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Facebook’s reportedly been storing millions of user passwords in plain text since 2012

Last night, Facebook revealed that it found a flaw in January in its systems that stored user passwords in plain text, which meant that anyone who had access to them could read those passwords without having to decrypt them. The vulnerability impacts “hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users.” What’s more shocking is that, according to cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs, in some instances, the company has be...
Tags: Apps, Facebook, Security


Christchurch mosque shootings: Facebook, Instagram share remembrance message for victims

When Kiwis woke up and went on social media this morning, they could have seen a remembrance message from Facebook and Instagram.Today marks a week since a shooter attacked Muslims in two mosques in Christchurch, killing 50 and... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Christchurch, Facebook Instagram, Kiwis


The attention economy is breeding addiction, fraud, and hate — and this is what we need to do to save it

Ashlyn Gentry is a managing director at Human Ventures Co.  In this op-ed, she says that whether we want to or not, we're living in an "attention economy" — and that it's damaging us as a global community. To fix this, business must prove that it’s possible to be both profitable and ethical.  You are worth trillions. Got your attention yet? Every time you pick up your phone, turn on a screen, or open an app, you are for sale. It’s perhaps the most influential economic force on...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Sxsw, US Justice Department, Ashlyn Gentry, Human Ventures Co In, Google Facebook Instagram YouTube Amazon, Human Ventures Co


Amazon to launch mobile ads, threatening Google and Facebook

Amazon has found a new way to grab a chunk of the US$129 billion (NZ$187b) digital advertising market now dominated by Google and Facebook: selling video spots on the e-commerce giant's smartphone shopping app.Amazon has been beta... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Business, US


Amazon is finally letting brands track traffic from Facebook in its latest effort to cozy up to big marketers

Amazon is letting marketers measure Store traffic that comes from Facebook, which advertisers have been clamoring for. The e-commerce giant is also rolling out autoplay video features for Stores and new metrics. As Amazon's ad business grows, it's been on a mission to prove that it can increase metrics that big brands care about like awareness and loyalty. As part of its ongoing effort to show brand marketers it can do more than crank out conversions, Amazon is starting to let brands track tr...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Facebook Pages, Trends, WPP, Heller, Facebook Amazon, Amazon Advertising, Eric Heller, Alasdair McLean Foreman, Coca Cola Maybelline


The new CEO of Intuit says the rise of artificial intelligence will be as big a challenge as the company's shift to cloud computing (INTU)

Sasan Goodarzi stepped up as CEO of Intuit — the company behind products like Intuit and TurboTax — in January, replacing 11-year chief exec Brad Smith.  Smith gets a ton of credit from parties inside and outside Intuit for helping the company successfully navigate to a largely cloud-based, subscription-based software model.  To prepare to replace such a prominent figure, Goodarzi spent much of last year shadowing leaders like NFL legend Steve Young and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, trying to g...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Washington Post, Satya Nadella, NFL, San Francisco, Trends, Smith, Intuit, Young, Stewart Butterfield, Joe Montana, Brad Smith, Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Facebook left millions of users' passwords stored improperly

Facebook on Thursday said that it had left "hundreds of millions" of users' passwords exposed in plain text, potentially visible to the company's employees, marking another major privacy and security headache for a tech giant already... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business


A Facebook, Instagram bug exposed millions of passwords to its employees

Facebook, Facebook Lite, and Instagram passwords weren't properly encrypted and could be viewed by employees, the company said Thursday. The network estimates millions of users were affected. The post A Facebook, Instagram bug exposed millions of passwords to its employees appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Web, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Bug, Facebook Facebook Lite, Facebook password


How to save the third wave of technology from itself

Daniel Wu Contributor Dan Wu is a privacy counsel and legal engineer at Immuta. He holds a JD from Harvard University, and is a PhD candidate for Social Policy and Sociology at The Harvard Kennedy School. As The New York Times recently profiled, new startups are arising to solve the housing crisis. These startups disrupt what ex-AOL CEO Steve Case calls the “Third Wave,” industries with large social impact. Think: housing, healthcare and finance. To survive, t...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Column, Opinion, Startup, Tech, Harvard University, Aol, Citigroup, Brazil, Steve Case, LendingClub, Legaltech, China California, Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, RegTech


