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Mozilla Suspends Facebook Ads After Privacy Concerns Rise

Mozilla had problems a few years ago when their website was flooded with death threats over the CEO’s resignation over his anti-gay marriage stance.

There was an online movement to remove Mozilla’s browser, Firefox, because of the company’s policy to attack those who chose not to support that type of lifestyle. Here are a few of those responses and believe me, they were hard:

Well, they’ve been able to put that behind them by developing a new faster web browser for their users and now they are responding to Facebook’s latest Cambridge Analytica situation but suspending ads on that social media platform until further notice.

Source: Yahoo News

“We found that its (Facebook) current default settings leave access open to a lot of data – particularly with respect to settings for third party apps,” Mozilla said in a blog advertising post. https://mzl.la/2pwm9sB

On late Wednesday, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the company’s handling of a row over user privacy, while promising tougher steps to restrict developers’ access to such information.

Mozilla said it would consider returning to Facebook if the company strengthens its default privacy settings for third party apps.

British advertising group ISBA on Wednesday threatened to pull out ads for big brands if investigations show user data has been misused, the Times reported, adding that ISBA will meet Facebook executives this week.

It would be even better if Mozilla could figure out how to filter out the ads. And make the news feed chronological.

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Wayne Dupree

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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