Why Facebook is collecting so much personal data
20 December 2018 | 1:40 pm
Rich Greenfield, a BTIG analyst, and Bloomberg's Sarah Frier discuss the report from the New York Times that Facebook Inc. had allowed more than 150 companies to access more personal data from users than it had disclosed.
18 May 2020
Germany's data privacy chief has told federal bodies not to use WhatsApp, amid concerns that it feeds Facebook with data. Ulrich Kelber said it appeared that the government has failed to establish enough safe services.
11 Jun 2020
Amazon deforestation rose by 34.4% year-on-year in Brazil, the country's space agency INPE has said, revising its numbers based on satellite observation. The latest data does not include last year's forest fires.
21 Jun 2020
As many countries roll out contact-tracing apps, we tell you why people are concerned about their medical data and what could happen if it got into the hands of big tech like Google and Amazon. Many citizens are now calling for a balance between privacy and public health.
6 Jul 2020
The Nigerian Stock Exchange has upgraded its Data Portal and says the revamped X-DataPortal will provide a more efficient, user-friendly experience. Jude Chiemeka, Head for Trading at the NSE joins CNBC Africa for more.
10 Jul 2020
Technology giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter have temporarily stopped processing requests from Hong Kong authorities for access to user data, after a new national security law was implemented. The new rules could see employees of companies which don't comply with the rules face up to six months in prison. The Chinese-owned video platform Tiktok has announced it will pull its app from download stores in Hong Kong as a result of the measures.
17 Jul 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the way many businesses work, pushing more transactions and communication online. What does that mean for data protection? We speak to CEO of data privacy specialists Ethyca, Cillian Kieran, about the issues that digitalisation, working from home and new regulations present for companies. Also in the show: how much are governments paying for their Covid-19 tracing apps? Plus, some hope for France's beleaguered tourist industry as more French people choose to holiday close to home.
20 Jul 2020
Google Data Centers are the large data center facilities Google uses to provide their services, which combine large amounts of digital storage, computer nodes organized in aisles of racks, internal and external networking, environmental controls, and operations software.
27 Aug 2020
Stears Business is a business publication that focuses on business, economic, and political news. Stears Business also provides data and information to bridge Nigeria's knowledge gap.
31 Oct 2020
Lukman Otunuga, Senior Research Analyst at FXTM Market joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to highlights how Nigeria’s financial markets are reacting to Nigeria’s September inflation data.
11 Nov 2020
Pfizer and BioNTech have chosen RNA messenger technology for their vaccine. It is made up of lab-made RNA strands containing the code for the same protein that allows coronavirus to enter cells.
30 Nov 2020
Though the late-stage trial results showed an efficacy of 70% on average, up to 90% of people can be prevented from getting the coronavirus if a lower dose is used. AstraZeneca said the vaccine is "highly effective."
17 Dec 2020
The United States Federal Trade Commission has ordered nine major social media and streaming services to hand over information about how they collect and use personal data from their users. The platforms concerned include Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok and Amazon's Twitch. This inquiry comes as the European Commission prepares to unveil its new draft regulations for the technology industry. Also today, Pinterest agrees a $22.5 million settlement with its former chief operating officer, who had accused the company of gender discrimination.
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