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How social media platforms mine personal data for profit

It’s almost impossible not to rely on social networks in some way, whether for personal reasons or business. Sites such as LinkedIn continue to blur the line, increasing the amount of social function over time with features and services resembling less formal sites, such as Facebook. Can anyone imagine not relying on, of all things, Twitter to catch up on br
Publish At:2020-04-04 16:45 | Read:89 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy advertising Data privacy facebook gated content Link

Twitter discloses privacy issue that caused caching of files sent via DMs in Firefox

Twitter discloses a privacy issue in the way the Mozilla Firefox cached private files sent or received via DM for up to 7 days. Twitter admitted that the private files sent via Twitter DMs were cached inside the users’ Firefox browsers for up to seven days, even if users have logged off. The problem is related to the way the Mozilla Firefox web b
Publish At:2020-04-04 15:17 | Read:56 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Security Social Networks Firefox in

Hijacked Twitter accounts used to advertise face masks

byLisa VaasAs of Tuesday, hijacked Twitter accounts were spewing out hundreds of tweets hawking a dodgy looking face mask/toilet paper/digital forehead thermometer online store, according to Motherboard’s Vice.When Vice’s Joseph Cox searched for the masks site on Tuesday, he found what he called a “heavy stream” of other accounts that
Publish At:2020-03-26 07:51 | Read:236 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fake news Social networks Twitter bots coronavirus counterfe

Facebook Messenger may ban mass-forwarding of messages

byLisa VaasFacebook Messenger may ban mass-forwarding of messages in an effort to lasso the runaway forwarding of COVID-19 fake news and rumors, it confirmed on Sunday.Facebook has done this before when its other messaging services have gone berserk with forwarding hysterical misinformation – misinformation that led to people getting lynched in the fak
Publish At:2020-03-24 09:55 | Read:305 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Fake news Mobile Social networks chat apps coronavi

538 Million Weibo users’ records being sold on Dark Web

Hackers are offering for sale on the dark web data belonging to 538 million Weibo users, including 172 million phone numbers. Data of 538 million Weibo users are available for sale on the dark web the news was reported by several Chinese media and users on social networks. 107 million records include personal data and basic account information such a
Publish At:2020-03-23 10:58 | Read:304 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Data Breach Deep Web Hacking Social Networks Dar

Australia’s privacy watchdog sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Aussie privacy watchdog sues Facebook over alleged “systematic failures” exposing Australians to Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. Australia’s privacy watchdog, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, sues Facebook for alleged “systematic failures” exposing more than 300,000 Australians to the Cambridge Ana
Publish At:2020-03-09 11:28 | Read:332 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Social Networks Cambridge Analytica

Facebook sues Namecheap to protect people from domain name fraud

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against domain registrar Namecheap and its Whoisguard privacy protection service over fraudulent domains Facebook announced this week that it has filed a lawsuit against domain registrar Namecheap and its Whoisguard privacy protection service because it has refused to provide information on a series of fraudulent domains. Frau
Publish At:2020-03-08 08:55 | Read:308 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Security Social Networks Facebook F

Facebook sues data analytics firm OneAudience over malicious SDK

byLisa VaasFacebook is suing the data analytics firm OneAudience for allegedly developing a malicious, social-media-profile-grabbing software development kit (SDK) and then paying app developers to embed it in their apps.In a complaint filed in California on Thursday, Facebook charged that the polluted apps – which included shopping, gaming and utility
Publish At:2020-03-02 09:21 | Read:316 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Data loss Facebook iOS Law & order Mobile Privacy Se

Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram blocked in Turkey as Idlib military crisis escalates

Network data collected by the NetBlocks internet observatory confirm that Turkey has blocked access to social media as Idlib military crisis escalates Network data collected by the NetBlocks internet observatory confirm that the Turkish authorities have blocked access to social media following allegations of an attack on Turkish troops in Idlib, Syria on
Publish At:2020-02-28 11:50 | Read:256 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Intelligence Security Social Networ

FC Barcelona and the International Olympic Committee Twitter accounts hacked

The popular hacker group OurMine has hacked the official Twitter account of the FC Barcelona, along with the accounts of Olympics and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The popular hacker group has hacked the official Twitter account of the FC Barcelona, along with the accounts of and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). On Saturday, t
Publish At:2020-02-17 18:35 | Read:370 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Social Networks Barcelona FC informati

Russian watchdog fines Twitter, Facebook for not moving user data to local servers

A Russian court fined Twitter and Facebook 4 million rubles each for refusing to store the personal data of Russian citizens on local servers. At the end of January, Russia’s telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor instituted administrative proceedings against Facebook and Twitter after they refused to store data of Russian users on servers located in th
Publish At:2020-02-15 17:31 | Read:199 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Social Networks Facebook Pierluigi Paganini pr

Facebook’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts hacked by OurMine

The social network giant Facebook is still the target of hackers, its Facebook and Instagram accounts have been hijacked by the popular hacking group OurMine Yesterdat the popular hacking group OurMine hacked the Twitter and Instagram accounts for Facebook and Messenger. The company accounts have been quickly restored. The notorious Saudi Arabian Ou
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:43 | Read:267 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Social Networks Facebook hacking news

Facebook knows a lot about your online habits – here’s how to stop it

byDanny BradburyFacebook is rolling out a global tool to help you understand what other sites and apps tell it about your activities, to make it forget what they’ve shared in the past, and to control what they share in the future. It’s called Off-Facebook Activity, and it’s part of the company’s effort to appear more privacy-friendly
Publish At:2020-01-30 12:35 | Read:497 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Privacy Social networks off facebook activity onlin

Instagram hides ‘false’ content, unless it’s from a politician

byLisa VaasFacebook is expanding its efforts to muffle misinformation on Instagram, which it owns.In 2018, two reports prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee found that when it came to Russia’s misinformation campaign in the 2016 US presidential election, Instagram was where the real action was: researchers counted more Instagram reactions to f
Publish At:2019-12-19 12:37 | Read:617 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Fake news Instagram Social networks fact checking f

SMBs lack resources to defend against cyberattacks, plus pay more in the aftermath

Cyberattacks, many have noted, are the fastest growing economic crime not only in the United States, but also around the world. This upward trend has been observed since 2014, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and won’t likely be slowing down anytime soon. Cyberattacks—much like the advancement of technology, the interweaving of digital lives am
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:695 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business cyberattacks malware medium businesses Pricewaterho

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