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Facebook staff had access to hundreds of millions of passwords

Facebook is back with another mea culpa.
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Vaccine misinformation flourishes on Facebook and Instagram despite promised crackdown

Misinformation about vaccines continues to thrive on Facebook and Instagram weeks after the companies vowed to reduce its distribution on their platforms.
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Vaccine misinformation still thrives on Facebook and Instagram

Misinformation about vaccines continues to thrive on Facebook and Instagram weeks after the companies vowed to reduce its distribution on their platforms.
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Vaccine misinformation flourishes on Facebook and Instagram weeks after promised crackdown

Misinformation about vaccines continues to thrive on Facebook and Instagram weeks after the companies vowed to reduce its distribution on their platforms.
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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


Facebook employees given access to hundreds of millions of users' passwords

Millions of Facebook users had account passwords exposed in plain text that could be searched by employees at the social media company.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Facebook stored millions of passwords as plain text

"Change your Facebook password right now" is the instructive title of a news story at Wired today, sourced to a report at Krebs on Security. Lily Hay Newman: On Thursday, following a report by Krebs on Security, Facebook acknowledged a bug in its password management systems that caused hundreds of millions of user passwords for Facebook, Facebook Lite, and Instagram to be stored as plaintext in an internal platform. This means that thousands of Facebook employees could have searched for and foun...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Instagram, Privacy, Krebs, Lily Hay Newman, Security Facebook, Facebook Facebook Lite


Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally

Developers working for Facebook logged the passwords in plain text as they wrote code for the site.
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Facebook Employees Had Access to ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of Users’ Passwords

Facebook on Thursday confirmed that it had improperly secured “hundreds of millions” of user’s passwords, leaving them open to be viewed by company employees. The unsecured passwords were discovered amid a “routine security review in January,” after which Facebook says it fixed the improper storage issue. The company’s internal investigation claimed to find no evidence…
Tags: Facebook, News, Uncategorized, Facebook Employees, Onetime


Police: Anti-Semitic graffiti worse than at first thought

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police now say 59 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts were defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti, about twice as many as initially thought. Fall River police said Thursday in a Facebook post that they came up with the higher number after a row-by-row inspection of Hebrew Cemetery. Of those 59, […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Massachusetts, Ap, Nation


Facebook Says It Stored Millions of Users’ Passwords in Plain Text

Facebook said this after a security researcher posted about the issue online
Tags: Facebook, News, Uncategorized, Onetime, Facebook Says It Stored Millions of Users


Tech Fix: Facebook Did Not Securely Store Passwords. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Facebook said it had found no evidence of abuse and it was not requiring users to change their passwords, but you should do it anyway.
Tags: Facebook, News, Social Media, Computer Security, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Facebook Did Not


Facebook staff had access to hundreds of millions of people's passwords

Facebook revealed on Thursday it didn't properly mask the passwords of hundreds of millions of its users and stored them in an internal database that could be accessed by its staff.
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Facebook reportedly exposed millions of account user passwords in plain text

Millions of Facebook users reportedly had account passwords exposed in plain text that could be searched by employees at the social media company.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords unprotected

Company admits to mistake and says it has no evidence of abuse – but the risk was hugeFacebook mistakenly stored “hundreds of millions” of passwords in plaintext, unprotected by any encryption, the company has admitted.The mistake, which led to user passwords being kept in Facebook’s internal servers in an insecure way, affects “hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users”, according to the social networking site...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Social Networking, World news, Encryption, Hacking, Data and computer security, Internet Safety, Information commissioner, Facebook Lite


Facebook Stored Millions of Passwords in Plain Text

The social media company confirmed this after a security researcher posted about the issue online.
Tags: Facebook, News, Privacy, Facebook Stored Millions of Passwords


Facebook staff had access to millions of people's passwords

Facebook revealed on Thursday it didn't properly mask the passwords of hundreds of millions of it users and stored them in an internal database that could be accessed by its staff.
Tags: Facebook, Cnn


Facebook: Our AI failed to spot NZ shooter video

Facebook acknowledges its systems failed to catch the livestream video of the New Zealand mosque attack, shedding new light on how the company became aware of the video.
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Facebook: Our AI failed to catch the New Zealand shooter video

Facebook acknowledges its systems failed to catch the livestream video of the New Zealand mosque attack, shedding new light on how the company became aware of the video.
Tags: Facebook, Cnn, New Zealand


Facebook reviews live stream policy after Christchurch attack

Site says recently live streams are prioritised for review only when flagged for suicideFacebook has released more details of its response to the Christchurch terrorist attack, saying it did not deal with the attacker’s live stream as quickly as it could have because it was not reported as a video of suicide.The company said streams that were flagged by users while live were prioritised for accelerated review, as were any recently live streams that were reported for suicide content. Continue rea...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, World news, New Zealand, Christchurch, Christchurch shooting


The Latest: Facebook: AI failed to detect NZ video

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):
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Six Days After Mosque Massacre, NZ Bans ‘Military-Style’ Guns, Starts Buyback

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last week. Ardern said a sales ban was effective immediately to prevent stockpiling and would be followed by a complete ban on the weapons after new laws were rushed through. She said people could hand over their guns under an amnesty while officials develop a form...
Tags: Facebook, News, America, New Zealand, Christchurch, Bush, Omar, Tarrant, Christchurch New Zealand, Mike Bush, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Kate Riga, Darren Jacobs, AP story, New Zealand massacre


Anti-vaxers and Facebook: The four subgroups that fuel online attacks

Anti-vax sentiments, frequently made in attacks on Facebook, tend to fall within four distinct subgroups, but remain consistent in their messaging, according to a new study.
Tags: Facebook, Cnn


Facebook Messenger gets threaded messages feature for conversations

Social media giant Facebook has been revamping a lot of its own stuff in recent days to provide users with the smooth, easy user experience. In the recent development, Facebook is adding support for “message replies". According to the company, this feature allows for threaded messages, allowing the users to reply specifically to one message without messing around the full message thread. To make use of the new feature, users need to long press on a message and tap the newly included reply ic...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, News, Blogging, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp Instagram, Facebook Gaming, Facebook Messenger threaded messages


Star athlete rips 'repulsive' comments on Facebook photo

Tayla Harris, a star Australian footballer, says comments on a photo of her captured in the air having kicked the first goal of a game were "sexual abuse."
Tags: Facebook, News, Stories, Tayla Harris


UCLA women's soccer player reportedly linked to college admissions scandal

Lauren Isackson was accepted to the university in 2016 as a soccer recruit after her parents, Bruce and Davina, allegedly paid for her admittance with Facebook stock.
Tags: Facebook, News, Soccer, Ucla, Bruce, Davina, Lauren Isackson


Facebook and discrimination

It is mind blowing to learn that Facebook allowed advertisers to “message only people of a certain race, gender or age group.” These three key areas of housing, jobs and credit profoundly and adversely affect people of color in their daily basic struggles to house, feed and clothe themselves and their families. And the ramifications […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Opinion, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices



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