Facebook worst surveillance company of the year: survey

Facebook worst surveillance company of the year: survey

According to a recent survey, Facebook, which was recently rebranded as Meta, was rated as the worst company of the year.

The open-ended survey, which was conducted on Survey Monkey via the Yahoo! According to Yahoo, eight percent of the write-in votes were for Facebook, and the social media giant received 50% more votes than the runner-up Alibaba, which is a Chinese e-commerce company.

In September, Meta Platforms Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the name change to his company, which came during a PR crisis, including scathing testimony from U.S. and U.K. lawmakers from former product manager-turned- whistleblower as well as a media consortium of 17 U.S. news outlets, including FOX Business.

Last week, Meta notified about 50,000 and Instagram users that they may have been targeted by seven private surveillance-for hire firms.

The global surveillance-for-hire industry targets people over the internet to collect intelligence, manipulate them into revealing information and compromise their devices and accounts, Meta Director of Threat Disruption David Agranovich and Head of Cyber Espionage Investigations Mike Dvilyanski said in a Thursday.

They provided services across all three phases of the surveillance chain to indiscriminately target people in over 100 countries on behalf of their clients. Cobwebs Technologies, Cognyte, Black Cube, Blue Hawk CI, BellTroX, Cytrox, and an unknown Chinese entity are among the firms that are based in Israel, India, North Macedonia, and China.