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Who will win the metaverse battle?

Facebook, recently rebranded as Meta, led by Mark Zuckerberg, decided to heavily bet on developing the metaverse. Facebook’s CEO is one of the wealthiest people in the world, and Facebook is one of the most recognized tech brands in the world, so one way or another, we will see the metaverse slowly going mainstream over the following years. However, th
Publish At:2021-11-30 12:31 | Read:228 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Social Media Technology artificial intelligence

What is facial recognition?

Facebook recently announced it would give up on its facial recognition system. Facebook, or Meta, was using software to automatically identify people in images posted to its social network. Since facial recognition has become an increasingly toxic concept in many circles and Facebook was having enough to deal with as it is, it shut the “feature“ down.  But t
Publish At:2021-11-24 12:44 | Read:300 | Comments:0 | Tags:Explained ACLU cctv database digital image EFF facebook face

Facebook to Delete the Faceprints of Over 1 billion People

Facebook, a social media giant that recently rebranded as Meta, confirmed plans to completely shut down its facial recognition system by the end of the month and are actively working towards deleting the facial scans of more than 1 billion people. The drastic measures result from the company’s concerns that Meta may struggle to keep up with regulators. Many
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A week in security (Nov 1 – Nov 7)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs Celebrity jewelry house Graff falls victim to ransomwareLessons from a real-life ransomware attackIs Apple’s Safari browser the last, best hope for web privacy?What is Twitch?Google patches zero-day vulnerability, and others, in AndroidZuckerberg’s Metaverse, and the possible privacy and security concernsThis Ste
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Zuckerberg’s Metaverse, and the possible privacy and security concerns

The news is currently jam-packed with tales of Facebook’s Meta project. Of particular interest to me is Facebook’s long-stated desire to introduce adverts into the VR space, and what this may mean for Meta too. I’ve talked about the privacy and legal aspects of adverts in gaming and other tech activities many times down the years. An advert in every
Publish At:2021-11-02 14:11 | Read:469 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy advergaming advertising adverts augmented reality fa

How social media mistakes can impact cybersecurity

We talked to members of our Malware Removal Support team and asked them what kind of problems they get asked to solve for our customers. To understand why they get to handle these questions, it is also necessary to know that the Malwarebytes software is unable to resolve the problems users are facing. Many of these problems can be categorized under the h
Publish At:2021-10-26 14:11 | Read:362 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos advertisements algorithms cookies facebook floc have

Facebook SSRF Dashboard allows hunting SSRF vulnerabilities

Facebook developed a new tool that allows security experts to look for Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerabilities in their software. Facebook announced to have designed a new tool, named SSRF Dashboard, that allows security researchers to search for Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerabilities. Server-side request forgery is a web securit
Publish At:2021-10-22 18:20 | Read:86 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Facebook information security news IT

How to Delete Your Social Media Accounts: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and More

Social media is polarizing. While it’s done a lot of good for society, bringing people together, it’s also responsible for fomenting a lot of anger and distrust. From conspiracy theories to tools for radicalization, and the hostility that some users experience, social media services are responsible for amplifying anger, hatred, and racism. A lo
Publish At:2021-10-13 09:00 | Read:594 | Comments:0 | Tags:How To Facebook Instagram LinkedIn pinterest Reddit snaptcha

US Navy ship Facebook page hijacked to stream video games

The official Facebook page of the US Navy’s destroyer-class warship, USS Kidd, has been hijacked. According to Task & Purpose, who first reported on the incident, the account has done nothing but stream Age of Empires, an award-winning, history-based real-time strategy (RTS) video game wherein players get to grow civilizations by progressing them from on
Publish At:2021-10-07 14:10 | Read:631 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking Age of Empires facebook Facebook compromise Fort Bra

Facebook shoots own foot, hits Instagram and WhatsApp too

Mark Zuckerberg was left counting the personal cost of bad PR yesterday (about $6 billion, according to Bloomberg) on a day when his company couldn’t get out of the news headlines, for all the wrong reasons. The billionaire Facebook CEO’s bad day at the office started with whistleblower Frances Haugen finally revealing her identity in a round
Publish At:2021-10-05 14:10 | Read:621 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news facebook Instagram whatsapp

Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are down worldwide, it’s panic online

Users worldwide are experiencing problems while accessing Facebook services, including Instagram and WhatsApp. Users worldwide are not able to access Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp services due to a BGP problems. Users attempting to visit the above services are displaying “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.” The mobile applications of the soci
Publish At:2021-10-04 15:40 | Read:863 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Social Networks Facebook Hacking hacking news

Facebook released Mariana Trench tool to find flaws in Android and Java apps

Facebook released Mariana Trench, an internal open-source tool that can be used to identify vulnerabilities in Android and Java applications. The Facebook security team has open-sourced the code for Mariana Trench, an internal open-source tool used by the company experts to identify vulnerabilities in Android and Java applications. The name comes from
Publish At:2021-09-30 03:52 | Read:551 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Android code review Facebook hacking

3.8 billion Clubhouse and Facebook user records allegedly scraped and merged, put for sale online

A user on a popular hacker forum is selling a database that purportedly contains 3.8 billion Clubhouse and Facebook user records. Original Post @CyberNews https://cybernews.com/security/3-8-billion-allegedly-scraped-and-merged-clubhouse-and-facebook-user-records-put-for-sale-online/ A user on a popular hacker forum is selling a database that purportedl
Publish At:2021-09-24 05:14 | Read:813 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Data Breach Deep Web Hacking Clubhouse Cybercrim

Does Your Organization Have a Security.txt File?

It happens all the time: Organizations get hacked because there isn’t an obvious way for security researchers to let them know about security vulnerabilities or data leaks. Or maybe it isn’t entirely clear who should get the report when remote access to an organization’s internal network is being sold in the cybercrime underground. In a bid
Publish At:2021-09-20 19:06 | Read:24 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Tools alex holden Alphabet Amazon Edwin Foudil Face

Facebook’s own research reveals the harm that Instagram can inflict

For years, people have accused social media, and particularly image-driven sites like Instagram, of being bad for young people, particularly young women. It turns that Instagram’s owner, Facebook, agrees. Thirty-two percent of teen girls said that when they felt bad about their bodies, Instagram made them feel worse. This was one of the findings
Publish At:2021-09-17 11:20 | Read:607 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness Adam Mosseri engineered addiction facebook Instagr

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