I drove a $42,000 VW Golf R to see if the 'performance hatch' is worth the price — here's the verdict

The VW Golf R is a performance hatchback that adds premium touches and tech to the VW Golf GTI. The Golf R is a bit expensive, but it's a versatile vehicle that's bliss to drive. The best part is that a driver can access all the power the Golf R's 288-horsepower engine puts out. This is an ideal daily commuter for a grownup who still wants to enjoy the occasional track day — or just likes to carve up winding roads. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R might be the most fun I've had behind the wheel thu...
Tags: Facebook, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Vw, Volkswagen, City Of Angels, Lax, VW Golf R, VW Golf, Lapiz Blue Metallic, Titan Black


Facebook to review live-streaming policy after Christchurch shooting

The first user to alert Facebook to grisly footage of the New Zealand terrorist attack clocked in 29 minutes after the video began and 12 minutes after it ended. Had it been flagged while the feed was live, Facebook said early Thursday,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business, New Zealand, Christchurch


CDPQ buys 27 pct of Hilco Trading

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec said March 21 that it acquired a minority, 27 percent, of Hilco Trading LLC. Financial terms weren’t announced. Hilco, of Chicago, is a diversified financial services company. PRESS RELEASE MONTRÉAL and CHICAGO, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“CDPQ”) has acquired a minority stake in Hilco Trading, LLC (d/b/a “Hilco Global”), an independent financial services company. Following the transaction, CDPQ will own 27% o...
Tags: Facebook, India, US, Trends, Chicago, Canada, New Delhi, Quebec, JEFFREY, Northbrook Illinois, PE Deals, Hilco, CDPQ, Quebec CDPQ, Stephane Etroy Executive, Hilco Global


How To Integrate Social Media With eCommerce in 2019

Both eCommerce and social media have enjoyed meteoric rises in the last few years. Facebook and Instagram have over a billion active users each month, while the eCommerce sector is positively booming. But while... The post How To Integrate... [This is a content summary, continue reading on our website!]
Tags: Facebook, Ecommerce, Instagram, Social Media, Branding, Social Media Weekend, Tips For Ecommerce


Bitcoin scammer boasts $760,000 payday through dark web domain squatting

A scammer is claiming to have made 200 BTC ($760,000) through ‘typosquatting’ criminal dark web sites on the Tor network, over the past four years. Typosquatting is a form of cybersquatting – basically sitting on websites under someone else’s brand – that specifically targets users who incorrectly type a website address into their web browser to lead them to a spoof site. For example, typing Facebook.com as opposed to Faceboook.com. Digital Shadows, the company which unearthed the scammer’s clai...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Btc, Cryptocurrency, Typosquatting, Hard Fork, Faceboook com Digital


Facebook employees had unfettered access to hundreds of millions of users' unencrypted passwords for years (FB)

Facebook employees had access to hundreds of millions of users' passwords — for years. Users' passwords were being stored in an unencrypted format, and reportedly were accessible by 20,000 workers at the company. Facebook says it hasn't found any evidence of misuse of the data. It's the latest privacy scandal to hit the besieged tech firm. Facebook stored hundreds of millions of users' passwords in a format easily readable by its employees for years, in the latest security scandal to hit the ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Brian Krebs, Signal, Facebook Lite, Samsung Galaxy, Krebs, Cambridge Analytica


Ford names Amazon and Snap veteran Tim Stone as new CFO, continuing the company's push closer to Silicon Valley (F)

Longtime Ford exec Bob Shanks is retiring after over 40 years with the automaker. He's being succeeded by Tim Stone, who spent 20 years at Amazon before a brief stint at Snap that ended in early 2019. Stone's hiring continues CEO Jim Hackett's drive to push Ford closer to Silicon Valley. Shanks was a true gentleman of the car business and will be missed — but he can look forward to a well-deserved retirement. Longtime Ford CFO Bob Shanks officially announced his rumored retirement on Thursday...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, US, America, Trends, Ford, Silicon Valley, Detroit, Tim, Steelcase, Jim Hackett, Hackett, Silicon Valley Read, Shanks, Tim Stone, Bob Shanks


