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Facebook acknowledges it shared user data with dozens of companies
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[quote]The social network had agreements with 61 companies, ranging from AOL to UPS to dating app Hinge.

Facebook has admitted providing dozens of tech companies with special access to user data after publicly saying it restricted such access in 2015.

Facebook continued sharing information with 61 hardware and software makers after it said it discontinued the practice in May 2015, the social networking giant acknowl
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Facebook sinks to new low by using phone numbers provided for 2FA to target users
https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-sin...s-with-ads           Facebook sinks to new low by using phone numbers provided for 2FA to target users with ads
By Muhammad Jarir Kanji @M_Kanji · Sep 28, 2018 06:38 EDT       Alongside the myriad other scandals the social network is currently embroiled in, it recently emerged this week that the company is using its users' need for security as a means of invading their privacy.

The comp
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How 50 Million Facebook Users Were Hacked
[quote]Facebook revealed more details about how hackers exploited three distinct bugs to get the ability to control up to 50 million users’ accounts.


On Friday, Facebook revealed that hackers broke into the company’s servers and potentially stole the data of up to 50 million people.

The social network forced 90 million people—around 50 million victims plus an additional 40 million that may have been affected, according to the company—to log out and log back in again. That’s becaus
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officials in four states want Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg removed as chairman
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-fa...story.html        BUSINESS
Pension fund officials in four states want Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg removed as chairman
 James Rufus Koren
By JAMES RUFUS KOREN
OCT 17, 2018 | 11:00 AM
Public officials in four states say they want Facebook to have an independent board chair, effectively calling for the removal of Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg as chairman due to the social media company’s recent scandals.

The state treasur
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KitGuru Advent Calendar (Facebook)
[quote]The KitGuru Advent Calendar begins today! For day 1, we have teamed up with WD to give away three great prizes. You'll have the chance to win a WD MyCloud EX2 NAS with a 6TB HDD OR one of two SSDs- a 500GB WD Blue or a 120GB WD Green.

Entering is simple, just comment below and let us know how much storage you currently have in your PC. Winners will be picked randomly tomorrow morning before we announce the next competition. Good luck!


Entering this giveaway is simple, all you need
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Facebook accused of striking 'secret deals over user data'
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46456695       Technology
Facebook accused of striking 'secret deals over user data'
5 December 2018      Emails written by Facebook's chief and his deputies show the firm struck secret deals to give some developers special access to user data while refusing others, according to MPs.

A cache of internal documents has been published online by a parliamentary committee.

It said the files also showed Facebook had deliberately made it "as hard as possible"
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Facebook Photo API Bug Exposed Pics of Up to 6.8 Million Users
[quote] Facebook just announced that a bug in its application programming interface for photos may have allowed third-party unauthorized access to images on 6.8 million accounts.

Apps that receive user-permission to access photos are typically restricted to the content published on the Timeline. However, for a period of about two weeks between September 13 and September 25, an error in the code update for the Photo API extended this permission to other sections of the profile, such as Market
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Researcher publishes proof-of-concept code for creating Facebook worm
Researcher publishes proof-of-concept code for creating Facebook worm



[quote]One group has already been abusing this issue to post spam on users' Facebook walls.

A Polish security researcher has published today details and proof-of-concept code that could be used for creating a fully functional Facebook worm.
This code exploits a vulnerability in the Facebook platform that the researcher --who goes online under the pseudonym of Lasq-- has
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Rietspoof malware spreads via Facebook Messenger and Skype spam
[quote]Avast researchers spot new malware spreading via instant messaging clients.
Avast security researchers have discovered a new malware strain named Rietspoof that's currently being spread to victims via instant messaging clients such as Facebook Messenger and Skype.

In a report published over the weekend, researchers described this new threat as a "multi-stage malware," that was first spotted in August 2018, but which was largely ignored until a noticeable uptick in distribution effort
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540 million Facebook user data points leaked by third parties
[quote]Over 540 million Facebook user data records were compromised after third-party apps and sites stored the data on unsecured servers. The huge breach comes after numerous promises by Facebook to boost security, and it may prove to be one of the most dangerous yet. Find out why.

Two third-party Facebook app developers – Mexico-based Cultura Colectiva and an app called At The Pool – stored a total of about 540 million Facebook user data entries on unsecured Amazon Web Services (AWS) server