Tres maneras en las que Facebook usa tu información de WhatsApp – El Mostrador

Cuando la red social más popular compró la plataforma de mensajería más usada en todo el mundo dijo que no usaría los datos de los clientes WhatsApp. Pero ahora sí lo hace. Te contamos para qué necesita toda esa información.

Fuente: Tres maneras en las que Facebook usa tu información de WhatsApp – El Mostrador


Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme | Technology | The Guardian

google and facebook Not even two of the biggest US technology firms are safe from fraud, as the social network and the search company named as victims of sophisticated attack

Fuente: Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme | Technology | The Guardian


The Facebook manifesto: Mark Zuckerberg’s letter to the world looks a lot like politics | Technology | The Guardian

The social media tycoon’s 5,700-word post about the ‘global community’ stokes rumours that another billionaire businessman is planning to run for president

Fuente: The Facebook manifesto: Mark Zuckerberg’s letter to the world looks a lot like politics | Technology | The Guardian


EU charges Facebook with giving ‘misleading’ information over WhatsApp | Technology | The Guardian

The European commission (EC) has filed charges against Facebook for providing “misleading” information in the run-up to the social network’s acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp after its data-sharing change in August.

Fuente: EU charges Facebook with giving ‘misleading’ information over WhatsApp | Technology | The Guardian


Why it’s dangerous to outsource our critical thinking to computers | Technology | The Guardian

It is crucial for a resilient democracy that we better understand how Google and Facebook are changing the way we think, interact and behave

Fuente: Why it’s dangerous to outsource our critical thinking to computers | Technology | The Guardian


A moment of truth for Mark Zuckerberg | John Naughton | Opinion | The Guardian

The study found that over the last three months of the election campaign, 20 top-performing false election stories from hoax sites and hyper-partisan blogs generated 8,711,000 shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook, whereas the 20 best-performing election stories from 19 major news websites generated a total of 7,367,000 shares, reactions and comments. In other words, if you run a social networking site, fake news is good for business, even if it’s bad for democracy.

Fuente: A moment of truth for Mark Zuckerberg | John Naughton | Opinion | The Guardian


Facebook announces new push against fake news after Obama comments | Technology | The Guardian

Facebook has “reached out” to “respected fact-checking organizations” for third-party verification, Zuckerberg said, though he did not provide specifics. He said the company also planned to make reporting false stories easier and to create “better technical systems to detect what people will flag as false before they do it themselves”.

Fuente: Facebook announces new push against fake news after Obama comments | Technology | The Guardian


Facebook faces calls for greater transparency amid ‘fake news’ row | Technology | The Guardian

Facebook is facing calls for greater transparency and oversight after admitting widespread errors in the way it measures advertising activity, as the social media company finds itself under increased pressure to clean up its act over a number of issues including distributing “fake news”.

Fuente: Facebook faces calls for greater transparency amid ‘fake news’ row | Technology | The Guardian


Germany orders Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp user data | Technology | The Guardian

National data protection authority blocks recent privacy changes made by social network and commands existing shared data and phone numbers be deleted for 35 million users

Fuente: Germany orders Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp user data | Technology | The Guardian


Don’t let WhatsApp nudge you into sharing your data with Facebook | John Naughton | Opinion | The Guardian

The popular messaging app built its reputation on putting users first. Now its corporate owners are looking for payback at our expense

Fuente: Don’t let WhatsApp nudge you into sharing your data with Facebook | John Naughton | Opinion | The Guardian


‘Fraudebook’: toda la libertad que quita un ‘like’

El libro es un ensayo de Vicente Serrano Marín, doctor en Filosofía de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, en el que desgrana cómo manejan las redes sociales nuestras vidasFacebook es un dispositivo político y una máquina capaz de incidir en nuestra afectividad para convertirla en un factor de producción, según el autor

Fuente: ‘Fraudebook’: toda la libertad que quita un ‘like’


Facebook sigue sin cumplir con la legislación europea de privacidad

Facebook sigue sin cumplir con la legislación europea de privacidad.


Un informe elaborado por la Universidad de Lovaina concluye que Facebook sigue violando la legislación europea sobre privacidad, pese a que cambió sus políticas en enero

La red social se atribuye la potestad de rastrear a sus usuarios en webs y dispositivos, usar sus fotos de perfil para propósitos comerciales y no comerciales y recopilar información

En lo que se refiere al smartphone, Facebook no ofrece ninguna manera de que no se cree un registro con la localización del usuario a través de su aplicación móvil

El Centro Interdisciplinario para las Leyes y las Tecnologías de la Información y de la comunicación, perteneciente a la Universidad de Lovaina (en Bélgica), ha publicado un informe acerca de cómo casan los términos de servicio de Facebook con la legislación europea. Y las conclusiones presentadas indican que la red social viola la normativa europea en varios aspectos.

El trabajo lo ha encargado la Comisión de Privacidad de Bélgica, que ahora debe valorar los resultados. El informe está orientado a evaluar los cambios que Facebook hizo en sus condiciones y sus políticas respecto al usuario, que entraron en vigor a partir del 30 de enero. En el texto se apunta que la actualización solo ha “expandido políticas y prácticas antiguas”, mientras que “todavía viola la ley europea de protección al consumidor”.


