Facebook Privacy

MPs Admit 'We Literally Don't Understand Facebook'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech

MPs have admitted they don't understand Facebook. Their solution? Facebook has to change. (It couldn't possibly be up to them to do the legwork,...

Why Facebook and Its Algorithms Are Not Worth Your Time

Georgie Bradley | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Bradley

Facebook courts you into thinking you're failing or overachieving. It will never bring you lasting happiness. Waiting for the total 'likes' to succeed the likes on previous posts only curtails happiness. How do I know this? I've been that 'like' whore. I have given the likes and waited for them.

So, What EACTLY Is In Facebook's Small Print?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech

Remember when you first joined Facebook? No we can't either. Well whenever it was we all had to agree to Facebook's Terms and Conditions, a long, dens...

The Facebook Terms And Conditions You May Have Missed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Wow. We never spotted these before... (Ts & Cs discovered for HuffPost UK Comedy by Amanda Wilkie, David Beresford, David Schneider and Handfac...

Facebook Researcher Apologises For 'Creepy' Emotions Study On Users

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech

One of the Facebook researchers who conducted a secret study on users by manipulating their news feeds has apologised - but defended the experiment. ...

Iran Orders Zuckerberg To Court

The Huffington Post | The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been ordered to appear in court in Iran after a judge in the south of the country declared that both WhatsApp and...

Beyond The Valley: Billions Blown On Bingo?

Jay Sorrels | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Jay Sorrels

The dark thought that keeps Mark Zuckerberg and friends up at night is 'Are we the new Yahoo?'. Doubt plagues any winners. If you can print money why not salve sad feelings by wishing them away?

Scientists Reveal The Number One Thing That Gets You Unfriended On Facebook...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech

In what might be one of the most socially anxious scientific studies ever, researchers have shed new light on who gets unfriended on Facebook - and wh...

Facebook Exec: You May Never Be Offline Again

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech

If Facebook has its way, you may NEVER be offline again. The social network's COO Sheryl Sandberg told BBC Breakfast that "the word 'online' is bec...

Trustful Tinder?

Eden Blackman | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

Those of us who have ever used dating sites will not be shocked to learn of another story centred around fake profiles breaking in the world of online dating - today it's Tinder under the uncomfortable spotlight. It seems Tinder (owned by InterActiveCorp who also own Match.com and OKCupid) have been hit by the bots

Why I Love to Hate Facebook, and Why I Hate to Love it

Claire Frances | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Tech
Claire Frances

I have a true love hate relationship with Facebook. I certainly don't put my private details up there, and I'm very selective with what pictures I share. But yesterday's turn of events really got me thinking, and I found myself asking the same old questions - why do we feel the need to share stuff on there? Why do we do it so publicly?

Why the Debate's More Than Just About Women Who Eat On Tubes

Sophie Alderson | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

I'm a member of divisive Facebook Group Women Who Eat On Tubes. I joined because I didn't like what I saw. If you've read enough on the subject, or need to alphabetise your dried herbs, you're excused.

'Arseholes' and 'Idiots': Lecturer Has a Go at Students and Staff on Facebook

Antonia Paget | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Antonia Paget

University of Nottingham English lecturer Tony Fisher has apologised for comments he made on his public Facebook page, following revelations that he called students 'semi-literate', staff 'absolute arseholes' and revealed the content of private email exchanges.

Interview With the Founder of Ratemash

Jess Evans | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Evans

It's the website that's taken thousands of Facebook photos without user consent and asked the public to rate their 'hotness.' After a week of thousands of shocked students discovering their profiles are on the 'hot or not' RateMash site, the man behind it all, Michael Healy, breaks his silence.

Facebook Teens Can Now Share Posts With Strangers

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Tech

In a move that has already sparked concerns over child safety, Facebook has announced that it has changed the settings on the social network, allowing...

Madness at Our Fingertips

The Mac Twins | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Tech
The Mac Twins

We recently appeared on BBC's Free Speech and after having had a couple of weeks to mull and chew over one of the topics, I felt I needed to offload my musings on it, so here goes...

Five Things You May Not Know About Teenagers and Privacy

Colin Strong | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Tech
Colin Strong

Recent work by GfK suggests that teenagers do typically consider privacy to be important and will often go to great lengths to manage it effectively. Here are five key learnings...

Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Account Hacked

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Tech

A frustrated computer expert went out of his way to prove a point to Facebook, after the social media giant ignored his multiple warnings about a secu...

What is Privacy? A Legal Expert Tackles the Issue of Our Era

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK
Shana Ting Lipton

When Edward Snowden revealed the existence of a widespread spying programme by the NSA, the public's response to the news of the privacy incursion was intriguingly divided. Some called the whistleblower a treasonous spy; others dubbed him a privacy crusader.

National Security Agency Revelations Reinforce Demise of Private Communications

Gary Hibberd | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Tech
Gary Hibberd

The NSA's 'Prism' surveillance program allegedly allows it to monitor emails, internet 'chatter' on Skype, AOL, YouTube, FaceBook and Twitter and collect data directly from these servers and other technology companies. The incredulity that America has the ability to monitor what goes on in Cyberspace reveals a basic misunderstanding that online activity can ever be private.

Facebook Obsessed

Chanel de Yong | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Tech
Chanel de Yong

ADMIT IT. You are always checking your Facebook newsfeed, whether on the office computer at work or on the app on your phone. Yes, you are OBSESSED! But why have we all become so engrossed in something so monstrous and so superficial?

I'm Afraid of Existing Online

Planet Ivy | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Tech
Planet Ivy

The real fear comes from being judged. I'm a selective misanthrope and I do my selecting by watching your social media output. Some of you come across incredibly well but I think some of you are oblivious twats. I hate you. I'd never delete you though - you're my entertainment, my soap opera, my catharsis.

Digital Footprints, What Happens When You Cannot Forget?

Tony Fish | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Tech
Tony Fish

One rule (of 33 so far documented) of the living in a digital age is that the internet is written in ink and has "total recall" - once there you cannot take is back and as Zackerberg's sister Randi found out you cannot depend on privacy settings.

Does Privatisation Threaten Democracy?

Darian Meacham | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Politics
Darian Meacham

The basic questions surrounding the privatisation of the postal service are the same as those surrounding the privatisation of any essential public service. Can a private enterprise whose primary goal is to draw profit be expected to offer the same level of service as a public service whose only goal is to provide that service even if it is a detriment to their bottom line?

4 Things You Need To Know About Facebook's New Privacy Update

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Tech

Facebook has started rolling out a new suite of simplified privacy tools to help its users understand where their photos and updates will appear. T...