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Facebook revamps ‘Access Your Information’ tool to better break down, explain data usage

Facebook today is rolling out an update to its Access Your Information tool with the goal of making the tool easier to both use and navigate, as well as better explain how and why that data is used. The new version of the tool has been visually redesigned, and now further breaks down the viewable information across eight different categories instead of just two. The tool had first launched in 2018 in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, when the personal data of up to 87 million Facebook...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Tech, Facebook security, Fbi, App Store, Capitol, Superior Court, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Before

How to Clear Data Facebook Collects About You from Other Sites and Apps

Facebook is one of the world's biggest advertising platforms, and that's because it knows a lot about you, me, and everyone. Facebook uses many tools to track people across the Internet, whether they have an account with the social networking site or not, and most of them rely on the online activity data other apps and websites share with Facebook. Everything we do online generates an [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Facebook security, Data Privacy, Privacy Software, Privacy Breach, Facebook privacy, Facebook Everything, Facebook privacy setting, Off-Facebook Activity, Clear Data Facebook

Malicious SDKs Used to Access Personal Data of Twitter, Facebook Users

Malicious third-party software-development kits may have been used to access user data from some users on Twitter and Facebook. Security researchers notified the two social networks about the potential vulnerability, and Twitter and Facebook, in turn, alerted Google and Apple so that they could take steps to secure their respective application stores. Kate Rooney and...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Advertising, Facebook security, Social Pro Daily, Kate Rooney, Twitter Facebook Users

Is Facebook Secretly Accessing Your iPhone's Camera? Some Users Claimed

It appears that Facebook at the center of yet another issue involving privacy. Reportedly, multiple iPhone users have come forward on social media complaining that the Facebook app secretly activates their smartphone's camera in the background while they scroll through their Facebook feeds or looking at the photos on the social network. As shown in the Twitter videos below, when users click [Author: [email protected] (Wang Wei)]
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Cybersecurity, Facebook security, Privacy Breach, Software Bug, Wang Wei, Facebook privacy, Camera Hack, Facebook Apps, iOS camera app

Facebook Now Pays Hackers for Reporting Security Bugs in 3rd-Party Apps

Following a series of security mishaps and data abuse through its social media platform, Facebook today expanding its bug bounty program in a very unique way to beef up the security of third-party apps and websites that integrate with its platform. Last year, Facebook launched "Data Abuse Bounty" program to reward anyone who reports valid events of 3rd-party apps collecting Facebook users' [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Vulnerability, Facebook security, Bug Bounty Program, Facebook Bug Bounty, Vulnerability Disclosure, Facebook Apps, Hack Facebook Account, Facebook Data Scandal

Facebook Could Be Fined Up To $5 Billion Over Privacy Violations

Facebook expects to face a massive fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as the result of an investigation into its privacy policies—that's about one month's revenue for the social media giant. To be clear the amount of fine is not what the FTC has announced or hinted yet; instead, it's an estimated due that Facebook disclosed on Wednesday in its first quarter 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Hacking News, Cyber Security, Digital Privacy, Facebook security, Online Security, Ftc, Mohit Kumar, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Facebook privacy, Cambridge Analytica, Privacy Violations

540 Million Facebook User Records Found On Unprotected Amazon Servers

It's been a bad week for Facebook users. First, the social media company was caught asking some of its new users to share passwords for their registered email accounts and now… ...the bad week gets worse with a new privacy breach. More than half a billion records of millions of Facebook users have been found exposed on unprotected Amazon cloud servers. The exposed datasets [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Tech, Data Breach, Facebook security, Mohit Kumar, Amazon AWS, Facebook Hack, Data Leaked, Facebook Apps, Hack Facebook Account, Facebook Page Hacking

