Facebook blames networking issues, not a cyberattack, for long downtime
Smoke doesn't always mean fire.
Facebook says it will step up efforts to stop coordinated campaigns that cause harm
The new policies directly build on Facebook's security work cracking down on inauthentic coordinated behavior.
WhatsApp adds end-to-end encryption to chat backups, locking up data in the cloud
The feature gives users a safer way to back up messages.
Hackers exploit WhatsApp modification tool to snoop on texts, force paid subscriptions
Getting "improved" features via modded software might come with security downgrades.
Facebook, other platforms scramble to secure user accounts in Afghanistan
They're still struggling to moderate the Taliban's presence on their platforms, however.
COVID-19 social media disinformation campaign sought to exploit TikTok, Instagram influencers
The Facebook takedown comes amid Biden administration pressure on the company to do better on bogus COVID-19 information.