In a surprising court ruling, a Dutch woman has taken her estranged mother to court over her refusal to delete pictures of her children off of her personal Facebook account. The mother claimed that by her refusing to do so she is actually violating the EU's GDPR (data protection) law. She won.
In capitalistic America, several large organizations are teaming up against Facebook to hit them where it hurts - their pockets, which accrue around $70 billion annually from selling advertisement spots on their platform. These brands are among a percentage of the American public that believes the social media giant has allowed racist and hateful rhetoric to go unchecked on their platform for too long, and have committed to suspending their ad campaign purchases for the month of July until Facebook addresses the issue head-on.
Privacy issues aside, what is Facebook offering to its users that people are spending an average of 7 hours per month on the site?
Recently, a mom in the UK received a huge shock when she discovered her 12 year-old son used his savings and her credit card to spend a total of $1,400 playing the Facebook application game Farmville. Here is some advice to parents who want their children to enjoy themselves, but seeking to avoid a surprise smack to the wallet.
We want to bring your attention to "changes announced on Tuesday" that will have a great impact upon individuals and organizations using the popular social network website, Facebook, for business. As of Saturday, June 13th, at 12:01AM, users, and administrators of pages, will be able to choose their own user names to direct people to the webpage through a self-chosen, recognizable URL. Up until this point, the URL for individuals and pages has been an assigned series of numbers.