New Settings Let Hackers Easily Pentest Facebook, Instagram Mobile Apps

Facebook has introduced a new feature in its platform that has been designed to make it easier for bug bounty hunters to find security flaws in Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram Android applications. Since almost all Facebook-owned apps by default use security mechanisms such as Certificate Pinning to ensure integrity and confidentiality of the traffic, it makes it harder for white hat [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Facebook security, Facebook Messenger, Hacking Facebook account, Bug Bounty Program, Hacking Instagram, How To Hack Instagram, Facebook Messenger App, Mohit Kumar, Mitm Attack, Hack Facebook Account, Certificate Pinning, Pentest Facebook Instagram Mobile Apps

Facebook Security Keeps a Detailed 'Lookout' List of Threats, Including Users and Former Employees, and Can Track Their Location

An anonymous reader shares a report: In early 2018, a Facebook user made a public threat on the social network against one of the company's offices in Europe. Facebook picked up the threat, pulled the user's data and determined he was in the same country as the office he was targeting. The company informed the authorities about the threat and directed its security officers to be on the lookout for the user. "He made a veiled threat that 'Tomorrow everyone is going to pay' or something to that ef...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Facebook security, Cnbc, Europe Facebook

New Facebook Bug Exposed 6.8 Million Users Photos to Third-Party Apps

Facebook's latest screw-up — a programming bug in Facebook website accidentally gave 1,500 third-party apps access to the unposted Facebook photos of as many as 6.8 million users. Facebook today quietly announced that it discovered a new API bug in its photo-sharing system that let 876 developers access users' private photos which they never shared on their timeline, including images uploaded [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Cyber Security, Data Breach, Facebook security, How to Hack Facebook, Mohit Kumar, Facebook API, Data Leaked, Facebook Apps, Hack Facebook Account, Facebook Photo Albums

Take a video tour of Facebook’s election security war room

Beneath an American flag, 20 people packed tight into a beige conference room are Facebook’s, and so too the Internet’s, first line of defence for democracy. This is Facebook election security war room. Screens visualize influxes of foreign political content and voter suppression attempts as high-ranking team members from across divisions at Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp coordinate rapid responses. The hope is through face-to-face real-time collaboration in the war room, Facebook can speed u...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Apps, Government, US, Tech, Facebook security, Policy, Facebook Instagram, Menlo Park, Katie Harbath, Facebook Election Interference, Nathaniel Gleicher, Threat Intelligence Researchers, Local Experts Facebook

Worries linger as Facebook withholds stolen searches & checkins

Hacked Facebook users still don’t know which 15 recent searches and 10 latest checkins were exposed in the company’s massive breach it detailed last week. The company merely noted that those were amongst the data sets stolen by the attackers. That creates uncertainty about how sensitive or embarrassing the scraped data is, and whether it could possibly be used to blackmail and stalk them. Much of the scraped data from the 14 million most-impacted users out of 30 million total people hit by t...
Tags: Security, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Opinion, Tech, Hack, Facebook security, Policy, Sheryl Sandberg, AS Facebook, Facebook privacy, Facebook breach

30 Million Facebook Accounts Were Hacked: Check If You're One of Them

Late last month Facebook announced its worst-ever security breach that allowed an unknown group of hackers to steal secret access tokens for millions of accounts by taking advantage of a flaw in the 'View As' feature. At the time of the initial disclosure, Facebook estimated that the number of users affected by the breach could have been around 50 million, though a new update published today by [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Hacking News, Data Breach, Facebook security, How to Hack Facebook, Facebook hacking, Swati Khandelwal, Security Breach, Hack Facebook Account, Hack Facebook Messenger

Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contact info stolen, 14M’s bios too

Facebook has now detailed what data was scraped and stolen in the breach it revealed two weeks ago. 30 million users, not 50 million as it initially estimated, had their access tokens stolen by hackers. Users can check Facebook’s Help Center to find out if their information was accessed, and Facebook will send customized alerts to those impacted detailing what was accessed from their account and what they can do to recover. It’s currently not clear if all the information accessed was necessar...
Tags: Google, Security, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Privacy, Tech, Facebook security, Fbi, Facebook privacy

