Saturday, March 2, 2024

Facebook Vows Privacy Fix ‘in 24 Hours’

Datamation content and product recommendations are editorially independent. We may make money when you click on links to our partners. Learn More.

The Australian: Australian security consultant and blogger Nik Cubrilovic recently discovered that Facebook was tracking user activities even after they had logged out of the social networking site. Instead of deleting or deactivating, Facebook cookies were continuing to send personally identifiable information to the company servers after users logged out.

Now, Cubrilovic says that after a 40-minute conference call, Facebook has promised to fix the flagrant privacy breach within 24 hours. “There will still be cookies, but they won’t be identifiable. That’s within 24 hours,” said Cubrilovic. “We can only take them at their word.”

Subscribe to Data Insider

Learn the latest news and best practices about data science, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, data security, and more.

Similar articles

Get the Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to Data Insider for top news, trends & analysis

Latest Articles