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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:89 | 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:240 | 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:111 | 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:162 | 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:370 | 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:465 | 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:518 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business cyberattacks malware medium businesses Pricewaterho

Data collectors

Who owns data owns the world. And with the Internet taking over much of our daily lives, it has become far easier and faster to receive, collect, and analyze data. The average user cannot even imagine how much data gets collected on them. Besides technical information (for example, about a smartphone) harvested by a manufacturer to patch vulnerabilities, com
Publish At:2019-10-23 06:05 | Read:690 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications advertising networks Data Protection F

#FacebookLockout: Users who report fake/scam accounts locked out

byLisa VaasPeople who are just trying to be good citizens of Facebookland, by reporting fake accounts set up by, say, a scammer pretending to be their dead granny, are being locked out of their own accounts by what looks like a glitch in Facebook’s reporting function.Users frustrated at the lockouts had taken to Twitter to get Facebook’s attentio
Publish At:2019-10-16 05:50 | Read:571 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Social networks #FacebookLockout account impersonat

Job seekers are scrubbing clean their social media accounts

byLisa VaasWe’re thrilled to pass along the findings of a new report that says that job seekers are doing what we’ve been begging them (as well as those people who are just fine with their current jobs, thank you very much) to do for years: button down privacy on their social media accounts, and mop up the splatter tracks of their nonprofessional
Publish At:2019-10-10 06:05 | Read:544 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook LinkedIn Privacy Social networks employment job app

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency dealt blow by PayPal’s departure

byJohn E DunnHas PayPal just dealt a body blow to Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency?In emails sent to journalists last week, the company abruptly announced that it was leaving the Libra Association, the 28-strong organisation of global companies and non-profits, including Facebook, set up to oversee its roll out.Given that Libra was only announced in June, wit
Publish At:2019-10-08 05:45 | Read:797 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Facebook Social networks cryptocurrency Libra

Device & App Safety Guide for Families

While we talk about online safety each week on this blog, October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a time to come together and turn up the volume on the digital safety and security conversation worldwide. To kick off that effort, here’s a comprehensive Device and App Safety Guide to give your family quick ways to boost safety and secu
Publish At:2019-10-06 11:20 | Read:1814 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety #BeCyberSmart #NCSAM #CyberAware anonymous app

H1 2017 – Twitter suspended a total of 935,897 accounts for the promotion of terrorism

Twitter published its Transparency Report related to H1 2017, the company suspended 935,897 accounts for the promotion of terrorism. Twitter suspends 299,000 accounts linked to terrorism in the first six months of 2017, the company revealed that 75 percent of the infringing accounts were suspended before their first tweet confirming the huge efforts in fight
Publish At:2017-09-21 20:20 | Read:3965 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Reports Social Networks Terrorism propaganda s

Spain – Facebook slapped with €1.2M fine for violating data protection regulations

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has issued a €1.2 Million fine against Facebook for violating data protection regulations. Other privacy problems for the tech giant Facebook, the company has been fined for a series of privacy violations in Spain. The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has issued a €1.2 Million fine against Facebook for violatin
Publish At:2017-09-12 14:55 | Read:2564 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Social Networks economic

Taringa Data Breach, over 28 Million users affected

The data breach notification website LeakBase reported to the colleagues at THN the Taringa data breach, over 28 Million users’ data exposed. Taringa, also known as ‘The Latin American Reddit’, is a popular social network used by netizens in Latin America to create and share thousands of posts every day on general interest topics. The dat
Publish At:2017-09-04 16:05 | Read:3018 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking Social Networks cracking p

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