Facebook te seguirá manipulando, pero con más cuidado | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

Facebook te seguirá manipulando, pero con más cuidado | Ciencia | EL PAÍS.

La red social anuncia cambios en su forma de experimentar con los usuarios tras la polémica que provocó un estudio en el que fomentaron sentimientos positivos y negativos

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Los experimentos con usuarios serán supervisados. / Facebook

Durante una semana de 2012, Facebook sometió a casi 700.000 de sus usuarios a un experimento para comprobar si las emociones son contagiosas en las redes sociales. Para ello, provocó que algunos internautas vieran más publicaciones tristes y que otros vieran más noticias positivas de entre las que comparten sus amigos. El resultado fue que los usuarios se contagiaron aunque mínimamente por estos sentimientos, usando más palabras negativas o positivas en sus propias publicaciones. Cuando se conoció este estudio a través de una revista científica el pasado junio, se abrió una controversia sobre los límites éticos de este tipo de experimentos, esencialmente porque las cobayas humanas no sabían que lo eran.

Ante la avalancha de críticas, Facebook pidió disculpas y se replanteó cómo enfocar este problema: algunos temieron que cerraran su equipo de científicos sociales o que, sencillamente, dejaran de publicar sus experimentos: ojos que no ven, opinión pública que no se indigna. Ahora, tras tres meses de reflexión, la compañía que dirige Mark Zuckerberg ha anunciado que tratarán de cuidar mejor los límites éticos y la supervisión de estos estudios. “Estamos comprometidos con la investigación para mejorar Facebook, pero queremos hacerlo de la manera más responsable”, asegura en una nota Mike Schroepfer, director de Tecnología de la red social.


Lo que Facebook no quiere que veas: red social elimina imagen subida por ex soldado mutilado – El Mostrador

Lo que Facebook no quiere que veas: red social elimina imagen subida por ex soldado mutilado – El Mostrador.

Andy Reid, quien hoy se dedica a dar charlas motivacionales, perdió sus miembros en 2009, cuando fue alcanzado por la explosión de una mina antipersonal. Facebook eliminó su fotografía argumentando que podía “herir la sensibilidad del lector”.

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El ex soldado inglés Andy Reid está acusando a Facebook de discriminación, después de la red social retirara una fotografía en la que aparece con sus dos piernas y el brazo derecho amputados.

El ex cabo de Saint Helens sufrió la amputación de sus miembros en 2009, cuando se encontraba en Afganistán y se vio alcanzado por la explosión de una mina antipersonal. En la actualidad, se dedica a dar charlas motivacionales para contar sobre su experiencia y cómo superar las adversidades, según informó el portal de Terra.


How the web lost its way – and its founding principles | Technology | The Guardian

How the web lost its way – and its founding principles | Technology | The Guardian.

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web 24 years ago he thought he’d created an egalitarian tool that would share information for the greater good. But it hasn’t quite worked out like that. What went wrong?
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‘There’s this huge corporate pushback’ … Tim Berners-Lee. Photograph: Catrina Genovese/WireImage

In 2009, an American civil rights lawyer created a mashup mapping a neighbourhood called Coal Run, Ohio. It showed which houses were connected to the town’s water supply and which houses were occupied by black or white families. A mashup uses data from more than one source, usually publicly available information, and almost always presents it on a map. The results were extraordinary: the map showed that almost all the white households in Coal Run had water piped to their homes, while all but a few black households did not. Those without piped water had to carry water home from the water plant by whatever transport they could muster, pump it from wells contaminated with sulphur and oil from old mining operations or, in extremis, collect rainwater.

For more than 50 years, Coal Run’s African American residents had called on local authorities to remedy this inequity. Nothing happened except that, during that time, public waterlines spread around Coal Run to new businesses and homes – overwhelmingly to white people’s homes. The mashup helped them get what they wanted when it was used as part of a discrimination complaint to the Ohio civil rights commission. But what had changed? Surely the disgraceful facts were already at the complainants’ disposal? The answer was that the data could be assembled differently online.

“We could articulate the case in words,” said civil rights lawyer Reed Colfax who represented the residents. “But when you’d put up the maps,they’d stop listening to you and look at them [as if to] say, ‘Is this really possible?'”

Since Coal Run was connected to the city’s water supply, a federal jury has awarded its residents $11m in damages from the city of Zanesville and Muskingum County. Now it’s only a few older residents who think that when it rains it’s a good time to do the laundry.

The case is used by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the world wide web nearly 24 years ago, as an example of the sharing, perhaps caring and certainly egalitarian principles realised by means of his invention. At a recent Ted talk, Berners-Lee also cited as evidence of the help the web can be to humanity the case of GeoEye, a company that shortly after Haiti’s 2010 earthquake released satellite imagery of the devastated areas, with a licence that allowed people to use it. Quickly, relief workers zoomed into it – and added to OpenStreetMap details about the devastated area – to build up a picture of which roads were blocked, which buildings damaged, where refugee camps were growing and when medical ships were reaching port. “The site rapidly became the map to use on the ground if you were doing relief work,” said Berners-Lee.

