New Zealanders are concerned their smart devices are listening in on their conversations, fearing organisations are extracting personal information from their digital footprints, according to new research from Unisys.
"My personal challenge for 2018 has been to fix the most important issues facing Facebook -- whether that's defending against election interference by nation states, protecting our community from abuse and harm, or making sure people have control of their information,"
Over the past few months, WhatsApp has drawn flak over its use in spreading fake news through its platform that have even incited incidents of mob-lynching in various parts of the country.
Facebook admitted that up to 87 million users may have had their data hijacked by Cambridge Analytica, which was working for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
This model seemed harmless enough in the beginning. But over the years it's morphed into a massive information-gathering machine fueled by the personal data of its users.
...an adviser to the top European Union court said any data protection authority in the bloc had the power to take action against it for breaching privacy laws.