Facebook is unarguably the most prominent social media network on the internet, but it has been on the news several times for wrong reasons – privacy issue, mishandling data (Cambridge Analytica), fake news, and more.
Facebook’s pop-up cafe!
Ever since then, privacy has been at the forefront of Facebook’s ethos. In the latest development, Facebook is setting up a pop-up cafe in London, to spread more awareness and encourage routine privacy checkup.
Five pop-ups across the UK!
As per the report by Evening Standard, the pop-up cafe will be inside The Attendant on Great Eastern Street and will be open on 28 and 29 August. Notably, it is one of the five pop-ups across the UK between August 28 and September 5. Registered individuals will be able to get a privacy checkup along with a free coffee as well.
According to Facebook, the pop-up cafe is the result of a recent poll conducted, where 27 percent of Londoners don’t know how to customise their social media privacy settings.
Facebook may get $5 billion fine!
It’s worth mentioning that, the US Financial Trade Commission announced that it might fine Facebook $5 billion for its data violations and privacy practice. According to the US FTC probe, Mark Zuckerberg’s company has violated a 2012 consent decree by sharing data 87 million users with British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.
Facebook listening to our conversations?
In another investigation by Bloomberg, Facebook has reportedly paid hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe audio clips people made using Facebook Messenger.
Furthermore, the report claimed that contractors were being employed to check whether the Facebook AI correctly interpreted the messages.
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