Facebook details upcoming overhaul of privacy controls

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Facebook plans to integrate more privacy controls into its site — this and more in this week’s Regalix Roundup.

Facebook Details Upcoming Overhaul of Privacy Controls

In a move that could impact brands, marketers, and users, Facebook plans to integrate more privacy controls into the site and clarify which content is visible to others and who can access that content. Some of the numerous updates set to be introduced by the company include privacy shortcuts, app permissions, and in-product messages to notify users that content hidden from their timeline may still appear in their news feed. Facebook is also updating the activity log and introducing a new tool to request the removal of multiple photos they may be tagged in, giving users the ability to ask multiple friends to take down the pictures they don’t like in a single screen.

Source: ClickZ

Kernel vulnerability places Samsung devices at risk

A vulnerability found in the kernel of many Samsung devices has opened devices such as the Galaxy S2, S3, Note 2, and Note 10.1 to abuse by hackers. A product deficiency across these devices allows any application to dump the contents of the device’s RAM and/or inject arbitrary code into the kernel. Such manipulations of memory could potentially allow an attacker to extract data and forward it elsewhere – or modify data to present the user with false data while the application does something else. The vulnerability itself also allows devices to be rooted.

Source: ZDNet

Consumers Most Annoyed by Ads on Social Networking Sites

A new study from NM Incite and Nielsen has found that 33 percent of consumers find ads on social networks more annoying than an average online ad. While consumers tend to not enjoy ads on social media, 26 percent of those surveyed reported to be more open to advertisements recommended by a social networking friend. Another 26 percent said they were OK with being ID’d based on their social media profiles. Nearly 17 percent of those surveyed also reported that they feel connected to brands seen on social networking platforms.

Source: ClickZ

 

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