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267 million Facebook users’ data leaked online: Report

More than 267 million Facebook users’ personal information was left exposed in an unsecured database on the dark web, according to a report from Britain-based cybersecurity firm Comparitech and security researcher Bob Diachenko. The database, which was spotted by Diachenko, was openly accessible by anyone without a password or any form […]

267 million Facebook users’ data leaked online: Report

More than 267 million Facebook users’ personal information was left exposed in an unsecured database on the dark web, according to a report from Britain-based cybersecurity firm Comparitech and security researcher Bob Diachenko. The database, which was spotted by Diachenko, was openly accessible by anyone without a password or any form […]

Facebook is building its own operating system to replace Android

Facebook is reportedly working on its own operating system to reduce its dependence on Google’s Android OS and Apple’s iOS, according to a new report by The Information. The new OS will be built from scratch and Mark Lucovsky, a Microsoft veteran who co-authored the Windows NT operating system, will lead the […]

Facebook, Google Fail To Make It To “10 Best Places To Work” In 2020

Glassdoor, the renowned career job site, on Wednesday, said that Facebook and Google have dropped out from the top 10 “best places to work” in the U.S. in 2020, according to their annual list rankings. Google and Facebook are two of the most sought after companies to work in primarily […]

Facebook’s new tool lets you transfer your media to Google Photos

Facebook has released a new tool that will let users transfer their photos and videos directly to other services, starting with Google Photos. “At Facebook, we believe that if you share data with one service, you should be able to move it to another. That’s the principle of data portability, […]

Facebook launches Viewpoints app that will pay users to take surveys

Facebook on Monday introduced “Viewpoints” – an application that will pay members of the social network for participating in surveys, research and other tasks. The purpose of the new market research app is to collect information directly from the people who use its services and use it to improve products […]

Facebook built a facial recognition app to let employees identify people

Facebook developed an internal facial recognition smartphone app between 2015 and 2016 that allowed its employees to identify colleagues and existing Facebook friends who had facial-recognition settings enabled in their account, according to a report from Business Insider citing multiple anonymous sources. The app in question would use the built-in […]

Wikipedia co-founder launches a social networking site to rival Facebook, Twitter

Jimmy Wales, co-founder of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia, has launched its own social networking site to rival Facebook, and the micro-blogging website Twitter. The new social networking website named WT: Social or WikiTribune launched on November 6 has now surpassed more than 200,000 members within days of its launch, claimed Wales. […]

Facebook is secretly using your iPhone camera while you browse your feed

A new bug on Facebook for iOS allows the app to secretly record through iPhone camera in the background, as users scroll through their personal feed, reports The Next Web. Discovered and posted by Joshua Maddux on Twitter, the issue secretly activates users’ iPhone camera without their permission while they […]

Facebook gave Tinder special access to user data

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave Tinder and similar dating apps special access to user data, revealed leaked emails between two executives, reports Forbes. The leaked correspondence released last Wednesday is a part of a long-running lawsuit between Facebook and Six4Three LLC, a former Facebook app developer that produced a way […]