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Russians may have reaped Facebook users’ data

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As in any good espionage story, the plot of the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data mining scandal becomes thicker by the minute. It now seems possible that the details of the 87 million Facebook users harvested by the now-defunct British political consultancy could now be in the hands of the Russians. Testifying… Read more »

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Facebook to tighten up on data protection

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Embattled Facebook supremo Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to adopt many of the privacy protection measures in the EU’s imminent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  In the wake of the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, Zuckerburg is under pressure to make Facebook’s user data more secure. The introduction of GDPR on May… Read more »

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Tech companies fall foul of the Irish regulator

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A number of US tech companies have established European HQs in Ireland, due to the Emerald Isle’s favourable tax regime. However, Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon is not allowing them carte blanche. WhatsApp has incurred the DPC’s wrath for failing to deliver on its pledge to discontinue user data… Read more »

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Facebook Messenger’s vulnerability

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Due to a security flaw in Facebook Messenger, users’ precious chats, photos, files and links could be altered, deleted and even become infested with malware. Hackers have been shown to be able to exploit this vulnerability in order to identify Facebook Messenger’s unique chat ID numbers, which allows them access… Read more »

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Hackers capitalising on future launch of Facebook’s “dislike” button

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Following the recent announcement by social media giant Facebook that it is planning on offering a “dislike” button, hackers and internet fraudsters have been quick to jump on the bandwagon. Facebook has not yet made this setting live, but cyber criminals are hard at work and already offering malware-laced versions… Read more »

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Secure Domain Foundation fight against cybercrime

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Internet heavyweights have teamed up to form a non-profit organisation designed to supply internet infrastructure operators with free tools and intelligence in the fight against cybercrime. Facebook, security intelligence firm, Crowdstrike, Verisign, ESET Anti-Virus, Verizon and the Anti-Phishing Working Group, among others, are putting their support behind the Secure Domain… Read more »

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Fake Malaysia Airlines links spread malware

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According to multiple reports, links promising resolution for the missing Flight MH370 are scams which spread malware. Videos with titles like “Malaysian Airlines missing flight MH370 found in Sea – 50 people alive saved” have spread through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Malware intelligence analyst Chris Boyd has… Read more »

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Facebook founder frustrated by ‘US spying’

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he has called President Barack Obama to “express frustration” over US digital surveillance. The 29-year-old said in a blog post the US government “should be the champion for the internet, not a threat”. His comments com after the US National Security Agency (NSA) imitated a… Read more »

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