Mozilla Pull Its Ads Off Facebook Over Privacy Issues Caused By The Cambridge Analytica Data Breech

Posted by at 5:00 pm on March 22, 2018

Mozilla has pulled its advertising from Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica controversy. Mozilla already started a petition that demands Facebook change its app permission policy so your privacy is protected by default. Today they took a bigger and bolder step.

The leak of data from 50 million Facebook users to the political consulting firm prompted Mozilla to examine Facebook’s default privacy policies, which can give third-party apps access to your profile data and activities.

 “The default permissions that Facebook gives to those third parties currently include data from your education and work, current city, and posts on your timeline,” Mozilla said in a blog post.

“When Facebook takes stronger action in how it shares customer data, specifically strengthening its default privacy settings for third-party apps, we’ll consider returning,” Mozilla said in a separate blog post. But for now, it’s “pressing pause on our Facebook advertising.”

Mozilla said it’s “encouraged” by what Zuckerberg promised. But it will wait for the social media giant to make the upcoming privacy protections official before resuming any advertising

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