Facebook scrubs accounts spreading disinformation in Moldova ahead of heated election
Some users spreading disinformation were government empoloyees, Facebook said.
Instagram data from 14 million profiles found in unsecured database, researcher says
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
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
The reports, released by the Senate Intelligence Committee, represent the most comprehensive independent analyses of the 2016 Russian disinformation effort.
Indictments reveal how Russia's 2016 election information warfare worked
Russian operatives were able to obfuscate their activities by stealing the identities of U.S. citizens, renting servers based in the U.S. and using a VPN all while posting targeted propaganda on social media, according to Robert Mueller's lengthy indictment.
Instagram buying domains to deter hackers from selling data
The social media company appears to have spent the long weekend buying up internet domains that hackers might try to use to sell contact information stolen last week from 6 million accounts.