US Navy ship Facebook page hijacked to stream video games

It may seem funny, but there are serious implications to hijacking a Facebook page.

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Facebook shoots own foot, hits Instagram and WhatsApp too

Why did Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp completely disappear for six hours?

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Facebook’s own research reveals the harm that Instagram can inflict

Reporting by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has lifted the lid on Facebook’s own research into the harm that Instagram can do to young users.

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Facebook puts on Ray-Bans, struts into the privacy minefield of smart glasses

The first mainstream smart glasses, Google Glass, crashed and burned. Facebook’s response: Hold my beer.

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WhatsApp hit with €225 million fine for GDPR violations

WhatsApp was hit with a €225 million fine for violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the second-highest GDPR fine ever.

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A week in security (August 2 – August 8)

A roundup of the previous week’s breaking information security news and happenings, dated August 2 through August 8.

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Pegasus spyware has been here for years. We must stop ignoring it

The Pegasus Project revealed deeply concerning surveillance campaigns against activists and journalists. It’s time for us to act.

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Microsoft exec reveals “routine” secrecy orders from government investigators

Microsoft exec Tom Burt revealed Wednesday that Federal law enforcement agencies send “routine” secret orders for customer information.

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Jail for consultant who scraped colossal trove of Alibaba customer data

A baffling number of data points gathered by Alibaba were siphoned off by a marketing consultant to help other customers.

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WhatsApp reverses course, will not limit app functionality

WhatsApp said it will no longer limit app functionality for users who refuse to share some data with Facebook.

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