Starting this past Monday, Facebook started to inform users if their data may have been shared with Cambridge Analytica. The social media company is informing affected users at the top of “News Feeds.” The alert, […]
An interesting article from information week: Facebook has fixed a bug in its Android app, following reports that the app was inadvertently leaking users’ phone numbers to the social network. The “privacy leak” was spotted […]
An interesting article in Naked Security on Phishers try flattery with Facebook Page owners: Beware, fanboys and fangirls: phishers are targeting Facebook Page owners with a bogus message supposedly sent from Facebook Security. According to Hoax-Slayer, the scam claims that Facebook […]
On May 19, Facebook, Google and Apple appeared before a Senate subcommittee on Capitol Hill lead by Senator John Rockefeller, D-West Virginia, and Senator John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, to discuss claims they are not adequately safeguarding their customers’ location privacy on mobile devices. […]
Facebook users are being targeted again in a scam that offers them a chance to install a “dislike” button. This scam has been making its way around Facebook this past weekend and it is said thousands of users have been affected, effected and infected.
The scam asks users if they would like to install a “dislike” button on their Facebook page, once they select the link the user are tricked into allowing a rogue application to access their profile page, which then begin post spam messages. The rouge application also attempts to lure the user into completing an online survey, for which the responsible party of the scam are paid money. […]
On august 11, 2010, a researcher post information about a bug in Facebook’s login process that revealed the full name, email address and profile picture of all 500 plus million Facebook account holders regardless of your privacy setting. The bug has recently been repaired by Facebook, but posed enormous privacy threat for Facebook users prior to the fix being implemented. […]