Last year, the long-running adult mag lost its founder , who died at his famed Playboy mansion at the age of 91. Last week, billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk after prompts from fans on Twitter. The social network has been grappling with the crisis over the past few weeks, after it came to light that it'd given away the personal info of 50 million users without their permission. Following his announcement, Playboy's main Facebook page was no longer available. About 25 million people interacted with Playboy's Facebook pages. Hugh Hefner did what was unthinkable when he started Playboy in the early fifties: he turned what could have been any other smutty magazine into one of the most iconic brands in the world.
In it, he said he found Facebook to be non-compliant with the New Zealand Privacy Act. Musk was challenged to do so by some of his followers. Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. Morningstar: © 2019 Morningstar, Inc. Zuckerberg apologized last week for how the incident had been handled.
The fallout sparked the DeleteFacebook movement, which urges users to simply stop using the platform. Share it with a friend! Check out our helpful guides. These companies include Mozilla, Commerzbank, Pep Boys and Sonos. . Playboy said Wednesday that it is deactivating its accounts.
Facebook didn't immediately respond to a request for comment outside regular business hours. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. The move will see more than 25 million fans deprived of their Playboy chosen pages when they next visit Facebook. But Cooper reinstated naked pics as soon as he took the reins as chief creative office in 2017. Playboy's decision to leave Facebook follows a in which it was discovered that a data mining company called Cambridge Analytica allegedly misused personal data harvested from Facebook.
Several major companies, including , as well as celebrities like , have already deleted their Facebook accounts. The self-styled godfather of the sexual revolution passed away from natural causes after decades transforming the original lads' mag into a £150million empire. Last week, tech billionaire Elon Musk the Facebook pages for his two main businesses, electric car maker Tesla and rocket startup SpaceX. It wasn't clear whether Playboy has control over those pages. Or do you plan to stay on the social network? Confused by the Facebook breach? © 2019 Cable News Network.
Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. A smattering of other companies have made similar moves, including nonprofit Mozilla, which created the Firefox browser, Elon Musk's companies SpaceX and Tesla and German bank Commerzbank. A DeleteFacebook movement is taking on steam, with such high profile personalities as Tesla founder Elon Musk and singer, Cher announcing that they are exiting the platform. Each page, with about 2. Playboy says the alleged data mismanagement is the last straw.
We pay for your stories! Here's what you need to know. David Becker, Credit too long, see caption Playboy is leaving Facebook, one of the more high profile departures in the midst of the public backlash against leaks of users' data by the social media platform. Other official pages using the brand name, like Playboy Netherlands, were still accessible on the site. Advertising pause A number of other companies have stopped short of deleting their Facebook accounts, but have paused advertising with the social media giant. In honor of Hefner, who died on Wednesday, take a look back at some of the most iconic Playboy covers from it's nearly 65-year run. And Playboy isn't the first company to yank its presence.
There are more than 25 million fans who engage with Playboy via our various Facebook pages, and we do not want to be complicit in exposing them to the reported practices. The news has prompted some users to quit the platform. We pay for videos too. Let us know in the comments. Have you joined the delete Facebook campaign? Playboy Enterprises says it's pulling its Facebook presence as the privacy scandal enveloping the social media service continues to grow.
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