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Facebook Supports U.S. Privacy Regulation

Facebook has repeatedly stressed how important user privacy is to the future of its company. After all, if people don’t trust the platform to keep them safe, they may not continue using it. That’s why the social media giant just took its biggest step yet to reassure lawmakers and the public alike that it has…

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Facebook Removed 8.7 Million Photos Of Child Exploitation In Three Months

Because it’s completely open and free to use, Facebook is a platform that’s easy to exploit for cybercriminals, hackers and scammers. And that means Facebook has its hands full when it comes to hunting down and eliminating offensive content. For example, the company said this week that its moderators have removed 8.7 million images of…

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Facebook User Sues Over Location Tracking

Facebook has a never-ending appetite for user data to provide to advertisers, and that means tracking your behavior and habits—both online and off. Indeed, it’s no secret Facebook is interested in where and how you spend your time IRL. But at least one user is fed up with this sort of tracking. So fed up,…

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Facebook Reportedly Wants To Buy A Cybersecurity Firm

Facebook has dealt with two major scandals over the past year that have seriously altered its public perception: The Cambridge Analytica data breach last spring, and the far-more-serious recent revelation that approximately 30 million users had their data hacked. The company has tried just about everything to improve its reputation, but according to a report…

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Experts: Facebook’s One-Click Login Is A Major Security Risk

Have you ever forgotten your Facebook password? If you have, there’s a good chance you received an email from the company featuring its One Click login feature. It’s not widely known, but Facebook sometimes sends an email to dormant users that lets them log back in to their accounts with one click — and no…

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Facebook Backtracks On Privacy Promises For Portal Device

When Facebook launched its Portal home video device earlier this month, the announcement was met with disbelief and criticism. After all, the company is currently in the middle of a massive data breach scandal; why would anyone want to let it into their home with a camera and microphone? However, Facebook insisted the device was…

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Report: Scams Are Flourishing On Facebook While Company’s Attention Is Divided

Facebook recently embarked on an initiative to prevent misinformation from spreading on the platform, and it also cracked down on hundreds of profiles in a so-called “spam purge.” However, according to a report in Ars Technica, other kinds of scams may be filling the vacuum left by this blocked content. Security analyst Randy Abrams told…

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Facebook is Testing “Unsend” Message Feature

It’s difficult to remember now after Facebook’s many data and privacy scandals over the past year, but there was a minor uproar last spring when it was revealed Mark Zuckerberg deleted some of his Facebook messages from the recipients’ inboxes. After this incident was discovered, Facebook announced it would be building an “Unsend” feature for…

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Facebook: Hackers Stole Personal Information From 30 Million Users

This week, Facebook revealed the full extent of the recent hack that constituted the biggest security breach in the company’s history. While it was originally reported that 50 million users had been affected, Facebook revised the total to 30 million — which is obviously still a staggering amount of people. The attackers were able to…

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Facebook Still Wants Your Personal Health Data

Earlier this year, Facebook backed off a plan to share user health data with doctors and hospitals after it was already embroiled in the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal. But, according to reports this week, the idea hasn’t gone away within Facebook. Facebook’s head of health research, Dr. Freddy Abnousi, called for researchers to have…

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Facebook-Owned WhatsApp Suffers Serious Security Bug

Facebook has had a bad week when it comes to privacy news. First, the company was widely panned for launching its Portal home video device shortly after a data breach that affected 50 million users. Now, a new report details a security bug discovered in the Facebook-owned WhatsApp chat tool that allowed hackers to take…

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Facebook Hoax Claims Your Account Has Been Cloned

Watch out: There’s a new hoax making the rounds on Facebook that claims your account has been “cloned.” This scam arrives in the form of a post or message from one of your existing Facebook friends saying that they’ve received a duplicate friend request from you — or someone claiming to be you. Of course,…

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