Facebook announced today that it removed 32 Facebook and Instagram accounts and pages for exhibiting behavior consistent a political influence campaign, which Facebook said it previously saw during the 2016 US Presidential Election.
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter have announced on Friday, July 20, the Data Transfer Project (DTP), an initiative to create an open-source, service-to-service data portability platform so that users of their sites and others can easily migrate data from one platform to another.
Timehop, a mobile app that surfaces old social media posts from the same day but from previous years, has announced a security breach affecting its entire userbase of over 21 million users.
In a 747-page document provided to the US House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee on Friday, Facebook admitted that it granted special access to users' data to 61 tech companies.
Facebook just can't get it together as we learn about another major privacy breach on their platform. This time it was caused by an internal bug that caused any new posts created by 14 million Facebook users to be posted publicly rather than using their default setting.
Facebook revealed today that Cambridge Analytica accessed the personal information of more than 87 million users, and not 50 million, as it was initially reported.
For those looking to learn about and share malware samples, a site called VirusBay may be what you are looking for. VirusBay's goal is to make malware analysis more social by providing a place for researchers to upload samples, request samples, and discuss them with other researchers.
Facebook has confirmed over the weekend reports that an app made by a team of academics had collected vasts amounts of user data, who then shared this information with Cambridge Analytica —a commercial data analytics firm that allegedly used this info to target US voters in the 2016 Presidential election.
Facebook rolled out today a new section on its mammoth site, a section where users can find jobs and businesses can advertise job openings.
Facebook has bought Confirm, a Boston-based government ID verification service, which Facebook will most likely use to confirm the identities of suspicious accounts in its fight against fake accounts used to spread political propaganda.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday that Facebook will revamp its News Feed content ranking algorithm to prioritize updates from friends and family members.
Facebook has started rolling out an update to its photo tagging system that will now scan newly uploaded photos and alert all the users it recognizes in that image by default.
Facebook is running tests of a new CAPTCHA system that requires users to upload a clear photo of their face to prove the account is not fake and belongs to a new person.
Facebook announced yesterday they would let users see what Facebook pages and Instagram accounts they followed that are linked to supposed Russian propaganda efforts.
In one of the weirdest things you'll hear today, a spam botnet has been randomly selecting text from a Star Wars novel and sending it to victims, alongside with download links to online gambling apps.
Facebook is testing new technology that is designed to help victims of revenge porn acts. This new tool is currently under testing in Australia, and the company says it plans to expand it to other countries if everything goes well.
A rogue Twitter employee deleted President Trump's personal Twitter account on his last day as a customer support rep for the social network.
Russian officials said they are considering a ban on Facebook for the start of 2018 unless the social network is willing to comply with the country's new privacy and user protection rules.
Cyber-security firm McAfee is reporting about a sudden surge in detections for Faceliker, a malware strain that can take over browsers and manipulate Facebook "likes" on the behest of a remote party in order to promote social media trends, fake news, and other content.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published documents on Monday that detail a plan for collecting extra information on all US immigrants, including not only permanent residents but also previously naturalized citizens.