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Facebook internally exposed millions of passwords

A security researcher has discovered that the passwords of millions of Facebook users have been accessible by up to 20,000 employees of the social network, resulting in a major internal security lapse.

Facebook admits storing passwords in plain text

San Francisco - Facebook on Thursday admitted that millions of passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers, a security slip that left them readable by the social networking platform's employees.

Facebook blames server problem for massive outage

San Francisco - Facebook blamed a "server configuration change" Thursday for a massive outage affecting its applications around the world and brought fresh attention to the embattled social networking leader.

Op-Ed: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down, still no info

Sydney - Three of the world's biggest social media sites are experiencing outages and not available around the world. Facebook has stated that it's not a DDOS attack, but other than that, there's not much information available.

French 'yellow vest' fake news gets 100 million Facebook hits

Paris - Fake news circulating within the French "yellow vest" protest movement has been viewed more than 100 million times on Facebook, according to a study published Wednesday.

Facebook's privacy move: major pivot or headfake?

Washington - After building the world's biggest and most powerful social network in history, Mark Zuckerberg says the future of Facebook is something else.

Op-Ed: Facebook, the future, and Zuckerberg’s new privacy moves

Menlo Park - Mark Zuckerberg is trying hard to reinvent Facebook as something that's not an instant target for regulators, privacy advocates, hackers, and the rest of the world. In a new blog, he defines ideas and initiatives to finally solve the problems.

Millions are deserting Facebook, new analysis reveals

Rocked by recent scandals and no longer the trendy platform it once was, Facebook's user base is in decline according to new analysis, with the biggest declines being among teenagers and Millennials.

Facebook blocks manipulation efforts in Britain, Romania

Washington - Facebook said it blocked online manipulation efforts in Britain and Romania from faked accounts in the latest crackdown on "inauthentic" content on the huge social network.

Zuckerberg sees Facebook future in private, small-scale messaging

San Francisco - Facebook is moving away from being a "digital town square" to meet growing demands for secure, private messaging on a smaller scale, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday as he outlined a broad vision for transforming the world's biggest socia...

Zuckerberg: private, small-scale messaging is Facebook's future

San Francisco - Facebook is moving away from being a "digital town square" to meet growing demands for secure, private messaging on a smaller scale, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday as he outlined a broad vision for transforming the social networking gia...

Facebook to restrict foreign political adverts ahead of Indonesia poll

Jakarta - Facebook has banned political advertisements from outside Indonesia ahead of the country's presidential poll, just weeks after being heavily criticised by the European Union for not doing enough to counter election meddling.

Facebook now trying out Dark Mode on Messenger

Facebook has changed its Messenger app recently. The app has been slimmed down in order to focus more on the chat function. Facebook also has promised that it would eventually roll out what is called a dark mode.

Review: Zucked — The story of Facebook's rise and fall Special

How far has Facebook drifted from its original concept, of bringing people together? How did morph into the epitome of techno-capitalism? These are some if the questions that Roger McNamee grapples with in his new book, titled 'Zucked'.

Microsoft's undersea cable achieves record transfer speeds

Microsoft and Facebook’s jointly-owned transatlantic undersea cable has broken another another record in relation to data transfer speeds. A speed of 26.2 Terabits per second was achieved.

New study explores the benefits of giving up Facebook

Many people are avid users of social media (and some addicts). To explore what happens psychologically to those who give up Facebook for just four weeks, a research team ran a study with interesting results.

Nevada Senator's bill bans discriminatory ads on social media

Nevada Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto is introducing into the Senate the Data Privacy Act that will explicitly ban platforms such as Facebook and Google from using targeted ads that discriminate against protected groups.

Facebook bans UK far-right figure Tommy Robinson

London - Facebook on Tuesday removed the accounts of leading British far-right activist Tommy Robinson for violating its "community standards" by promoting "organised hate" and other prohibited behaviour.

Facebook 'digital gangsters' who spread fake news: British MPs

London - A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook "digital gangsters" who failed to fight the spread of fake news and violated data privacy.

Facebook 'digital gangsters' violated privacy laws: MPs

London - A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook "digital gangsters" that knowingly violated data privacy and competition laws.

Australia watchdog tips tough rules to curb power of Google, Facebook

Sydney - The head of Australia's competition watchdog warned Monday that tough new regulation of tech giants like Google and Facebook was needed to protect the future of independent journalism.

Instagram tightens rules on self-injury images

San Francisco - Instagram late Thursday announced it is clamping down on images related to self-injury such as cutting.

Facebook was clobbered by a landmark EU ruling

Facebook has been clobbered with a landmark ruling in Germany that could mean huge changes to the way it collects data for 32 million users in the country.

Facebook boosts political ad transparency ahead of India election

New Delhi - Facebook India said Thursday it will run disclaimers on political ads and publish details of sponsors to bring transparency in political advertising ahead of a general election due by May.

Germany sets new limits on Facebook data collection

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's Federal Competition Office (FCO) said Thursday it would impose new limits on how Facebook collects data from subsidiaries Whatsapp and Instagram, as well as third-party websites with embedded Facebook features such as "Like" buttons.

Facebook turns 15, but it's not such a happy day

February 4 marks Facebook's fifteenth anniversary. While the giant of social media continues to show strong global growth, the past year has been marked by controversy.

Snopes drops fact checking arrangement with Facebook

Snopes, one of the first fact checking websites, is to no longer debunk misinformation in partnership with Facebook. The firm confirmed that its contract with Facebook ended in December 2018 and it has not been renewed.

Facebook at 15: a titan with grown-up woes

San Francisco - Fifteen years after its founding, Facebook has made strides toward Mark Zuckerberg's goal of connecting the world. But it has also made some huge missteps that have turned some of its cheerleaders into vocal detractors.

Facebook to bar 'foreign' electoral ads for Thai poll

Bangkok - Facebook will bar foreign-based election advertisments in Thailand in the lead-up to a March poll, the company said Thursday, after being pilloried for not controlling election interference on the platform.

Facebook has 'new tools' against EU election meddling

Apo - Facebook on Monday unveiled new tools to counter online political meddling in the European elections, part of a campaign to answer growing pressure to rein in disinformation.
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