30 MILLION FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS WERE HACKED: CHECK IF YOU’RE ONE OF THEM

Late last month Facebook announced its worst-ever security breach that allowed an unknown group of hackers to steal secret access tokens for millions of accounts by taking advantage of a flaw in the ‘View As’ feature. At the time of the initial disclosure, Facebook estimated that the number of users affected by the breach could have been around 50 million, though a new update published today by the social media giant downgraded this number to 30 million. Out of those 30 million accounts, hackers successfully accessed personal information from 29 million Facebook…

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Facebook labels state-controlled media posts, will block ads

San Francisco: Facebook on Thursday began labelling media organizations whose editorial calls may be under the influence of governments and said ads from those outlets would be blocked later this year. The social network is following through on a previously announced plan to label state-controlled news publishers, according to Facebook head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher. “We believe people should know if the news they read is coming from a publication that may be under the influence of a government,” Gleicher said in a blog post. Facebook later this year…

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Facebook Launches ‘Lock Profile’ Feature in India

Facebook has announced a new “lock profile” feature that will enable users to protect their information on the platform from being seen by anyone who isn’t in their ‘friends’ list. This security feature is designed for “people in India, especially women” who want more control over their information on Facebook, the company said. The latest profile security feature is touted as the successor of the Profile Picture Guard – launched nearly three years ago. The security feature will be rolled out to all users over the coming days. What does…

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