Latest Facebook hack to affect millions of subscribers

 If you start receiving more telemarketing calls, you can blame Facebook. Recently, a security researcher named Bob Diachenko found a database of user account info including their name and phone numbers for 267 million Facebook users. It was available in an unprotected format and copied to other hacker forums, Forbes reports. Reports indicate that this presents a treasure … Continue reading Latest Facebook hack to affect millions of subscribers

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Facebook launches Cocoon app for every family

Former Facebook employees are building a new type of social networking platform that will not be meant for the world but your own private world of your family. Called Cocoon, the new social network had been under development with select families and is now open to everyone on Apple iOS, Quartz reports. Users can post … Continue reading Facebook launches Cocoon app for every family

Will Facebook Pay eventually dominate mobile payment?

Facebook is making a foray into online payments with its new Facebook Pay service, the company announced Tuesday — and could be poised to take a big bite out of PayPal’s and Apple Pay’s business. The new service rolls out in the U.S. starting this week on the flagship Facebook app and Messenger, and will become available on Instagram … Continue reading Will Facebook Pay eventually dominate mobile payment?

Facebook apologizes for workplace discrimination against blacks

Facebook apologised on Friday after black employees anonymously shared feelings of workplace bias in an online post. The post shared at Medium by a "FB Blind" profile laid out perceived slights by managers, white colleagues, and the human resources department. "No one at Facebook, or anywhere, should have to put up with this behaviour," corporate … Continue reading Facebook apologizes for workplace discrimination against blacks

Facebook: Politicians will not get special privileges

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by lawmakers during a congressional hearing on Wednesday, which was largely addressing the social media company's plans to launch its own cryptocurrency, Libra. Zuckerberg conceded there were concerns about the project, but insisted they were being looked at and vowed the project would not proceed without the … Continue reading Facebook: Politicians will not get special privileges

Why Facebook deleted accounts from Nigeria, Indonesia, others

Facebook has removed hundreds of accounts, pages, and groups from its social network platforms that the company says were involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior. The tech giant said it removed a total of 443 Facebook and 125 Instagram accounts, as well as 200 pages and 76 groups originating in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Nigeria, and Indonesia. In … Continue reading Why Facebook deleted accounts from Nigeria, Indonesia, others

Facebook spent over $22m to keep CEO Mark Zuckerberg safe

After a year of scandals and controversy, Facebook spends $22.6 million to keep Mark Zuckerberg safe Facebook has in the past year doubled the amount of money it is spending on the personal security of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Regulatory filings have revealed that Facebook now spends $22.6 million on bodyguards and other security for … Continue reading Facebook spent over $22m to keep CEO Mark Zuckerberg safe

Facebook admits workers knew users’ passwords

Facebook has disclosed a flaw on its social network that made passwords of hundreds of millions of users visible to employees and said the issue has now been fixed. During a security review in January, Facebook found that the passwords were stored in a readable format, against its security procedures, but that they were never … Continue reading Facebook admits workers knew users’ passwords

New Zealand mosque shooter could be a white supremacist

There are "further questions to be answered" by Silicon Valley’s tech giants following the terror attack in Christchurch, according to New Zealand’s prime minister - but she might find the answers unsatisfactory. Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and others 'broadcast' footage which showed the massacre. I use the word ‘broadcast’ deliberately - and some of the internet … Continue reading New Zealand mosque shooter could be a white supremacist

Facebook plans to merge Instagram, WhatsApp and FB Messenger

FACEBOOK CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said his company wants to integrate WhatsApp and Instagram, adding that services from both applications will function under a single messaging platform--Facebook Messenger. The idea behind Zuckerberg's new business plan is to enhance communication between users across the three platforms. According to The New York Times, this project will be … Continue reading Facebook plans to merge Instagram, WhatsApp and FB Messenger