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Facebook Scans Users' Private Messages, Lawsuit Claims

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January 3, 2014
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A lawsuit alleges Facebook scans URLs in private messages to monitor Web activity for advertisers.


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Facebook Sued Over Private Messages

Facebook Sued Over Private Messages

Reuters (Jan. 4, 2014) — Class action lawsuit alleges Facebook scans private messages for data to sell for profit. Linda So reports.
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Comcast Will Start Encrypting Emails, Follows Google's Advice

Comcast Will Start Encrypting Emails, Follows Google's Advice

TheStreet (June 4, 2014) — Comcast has answered Google's call to email providers to use encryption to enhance users' security. On Tuesday, Google revealed its email traffic with other providers that remains encrypted and found than less than 1% of messages sent from Gmail to Comcast.net address remained encrypted. Google has been encrypting its Gmail messages since 2010, but it only remains that way if it's encrypted on both the send and receipt ends. Now, Comcast said it would begin encrypting its users' emails for security. Encryption means the data within the message is scrambled, making it more difficult for government surveillance or snoops to access the information. Video provided by TheStreet
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Facebook's Psychological Study Outrages Users, UK Regulators To Probe

Facebook's Psychological Study Outrages Users, UK Regulators To Probe

TheStreet (July 2, 2014) — Facebook reportedly manipulated the timeline feeds of nearly 700,000 users in 2012 to study how different emotional expressions change users' behavior. Facebook and its research partners concluded that if a user sees a lot of negative feeds, this user is more likely to post a negative status update. The psychological experiment was carried out without users' consent. UK data regulators are investigating whether Facebook violated data protection laws. Dr. Suzy Moat, Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick Business School joins Julia Sun to discuss the experiment. Video provided by TheStreet
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Instagram Announces Private Messaging Via Instagram Direct

Instagram Announces Private Messaging Via Instagram Direct

Newsy (Dec. 12, 2013) — Instagram Direct enables private photo and video messages between specific followers. It's like Snapchat, minus the temporary quality of the messages.
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