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How to Lock Down Your Facebook Account For Maximum Privacy and Security

Recent studies show that privacy concerns are very much on the minds of Facebook users. Part of being a responsible member of any  online community is educating yourself and your loved ones on how to properly configure the privacy and security settings offered by the platform. The fact that Facebook has over a billion members,…

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Meta’s Own AI Chatbot Criticizes Facebook, Says That It “Exploits People”

When Facebook’s parent company Meta introduced an AI chatbot to host test conversations with users, it probably didn’t anticipate how quickly the tech would turn on its creator. According to multiple users, the chatbot relentlessly criticizes both Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, accusing the company of exploiting its users. The program learns its responses…

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Facebook Turns Over Private User Data To Police In Abortion Case

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, many privacy experts sounded the alarm on what Facebook could potentially do with users’ sensitive medical data. And, as it was revealed this week, those fears were well founded. According to multiple reports, the social media giant has given Nebraska law enforcement officials the user data of…

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Facebook Is Being Sued For $50 Million For Not Taking Down An Imposter Page

This week, a court in Canada ruled that Facebook can’t toss the case of a man suing the social media giant for $50 million in damages because it did not take down an imposter page. The case, originally filed in 2020 by a man named Timothy Craig Durkin, said that a Facebook account had been…

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Facebook Says A Cyber Espionage Group Is Spying On Users Via Malware

According to a report released from Facebook this week, a hacker group based out of India and Pakistan is spying on thousands of users by tricking them into downloading malware that resembles popular messaging apps. The group, calling itself Bitter APT, has been installing this malware on Android devices via fake versions of encrypted messaging apps…

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Report: Facebook Is Profiting Off Ads Featuring Abortion Misinformation

According to a new report from the advocacy group Media Matters, Facebook is directly profiting from content spreading health misinformation despite the platform’s rules against it. The group says that many of these ads focus on “abortion pill reversal,” a dangerous and unethical medical procedure that claims to undo the effects of medication abortions. Of…

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Ukraine Wants Facebook To Stop “Unfair” Blocking Of Posts

Facebook often finds itself in hot water around the world for its content moderation decisions. The latest flash point arrived this week in Ukraine, where government officials are begging the social media giant to stop the “unfair” blocking of posts about the ongoing Russian invasion. According to Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov, there is…

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Facebook Hit With Another Lawsuit Over Healthcare Data Privacy

This week, it was revealed that Facebook is facing another federal class action lawsuit for allegedly gathering a patient’s sensitive medical data without her consent. The patient says that her info was harvested through the so-called Meta Pixel feature embedded in her health care provider’s online patient portal. According to the suit, this patient data…

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Kenyan Government Orders Facebook To Tackle Hate Speech Problem Immediately

For years, Facebook has faced criticism over how it handles hate speech around elections both in the U.S. and abroad. Now, a major African country is hitting back against the social media giant in. big way, giving the company one week to rein in its hate speech problem or face suspension. According to advocacy group…

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Facebook May Allow COVID Misinformation Back On Its Platforms

Over the past two years as the COVID-19 pandemic raged across the world, Facebook took drastic measures to crack down on misinformation surrounding the disease and its treatments. However, according to the company’s leadership, it may soon begin allowing this potentially dangerous content back on its platforms. To answer this question, Facebook is turning to…

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New Malware Threat Hacks Facebook Business Accounts

According to a team of security researchers, there is an ongoing cybercriminal campaign to target marketing and HR professionals with malware in order to hijack their Facebook Business accounts. The threat, originating in Vietnam, appears to be driven solely by financial purposes. The scam works by targeting employees via LinkedIn who may have high-level access…

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UK Cybersecurity Leaders Want Facebook To Scan For Child Abuse Imagery On Users’ Phones

The UK government has long been skeptical of Facebook’s plans to build end-to-end encryption into its products, believing that this technology could inadvertently give cover to child predators and other bad actors. However, these leaders went even further this week, calling on Facebook and other service providers to build software that would monitor users’ communications…

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Experts Raise Concerns About Facebook Gathering Data From Mental Health Care Apps

Facebook’s business model relies on gathering as much of our personal info as possible, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the company is interested in collecting data from mental health apps like Talkspace and BetterHelp. That’s why many experts and advocates advise checking your settings to protect this sensitive information from falling into…

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