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Facebook Mistakenly Stored Millions of Users' Passwords in Plaintext

Holy moly, Facebook is again at the center of a new privacy controversy after revealing today that its platform mistakenly kept a copy of passwords for "hundreds of millions" users in plaintext. What's more? Not just Facebook, Instagram users are also affected by the latest security incident. So, if you are one of the affected users, your Facebook or Instagram password was readable to some of [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Hacking News, Online Security, Hacking Facebook account, Facebook Instagram, Mohit Kumar, Password Security, Plaintext, Hack Facebook Account, Facebook Page Hacking, Hacking Facebook Password, Password Cracker Software, How To Hack Facebook Password


My Top 5: Time for Tiktok, Dark Mode, and…Influencers?

Time for TikTok? Image Credit: Ben Ostrowsky I don’t typically get over-excited about new social platforms, but I do check them out when I can. Thanks to a prod from Shel Holtz of the “For Immediate Release” podcast, I took a closer look at TikTok then I might have this early on? Below I expand on some thoughts I shared with Shel in the podcast: FIR #180: TikTok, TikTok , TikTok What did I already know? They were in trouble for mishandling privacy data for mi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, China, Time, America, Social Media, Pr, Facebook Messenger, Calvin Klein, NHL, Facebook Instagram, Shel, Shel Holtz, Will Sasso, Tiktok


Social media addiction should be seen as a disease, MPs say

Report suggests sites such as Facebook and Instagram could be harming mental healthSocial media addiction should be considered a disease, MPs have said, in a sign of the pressures facing technology companies and the growing concern over the impact social networks are having on users’ mental health.The politicians called for further research on the effects of social media but said a report suggested there was good reason to believe sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – which are constan...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Digital Media, Young People, Facebook Instagram


Apple iCloud Joins Facebook in Outages This Week

This week was the week of Internet outages apparently because we can add Apple iCloud to the list that includes Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Apple’s cloud service was only down for a brief... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Photography, News, Facebook Instagram


Longtime Facebook executive to leave amid plans to pivot to privacy

Chief product officer Chris Cox, who helped create news feed feature, and Chris Daniels, who heads WhatsApp, to depart Facebook’s chief product officer and one of its earliest employees, Chris Cox, said on Thursday he was leaving the company, just days after its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, revealed a plan to pivot the world’s biggest social network to an encryption-focused messaging company.Cox, one of Zuckerberg’s closest lieutenants and the head of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp products, said in ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Social Networking, US news, Whatsapp, Zuckerberg, Cox, Facebook Instagram, Chris Cox, Chris Daniels


Apple’s iCloud recovers after a four-hour outage

Facebook has only just recovered from one of its worst outages to date, and Gmail and Google Drive also experienced a worldwide outage this week. Now, apparently, it was Apple’s turn. The company’s system status dashboard was blanketed in yellow warning notes for more than four hours Thursday, indicating mass outages of its iCloud service. iCloud Drive, Mail, Calendar, Notes, Keychain, Reminders, iWork, Photos, News and others all experienced downtime. The issues lasted from 11:00 am to 3:28 pm ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google Drive, Cloud, Facebook, Icloud, Outage, Facebook Instagram


Apple’s iCloud is having an outage, too

Facebook has only just recovered from one of its worst outages to date, and Gmail and Google Drive also experienced a worldwide outage this week. Now, apparently, it’s Apple’s turn. According to the company’s System Status dashboard, a number of iCloud services are experiencing issues, including iCloud Drive, Mail, Calendar, Notes, Keychain, Reminders, iWork, Photos, News and others. According the System Status page, the issues began today at 11 AM ET/8 AM PT. The page doesn’t offer much in term...
Tags: Apple, Google Drive, Cloud, Facebook, Tech, Icloud, Outage, Facebook Instagram