Boeing quietly unveiled the $442 million airliner that will replace the 747 jumbo jet (BA)

The Boeing 777X was unveiled on March 13 in a private employee-only event.  The 777X is destined to serve as Boeing's new flagship and as the replacement for the iconic 747 jumbo jet.  The 777X comes in two variants, the $410.2 million 777-8 and $442.2 million 777-9. The jet is expected to enter service with launch customer Emirates in 2020.  Wednesday, March 13 was supposed to be a media bonanza for Boeing. The aviation giant was set to unveil its next great wide-body jetliner. One that is d...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines


Facebook used experimental audio tech to shut down videos that AI missed after the New Zealand mosque massacres

Facebook has said it deployed experimental audio tech to support its AI in detecting and blocking copies of the New Zealand mosque shootings video. In a blog published on Wednesday, the social media company admitted its use of AI for detecting harmful content was "not perfect." Facebook has faced widespread criticism for its handling of the footage, with New Zealand's prime minister calling for change. Facebook has said it used experimental audio technology to help catch copies of the New Zea...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Trends, New Zealand, Parliament, Scott Morrison, Sajid Javid, Jeff Bezos, Christchurch, Sheryl Sandberg, Rosen, Facebook Google Twitter, Facebook Many, Jacinda Ardern, Guy Rosen Facebook


A former Facebook executive raised $3.7 million to fund a game aiming to match the success of 'Pokémon Go'

Former Facebook employee Nikki Lannen has raised €3.3 million ($3.7 million) to fund the development of a new augmented-reality game at her startup WarDucks. The funding round was led venture capital firm EQT Ventures and will help get the new location-based game off the ground in 2020. Lannen left her job at Facebook in 2013 to launch WarDucks, which aims to make its titles "fun" rather than "super-realistic." Former Facebook executive Nikki Lannen has raised nearly $4 million to create a n...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, North Korea, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Ireland, The Times, Dublin, Latin America, Kim Jong, Former Facebook, EQT Ventures, Nikki Lannen, Lannen


Facebook rejects idea of putting time delay on live videos to stop horrors like the New Zealand mosque shootings from being broadcast to the internet

Facebook has rejected the idea that putting a time delay on live videos would stop harmful content, such as the New Zealand mosque shootings, from being broadcast to its billions of users. Facebook said the volume of live video made it difficult to police even with a time delay, while such a delay might also slow down first responders. New reporting tags, however, may be added after the New Zealand attack was reported for "reasons other than suicide," a category whose vagueness may have increa...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, New Zealand, Christchurch, Rosen, Rosen Facebook, Facebook One area Facebook


Facebook rejects idea of putting time delay on live videos to stop horrors like the New Zealand mosque shootings being broadcast to the internet

Facebook rejected the idea of putting a time delay on live videos to stop harmful content, such as the New Zealand mosque shootings, being broadcast to its billions of users. Facebook said the volume of live video would make this difficult to police even with a time delay, while it may also slow down first responders. New reporting tags may also be added after the New Zealand attack was reported for "reasons other than suicide," which potentially slowed down the time it took to be reviewed. F...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, New Zealand, Christchurch, Rosen, Guy Rosen, Christchurch One


Facebook is hiring a lead for its blockchain counsel

It seems Facebook isn’t content with its 50-strong team dedicated to building its proprietary cryptocurrency, as it’s now looking to hire someone for its blockchain counsel. The social media giant is looking for a “lead commercial counsel, Blockchain” based at their Menlo Park, California headquarters. The job posting is not dated and it’s still unclear when Facebook first started looking. The firm wants a “proactive team player” that will support the company‘s new initiative into the developmen...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Menlo Park California, FarmVille, Hard Fork


KiwiSaver manager Milford dumps $14m of Facebook shares, stops ads after terror attacks

