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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:246 | 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:343 | 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:518 | 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:361 | 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:372 | 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:595 | 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:1419 | 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:3819 | 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:2408 | 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:2849 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking Social Networks cracking p

Dissecting the Chrome Extension Facebook malware

It’s been a few days since Kaspersky Lab’s blog post about the Multi Platform Facebook malware that was spread through Facebook Messenger. At the same time as Kaspersky Lab were analyzing this threat, a few researchers where doing the same, including Frans Rosén, Security Advisor at Detectify. After Frans saw David’s tweet about the blog po
Publish At:2017-08-31 14:55 | Read:3050 | Comments:0 | Tags:Research Browser Plugins Google Chrome Social Engineering So

Watcho ut! Adware spreading via Facebook Messenger

Security experts from Kaspersky Lab have spotted an ongoing cross-platform malware campaign that leverages Facebook Messenger. Security experts from Kaspersky Lab have spotted an ongoing cross-platform malware campaign on Facebook Messenger, spammers are actually infecting users of all platform with adware. Users receive a video link that redirects them to
Publish At:2017-08-27 01:10 | Read:2799 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Social Networks adware Fac

New multi platform malware/adware spreading via Facebook Messenger

One good thing about having a lot of Facebook friends is that you simply act as a honey pot when your friends click on malicious things. A few days ago I got a message on Facebook from a person I very rarely speak to, and I knew that something fishy was going on. After just a few minutes analyzing the message, I understood that I was just peeking at the top
Publish At:2017-08-24 05:50 | Read:2954 | Comments:0 | Tags:Incidents Adware Facebook JavaScript Social networks

Facebook inadvertently revealed moderators’ identities to suspected terrorists

A bug in the software used by Facebook moderators to review inappropriate content resulted in the disclosure of identities of moderators to suspected terrorists. According to the Guardian, the social network giant Facebook put the safety of its content moderators at risk after inadvertently exposing their personal details to suspected terrorist users on the
Publish At:2017-06-18 16:35 | Read:3101 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Hacking Social Networks Terrorism F

Two Tickets as Bait

Over the previous weekend, social networks were hit with a wave of posts that falsely claimed that major airlines were giving away tickets for free. Users from all over the world became involved in this: they published posts that mentioned Emirates, Air France, Aeroflot, S7 Airline, Eva Air, Turkish Airlines, Air Asia, Air India, and other companies. We cann
Publish At:2017-06-10 09:25 | Read:3976 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing Fraud Social Engineering Social networks

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