Until data is misused, Facebook’s breach will be forgotten

We cared about Cambridge Analytica because it could have helped elect Trump. We ignored LocationSmart because even the though the company was selling and exposing the real-time GPS coordinates of our phones, it was never clear exactly if or how that data was misused. This idea, that privacy issues are abstract concepts for most people until they become security or ideological problems, is important to understanding Facebook’s massive breach revealed this week.   The social network’s engineer...
Tags: Security, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Europe, Instagram, Congress, Tech, European Union, Facebook security, Policy, Warner, Ftc, Cambridge Analytica, Sen Warner

10 critical points from Zuckerberg’s epic security manifesto

Mark Zuckerberg wants you to know he’s trying his damnedest to fix Facebook before it breaks democracy. Tonight he posted a 3,260-word battle plan for fighting election interference. Amidst drilling through Facebook’s strategy and progress, he slips in several notable passages revealing his own philosophy. Zuckerberg has cast off his premature skepticism and is ready to command the troops. He sees Facebook’s real identity policy as a powerful weapon for truth other social networks lack, bu...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Government, US, Tech, Facebook security, Policy, Talent, Zuckerberg, Atlantic Council, Personnel, Cambridge Analytica

After Five Years of Fighting, Google and Facebook Security Guards Finally Have Their Union Contract

Thousands of security officers in Silicon Valley just ratified their first union contract. The guards, numbering at about 3,000, work at tech giants like Facebook and Google and have been organizing and negotiating for more than five years.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Labor, Facebook security, Silicon Valley

Another Facebook Quiz App Left 120 Million Users' Data Exposed

People are still getting over the most controversial data scandal of the year, i.e., Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Facebook is under fire yet again after it emerges that a popular quiz app on the social media platform exposed the private data of up to 120 million users for years. Facebook was in controversies earlier this year over a quiz app that sold data of 87 million users to a [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Hacking News, Vulnerability, Data Breach, Facebook security, Swati Khandelwal, Cambridge Analytica, Data Leaked, Facebook Apps, Facebook Quiz, Content Security Policy, Facebook Quiz App Left

Facebook bug changed 14 million users’ default privacy settings to public

Facebook admits as many as 14 millions of its users who thought they're sharing content privately with only friends may have inadvertently shared their posts with everyone because of a software bug. Facebook said in front of Congress in March over the Cambridge Analytica scandal that "every piece of content that you share on Facebook you own, you have complete control over who sees it and how [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Facebook, Congress, Tech, Facebook security, Swati Khandelwal, Facebook privacy, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Hacking Tool, Facebook Hacker, Facebook privacy setting

Facebook Accused of Giving Over 60 Device-Makers Deep Access to User Data

After being embroiled into controversies over its data sharing practices, it turns out that Facebook had granted inappropriate access to its users' data to more than 60 device makers, including Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, and Samsung. According to a lengthy report published by The New York Times, the social network giant struck data-sharing partnerships with at least 60 device [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Facebook, Privacy, Samsung, Tech, Data Breach, Facebook security, New York Times, Data Privacy, Privacy Breach, Swati Khandelwal, Facebook privacy, Amazon Apple Microsoft, Facebook Data Scandal, Smartphone Manufacturers

Login With Facebook data hijacked by JavaScript trackers

Facebook confirms to TechCrunch that it’s investigating a security research report that shows Facebook user data can be grabbed by third-party JavaScript trackers embedded on websites using Login With Facebook. The exploit lets these trackers gather a user’s data including name, email address, age range, gender, locale, and profile photo depending on what users originally provided to the website. It’s unclear what these trackers do with the data, but many of their parent companies including T...
Tags: Google, Security, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Privacy, Developer, Advertising Tech, Tech, Javascript, Facebook security, Policy, Princeton

Facebook Offering $40,000 Bounty If You Find Evidence Of Data Leaks

Facebook pays millions of dollars every year to researchers and bug hunters to stamp out security holes in its products and infrastructure, but following Cambridge Analytica scandal, the company today launched a bounty program to reward users for reporting "data abuse" on its platform. The move comes as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before Congress this week amid scrutiny [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Tech, Hacking News, Facebook security, Swati Khandelwal, Facebook privacy, Cambridge Analytica, Bug Bounty, Facebook Offering

