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Facebook stored ‘hundreds of millions’ of passwords in plain text for up to 7 years

Facebook acknowledges stored plain text user passwords were visible to employees Facebook has never been short of controversies when it comes to privacy and security. In yet another security slip, the social media giant on Thursday admitted that the company had stored millions of passwords in plain text on its […]

Facebook secretly adds a new ‘Dark Mode’ theme to its Messenger app

How to enable the secretly hidden ‘Dark Mode’ added in Facebook Messenger app Last year, Facebook had announced a ‘Dark Mode’ for its Messenger app at the F8 annual developer conference. Back then, the social media giant said that the feature would be coming “very, very soon.” Facebook had even […]

Facebook to launch its ‘Clear History’ feature later this year

Facebook ‘Clear History’ Tool Coming In 2019 After a long wait, Facebook is finally set to introduce the ‘Clear History’ feature that will allow users to clear their browsing history collected by Facebook from third-party websites and apps. “Broadly, (clear history is) going to give us some headwinds in terms […]

Facebook’s AI chief suggests working on a new class of semiconductor

Facebook Plans To Develop Its Own Semiconductor Design Last year, Facebook had revealed its plans to start designing and building its own chips to power it’s AI (artificial intelligence) systems and hardware devices. Basically, the social media giant is looking to develop its semiconductors to lower its dependence on chipmakers like Intel […]

CSRF vulnerability in Facebook allows attackers to hijack accounts with a single click

Facebook pays $25,000 to security researcher for discovering CSRF exploit that leads to stealing accounts A security researcher discovered a fatal cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability that would allow hackers to takeover Facebook accounts by simply forcing the victim to click on the malicious link. The cybersecurity expert who goes […]

Facebook could be hit with a record settling multi-billion dollar fine from the FTC for privacy violation

Facebook is negotiating a multi-billion dollar fine with the FTC over privacy probe Facebook could be slapped a multi-billion dollar fine from the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) over recent privacy lapses, according to a report from The Washington Post. The FTC has been investigating into Facebook’s privacy and security-violating practices […]

Facebook to become world’s biggest ‘virtual graveyard’ by the end of this century

Have you kept your digital will ready, as about 8,000 Facebook users die daily Facebook will have more profiles of dead people than those of alive users by the end of this century. The social media giant, which currently has over 2 billion users worldwide, is set to become the […]

Facebook to integrate Whatsapp, Messenger and Instagram

Don’t own any Facebook or WhatsApp account? no worries! Mark Zuckerberg the chief executive of Facebook, plans to integrate the messaging service of various social networking platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram. This move is planned to establish his control over the company’s sprawling divisions. It was necessary because “in past” it […]

Facebook and Airbus working on solar-powered drones connectivity project

Facebook and Airbus plan to test solar-powered drones to connect remote areas to the internet The social media giant, Facebook and aircraft manufacturer, Airbus have collaborated to work on a new drone connectivity project in Australia to beam internet access to remote areas, reports Germany’s Netzpolitik. For those unaware, Facebook had halted […]

Facebook is secretly working on a new meme hub app ‘LOL’ for teens

Facebook secretly testing a meme hub app called ‘LOL’ to win teens over Facebook is trying every possible means to woo back its lost audience of teenage smartphone users from other social platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. After working on dating app, the social media giant is […]