Facebook software bug makes private posts public

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As many as 14 million Facebook users were effected in May. Due to a recently discovered Facebook software bug, up to 14 million users may have posted private information to the public between May 18th and 22nd, said the social media giant. Even users who had previously selected a more restricted sharing option were effected. The Facebook software bug reportedly set posts to be shared with “everyone,” even if a user had selected stricter account privacy settings in regard to who can see their posts. After the glitch was discovered…

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Facebook privacy fail brings apology from Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg spoke before a House oversight panel on Wednesday, seeing regulation as “inevitable.” Mark Zuckerberg spoke to a House oversight panel on the subject of Facebook privacy. He stated that he saw regulation of the social media industry as “inevitable.” He also revealed that his own data was among the personal information sold to malicious third parties through Facebook’s previous privacy loopholes. Zuckerberg spoke as a part of his testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “The internet is growing in importance around the world in people’s lives…

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Mobile app security on Facebook and WhatsApp may be lower than suggested

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Despite the fact that Amnesty called the applications the most secure smartphone messengers, they might not be safe. Mobile app security experts are now cautioning device users that Facebook and WhatsApp applications may not be secure. Even though Amnesty International gave the apps the coveted top titles in the security category, experts are saying they come with notable problems. The praise handed out by Amnesty International has been met with considerable skepticism and criticism. In fact, some members of the tech community have said that the mobile app security from…

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QR codes chosen over biometrics by Facebook

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In the greatly desirable move to eventually step away from password use, the company is rejecting bio-based sign ins. Gregg Stefancik, a Facebook engineer, has now revealed that while he would like to eventually bring the social media company away from its reliance on traditional passwords for security, he would find that QR codes are a far superior replacement, particularly when compared to biometrics, which are being considered – and already used – by other companies. In fact, Stefancik was greatly and vocally opposed to the use of biometrics for…

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Facebook’s latest feature additions

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Over the last few weeks, the Facebook social networking platform has made the most aggressive changes in its history. It now offers its users features such as the Ticker, which is a real-time news feed of a user’s “friend” activity. Similarly, the Timeline feature was added last week in order to make it easier for users to access their older posts. There has been a significant amount of misunderstanding about the changes that have been made. Some of the clarifications that may be necessary include the following: • The Ticker…

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