Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing Protections Against Social Media Companies

Essentially wants to be allowed to post lies and misinformation or else. Prior to becoming president, Trump claimed that he would get rid of his personal Twitter account, arguing that his own use of it wasn’t presidential. via sputniknews: US President Donald Trump says he is directing US Attorney General William Barr to work with states in an effort to … Continue reading

Facebook Buys Mind-Reading Startup for $1BN

Facebook has acquired neural interface startup CTRL-Labs in a deal expected to be worth around $1 billion (£800m). The US-based startup joins Facebook Reality Labs, the social media giant’s augmented and virtual reality division, with the idea of bringing its mind-reading technology into consumer products. It is Facebook’s biggest acquisition since it bought virtual reality startup Oculus VR in 2014 … Continue reading

Facebook Privacy Breach Leaves Hundreds of Millions of Users’ Phone Numbers Exposed

Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts were left exposed on an unprotected server in the latest massive security breach to plague the embattled tech giant. Up to 419 million phone numbers were stored on a database housed on multiple servers including the numbers of an estimated 133 million US-based users alone. The revelation comes just weeks … Continue reading

Facebook Admits Having Unencrypted Passwords of Millions of Users

The social media giant previously came under fire when it turned out that companies like Cambridge Analytica could easily gather vast amounts of information about Facebook users and later use it in various campaigns, including political ones. Facebook has posted a statement saying that its latest internal security review has revealed that the passwords of hundreds of millions of Facebook … Continue reading

Facebook Admits Security Breach Affecting 50 Million Accounts

Facebook has apologized for a “security issue,” after discovering that hackers used a vulnerability in the platform’s code to steal other users’ ‘access tokens’ and log into their accounts. 50 million accounts were affected. In a statement released Friday, the company said that attackers could use Facebook’s “view as” tool – which lets a user see what their profile looks … Continue reading

Facebook is Asking Its Users to Upload Their Nude Pics, Here’s Why

Given Facebook’s horrible privacy reputation, I wonder how many of their users will actually do this. via sputniknews: The company has come up with a pilot project designed to protect its users’ data and help resolve the “revenge porn” problem. As part of its trial mechanism to prevent intimate photos from being published without one’s personal consent, Facebook has called … Continue reading

More Facebook Sins, Admits Violated User Privacy by Deleting Execs Messages from Their Inbox

Ah, who else but giant companies can carry out and get away with such actions, what a wonderfully balanced society we live in. via RT: As the firestorm surrounding Facebook’s handling of user data continues to rage, it’s now emerging that the social media site giant reached into people’s accounts and deleted messages from CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives. … Continue reading

Facebook Updates How Many Users Were Affected by Cambridge Analytica Actions

SURPRISE! the estimated amount of people wronged in this swamp gas affair is even higher than prior estimate, who would have ever guessed! via sputniknews: Tech giant Facebook has stated that the information of about 87 million people, mostly in the United States, was improperly shared because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. “In total, we believe the Facebook information of … Continue reading

Data Downloads Reveal the Type of Information Facebook Has About You

If you’re a regular reader on our website you will likely recall an article we shared a little while ago even before the whole Facebook data mining scandal broke Facebook Keeps A “Secret File” On You. Here’s How You Can View It. Hopefully you took it seriously when we first shared this tip to you. Anyway it is now more … Continue reading

Does Trump’s Blocking of Users on Twitter Violate First Amendment? Judge Will Decide

Donald Trump’s tweeting impacts news, policy and diplomacy, but is it a “state action” or a personal one? A federal judge is to rule on whether the president violates the First Amendment rights of those he blocks. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan, New York, heard arguments on Thursday as part of a lawsuit brought by the Knight … Continue reading

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