Tag: Facebook

Advertisers have started to question Facebook’s value as scandals increase

Advertisers have started to question Facebook’s value as scandals increase

Business, Internet, social media
Facebook has suffered a near nonstop drip of bad news in 2018, and with each event advertisers have barely uttered a peep while continuing to spend. Recently with yet another revelation about the company's past data practices, one agency chief finally said enough is enough, while other ad agency senior executives say they are questioning how much consumers continue to trust Facebook and whether advertisements on the social network continue to be effective. Mat Baxter, the global CEO of ad agency Initiative, said in a post on LinkedIn that he was advising clients not to advertise on Facebook. "It’s about time we take a collective stand against the egregious behavior of Facebook," Baxter wrote. Baxter, who has head of Initiative oversees media buying and planning for Amazon,
Did another latest Facebook bug leak your photos?

Did another latest Facebook bug leak your photos?

Cyber Security, social media, Technology
An estimated 6.8 million users were affected in the latest photo leak caused by a bug its app development platform that let apps access the private pictures of users, Facebook has revealed. Apps are expected to only have access to images posted on a user’s timeline, however a bug let the apps see any images linked to the account. This includes images on Facebook Stories and Facebook Marketplace, as well as those uploaded but not published. Facebook stores the latter for three days before they are deleted, in case the user decides to publish them. Users are required to give permission for apps to view photos, and only users who gave picture permissions had their images leaked to the apps. Facebook said the bug was active for 12 days between September 13th and September 25th,
Facebook Purges Russia-based Accounts and Pages

Facebook Purges Russia-based Accounts and Pages

social media
Facebook has removed 70 Facebook and 65 Instagram accounts that were controlled by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA). “Many of the pages also ran ads, all of which have been removed,” said Facebook. Facebook’s chief security officer Alex Stamos said uncovering this activity took months of work. “The IRA has repeatedly used complex networks of inauthentic accounts to deceive and manipulate people who use Facebook, including before, during, and after the 2016 US presidential elections,” said Stamos. “We removed this latest set of pages and accounts solely because they were controlled by the IRA – not based on the content.” “This included commentary on domestic and international political issues, the promotion of Russian culture and tourism as well as debate o
Facebook, Google, Amazon: New challengers in classifieds

Facebook, Google, Amazon: New challengers in classifieds

Business
Facebook and its fast-growing Marketplace initiative poses a serious threat to the classified advertising services offered by the world’s “Big Six” multinational classified companies, a new report from the AIM Group shows. Craigslist, Schibsted, Naspers, EBay and other classified advertising companies are running into increased competition from Facebook, Google and even Amazon, which is experimenting with a consumer-to-consumer sales site called Local Finds in India that it has talked about rolling out worldwide. The competition is covered in the 2017-18 Global Classified Advertising Annual published by the AIM Group. “Classifieds and marketplaces online are more competitive than ever,” said Peter M. Zollman, founding principal of the AIM Group, which publishes Classified
Facebook Introduces New App for Video Makers, Similar to YouTube

Facebook Introduces New App for Video Makers, Similar to YouTube

social media
Facebook  on Thursday announced a new Facebook Creator app that offers exclusive tools for creating and promoting streaming videos. The social media giant also has a new section of its desktop website, called Facebook for Creators, where video makers can get tips to improve their video-making skills and better connect with viewers by using Facebook’s features. The mobile app, which debuts on Apple’s iOS devices today and on Android devices “in the coming months,” includes features that let users to add intros and outros to their Facebook Live broadcasts, as well as custom live stickers and video frames. Video creators can also use the app’s community tab to pull together and respond to comments on their videos from across Facebook’s ecosystem of services—including Facebook,