How to Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress this week to answer questions from lawmakers in two separate congressional committees, to explain how his company collects and handles users' personal information. The past few weeks have been difficult for Facebook over concerns that the data of millions of users has been breached. Facebook stores details of almost every action you [Author: [email protected] (Sharanya Haridas)]
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Tech, Facebook security, Facebook privacy, Cambridge Analytica, Hack Facebook Account, Sharanya Haridas

Facebook admits public data of its 2.2 billion users has been compromised

Facebook dropped another bombshell on its users by admitting that all of its 2.2 billion users should assume malicious third-party scrapers have compromised their public profile information. On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that "malicious actors" took advantage of "Search" tools on its platform to discover the identities and collect information on most of its 2 billion [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Social Media, Tech, Hacking News, Cyber Security, Data Breach, Facebook security, Mohit Kumar, Facebook privacy, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Scraper, Online Scraper Tool

Facebook Collected Your Android Call History and SMS Data For Years

Facebook knows a lot about you, your likes and dislikes—it's no surprise. But do you know, if you have installed Facebook Messenger app on your Android device, there are chances that the company had been collecting your contacts, SMS, and call history data at least until late last year. A tweet from Dylan McKay, a New Zealand-based programmer, which received more than 38,000 retweets (at the [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Android, Facebook, Tech, Data Breach, Facebook security, Facebook Messenger, New Zealand, Swati Khandelwal, Facebook privacy, Dylan McKay, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Account, Android Permissions, Call History

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica – What's Happened So Far

Top Story— Facebook has just lost over $60 billion in market value over the past two days—that's more than Tesla's entire market capitalisation and almost three times that of Snapchat. Facebook shares plunge over revelations that personal data of 50 million users was obtained and misused by British data analytics firm 'Cambridge Analytica,' who reportedly helped Donald Trump win the US [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Tech, Tesla, Data Breach, Facebook security, Donald Trump, Data Analysis, Swati Khandelwal, Facebook privacy, Snapchat Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Apps

Facebook Security Chief Reportedly Leaving Over Russia Probe Disagreement

Facebook’s chief information security officer Alex Stamos is leaving the company over internal disagreements on how to handle the investigation into Russia’s interference with the 2016 presidential election, the New York Times reported Monday afternoon citing anonymous sources within the company. Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Stamos reportedly had been internally pushing […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Russia, Facebook security, New York Times, Stamos, Alex Stamos

Facebook Security Chief Said to Leave After Clashes Over Disinformation

Alex Stamos, the chief information security officer, will leave after disagreements over how Facebook should deal with its role in spreading disinformation, according to people briefed on the matter.
Tags: Facebook, News, Social Media, Facebook security, Alex, Facebook Inc, Sandberg, Stamos, Alex Stamos, Cambridge Analytica, Sheryl K

Wait, Do You Really Think That’s A YouTube URL? Spoofing Links On Facebook

While scrolling on Facebook how you decide which link/article should be clicked or opened? Facebook timeline and Messenger display title, description, thumbnail image and URL of every shared-link, and this information are enough to decide if the content is of your interest or not. Since Facebook is full of spam, clickbait and fake news articles these days, most users do not click every [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Hacking News, Facebook security, Hacking Facebook account, Mohit Kumar, Since Facebook, Facebook Linkshim, Facebook spam, Facebook Vulnerability, Hack Facebook Messenger

Facebook Security Chief Says Its Corporate Network Is Run 'Like a College Campus'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Facebook's security chief has told employees that the social media giant needs to improve its internal security practices to be more akin to a defense contractor, according to a leaked recording obtained by ZDNet. Alex Stamos made the comments to employees at a late-July internal meeting where he argued that the company had not done enough to respond to the growing threats that the company faces, citing both technical challenges and cultural issues...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Facebook security, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Alex Stamos