Ars Technica: Facebook’s FTC fine will be $5 billion—or one month’s worth of revenue

Ars Technica: Facebook’s FTC fine will be $5 billion—or one month’s worth of revenue. “The Federal Trade Commission and Facebook have reportedly agreed on a $5 billion fine that would settle the FTC’s privacy investigation into the social network. With Facebook having reported $15 billion in revenue last quarter, the $5 billion fine would amount to one month’s worth of revenue.”

Consequence of Sound: It turns out that Juggalo makeup blocks facial recognition technology

Consequence of Sound: It turns out that Juggalo makeup blocks facial recognition technology. “Last year, Ticketmaster and LiveNation invested in a former military facial recognition company, with the hope that the technology could be used to both strengthen and speed up event entry. If that prospect thoroughly creeps you out, here’s a simple life-hack to defeat Big Brother: become a Juggalo. In a revelation that is sure to freak out the FBI, Insane Clown Posse’s passionate fan base have unintentionally unlocked the secret to thwarting facial recognition.”

MongoDB Database Exposed 188 Million Records: Researchers (Bank Info Security)

Bank Info Security: MongoDB Database Exposed 188 Million Records: Researchers. “Security researchers have found yet another unsecured database that left personal data exposed to the internet. In this latest case, a MongoDB database containing about 188 million records, mostly culled from websites and search engines, was exposed, researchers say.”

BuzzFeed News: Facebook Will Now Show You How To Opt Out Of Targeted Ads

BuzzFeed News: Facebook Will Now Show You How To Opt Out Of Targeted Ads. “Facebook launched a transparency tool this week that will give people a little more information about how its targeted ads work (good!). Now you can see more details about why you’re seeing an ad in your feed, how it is linked to an ad agency or data broker, and how to opt out of interest-based ad campaigns run by businesses that have your information. The bad news is that looking at it may end up just making you feel worse about how your data is passed around by third-party data brokers — credit reporting bureaus and marketing agencies — like Halloween candy.”

The Verge: ICE and the FBI are using facial recognition on driver’s license databases around the US

The Verge: ICE and the FBI are using facial recognition on driver’s license databases around the US. “Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are widely using facial recognition tools on state driver’s license databases around the country, according to newly released documents.”

New Delhi Times: Indian Army warns personnel of social media platforms

New Delhi Times: Indian Army warns personnel of social media platforms. “Issuing an advisory for the army personnel against the Pakistani spy agencies, making efforts to get information through the social media platforms, the Indian Army has warned its personnel and their families to avoid being active on WhatsApp, especially in large groups where there are unknown members.”

ZDNet: Facebook transfer of data from EU to US shores argued in European high court

ZDNet: Facebook transfer of data from EU to US shores argued in European high court. “A long legal battle which centers around Facebook’s transfer of data belonging to European citizens to the United States has ended up in the European Court of Justice. The Luxembourg-based court, which is the highest in the bloc, is hearing arguments on Tuesday concerning Facebook’s data practices and whether or not they are placing EU citizens at risk of surveillance.”