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Privacy After data incidents, Instagram expands its bug bounty

Facebook still still had apps illicitly collecting data on its users. Last year Instagram also choked developers’ access as the company tried to rebuild its privacy image in the aftermath of the ...

Privacy Facebook sends legal warning to developer who made an Instagram location-tracking app to demonstrate data issues

A buzzy startup was caught saving millions of users' data, and now Instagram is cracking down on other developers.

Privacy Barton F. Graf's ripple effect over Madison Avenue, Instagram's privacy practices, and Foursquare pitch deck

Advertising agencies continue to face headwinds and Instagram is cracking down on its tech partners.

Privacy Instagram shows that Facebook's privacy problems didn't end with Cambridge Analytica

More than a year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, we're only just beginning to take the full measure of how vulnerable our data is.

Privacy How MoviePass burned through millions, JPMorgan's power players, and Instagram's privacy practices

Here are the business stories you need to read this week, including deep dives on MoviePass, JPMorgan, and Instagram ...

Privacy Facebook is replacing some of Instagram's tech to improve privacy. Here's why it will also super-size the app's money-making potential.

Instagram DMs are getting a major overhaul behind the scenes. It could prove very, very profitable. ...

Privacy From Reporting Comments to Privacy Settings, Here's How to Keep Teens Safe on Instagram

Some blind online interactions lead to friendship ... and “Have you ever felt uncomfortable with something you saw?” Of course, the account privacy setting is always an option on Instagram — and ...

Privacy Instagram bans ad partner for improperly collecting user data

Information collected by Hyp3r included data stored in Instagram Stories ... delightful marketing that is compliant with consumer privacy regulations and social network Terms of Services," Hyp3r...

Privacy A top EU privacy regulator is looking into how millions of Instagram users' personal data was harvested by one of the company's partners

The Irish Data Protection Commission, a key EU data regulator, wants to know whether EU subjects were affected by the Instagram data scraping. ...

Privacy The FBI wants to get its hands on your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram data

The FBI is looking for a partner to collect data from your social media profiles, which could pit it against new privacy policies Facebook agreed to as part of its $5 billion settlement with the ...

Privacy Instagram ditches marketing outfit over privacy claims

It added it made changes to its platform to help prevent other companies from compiling public location data in future. However, Hyp3r CEO Carlos Garcia told the news outlet his company was in ...

Privacy Instagram Just Acknowledged It Has a Much Bigger Privacy Problem Than We Thought

According to a Business Insider investigation, Instagram has been allowing a San Francisco-based marketing agency, HYP3R, to flout its rules and collect information from millions of users. That ...

Privacy Instagram Bans 'Preferred Partner' For Secretly Storing Locations And Data For Millions Of Users: Report

Not only did this violate the privacy of the users concerns, but those posts and stories were then stored "indefinitely," and not deleted after 24-hours as users would normally expect. The...

Privacy Shades of Cambridge Analytica: Instagram terminates partner collecting user data

Instagram today terminated a relationship with an advertising partner after it was discovered to be collecting data from user accounts, the latest in a long line of privacy failures involving ...

Privacy Instagram's lax privacy practices let a trusted partner track millions of users' physical locations, secretly save their stories, and flout its rules

More than a year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook is still struggling to protect user data. ...

Privacy Data privacy: Facebook begins adding its name to some screens on Instagram

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes in an opinion piece in the New York Times in May urged U.S. regulators to split the company in three. Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014, and...

Privacy Facebook’s next privacy scandal could involve young user data on Instagram

Facebook Inc.’s next privacy scandal may be one of its own makings with recent policy changes at Instagram seeing young users switch to business accounts that force them to disclose personal ...

Privacy Young Instagram users sacrifice privacy in search of metrics

Millions of young people are turning their personal Instagram accounts into “business” profiles to learn more about how their posts are performing. The trend has an unintended privacy consequence....

Privacy Ensure WhatsApp Payments doesn't share user data with Facebook, Instagram, govt tells NCPI

Top officials told The Economic Times that the government is concerned that the WhatsApp's payment service may share user data with its parent Facebook and sister company Instagram - a threat to ...

Privacy California Supreme Court rules defense in murder case can obtain private Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts

“We believe that federal law prohibits an order requiring us to turn over private Facebook and Instagram account content of crime victims to a defendant and his defense lawyers,” Facebook said in a...