Facebook said it has suspended about 200 apps for misusing data
The company on Monday said the suspensions are part of an ongoing investigation into data use by third party apps on Facebook’s platform.
Facebook has been scrambling to identify the scope of data misuse after recent revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica may have improperly harvested the data of up to 87 million Facebook users.
Facebook said its investigation consists of two parts: Identifying apps that may have used Facebook user data inappropriately, and then “where we have concerns, we will conduct interviews, make requests for information (RFI) — which ask a series of detailed questions about the app and the data it has access to — and perform audits that may include on-site inspections.” the company said in a statement Monday.
Less people are naming their children Alexa
The name’s popularity has declined since Amazon released its Echo voice assistants -- which respond to ‘Alexa’ -- in 2014.
Popularity of the name fell by 21.3 percent in 2016 and 19.5 percent in 2017, according to a post by University of Maryland sociology professor Phillip Cohen, who used data from the Social Security Administration.
When will TV advertisers begin spending less on TV ads?
Although TV viewership has declined in recent years as popularity for online streaming has increased, TV advertisers have continued to pay more for TV ads. But how long can that trend last?
According to tech website Recode, advertisers bought $9.7 billion worth of ads upfront from cable and broadcast networks in 2017, a 6 percent increase from 2016.
At the same time, the number of people who paid for TV subscriptions last year was down 4 percent. Forecaster Magna Global predicted that upfront TV ad spending will decline by 1 percent this year.
Tesla registered a company in Shanghai
The move indicates that the electric vehicle maker could be set to open its first overseas car plant, The Wall Street Journal reported. China’s official business database said a company named Tesla Shanghai Co. Ltd. was registered in Shanghai on May 10, and that the company would be financed through the equivalent of $15.8 million U.S. dollars.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on May 2 that his company would soon announce plans for a Shanghai factory. Last year, the Journal reported that Tesla had reached an agreement to build a factory in China.
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