Man Arrested For Allegedly Hacking Woman’s Facebook Account In Noida: Police

The accused was identified as Kulvinder Singh, a native of Uttarakhand who works as a sales executive at a private firm in Noida, they said. Noida: A 25-year-old man was arrested in Noida on Saturday for allegedly posting on Facebook a woman’s pictures that he had obtained by “hacking” her social media account, the police said. The accused was identified as Kulvinder Singh, a native of Uttarakhand who works as a sales executive at a private firm in Noida, they said. “A complaint was made at the Sector 20 police…

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Facebook Removes Trump’s Political Ad Campaign For Violating Policies

In a first direct action against US President Donald Trump, Facebook on Friday removed a Trump campaign ad featuring a symbol used by Nazis for political dissenters, saying the ad violated its policies. The ad with an upside-down red triangle symbol was posted under accounts for Donald Trump, VP Mike Pence and the Trump Campaign, reports Axios. “Our policy prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol,” a Facebook spokesman was quoted as saying. This is the first…

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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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Facebook Acquires GIPHY For $400 Million To Integrate It With Instagram

After WhatsApp and Instagram, Facebook now acquire a new company. As announced, Facebook has acquired the popular GIF-maker platform GIPHY. This will allow Facebook to integrate GIPHY with Instagram and other apps. Facebook Acquires GIPHY In a recent blog post, Facebook’s Vice President of Product, Vishal Shah, has announced the deal as Facebook acquires GIPHY. As revealed, Facebook has bought the creative platform GIPHY for $400 million. Considering its potential to enhance the entertainment in its own services, Facebook plans to integrate it with its services, especially Instagram. As stated…

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Facebook Security Breach Was Exposes Accounts of 50 Million Users

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SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook, already facing scrutiny over how it handles the private information of its users, said on Friday that an attack on its computer network had exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users. The breach, which was discovered this week, was the largest in the company’s 14-year history. The attackers exploited a feature in Facebook’s code to gain access to user accounts and potentially take control of them. The news could not have come at a worse time for Facebook. It has been buffeted over the…

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NSO Hacking Whatsapp In US – Facebook

Facebook significantly upped the ante on Friday in its blockbuster US lawsuit against NSO Group for allegedly hacking around 1,400 of its WhatsApp users accounts, giving detailed proof of NSO acting within the US for the first time. To date, NSO has denied the allegations and denied that it operates in the US in any fashion. Further, NSO has said that it should have sovereign immunity from the lawsuit since it works hand-in-hand with foreign governments’ intelligence agencies. Facebook’s legal brief on Friday said it was exposing a massive NSO…

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Facebook Profile Details of 267 Million Accounts Sold on Dark Web for a Measly $542: Report

Data stolen from an additional 42 million Facebook accounts was also compromised. Facebook has often been on the receiving end of outrage when it comes to handling of user data, both due to questionable data-sharing practices and lax security measures that are an open invitation for threat actors. Well, the saga continues, much to the peril of users. It is being reported that profile details of over 267 million Facebook accounts were up for grabs on the Dark Web for a paltry EUR 500 (roughly $542 or Rs. 41,600). The…

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