Facebook blames a server configuration change for yesterday’s outage

Facebook has finally released its assessment of what was responsible for yesterday’s massive outage of its Instagram, Messenger, and core Facebook service. Contrary to the thesis circulating yesterday that it was a route leak, the company said that a misconfigured server was to blame. Yesterday, as a result of a server configuration change, many people had trouble accessing our apps and services. We've now resolved the issues and our systems are recovering. We’re very sorry for the inconv...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Tech, Facebook Instagram, Instagram Messenger


Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Go Down

Facebook was down for 22 hours yesterday, and its sister apps Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger also saw extensive outages. It was unusual in the sense that the four applications are each distinct codebases, but perhaps not suprising as all four share the same massive infrastructure. The joke is that global worker productivity shoots up whenever Facebook goes down, and you would think that Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger are nothing more than distractions in our increasingly digi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Verizon, Facebook, Messenger, New York, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, Downtime, Facebook Amazon Apple, Facebook Instagram WhatsApp, India Brazil Mexico


Did you make it through the Facebook outage without calling the police?

Instagram and WhatsApp were also hit. It wasn’t the apocalypse, but for some people, it felt like itWhen your grandchildren ask you how you made it through the Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage of March 2019, what will you tell them? Did you Google “Facebook down” to ascertain whether Facebook was, indeed, down? Did you call the emergency services?Amid the breakdown of digital society, the Australian breakfast television program Sunrise publicised apparently official advice not to contact ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Life and style, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram


How Progressive Web Apps Impact Your Business?

By Ankit Patel How many apps do you download and install in your mobile device? How many times do you open your apps in a month? Other than the popular apps like Facebook, Instagram, and other gaming apps, it is highly unlikely that users pay much importance to mobile apps. Moreover, the apps require more memory space and hence the users restrain from downloading apps that are not useful. For smaller companies, the cost factor comes in when building native mobile apps. Then what is the solution ...
Tags: Google, Business, Technology, Microsoft, Alibaba, Right Now, Facebook Instagram, PWA, Ankit Patel, Alex Russell, Bakhtiar Zein Shutterstock, Mac Safari, XongoLab Technologies


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Facebook is reportedly under criminal investigation over deals that gave Apple, Amazon, and other companies access to user data. The partnerships, first reported in June, gave those outside companies to data including friend lists, contact information, and even private messages — and not always with the user's consent. Uber is talking to SoftBank and Toyota about a $1 billion investment in its self-driving car business. The de...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, China, Softbank, US, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Toyota, Jack Dorsey, Daniel Ek, Eric Schmidt


Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffer outages in Americas and Europe

The family of apps, including Messenger, have all been encountering problems but a company spokesman says it’s not a cyber-attackFacebook has been suffering from outages across the world since around 12pm ET Wednesday.All four of the company’s main applications – Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger – were encountering problems, according to Downdetector.com. The outages appeared to be concentrated in the Americas and Europe. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Instagram, Americas, Social Media, World news, US news, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram


Facebook platforms suffer outages in Americas and Europe

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger have all been encountering problems on WednesdayFacebook has been suffering from outages across the world since around 12pm ET Wednesday.All four of the company’s main applications – Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger – were encountering problems, according to Downdetector.com. The outages appeared to be concentrated in the Americas and Europe. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Instagram, Americas, Social Media, World news, US news, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, WednesdayFacebook


Facebook, Instagram suffer outages

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue. According to downdector.com, which monitors websites, the outages started around 12 p.m. E.T. on Wednesday in parts of the U.S., including the East and West Coast, parts of Europe […]
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Business, New York, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, West Coast, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Instagram


Update: Facebook, Instagram and Messenger were down for many users

Update: Instagram has confirmed that service is now restored via a tweet sent in the early hours of this morning (CET)… Anddddd… we're back. pic.twitter.com/5E8UdlcsPJ — Instagram (@instagram) March 14, 2019 Facebook has yet to tweet confirmation of its return to stable uptime but at the time of writing the service is at least accessible in Europe so it looks to be getting on top of whatever caused the downtime. We’ve reached out to the company for confirmation. Original report fol...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Europe, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Software, Photo Sharing, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, Thomas, Facebook Instagram, Tulane University, Netscout, Naytev, Roland Dobbins


