Facebook tries to defend its location data gathering activity of its users

Facebook (FB) has issued a blog statement yesterday defending the collection of location data of its respective users. The social media giant says that the data is being gathered for the benefit of its users as it tries to figure out details such as Wi-Fi point one uses mostly, friends with whom an FB user […]

Facebook 400 million phone numbers leaked online

Mobile Phone numbers linked to more than 400 million Facebook accounts were leaked online which includes 133 million belonging to those using FB in the US, 50 Million from Vietnam, 18 million from Britain and others from rest of the world. According to a report published in TechCrunch, more than 1 million phone numbers belong […]

Payment through Facial Recognition and hands to revolutionize Biometric Authentication

All these days we have seen payments made through cash, cheque, smartphones, bitcoins, online and via e-wallets and cryptocurrency. But can you imagine a tech which helps make payments through a simple smile? Yes, what you’ve read it is right! China has soon started to embrace a new payment technology which allows shoppers to make […]

US Fed using 18k fake profiles to check Foreigners

To all those aspirants dreaming about US Visas, Green cards and permanent citizenship, here’s a news piece to share which might help make or break your dreams to become a true US citizen.US Citizenship and Immigration Service Officers (USCIS) have again started to snoop on to the social accounts of foreigners via fake social media […]

Cyber attack news trending on Google

1.) Hackers reportedly targeted the mobile phones used by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro early last week and the incident was confirmed by the Brazilian Justice Ministry through a press statement yesterday. The announcement comes just after a statement released by the Brazilian police on July 25th claiming a cyber attack probe launched on the mobile […]

Facebook Ad Data and FinSpy Malware Surveillance

Facebook which recently faced a $6 billion penalty from the US Government for showing laxity in dealing with user data is making all efforts to win back the trust of its patrons. As a part of this initiative, the social media giant has decided to let its users know from where the advertisement firms promoting […]

United States imposes $6.8 billion penalty on Facebook for data scandal

The United States has imposed a $6.8 billion penalty on Facebook for its Cambridge Analytica data scandal. However, the fine which was pronounced by the Federal Trade Commission(FTC) on Friday this week has to get approval from the Justice of Department before it gets finalized. Cybersecurity Insiders has learned that the penalty was levied after […]

Canada might ban Facebook in the region for breaching data privacy laws

The Canadian Data Watchdog has made it public that it might impose a ban on the operations carried over by Facebook (FB) in this region. The office of the Privacy Commissioner claims that the social media giant failed to keep up its public promise to mend its ways on handling its user data and addressing […]

Bitglass Security Spotlight: Facebook stores countless passwords in plaintext

This post was originally published here by Will Houcheime . Here are the top cybersecurity stories of recent weeks:  Facebook stores countless passwords in plaintext Toyota struck twice by cyberattacks within five weeks Information on 2.3 million disaster victims exposed Tracking application leaks real-time locations Dental insurance carrier suffers a month-long breach Facebook stores countless passwords […]

Email address of new Facebook users leaked on the website

In a media update given by Facebook (FB) today, the social media giant admitted that it might have unintentionally uploaded email address of over 1.5 million users on its platform since May 2016. Nevertheless, the leaked data only includes email addresses of new users who have subscribed for the service on or after April’16. Mark […]

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