Today, the European Commission and consumer protection authorities
have welcomed Facebook’s
updated terms and services. They currently clearly explain how the corporate uses
its users’ information to
develop profiling activities
and target advertising to finance their company.
The new terms detail what services, Facebook
sells to 3rd parties
that are based on the employment of their
user’s information, how consumers can close their accounts and under what reasons accounts can be disabled. These
developments come after exchanges, which aimed at getting full disclosure of Facebook’s business
model in a comprehensive
and plain language to users.
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Vera Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, consumers and Gender
Equality welcomed the
agreement: “Today Facebook finally shows commitment to more transparency and simple language in its terms of
use. A corporation that wants to restore consumers trust after the Facebook/ Cambridge
Analytica scandal should not hide
legalistic jargon on how it’s making billions on people’s information. Now, users can clearly understand that
their information is used by the social network to
sell targeted ads. By joining forces, the consumer authorities and the European Commission, stand up for the rights of
Advertisers and brands have been singled out by a BBC
News investigation, which discovered they had been appearing alongside Instagram
posts promoting suicide and self-harm.
In a statement the ISBA deplored such
associations and demanded
that an independent, business funded body be established to certify content appropriate for advertising.
Continue reading “Advertisers respond to Instagram suicide link revelations.”
It said: “As responsible advertisers, our members would never prefer to be related
to such material and having spoken to the brands highlighted in the BBC piece, they’re keen to understand how this has happened and what they can do to prevent it.
the streets! Off the streets!”
Those words echoed off the walls of Philadelphia police headquarters on Friday afternoon as over a hundred and fifty people gathered in front of the building,
popularly known as the
Roundhouse, to protest alleged police Facebook posts.
Demonstrators called for the benching, if not firing, of about 330 active city cops recently accused of making racist or otherwise offensive posts.
Continue reading “150 people protest at Roundhouse as police Facebook scandal fallout continues.”
The protest, organized by Solomon Jones, a WURD radio
host who also writes opinion columns
that appear in the inquirer, featured remarks
from a range of
community members and public officials, as well as Jones; the Rev. Greg
Holston, executive director of
the interfaith community group Power; recently acquitted inmate Hassan
Bennett; longtime local activist Asa Khalif; and
State Rep. Stephen Kinsey (D., Phila.).