Facebook, Instagram and Messenger are down for some users

Facebook and its related family of apps appear to be down for most users right now. There’s not much more information to share at this point, but the web is freaking out (as is to be expected). Facebook has confirmed the outage and we’ll update as we get more information. We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. — Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019 The social media managemen...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Social Media, Tech, Software, Photo Sharing, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, Facebook Instagram, Naytev


Facebook, Instagram and Messenger are down for many users

At least one security firm thinks the culprit of the Facebook outage could be a border gateway protocol routing leak. Routing internet traffic around the world relies on the border gateway protocol (BGP), which manages how internet traffic is routed the internet. BGP relies on trust between network operators to not send incorrect or malicious data. But mistakes happen, and malformed data can form a “route leak” that leads to confusion over where internet traffic should go, and can lead to mas...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Social Media, Tech, Software, Photo Sharing, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, Facebook Instagram, TechCrunch Facebook, Netscout, Naytev, Roland Dobbins


Facebook, Instagram down a day after Google meltdown

Facebook and Instagram are both down for some users only a day after users encountered problems with Google's suite of services. Users have been unable to access either Facebook or Instagram this morning.Social media users took... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Instagram, Facebook Instagram


Google is rolling out Snapchat-like AR effects to YouTube Stories

Started with Snapchat, Facebook extended the 'Stories' feature to Whatsapp and Instagram last year. Falling in the same line, Google has rolled out the much-used feature on YouTube as Reels in 2017 to about 100 creators. In an attempt to stay ahead of all its competitors, YouTube has added advanced AR effect tools to it, where users can add glasses, masks, hats and other items to short video clips. In a blog post, Google said, "To make all this possible, we employ machine learning (ML) to ...
Tags: Google, News, Instagram, Youtube, Blogging, Ar, Facebook Instagram, Snapchat Facebook


Instagram founders say losing autonomy at Facebook meant “winning”

Rather than be sore about losing independence within Facebook, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told me it was an inevitable sign of his app’s triumph. Today at South By South West, Systrom and fellow co-founder Mike Krieger sat down for their first on-stage talk together since leaving Facebook in September. They discussed their super hero origin stories, authenticity on social media, looming regulation for big tech, and how they’re exploring what they’ll do next. Krieger grew up hitting...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Snapchat, Palo Alto, Policy, Regulation, Aol, Bravo


How To Create Names Like Facebook, Instagram & Snapchat

Instagram and Snapchat are identical constructions. Each simply substitutes new words from an accepted utility name: Instant Message. Insta & Snap are synonyms for Instant, and Gram & Chat are substitutes for Message.Since Instant Message is already a universally adopted name, you know that Instagram and Snapchat will be accepted as well. If what you’re naming doesn’t map to a two-word generic, break it down into one first.You can do this by re-purposing an unrelated, well-known compound word, a...
Tags: Apple, Instagram, Snapchat, Branding, Facebook Instagram, Igor, Company Names


PE-backed Tibco Software buys SnappyData

Tibco Software, a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners, has acquired Oregon and India-based SnappyData, a high performance, in-memory data platform. No financial terms were disclosed. SnappyData was backed by Pivotal, GE Digital and GTD Capital. PRESS RELEASE TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, today announced it has acquired SnappyData. The acquisition will complement the TIBCO® Connected Intelligence platform with a unified analytics data f...
Tags: Oregon, India, Trends, Tech, M&a, Facebook Instagram, Vista Equity Partners, Matt Quinn, PE, Tibco, Richard Lamb, TIBCO Software Inc, Tibco Software, SnappyData, Pivotal GE Digital, TIBCO Connected Intelligence


