Category: digital secur

Messenger systems compared by security, privac…

Messenger systems compared by security, privacy, compatibility, and features:

Messenger systems compared by security, privacy, compatibility, and features

Facebook says it could use data from Portal de…

Facebook says it could use data from Portal devices to target users with ads:

Facebook says it could use data from Portal devices to target users with ads

Creating a Suspect Society: The Scary Side of …

Creating a Suspect Society: The Scary Side of the Technological Police State:

Creating a Suspect Society: The Scary Side of the Technological Police State

r/ Privacy should ban news, posts and replies …

Because it’s like discussing the scent of dog shit on a perfume forum. Makes no sense for people serious concerned about privacy.

I have a deep hatred for everyone who loses Fa…

I deleted all of my social media apps (besides Reddit I guess) two years ago. In that time, I missed out on numerous social outings, weddings, political meetings, etc, because I wasn’t on Facebook during that time. Why the fuck do people use it to organize everything?I tell people openly to contact me via text message if they got anything going on… and out of my entire social circle, I’d say almost no one does that. Besides maybe two really good friends.The other day, I ran into an acquaintance who lived close by and he told me about an important DSA (Democratic Socialists of America) meeting that I had missed because I wasn’t aware of it. I was incensed. I had told him specifically that I didn’t use Facebook and that he should do his best to let me know about stuff. He shifted uncomfortably on feet and told me that I could always create a Facebook account for the purposes of keeping track of events. Fuck that.I hate being left out of things because I don’t use Facebook or Facebook Messenger. I hate this stupid social media-centric world. I hate people who use it. In fact, if people stopped using social media and get back to organizing things the old fashioned way, the world would be a better place.Maybe it’s better this way. Maybe I’m better off not spending time with these dumbfucks who don’t have the courtesy to text those of us about stuff because we are not on social media. We are people too, and we do not deserve to be left out of stuff.I need some new friends. Friends who don’t use social media as their plumbing for everything that they do. What happened to the days of group texting or gasp, a simple phone call?Sorry if I’m sounding angry but just wanted to vent. The world has changed too much over the past 15 years.

Melbourne student health records posted online…

Melbourne student health records posted online in ‘appalling’ privacy breach:

Melbourne student health records posted online in ‘appalling’ privacy breach

‘Presidential Alert’: FEMA to send test emerge…

‘Presidential Alert’: FEMA to send test emergency alert to all US cellphones:

‘Presidential Alert’: FEMA to send test emergency alert to all US cellphones

Travellers refusing digital search now face $5…

Travellers refusing digital search now face $5000 Customs fine [New Zealand]:

Travellers refusing digital search now face $5000 Customs fine [New Zealand]

Facebook has another glitch; can massive data …

​https://i.redd.it/v7kqidfq7ap11.jpg​PART 01​According to Reuters on the 29th, Facebook acknowledged on Friday that hackers stole the company’s digital login password, taking over the accounts of up to 50 million users. This has been the most serious security hole in the history of Facebook. As precautions, Facebook reset an addition of 40 million accounts. As a result, a total of approximately 90 million users have been affected, including Zuckerberg’s own account and COO Sandberg’s account.​https://i.redd.it/r6275j4u7ap11.jpg​This security hole exists in Facebook’s code with “View As” function. Using this bug, hackers have stolen the users’ “access token”, and with these “access tokens”, an attacker can control 50 million user accounts, not to mention using thee account information for something else.It is shocking that the leak loophole occurred in July last year and was not discovered until September 25 a year later, and was identified the day before yesterday. Because the “View As” function is not a very active feature, Facebook found that the requests to call it boosted recently, and the security team became skeptical to it and found the bug.Although Facebook has fixed the hole so far, they are still unaware of the identity of the hackers who launched the attack, whether the accounts are abused, and whether user data have been leaked. The only thing they could do is reset the access rights of about 90 million users that may be affected.​​PART 02 ​This has been the second time that Facebook has a massive user data leak this year. The last incident occurred in January this year. A data analysis company illegally acquired the data of more than 87 million Facebook users and sold it to some US-sponsored candidates for campaign in the election. Facebook’s senior officials knew about it but did not get involved in any manner. Zuckerberg also went to the US Congress for questioning. Until now, the problem has not been completely resolved, and it is said that a whopping $2 trillion fine will be punishable.Since the above incidents broke out, Facebook was targeted by European and American regulators. The EU was also putting pressure on Facebook, asking it to give users more details about how it used user data; otherwise it will face sanctions in several countries.​https://i.redd.it/7zgo9j558ap11.jpg​For this purpose, Zuckerberg post an apology letter in several US newspapers, saying that “We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you”.However, his words were not finished yet; Facebook was plunged into a turmoil again.Before the outbreak of the bug incident, two co-founders of Instagram, Kevin Slocum and Mike Krieger, had just left. Although the specific reason for the resignation of was not announced officially, according to several media, it was mainly due to the two’s disagreement with Zuckerberg.Brian Acton, the founder of WhatsApp, who previously left Facebook, said that he left the company entirely due to the disagreement with Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg on the profit of the app.As of September, nine executives have quit from Facebook this year.A series of events caused Facebook’s stock price to fall from 1.5% to 3.05% on Friday, and the market value lost by $12.6 billion.​https://i.redd.it/oyrv67j78ap11.jpg​​PART 03​The breach was announced on Friday, and Zuckerberg called the police, stressing that in addition to patching the leaks and temporarily closing the “View As” function, Facebook would continue to develop new tools to make its accounts more secure and prevent similar incident from reoccurring.It looked like he had handled it properly.But soon, Facebook was disclosed to review deletion, prohibit the discussion. According to TechCrunch, users were having trouble sharing this flash news on Facebook. When a user wanted to post a report on the data breach by the Guardian, he encountered a warning page: “Our security systems have detected that a lot of people are posting the same content, which could mean that it’s a spam. Please try a different post.” This user had to disclose Facebook’s doings on Twitter, which caused a lot of Facebook users to complain about its deletion.In the end, the repeated data leaks and Facebook banning to post were severely abused by users. The basic opinion was: “With such efforts to study how to mine our data to make money, why not find more about your vulnerabilities.” Even some users discussed on the Internet that “It’s time to discuss how to quit Facebook”, preparing to “delete their own accounts”.​https://i.redd.it/ybldmrz98ap11.jpg

Cloudflare Ordered to Expose YTS, Showbox, and…

Cloudflare Ordered to Expose YTS, Showbox, and Popcorn Time Site ‘Operators’:

Cloudflare Ordered to Expose YTS, Showbox, and Popcorn Time Site ‘Operators’