• Never mind the data breach - Facebook now lets you doodle in augmented reality

    3 monthes ago - By TechRadar

    While Mark Zuckerberg faced a grilling from Congress about the sale of millions of users' private information without consent, Facebook's developers were working on something rather more fun: augmented reality doodles. The feature, which is rolling out over the coming days to those who haven't opted to delete their accounts , is integrated into the camera tool in Facebook stories. While pointing your camera at an object, you can use your finger to draw color-shifting shapes on the screen with a 3D brush. You can then see them from different angles as you move your phone around and, with...
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  • The Cambridge Analytica data breach also harvested people's private Facebook messages

    The Cambridge Analytica data breach also harvested people's private Facebook messages

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Aleksandr Kogan, the academic who harvested Facebook data for Cambridge Analytica, also took users' private messages.
    He collected private messages sent from and received by people who downloaded his app, This Digital Life.
    Facebook hinted that inboxes may have been compromised earlier this week, and further reporting from The Guardian confirmed it.
    The data-harvesting app which gathered private information for Cambridge Analytica also collected users' private messages, The Guardian reported on Friday .
    This Is Your Digital Life, a quiz app developed by Cambridge academic Aleksandr Kogan...
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  • Philippines' watchdog probes Facebook over Cambridge Analytica data breach

    Philippines' watchdog probes Facebook over Cambridge Analytica data breach

    3 monthes ago - By Reuters

    MANILA - The Philippines' privacy watchdog said on Friday it has started investigating Facebook Inc over a data breach involving British firm Cambridge Analytica that affected more than a million Filipino users of social media.
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