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Facebook Advertising Profiles Are a Mystery to Most Users, Survey Says

By SAPNA MAHESHWARI

About three-fourths of the Facebook users in a Pew Research Center survey said they were not aware of the Ad Preferences page, which lists their personal traits made available to advertisers.

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Los Angeles Accuses Weather Channel App of Covertly Mining User Data

By JENNIFER VALENTINO-DeVRIES and NATASHA SINGER

In a lawsuit on Thursday, the city attorney said tracking was used not just for local forecasts but also for commercial purposes like targeted marketing.

Los Angeles Accuses Weather Channel App of Covertly Mining User Data

By JENNIFER VALENTINO-DeVRIES and NATASHA SINGER

In a lawsuit on Thursday, the city attorney said tracking was used not just for local forecasts but also for commercial purposes like targeted marketing.

In High-Tech Cities, No More Potholes, but What About Privacy?

By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS

Cities, including some far from the coasts, are vying to use technology to guide services. But the race toward “smart cities” is raising privacy worries.

Advertising: Sharing Data for Deals? More Like Watching It Go With a Sigh

By SAPNA MAHESHWARI

Tech companies say consumers prefer being shown ads that are relevant to them. But a professor’s research shows they trade data for those ads not because of convenience but resignation.

Why the F.T.C. Is Taking a New Look at Facebook Privacy

By NATASHA SINGER

In 2011, Facebook agreed to settle charges that it had deceived consumers on privacy. But new problems have resurfaced old concerns.

5 Ways Facebook Shared Your Data

By JENNIFER VALENTINO-DeVRIES

For years, Facebook gave many large technology companies special access to users’ information. Here’s how it worked.

Facebook Rebuked for Failing to Disclose Data-Sharing Deals

By MICHAEL LaFORGIA, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and GABRIEL J.X. DANCE

Lawmakers and others criticized the social network after a New York Times report revealed Facebook gave its partners extensive access to user data.

5 Ways Facebook Shared Your Data

By JENNIFER VALENTINO-DeVRIES

For years, Facebook gave many large technology companies special access to users’ information. Here’s how it worked.

Facebook Sued by District of Columbia Over Cambridge Analytica

By SHEERA FRENKEL and MATTHEW ROSENBERG

It was a first step by a state attorney general to punish Facebook for privacy violations.

Facebook Sued by District of Columbia Over Cambridge Analytica

By SHEERA FRENKEL and MATTHEW ROSENBERG

It was a first step by a state attorney general to punish Facebook for privacy violations.

As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants

By GABRIEL J.X. DANCE, MICHAEL LaFORGIA and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people’s data than it has disclosed.

Facebook’s Data Sharing and Privacy Rules: 5 Takeaways From Our Investigation

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE, MICHAEL LaFORGIA and GABRIEL J.X. DANCE

Facebook collects more information on more people than almost any other private corporation in history. And it gave dozens of companies more intrusive access to that data than it ever disclosed.

Facebook’s Data Sharing and Privacy Rules: 5 Takeaways From Our Investigation

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE, MICHAEL LaFORGIA and GABRIEL J.X. DANCE

Facebook collects more information on more people than almost any other private corporation in history. And it gave dozens of companies more intrusive access to that data than it ever disclosed.

As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants

By GABRIEL J.X. DANCE, MICHAEL LaFORGIA and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people’s data than it has disclosed.

Facebook Says Bug Opened Access to Private Photos

By MIKE ISAAC and NATASHA SINGER

The announcement is the latest in a string of problems the social network has had with consumer data.

How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location

By JENNIFER VALENTINO-DeVRIES and NATASHA SINGER

Hundreds of apps can follow your movements and share the details with advertisers, retailers and even hedge funds. Here’s how to limit the snooping.

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