the thought police,” then suspends that user

Enlarge / Steve Huffman, cofounder and chief executive officer of Reddit Inc., listens during a Bloomberg Technology television interview in San Francisco in 2017. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) A Reddit user has found himself at the end of a week-long suspension—and from the look of his account, it might have come because […]

Facebook shared user data with 52 tech companies

It’s no secret that Facebook shared user data with device and software makers as part of its partnerships. Now, however, the scope of those deals has become clearer. Facebook has responded to a House Energy & Commerce Committee request for data with a 747-page response detailing the social network’s data sharing deals with other companies. […]

Facebook let select companies have “special access” to user data, per report

Enlarge (credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) Facebook maintained secret deals with a handful of companies, allowing them to gain “special access to user records,” long after it cut off most developers’ access to such user data back in 2015, according to a new Friday report by the Wall Street Journal, citing court documents it did not publish […]

Facebook reportedly sold user data to businesses in secret deals

Contrary to Facebook’s claims that it cut off developer access to its user data back in 2015, the Wall Street Journal has discovered that the company has allowed certain third party companies to retain the practice. These deals, known as “whitelists,” enable other companies to see user’s friend lists, including the person’s phone number as […]

MyHeritage admits 92 million user email addresses were leaked

MyHeritage is the latest company to suffer a security breach after a researcher found a file containing email addresses and hashed passwords for more than 92 million users. The researcher alerted MyHeritage to the breach Monday. The data includes account details for users who signed up to the genealogy and DNA testing service by October […]

Cambridge Analytica shuts down after Facebook user data scandal

Enlarge / Signs for Cambridge Analytica in the lobby of the building in which the firm is based on March 21, 2018 in London. (credit: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Cambridge Analytica, the embattled London-based data analytics firm that famously did work for the Donald Trump presidential campaign, has shut down. According to The Wall Street […]

THE DIGITAL EVOLUTION OF WEALTH MANAGEMENT: How wealth managers are using emerging technologies to improve the user experience, while cutting costs and boosting revenue

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. An increasing number of wealth managers are using new technologies to make their operations more efficient and to increase customer satisfaction. The technologies they are implementing include […]