Andreessen Horowitz hires its 15th general partner

Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital fund behind the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Groupon, has tapped David George as its newest general partner and its first top dealmaker focused on late-stage deals. George joins from General Atlantic, where he’d backed consumer internet, enterprise software and fintech startups as a principal since 2012. “Andreessen has always been a multi-stage investment firm, but really the opportunity here is for [me] to be the first focused late-stage investo...
Tags: Groupon, Tech, Andreessen, Atlantic, Andreessen Horowitz, George, Sean, Facebook Instagram, Scott Kupor, Kupor, David George, Connie Chan, Angela Strange, David George At a16z George, Katie Huan, Shonda Rhimes Jada Pinkett Smith


‘Momo’ videos on YouTube cannot be monetized…but that’s not a new policy

Be warned, YouTube creators: making videos about the latest viral hoax, the “Momo challenge,” will not make you money. Over the past couple of days, the Momo challenge has gone viral once again, leading to a sharp increase news coverage and the number of YouTube videos discussing the topic of the creepy character and the supposed “challenge” that encourages kids to commit acts of self-harm. The Momo challenge itself isn’t real , to be clear. As meticulously documented by Taylor Lorenz at ...
Tags: Videos, TC, Kim Kardashian, Media, Instagram, Youtube, Tech, Atlantic, Reddit, Hoax, Tokyo, Advertisers, Facebook Instagram, Lorenz, Momo, Taylor Lorenz


3 Ways to Choose the Right Formats for Family Videos

Just got a new smartphone or camcorder that can capture amazing videos and want to use it to record some of the antics your family gets up to? Before you start recording videos you should think about the formats that you’re going to export them in, as it could make things easier down the line. Admittedly choosing the ‘right’ format can be fairly convoluted due to the sheer number of different formats out there. That being said, there are ways that you can make it a whole lot easier: Intermedi...
Tags: Family, Technology, Jazz, Facebook Instagram, Ways to Choose the Right Formats for Family Videos


How To Create Names Like Facebook, Instagram & Snapchat

Instagram and Snapchat are identical constructions. Each simply substitutes new words from an accepted utility name: Instant Message. Insta & Snap are synonyms for Instant, and Gram & Chat are substitutes for Message.Since Instant Message is already a universally adopted name, you know that Instagram and Snapchat will be accepted as well. If what you’re naming doesn’t map to a two-word generic, break it down into one first.You can do this by re-purposing an unrelated, well-known compound word, a...
Tags: Apple, Instagram, Snapchat, Branding, Facebook Instagram, Igor, Company Names


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #434

UK reports examine Facebook’s practices The results are in from the UK Government’s Cairncross Review, a report examining the health of U.K. news media and digital advertising. It recommends the creation of new official “codes of conduct” for news publishers that deal with Facebook and Google. It also called for the creation of a regulatory body to make sure the platforms were actually delivering on promises to clamp down on the spread of fake news. This was followed by another report from the U...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, London, Instagram, India, US, Seo, Lego, Reddit, Jack Dorsey, Mashup, Cpc, Ama, Facebook Twitter, Facebook Instagram


Facebook's quinceañera: Chips with Everything podcast

As Facebook turns 15, Jordan Erica Webber explores how the social media giant has transformed over the yearsThe Guardian’s UK technology editor, Alex Hern, joins Jordan Erica Webber to provide a history lesson on Facebook through the lens of one of its first investors. They speak to Roger McNamee, who suggests the social network and its creator have lost their way from the original dream.Webber then meets Victoria Nash, the deputy director of the Oxford Internet Institute, to examine the safety ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Social Networking, Children, Facebook Instagram, Webber, Alex Hern, Oxford Internet Institute, Jordan Erica Webber, Roger McNamee, Victoria Nash


How to Start Your Own Digital Marketing Agency in Just 5 Simple Steps

In a world where technology is booming, it only makes sense for businesses to utilize the latest digital marketing strategies to boost their sales. Likewise, it also makes sense for prospective business owners to consider starting their own digital marketing agency as the demand for online marketing is considerably growing. In fact, marketing spending on social media is projected to increase by 18.5 percent over the next five years. That said, if a future business in digital marketing is calling...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Digital, Sales, Rome, Facebook Instagram, Digital Marketing Agency, Start Your Own Digital Marketing Agency



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