Tag: user

Nov 29 2018

Facebook Considered Charging for Access to User Data – The Wall Street Journal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after meeting France’s president in Paris earlier this year. Photo: alain jocard/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images 6 Comments By Deepa Seetharaman and Deepa Seetharaman The Wall Street Journal Biography @dseetharaman deepa.seetharaman deepa.seetharaman@wsj.com Kirsten Grind Kirsten Grind The Wall Street Journal Biography @kirstengrind kirsten.grind@wsj.com Nov. 28, 2018 8:24 p.m. ET Internal emails show Facebook […]

Nov 08 2018

Google Intros In-App Updates API For A More Seamless User Experience

Updating Android applications will likely become a much more convenient process for both end users and developers at some point in the not-too-distant future thanks to a new In-app Updates API introduced at this year’s Google-hosted Android Dev Summit. Set to begin rolling out “soon,” the new API has already been in testing with early […]

Oct 31 2018

Facebook Revenue Rises Less Than Expected as User Growth Stagnates

Facebook’s revenue gained 33 percent in the third quarter, in spite of stagnation in the number of users in the US and Europe that indicates the toll taken by the social media giant’s recent privacy controversies. Revenues were $13.73 billion (roughly Rs. 1 lakh crores), about $40 million shy of analyst expectations. Profit increased 9 percent […]

Oct 30 2018

Facebook revenue, user growth falls short of expectations

Facebook’s revenue and user growth has disappointed investors. Total revenue jumped 33% to 13.73 billion for the three months ending in September, but fell short of analysts’ expectations. User figures also missed analysts estimates. Monthly active users totaled 2.27 billion as of September 30, while daily active users for the month averaged 1.49 billion. Analysts […]

Oct 30 2018

Facebook shares climb despite weak Q3 user growth and revenue

After last quarter’s bloodbath earnings report that cut 20 percent from Facebook’s share price, the social network stumbled in Q3 2018, reaching 2.27 billion monthly users, up 37 million users or 1.79 percent — only slightly better than Q1’s slowest-ever growth rate of just 1.54 percent, and compared to an 2.29 billion Wall Street estimate. […]

Oct 09 2018

Google Plus Will Be Shut Down After User Information Was Exposed

Google Plus Will Be Shut Down After User Information Was Exposed ImageGoogle announced the decision to shut down Google Plus on Monday as part of a broad review of how much user information it shares with third-party developers.CreditCreditMark Lennihan/Associated Press By Daisuke Wakabayashi Oct. 8, 2018 Google said on Monday that it would shut down […]

Oct 08 2018

Google Exposed User Data, Feared Repercussions of Disclosing to Public

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai was briefed on a plan not to notify users of a software glitch that gave outside developers potential access to private data. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News 108 Comments By Douglas MacMillan and Douglas MacMillan The Wall Street Journal Biography @dmac1 douglas.macmillan@wsj.com Robert McMillan Robert McMillan The Wall Street Journal […]

Sep 21 2018

Google to Congress: We protect Gmail user data with automated scanning and catch the 'majority' of bad actors

Alphabet Inc’s Google defended how it polices third-party add-ons for Gmail in a letter to U.S. senators made public on Thursday, saying that upfront review catches the “majority” of bad actors. Google said it uses automated scans and reports from security researchers to monitor third parties with access to Gmail data, but gave no details […]

Sep 07 2018

Top Mac App Store utility 'Adware Doctor' is stealing user information [u]

  Security researcher Patrick Wardle says one of the most popular apps on the Mac App Store “surreptitiously exfiltrates highly sensitive user information” and is likely exporting it to China. On his website Objective-See.com, in collaboration with a Twitter account, called @privacyis1st, which was first to spot the issue, Wardle lays out the case that […]

Sep 07 2018

More malicious apps found in Mac App Store that are stealing user data

  A number of apps in the Mac App Store have been found to be stealing data from its users, acquiring sensitive information and sending it to the developer, including one app which was the top paid utility available in the store before its removal. An image of Adware Doctor’s marketing Security researchers have independently […]