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Facebook security notice announces millions of Instagram users had their passwords stored in plaintext

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

The update increases the amount of people impacted by a March security notice.

How hackers are extorting Instagram users and throwing away the key

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

Trend Micro research on the phishing of Instagram users underscores how hackers are exploiting the value of social-media brands.

Facebook scrubs accounts spreading disinformation in Moldova ahead of heated election

by Jeff Stone • 6 months ago

Some users spreading disinformation were government empoloyees, Facebook said.

Instagram data from 14 million profiles found in unsecured database, researcher says

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

Data including users’ profile names, stored links to profile pictures and their Instagram ID is available in the database,

Facebook beefs up privacy, security staff amid ongoing scrutiny over data collection practices

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

Two big hires were announced on the same day news broke that Facebook paid users between 13 and 35 years old up to $20 to install an app that collected data on their private messages in social media apps, photos and videos, emails, browsing history, location information and other data.

Russian disinformation ops were bigger than we thought

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 months ago

The reports, released by the Senate Intelligence Committee, represent the most comprehensive independent analyses of the 2016 Russian disinformation effort.

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