Facebook uploaded email contacts of 1.5 m users without permission

Company says it has stopped employing password verification feature that collected data Facebook has admitted to “unintentionally” uploading the address volumes of 1.5 million users without consent, and says it will delete the collected data and apprise those affected. The discovery follows criticism of Facebook by security experts for a feature that asked new users […]

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Facebook’s new sign-up feature resembles a phishing attack

Facebook has been asking some users to give up the password to their private email accounts while signing up for the social media site, the Daily Beast reports. The discovery was first revealed by a Twitter user earlier this week, who accused Facebook of “practically fishing for passwords you are not supposed to know!” Hey @facebook, demanding […]

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Instagrams new video channels will help you geek out over your preoccupations

Image: Brittany herbert/ mashable( IG: @bobsizoo) Instagram wants you to watch more video. The company is adding new topic-based video channels to the “explore” section of the app. The channels, which will be labeled as “picked for you, ” will surface based on topics you may be interested in. SEE ALSO: Instagram now has more […]

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These Interactive Maps Show How Your Parents’ Job Will Affect Your Career Selections

With over 1.5 billion active accounts, Facebook get their hands on a ludicrous quantity of data about us all. In between all the viral videos and drunken photos we share, Facebook can gain some pretty interesting insights from this goldmine of information. In a recent blog post, some of the data scientists at Facebook Research […]

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