Facebook reveals plans to pivot to privacy-focused platforms

PR Daily

After more than a year of scandal, Facebook wants a do-over. The watch word, says CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is privacy. Outside the United States, services such as WeChat and the Facebook-owned WhatsApp have seen explosive growth by focusing on messaging. Facebook of the future.

Report: Consumers say tech companies can do better on privacy and more

PR Daily

A recent FleishmanHillard report about reputation management and technology highlights the struggle to maintain consumers’ trust amid data breaches, privacy concerns on social media platforms, and increased hate speech online.

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How to balance personalization and privacy in communications

PR Daily

Namely, the desire for greater data privacy and protection from exploitation are causing tensions in how brands seek to reach their destination. Some call this the “privacy paradox.” The data privacy dilemma.

Privacy isn’t necessarily a good thing

Stephen Waddington

Facebook is building a private version of the internet. While that may be good for personal privacy, it’s a threat to public conversation. Facebook’s big play at its F8 developer conference this year was privacy. The warning signs are clear for Facebook.

Facebook launches ‘Privacy Checkup,’ most agencies offer social media services, and Starbucks closes 2,000 stores in China

PR Daily

Here are today’s top stories: Facebook launches privacy tool. The social media platform is prompting almost 2 billion members worldwide to review their privacy and data-sharing settings in a feature called “ Privacy Checkup ” and its “ Off-Facebook Activity ” tool.

Can you have privacy under a spotlight?

PR in High Definition

There’s no doubt that the recent revelations surrounding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have brought the notion of personal privacy under even greater scrutiny. Do the same privacy rules apply? You can do this by conducting a privacy audit.

Can you have privacy under a spotlight?

PR in High Definition

There’s no doubt that the recent revelations surrounding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have brought the notion of personal privacy under even greater scrutiny. Do the same privacy rules apply? For many companies, this notion of privacy may not just be a personal matter but also a business one. Being in the public eye and under a spotlight poses risks, so how can you still ensure that the person concerned has some level of personal privacy?

In a pro-privacy move, Apple would limit marketers’ tracking ability

PR Daily

Apple asserts that it can protect privacy while still offering marketers valuable feedback on their campaigns. Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution has three steps: Store ad clicks. This far from Apple’s first attempt to improve privacy on Safari. Eg: Profits > Privacy.

Why Millennials Won’t Unplug From Facebook


When word got out in mid-March that Facebook exposed raw data on up to 87 million accounts to political consulting firm Cambridge Analytics, many people voiced their discontent. I may be upset by Facebook’s lack of ethics. Facebook is connected to too many apps.

Samsung answers privacy concerns over TV voice recognition

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Some even compared the language to a passage in George Orwell’s “1984”: Left: Samsung SmartTV privacy policy, warning users not to discuss personal info in front of their TV Right: 1984 pic.twitter.com/osywjYKV3W.

Apple takes swipe at Google and others with privacy-themed billboard

PR Daily

Apple hopes that its strong stance on privacy can help preserve its brand reputation and strong customer bond. CNBC reported : The message, which takes up about 13 floors of building, says: “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone” with the URL to Apple’s privacy website.

Data, Privacy and Why Solo PR Pros Should Care

Solo PR Pro

It recently came to light that Cambridge Analytica , a political research firm, purchased information on more than 50 million Facebook users. This is far from the first scandal involving Facebook and data, but it brings to the forefront a deeper problem.

Could the Survival of Facebook Depend on Its Privacy?

Waxing UnLyrical

Facebook stock is not doing very well. Some are even beginning to question whether Mark Zuckerberg can continue as the leader of Facebook (somewhere, the Winklevoss twins are howling with laughter). Google is much more like Apple, Facebook is more like Yahoo!).

Zoom criticized for privacy and data concerns, Airbnb apologizes and pledges $250M to hosts, and NPR skips April Fools’ Day

PR Daily

Here are today’s top stories: Zoom slammed for privacy concerns and data sharing. As the virtual conference platform’s membership and meeting numbers are sharply rising, so are privacy concerns. However, convenience doesn’t negate people’s right to privacy.

Australia Joins Other Nations Investigating Facebook

Ronn Torossian

Now, the Facebook debacle that began with Cambridge Analytica has gone “global.” The purpose of the investigation is to determine if Facebook violated Australia’s privacy laws.

Instagram heads off privacy concerns, most employees report burnout, and Woodward’s book interview debacle

PR Daily

Here are today’s top stories: Instagram preempts privacy questions on new messaging feature. Why it matters: Can Instagram convince consumers that it will handle its data carefully in light of parent company Facebook’s many data scandals?

Facebook revamps livestreaming tools after Christchurch shooting

PR Daily

The company announced it would restrict access to Facebook Live tools for users who violate certain rules. Facebook hopes to make its livestreaming tools safer—and protect its audience—with a new “one strike” policy. Facebook has said it removed 1.5

WhatsApp takes a stand on privacy by encrypting users’ data

PR Daily

The Facebook-owned company announced the addition of end-to-end encryption, meaning that a message’s intended viewer will be the only one who will be able to see it. What do you think about WhatsApp recent stance on privacy and encryption?

During its outage, Facebook turns to Twitter to share updates

PR Daily

Even for Facebook, Twitter is an important channel for live updates in a crisis. The social media company suffered a global outage on Wednesday, affecting users on its Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp platforms. — Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019.

Facebook to woo marketers with Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp integration

PR Daily

However, critics pointed to anti-trust issues and Facebook’s ongoing data privacy issues. Facebook is making its ecosystem more welcoming, regardless of which service you use. Though Facebook’s announcement might be exciting for brand managers, users have had mixed reactions.

