Related News: Facebook’s shot at WhatsApp data gets both companies an FTC complaint

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Ars Technica published an article titled Facebook’s shot at WhatsApp data gets both companies an FTC complaint.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against Facebook’s $16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp based on privacy concerns, according to a document released Thursday. EPIC and CDD’s problems with the acquisition center around the fact that WhatsApp staked its reputation on—that it’s a company keeping a reasonable distance from its customers’ data. Now that it will fall under the aegis of Facebook, its users stand to lose those privacy guarantees, even though WhatsApp told its users nothing would change.

Facebook draws legal complaints for treading outside the bounds of responsible data use on a fairly regular basis. There was Beacon, which posted users’ activity to third party sites without so much as a heads up. There were Sponsored Stories, which placed users’ photos and names alongside ads. There was the sudden unsolicited use of facial recognition. The list goes on with many new and interesting ways Facebook has found to use the information it’s collected, but it’s plain that given an opportunity, Facebook is more likely to ask forgiveness than permission.

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: Google to remove Maps image of slain teen

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Google says it will replace a Google Maps image after a California father complained it shows the body of his teen-age son, who was shot to death in 2009.

Jose Barrera, of Richmond, California, said he discovered the image, visible on Google Maps’ satellite view feature, last week.

“When I see this image, it’s still like that happened yesterday,” Barrera told KTVU-TV in Oakland, a CNN affiliate. “And that brings me back to a lot of memories.”

Source: CNN

Related News: Dothan school resource officer arrested for sexual relations with student

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Dothan school resource officer arrested for sexual relations with student.

A Dothan Police Department School Resource Officer is under arrest after being charged with having a sex with a student. During an investigation, authorities say the officer, Lanice Bonds, confessed to the accusations.

The investigation started on September 17 when the Dothan City Schools forwarded a complaint to the Dothan Police Department regarding a complaint of an inappropriate relationship between the officer and a high school student.

Source: WSFA