KiwiSaver fund manager Milford Asset Management dumped its shareholdings in social media giant Facebook on Monday and joined the call from government-backed retirement fund managers for Facebook, Google and Twitter to take greater... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Milford, Facebook Google, Milford Asset Management


Beto O'Rourke sounds off on big tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google, says government needs to treat them 'a little bit more like a utility'

Beto O'Rourke, the 2020 presidential candidate and former congressman from Texas, responded to a question about breaking up the big tech companies on Wednesday. O'Rourke, who officially entered the race on March 14, has emerged as a fundraising frontrunner, raking in $6.1 million in 24 hours. O'Rourke was asked about Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's calls to break up the big tech companies — Google, Facebook, Amazon, and others — by CNN national reporter Eric Bradner. For O'Rourke the "be...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Texas, Instagram, America, Trends, Cnn, New Hampshire, Iowa, PAC, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Sen Ted Cruz, Facebook Twitter, Rourke


Ray White real estate agents removed over racially charged Facebook posts

Ray White has dropped a husband and wife real estate agent team because of their racist posts on social media.Paul Davie, who has stood for the Conservative Party, and wife Kathryn Davie are real estate agents and were licenced... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Conservative Party, Ray White, Paul Davie, Kathryn Davie


How Facebook’s Major Ad Policy Changes Are Impacting Reverse Mortgage Marketers

Facebook on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to its advertising policies that will likely cause a shift in the way mortgage marketers use the platform to reach prospective borrowers—reverse mortgage lenders included. By limiting the demographic filters that marketers can use to target Facebook users in certain product categories, the social media giant will change the marketplace, some lenders say. “Facebook’s ad policy changes will have some impact on our social media strategy,” said Rever...
Tags: Facebook, Featured, Finance, Data, Gary, AARP, Fort Lauderdale Fla, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Berkowitz, Noble, Telluride Colo, RESPA, Reverse Mortgage Funding, RMF, Auerswald, All Reverse Mortgage


Get Savvy

FAKE NEWS is not a new phenomenon. From the beginning of time, people have played loose with the truth in order to get what they want. Trust too, has waxed and waned over the millennia. It’s not new. People have always had to be on the lookout for fake news. And much has gotten through our filters over the centuries and has negatively impacted the assumptions we take for granted today. Perhaps what if different today is our ability to so quickly and persuasively disseminate it through technolog...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Thinking, Jonathan Swift, Walt Kelly, Fake News, Rohini Luthra, Shiv B Singh


Oculus showed off a new design for its premium VR headset, but its features are not very ambitious (FB)

Oculus has announced the Oculus Rift S, an updated model of its Oculus Rift headset designed for use with personal computers. Starting at $399, the Oculus Rift S promises better visuals, improved tracking and a more comfortable headset design. The Oculus Rift S will be compatible with existing Rift software, and will share new content with the original device. Oculus will release the Rift S and the standalone Oculus Quest headset during Spring 2019; the official dates have not been confirmed. ...
Tags: Facebook, Samsung, Trends, Oculus, Brandon Iribe


Facebook Messenger adds quoted replies to better organize group chats

Facebook is rolling out a feature that should help make group chats a whole lot more organized. The feature allows you to reply to specific messages within a group chat, so others will be able to tell what you're replying to. The post Facebook Messenger adds quoted replies to better organize group chats appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Facebook, News, Trends, Social Media, Facebook Messenger


Bill Gates is $9.5 billion richer than he was a year ago, worth over $100 billion, but not just from Microsoft (MSFT)

Bill Gates is one of the world's biggest philanthropists who has given away billions of dollars of his money. That's why so many people think that Gates' personal wealth is shrinking as he gives his money away. But it isn't. Gates is astoundingly rich and getting richer all the time. And he just joined a two-man club of people worth more than $100 billion. Bill Gates is one of the world's biggest philanthropists. He and his wife Melinda have given away a whopping $45.5 billion...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Bill Gates, SEC, Warren Buffett, Bill, Seattle, Gates, Samsung Galaxy, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda, Charles Simonyi, Michael Larson



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