Improving compliance standards.
Facebook has agreed to “pause” its plan to use data from UK users of messaging service WhatsApp for advertising and product improvement purposes across the rest of its business, after an intervention from the UK information commissioner.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one: Facebook rolls out a new feature and/or acquires a new company, vowing to protect the privacy of its users’ personal information with its last dying breath. A year or two later, it backtracks and decides it wants spin your data into gold after all – and if users don’t like it, they can delete their accounts.
It’s late afternoon on a blustery spring day on the waterfront at San Francisco’s Fort Mason, a former military base that’s now hired out for corporate functions.
Instant messaging service WhatsApp is seeking to reassure its users about their privacy by encrypting all messages sent via its app.
Silicon Valley’s leading companies – including Facebook, Google and Snapchat – are working on their own increased privacy technology as Apple fights the US government over encryption, the Guardian has learned.
Mark Zuckerberg has a gargantuan social network.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp now has a billion users, the company announced on Monday, a key milestone for the social network as it searches for ways to monetize the service.