Privacy vs. progress: protecting users from data-gathering

Media Bullseye

Despite the potential for using data to improve PR efforts, it is important to consider the impact this information can have on the average consumer, as this gathering of data could blossom into a personal privacy issue. Mozilla’s fight for privacy.

After The Russia Scandal, Is Facebook Growing Up?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Is the Russia scandal an ultimate comeuppance for Facebook? voters, I was initially skeptical about any real impact on Facebook’s reputation or its business. Facebook has weathered many storms in its 13-year history.

Facebook launches multi-pronged push toward self-regulation

PR Daily

Facebook wants to beat governments to the punch on regulations and oversight. He wrote: Technology is a major part of our lives, and companies such as Facebook have immense responsibilities. On Monday, Facebook announced it was soliciting public feedback about the new process.).

Facebook, Amazon under a cloud of criticism over latest data leak

PR Daily

A security firm found millions of vulnerable Facebook records on an Amazon cloud server, raising new questions about users’ safety and the social network’s ties to third-party vendors. Facebook has stepped into another steaming data scandal. Crisis Communications Amazon Facebook

Influencer Marketing Search Engine to Roll Out on Facebook

Ronn Torossian

Now that influencer marketing is becoming increasingly popular, social media company Facebook has decided to jump on the trend in an effort to attract people back to the network.

How Facebook Could Become Irrelevant

Waxing UnLyrical

After surpassing 1 billion users this past month, Facebook has become an institution that appears to have some staying power. But there is a lingering issue that threatens Facebook’s dominance even more than advertising revenue and stockholder discontent.

How Privacy Conscious Brands Can Gain an Edge on the Competition

Beyond PR

If users show interest in so much as a pair of socks online, those socks will inundate their Facebook feed for weeks — never mind a big-ticket item like a couch or a car. Is Privacy Consciousness the New Corporate Social Responsibility?

In earnings call, Facebook discloses $3-5B in fines—and Wall Street yawns

PR Daily

Following common wisdom, Facebook got out in front of bad news—$3 billion to $5 billion worth. Facebook says it is preparing to pay a hefty fine to the Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations stemming from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook won’t listen otherwise.

THE TRUTH ALWAYS COMES OUT’ – Mark on the privacy injunction in the British Media

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Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook. Mark My Words american press british press celebrities celebrity celebrity management Celebrity Relationship divorce injuction press privacy social media truth injunction ixzz45vk5asdu 3526916 threesome mailonline marital dailymail boundariesThe injunction farce shows there are no boundaries in social media, according to a PR and branding consultant.

Facebook is listening to your conversations but not in the way you think

Stephen Waddington

A new privacy tool provides insight into how your data is shared with Facebook. In the last week I’ve been served ads on Facebook about places to visit after a discussion about a day out. Every post, comment and like on Facebook informs the ads that we are served.

Facebook remains valuable to many users—to the tune of $1,000

PR Daily

Despite social media’s rocky year in 2018 (Facebook’s data crisis, etc.), Facebook, in particular, retains considerable value for many users. That might fly in the face of Facebook’s recent trouble with consumer trust. Brandon Arvay predicts paid Facebook group memberships.

7 Brand New Facebook Features You Should Know About


Facebook is constantly changing, and keeping up with its new features is difficult for most communications and marketing professionals. Here is the latest and greatest from Facebook: 1. Facebook Messenger allows you to add contacts (who are not your “friends”).

Facebook Tries to Stop Deluge of “Fake” Accounts with Elections Looming

Ronn Torossian

With midterm elections looming, the folks at Facebook are still desperately trying to reverse a cataclysmic loss of consumer trust thanks to a massive privacy scandal that revealed a myriad of issues with the social media giant.

Stressing user privacy, Apple offers a monthly news bundling service

PR Daily

Amid that context, Apple plans to offer a subscription service that would bundle many print magazines and a couple of newspapers into a single offering—all while putting a premium on user privacy. Of particular note, Apple is touting the privacy users will enjoy while browsing.

Facebook Messenger tests ‘conversation topics’

PR Daily

Facebook Messenger is looking into increasing users’ opportunities for interaction. Using data from users’ Facebook profiles—e.g., Facebook is surfacing information I already have access to but just might not have seen otherwise.

Survey: LinkedIn joins Facebook and YouTube as a video marketing go-to

PR Daily

YouTube, used by 88% of marketers, remains the favorite channel for video marketing, followed by Facebook (76%). The platform yields high organic reach to a professional audience and has been striving to catch up to Facebook and other networks.

Unpacking the Facebook newsfeed

Stephen Waddington

Public relations practitioners should have a rudimentary understanding of the Facebook newsfeed. I ran a workshop at the PR Week’s PR360 Conference in London today about the best way for public relations to work with Facebook. Unpacking the Facebook newsfeed algorithm from Stephen Waddington It’s not possible to have a conversation about Facebook at the moment without acknowledging the ongoing data privacy and fake news issues.

Facebook executives silent as #DeleteFacebook trends

PR Daily

The best-known faces of Facebook are staying out of the spotlight during its latest crisis. We are committed to vigorously enforcing our policies to protect people’s information and will take whatever steps are required to see that this happens,” a Facebook spokesperson told The Daily Beast.

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Facebook’s COO defends targeted ads

PR Daily

Facebook has asked COO Sheryl Sandberg to lean in a little farther. As the story endures in the news, Facebook has mounted a second campaign. This time, it has sent Sheryl Sandberg to defend Facebook’s business model. are hiring because they're growing on Facebook.

YouTube to overtake Facebook in website visits

PR Daily

Facebook’s popularity is waning—at least in the United States. This drop in views could be part of Facebook’s struggles to keep user trust in the wake of data misuse scandals , or part of a larger trend as competition increases and users spend fewer hours in one place.