|Bid||161.49 x 1000|
|Ask||161.53 x 900|
|Day's Range||160.31 - 162.41|
|52 Week Range||123.02 - 218.62|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.23|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.38|
|Earnings Date||Apr 23, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||197.94|
Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch's investigation about Onavo code being used in a Facebook Research app the sucked up data about teens. The Onavo Protect app will eventually shut down, and will immediately cease pulling in data from users for market research, though it will continue operating as a Virtual Private Network in the short-term to allow users to find a replacement. Facebook has also ceased to recruit new users for the Facebook Research app that still runs on Android but was forced off of iOS by Apple after we reported that it violated Apple's Enterprise Certificate program for employee-only apps.
Several phone apps are sending sensitive user data to Facebook, including health information, without users' consent, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. An analytics tool called "App Events" allows app developers to record user activity and report it back to Facebook, even if the user isn't on Facebook, according to the report . Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Inc. accesses people’s personal information in response to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal that showed the social-media giant collects sensitive data from smartphone apps including users’ menstrual cycles and blood pressure. Mr. Cuomo directed the New York Department of State, in partnership with the Department of Financial Services and other state agencies, to investigate Facebook.
This week, several major advertisers suspended their YouTube campaigns after a report that pedophiles have latched onto videos of young children. YouTube has faced many similar problems over the years, and it's caught in a game of whack-a-mole to fix them. At some point, YouTube will face a scandal that actually alienates users, as happened with Facebook in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Will Trump Seal a US-China Trade Deal Next Month?The US market This afternooon, the NASDAQ Composite Index (QQQ) and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) appear to be on their way to ending their ninth consecutive week in positive territory. At 2:32 PM
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered two state agencies to investigate a media report that Facebook Inc may be accessing far more personal information from smartphone users, including health and other sensitive data, than had previously been known. The directive to New York's Department of State and Department of Financial Services came after The Wall Street Journal said testing showed that Facebook collected personal information from other apps on users' smartphones within seconds of them entering it.
Inc. is shutting down its Onavo app that tracks user behavior, a sign the social-media titan is rethinking how it collects information about users amid widespread privacy concerns. Facebook said on Thursday it would be removing Onavo from the Google Play store, and plans to eventually shut down the app entirely. Inc. pulled the Onavo app from its App Store in August for violating its data-collection policies.
Despite Square's recent climb, shares of SQ rest 25% off their 52-week high, which gives them plenty of runway heading into the company's fourth-quarter earnings release Wednesday.
The Latest in Big Media: DIS, DISH, CHTR, DISCA, and CBSDisney to power parks with solar energyFor the Walt Disney Company (DIS), climate change is bad for business. Disney recently activated a 50-megawatt solar facility that it says will generate
Several apps share highly sensitive data with Facebook even if users do not have a Facebook account, testing by The Wall Street Journal finds. Among the apps sending information to Facebook are a period-tracking app, a heart-rate monitoring app and a homebuying app, the Journal says. Facebook has recently gotten in trouble with Apple for distributing an app that collected user activity from iPhones.