Jakarta. Hundreds of e-commerce platforms are participating in the seventh annual National Online Shopping Day, better known as Harbolnas, on Tuesday and Wednesday this week by offering numerous discounts to increase brand awareness among customers. About 300 online stores are participating in the event, offering a wide range of products, including electronics, fashion and beauty, food and beverages, groceries, travel packages, furniture, services and baby products. Only six e-commerce platforms – Lazada, Zalora, Blanja, PinkEmma, Berrybenka and Bukalapak – participated in the inaugural event in 2012, but this increased to 254 last year. "As the largest online shopping festival in Indonesia, Harbolnas is committed this year to promoting local products and encouraging more small and medium enterprises to join in and enjoy the benefits of digital commerce," said Harbolnas organizer Indra Yonathan, who is also the country head and co-founder of ShopBack … [Read more...] about National Online Shopping Day Targets Rp 7t in Transactions
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On Wednesday, the police questioned Facebook Indonesia public policy head Ruben Hattari at the force’s headquarters, in their first attempt to shed light on the case. It remains unclear, however, if the ongoing probe could ever lead to criminal charges against Facebook or its representatives here. Below is what we know so far about the Facebook scandal in Indonesia: What is the data-breach scandal about? The Facebook data-breach scandal refers to the data harvesting by a third party, political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica (CA). CA harvested data and used it for marketing or political campaigning, allegedly helping US President Donald Trump win his presidency. CA was also contracted by one of Indonesia’s major political parties in 1999. While Facebook also harvests its users’ data and monetizes the data to run advertisements on its platform, Facebook does not sell the data to advertisers, as confirmed by founder Mark Zuckerberg during a recent US Congress … [Read more...] about Will Facebook Indonesia face criminal charges for data breach?
caption Bill Gates. source Tiksa Negeri/Reuters Bill Gates said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did a good job in front of Congress last week, but must now play a leading role in helping the world figure out data privacy. He said Facebook will be “glad” to take a business hit to help people “feel good” about their data. Regulation is coming, Gates said, but should be done in a “thoughtful” way. Bill Gates has offered some reassuring words for embattled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg – but warned that the company must play a leading role in helping the world figure out data privacy. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s “Today” programme, the Microsoft co-founder said Zuckerberg is responding “as best he can” to the scandal, which saw 87 million US Facebook accounts scraped for data in 2014. He described the CEO’s congressional … [Read more...] about Bill Gates: Facebook has had its ‘mea culpa’ moment — now it must ‘help the world figure out’ data privacy
FRANKFURT - Anyone tempted to #DeleteFacebook after personal data of millions of users fell into the hands of a political consultancy is still likely to be monitored by the social network, which tracks nearly 30 percent of global website traffic. And Google, in various guises, shadows 64 percent of all web-browsing worldwide, a recent study of 200,000 German users by Cliqz, using its anti-tracking product Ghostery, said. Neither Facebook nor Google responded to emails asking whether they viewed the Cliqz research as representative. A larger study of web trackers by researchers at Princeton University in 2016 produced similar results, with Google Analytics and other Google trackers taking the top five places, followed by Facebook. Cliqz, majority owned by German publisher Hubert Burda Media and backed by Firefox browser creater Mozilla, is one of several startups that promises to protect personal data. "We prevent companies like this from spying on you," chief executive Marc Al-Hames … [Read more...] about News #DeleteFacebook? Privacy proves hard to protect online
By David Pierson Los Angeles Times Mon., March 19, 2018 LOS ANGELES—With each comment, like and share, users provide Facebook with a deeply personal window into their lives. The result of that voluntary behaviour? Advertisers looking to finely target their pitches can glean someone’s hobbies, what they like to eat and even what makes them happy or sad — propelling Facebook’s ad revenue to $40 billion (U.S.) last year. This trove of rich information is now at the centre of a rapidly growing controversy involving one of U.S. President Trump’s campaign consultants, Cambridge Analytica, which reportedly took the advertising playbook and exploited it in a bid to influence swing voters. Former employees accuse the firm, owned by the conservative billionaire Robert Mercer and previously headed by Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon, of taking advantage of ill-gotten data belonging to millions of unwitting Facebook users. News of … [Read more...] about Exploiting your data to influence votes? For Facebook, that’s a feature, not a bug