This sort of thing was what he hoped would be made possible after the birth of the world wide web at Cern in Geneva in December 1990. “It consisted of one web site and one browser, which happened to be on the same computer,” he recalls. The simple setup demonstrated a profound concept: that any person could share information with anyone else, anywhere. In this spirit, the web spread quickly from the grassroots up.


The Insidiousness of Facebook Messenger's Mobile App Terms of Service | Sam Fiorella

The Insidiousness of Facebook Messenger’s Mobile App Terms of Service | Sam Fiorella.

Sam Fiorella

 

How much access to your (and your friends’) personal data are you prepared to share for access to free mobile apps? I suspect the amount is significantly less than that which you actually agreed to share when blindly accepting the Terms of Service.

Case in point: Facebook’s Messenger App, which boasts over 1,000,000,000 downloads, requires the acceptance of an alarming amount of personal data and, even more startling, direct control over your mobile device. I’m willing to bet that few, if any, of those who downloaded this app read the full Terms of Service before accepting them and downloading the app.

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The Facebook Messenger app is a standalone version of the instant chat feature within the social network. You can easily access this within the Facebook app on your mobile device, but opening the full application also requires more memory, bandwidth, and battery life. As a result, Facebook offers this one feature as a standalone app in which you can instantly chat with your Facebook friends without having to launch the full Facebook app.

If you’re one of those 1,000,000,000 people who have downloaded this app, take a moment to read the following. I’ve posted, word for word, a few of the most aggressive app permission you’ve accepted.

    • Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity


  • Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.


  • Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.


  • Allows the app to record audio with microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.


  • Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.


  • Allows the app to read you phone’s call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. This permission allows apps to save your call log data, and malicious apps may share call log data without your knowledge.


  • Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you’ve called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals.


  • Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app can identify you and may send your profile information to others.


  • Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.


  • Allows the app to get a list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.


Is there a Rihanna sex tape? No, it's a malware scam on Facebook | Technology | theguardian.com

Is there a Rihanna sex tape? No, it’s a malware scam on Facebook | Technology | theguardian.com.

But it’s not as popular as the fake app pretending to tell you who’s been peeking at your profile

Clicking on a Facebook link to a 'Rihanna sex tape' won't end well.
Clicking on a Facebook link to a ‘Rihanna sex tape’ won’t end well. Photograph: Patrick McMullan Co./REX

There is no sex tape of Rihanna and her boyfriend doing the rounds online. You can’t see who’s been looking at your Facebook profile. And you can’t change your Facebook colour either.

This may all sound obvious, but according to antivirus firm Bitdefender, these are the most popular malware scams on the social network in 2014.

The company has published a list of the top 10 Facebook scams, with the fake app promising to tell you your Facebook views and visitors by far the most popular, accounting for 30.2% of bogus links it identified on the social network this year.

Clicking on any of them will lead Facebook users to sites that try to install viruses on their computers, as malware developers continue to seek new ways to spread their software to unsuspecting victims.

The chart is good news for Taylor Swift and Disneyland, who both featured in Bitdefender’s list a year ago. Swift’s non-existent sex tape and an offer of a free trip to Disneyland have fallen from the top 10 over the last 12 months.

“Why do people still want to see who has been taking a peek at their profile, despite all security warnings? I think they believe these are legitimate apps,” said chief security strategist Catalin Cosoi.

“This is social engineering at its finest – a challenging mental game that pushes the right psychological buttons. The baits have changed over time, with stalkers, peekers, admirers, overly attached girlfriends and exes haunting you, but the reason this scam works is simple: human nature.”


Hackers iraníes utilizan cuentas falsas de Facebook para espiar en EE.UU. e Israel – ABC.es

Hackers iraníes utilizan cuentas falsas de Facebook para espiar en EE.UU. e Israel – ABC.es.

Los piratas crearon seis identidades que parecían trabajar para una página web de noticias falsa, NewsOnAir.org. La camapa de ciberespionaje se prolongó durante tres años

En una campaña de ciberespionaje sin precedentes de tres años, los piratas informáticos iraníes crearon falsas cuentas de redes sociales y una página web para espiar a líderes políticos y militares en Estados Unidos, Israel y otros países, según ha informado este jueves una empresa de inteligencia.

ISight Partners, que descubrió las operaciones, ha señalado que entre los objetivos de los hackers había un almirante de la Armada estadounidense, abogados y embajadores, miembros de grupos de presión de Estados Unidos e Israel y personal en Reino Unido, Arabia Saudí, Siria, Irak y Afganistán.

La empresa ha rechazado identificar a las víctimas y ha dicho que no diría qué datos fueron robados por los piratas, que buscaban credenciales para acceder a redes del Gobierno y corporativas, así como infectar computadoras con software malicioso.

«Si ha funcionado tanto tiempo, entonces tuvieron éxito claramente», ha subrayado la vicepresidenta ejecutiva de iSight, Tiffany Jones, a Reuters. La empresa privada tiene sede en Dallas, Texas, y da información sobre ciberamenazas.