Facebook and the Canadian Election

Canadians that are not in favour of the neo-conservative Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper are using Facebook to help oust him. It’s become an issue that Elections Canada had to look into facebook groups and they ended up concluding that, yes, the facebook groups are legal. The groups in question are easily accessible through facebookContinue reading “Facebook and the Canadian Election”

Facebook is “a minefield of privacy invasion”

Another week and another accusation that Facebook destroys people’s privacy. However, this accusation could end up changing Facebook in Canada. The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), run out of the University of Ottawa, has filed a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada that outlines 22 problems with Facebook. The complaint thatContinue reading “Facebook is “a minefield of privacy invasion””

saudi woman killed for chatting on facebook

A young Saudi Arabian woman was murdered by her father for chatting on the social network site Facebook, it has emerged. The unnamed woman from Riyadh was beaten and shot after she was discovered in the middle of an online conversation with a man, the al-Arabiya website reported. The case was reported on a SaudiContinue reading “saudi woman killed for chatting on facebook”

Facebook changes Beacon…sort of

Facebook’s new aggressive ad program, Beacon, is undergoing some changes because of pressure from its users and advocacy groups like MoveOn.org.  Originally Beacon alerted your friends if you purchased something from participating sites, unless you took action to disable it, now Beacon has to be enabled by the user before it sends out alerts.  TheContinue reading “Facebook changes Beacon…sort of”