Millions of Facebook Passwords Kept in Plain Text for Employees to Access

Millions of Facebook Passwords Kept in Plain Text for Employees to Access

Perhaps we should all change our Facebook passwords to play it safe, following news that Facebook kept, from as early as 2012, “hundreds of millions” of user account passwords in plain text, ...
Facebook Faces Criminal Investigation over Data Handling Partnerships

Facebook Faces Criminal Investigation over Data Handling Partnerships

Facebook Faces Criminal Investigation over Data Handling Partnerships Facebook’s troubles seem never-ending, as the company now faces a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors for its data-sharing practices and partnerships with global tech ...
Facebook sues quiz app developers who allegedly stole users’ private data through browser plugins

Facebook sues quiz app developers who allegedly stole users’ private data through browser plugins

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Facebook, seemingly perpetually fighting allegations that it doesn’t take enough care of the privacy and security of its billions of users, is taking a stand against a pair of Ukrainian app developers ...
Facebook to Merge WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Messenger by 2020

Facebook to Merge WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Messenger by 2020

Looking to gain more control over the company’s communication platforms and prevent users from switching to competitors, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger, writes The New York ...
74% of Americans Are Clueless about Facebook’s Data Collection Algorithm, Survey Says

74% of Americans Are Clueless about Facebook’s Data Collection Algorithm, Survey Says

Americans don’t know much about Facebook and how its algorithm works, according to a survey from Pew Research Center conducted on 963 US Facebook users. The new study found that 74 percent ...
Facebook Accused of Violating Vietnam’s Cyber Law

Facebook Accused of Violating Vietnam’s Cyber Law

Vietnam’s controversial cybersecurity law that tightens government control of the online environment just came into effect on Jan. 1 and it’s already claiming its first victim, writes the Financial Times. On Tuesday, ...
German Teen Confesses to Data Breach Affecting 1,000 Politicians, Journalists

German Teen Confesses to Data Breach Affecting 1,000 Politicians, Journalists

2019 kicked off with a major security breach in Germany that compromised the personal data of some 1,000 politicians, journalists and celebrities, including Angela Merkel, Green party leader Robert Habeck, TV personality ...
Russian Trolls Manipulated Top Social Networks to Influence Election

Russian Trolls Manipulated Top Social Networks to Influence Election

The Kremlin and its trolls went out of their way to ensure Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election, found a report commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee and obtained by The ...
Major Privacy Issues in Google+ Force Its Shutdown Earlier than Planned

Major Privacy Issues in Google+ Force Its Shutdown Earlier than Planned

Google+ and its APIs are shutting down sooner than announced after a new privacy glitch that exposed the data of more than 52 million users was detected in November, Google announced on ...
Facebook to pay ethical hackers $40,000 for reporting a single account-takeover bug

Facebook to pay ethical hackers $40,000 for reporting a single account-takeover bug

Amid mounting criticism from regulators and users over its data protection practices, Facebook is extending an olive branch to the ethical hacker community, increasing its bug bounty rewards while decreasing the technical ...
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